Society

Society

FSI researchers work to understand continuity and change in societies as they confront their problems and opportunities. This includes the implications of migration and human trafficking. What happens to a society when young girls exit the sex trade? How do groups moving between locations impact societies, economies, self-identity and citizenship? What are the ethnic challenges faced by an increasingly diverse European Union? From a policy perspective, scholars also work to investigate the consequences of security-related measures for society and its values.

The Europe Center reflects much of FSI’s agenda of investigating societies, serving as a forum for experts to research the cultures, religions and people of Europe. The Center sponsors several seminars and lectures, as well as visiting scholars.

Societal research also addresses issues of demography and aging, such as the social and economic challenges of providing health care for an aging population. How do older adults make decisions, and what societal tools need to be in place to ensure the resulting decisions are well-informed? FSI regularly brings in international scholars to look at these issues. They discuss how adults care for their older parents in rural China as well as the economic aspects of aging populations in China and India.

Recent Events

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City Size and Public Service Access: Evidence from Brazil, India, and Indonesia

September 14, 2021

Abstract: The fiscal federalism and decentralization literatures suggest that larger cities often deliver better public goods more effectively because of scale economies.

Engaging Gita: A Renaissance Indonesian Reviews His Country and the World

September 13, 2021

Students often ask themselves: Do I want to be a specialist or a generalist? A hedgehog digging deeper or a fox ranging wider?

Provider Payment Reform in China: Evidence from the Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) Implementation

September 13, 2021

This paper investigates the impact of China’s reform of the system for medical payments from traditional fee-for-service to prospective payment in the form of diagnosis-related group.

Here, Right Matters - Book Talk with Alexander Vindman

September 9, 2021

For Fall Quarter 2021, FSI will be hosting hybrid events.

Nationalist Authoritarianism and the Future of Democracy

September 9, 2021

For Fall Quarter 2021, FSI will be hosting hybrid events.

Technology and Geopolitics: EU Proposals for Regulating Rights, Security and Trade

August 27, 2021

The future of technology policy in Europe will be affected by growing nationalism and protectionism, cyber and national security threats, and great power rivalries.

Racism vs. the Promise of America

August 12, 2021

About the Seminar: Structural racism threatens the principles that undergird the American creed. A national, multiracial solidarity is the best means of mitigating racism’s effects.

A Discussion on Democracy in Belarus with Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

July 26, 2021

THIS EVENT HAS MOVED TO THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2021 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM This event will be held via Zoom: REGISTER HERE The Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI) is honored to host Sviatlana...

Reactions to New Proposals on End-to-End Encryption

June 25, 2021

  The Stanford Internet Observatory will host a panel of speakers presenting views on new products and services intended to protect children in encrypted spaces.

Confronting Health Misinformation: A Discussion with the Surgeon General on Building a Healthy Information Environment

June 25, 2021

* WATCH THE YOUTUBE LIVE STREAM *   Join the Stanford Internet Observatory for a conversation with US Surgeon General Vivek H.

Strengthening Democracies In The Digital Age

June 14, 2021

Technological cooperation is one of the key topics of the transatlantic agenda. The capacity of nations to innovate and to regulate will define impact their future relevancy.

Assessing National Digital Identity Systems: The Risks And Rewards

June 14, 2021

With the rise of national digital identity systems (Digital ID) across the world, there is a growing need to examine their impact on human rights.

American Affective Polarization in Comparative Perspective

May 27, 2021

  About this Event:  American political observers express increasing concern about affective polarization (i.e., partisans’ resentment toward political opponents).

The Autocratic Middle Class

May 20, 2021

About the Event: The Autocratic Middle Class studies the post-communist middle classes – not as a force for democracy, but as a source of support for autocracy and authoritarian resilience.

Understanding Radical American Partisanship

May 13, 2021

About the Event:  Political violence is rising in the United States, alarming citizens and leaders alike. How many Americans endorse partisan violence and other forms of extreme hostility?

The Global Infrastructure Gap: Potential, Perils, and a Framework for Distinction

May 12, 2021

About the Event:  Poor countries lack infrastructure services: 1.2 billion people have no electricity, and 1 billion live more than 2 kilometers from an all-weather road.

Gandhi's Gift: How Nonviolent Protests Fail and Succeed

May 6, 2021

About this Event: In this book project, we walk in the footsteps of the pioneers of the nonviolent approach to provide a reinterpretation of the histories of the great movements of the twentieth...

The Trump Takedown: An Online Discussion With Members of the Facebook Oversight Board

May 4, 2021

The Facebook Oversight Board will release its decision concerning the takedown of President Donald Trump's account this Wednesday.

French Culture Workshop with Minayo Nasiali

April 29, 2021

Please join us for a workshop discussion of Dr.

Dress Codes: how the laws of fashion made history

April 29, 2021

About the Event: Even in today’s more informal world, dress codes still determine what we wear, when we wear it—and what our clothing means.

Eurovision and Intervision: The Politics of Europe's Song Contests

April 29, 2021

RSVP for this event The annual Eurovision Song Contest is one of the world’s longest-running and most popular television shows, having been first staged in 1956.

Power to the Parents? Decentralization and Representation

April 22, 2021

About the Event:  Decentralization and community-driven development programs have become increasingly common policies to attempt to improve the distribution of public goods across low- and middle...

Refraction and the Rise of the Strategist

April 15, 2021

About this Event: There is no shortage of scholarship on the rise of strategic experts—campaign strategists, consultants, and the like—in Western politics.

The Election, the Riot, and the New President: Japanese Views on the Transition from Trump to Biden

April 13, 2021

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC's spring webinar series "The United States in the Biden Era: Views from Asia." American politics, especially presidential elections, have always drawn...

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rsd18 083 0009a Alex Stamos Director, Stanford Internet Observatory
jensen Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
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Andrew G. Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
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Abbas Milani photo by Babak Payami Abbas Milani Adjunct Professor Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
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Anat R. Admati Anat R. Admati Affiliated Faculty George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics at Stanford University Graduate School of Business (GSB), Senior Fellow, SIEPR, Director of the GSB Corporations and Society Initiative , Professor by Courtesy, Department of Management Science and Engineering and Department of Economics
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Naimark, Norman Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
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