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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.

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Philippines Investigative Journalist and Press Freedom Beacon Maria Ressa Wins 2019 Shorenstein Journalism Award

May 2019

STANFORD, CA, May 21, 2019 — Stanford University’s Walter H.

On the Centennial of the March First Independence Movement of Korea

May 2019

The year 2019 is the centennial of several anti-colonialist movements that emerged in Asia, including the March First Movement of Korea.

MIP Feature Friday: Julia Nuesner

May 2019

Did you knkow MIP has a joint degree program with Stanford Law? Find out why our graduate student, Julia Neusner, decided to add on the MIP program to her studies on our FSI blog. #MIPFeatureFriday

PODCAST: China and the Global Challenges to Democracy: A Conversation with Larry Diamond

April 2019

In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, Larry Diamond discusses the Chinese Communist Party's range of influence and interference in activities that target the public, civic, and social...

China Scholars Program online course now accepting applications for Fall 2019

April 2019

Applications opened yesterday for the China Scholars Program, an intensive, college-level online course on contemporary China for U.S. high school students.

Foreign governments are fed up with social media - and threatening prison for tech employees

April 2019

Eileen Donahoe discusses the likely implications of government regulations a foreseeable criminal consequences on big tech companies in the piece by David Ingram for NBC News.   Read it here.

The Machines That Will Read Your Mind

April 2019

Jerry Kaplan discusses in The Wall Street Journal the emergence of even more sophisticated brain scans that are combining with artificial intelligence to produce tools that can track thoughts, test...

PODCAST: So what is RT exactly?

April 2019

Global Digital Policy Incubator’s Associate Director for Research, Megan Metzger, was on the Stats + Stories podcast speaking about RT news online, and how it fits into the Russian state’s...

Secretary Norman Mineta and SPICE’s Rylan Sekiguchi highlight National Council of History Education conference in Washington, DC

April 2019

As a high school student in San Jose in the late 1960s and early 1970s, I used to see Norman Mineta on occasion in San Jose’s Japantown.

Yanai Tadashi Foundation and SPICE/Stanford University

April 2019

Stanford e-Japan Instructor Waka Brown and I recently met in Tokyo with Mr. Tadashi Yanai, President of the Yanai Tadashi Foundation.

Academic Prize Awarded to Korea Program Deputy Director

March 2019

We are happy to share that FSI’s SK Center Fellow and APARC's Korea Program Deputy Director Yong Suk Lee is the recipient of the 2018 Urban Land Institute United Kingdom Academic Prize for his...

VIDEO: Why the rise of populist nationalism is dangerous - Francis Fukuyama

March 2019

Francis Fukuyama tells News24 how the rise of populism – also in South Africa – might impact society in future.Watch it here.

Scholars, Journalists, and Former Commander of U.S. Forces Korea Discuss North Korea’s Future

March 2019

On the heels of the abrupt ending of the Hanoi summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, with the future of the diplomacy of denuclearization in question, the Korea...

VIDEO: Francis Fukuyama: This is what SA must do to recover and thrive

March 2019

Francis Fukuyama tells News24 that South Africa must ensure that its institutions are protected and remain committed to its constitution if it is to overcome the last decade and become competitive...

BOOK REVIEW: A Grand Fresco: The Origins of Political Order

March 2019

Global Inequality reviews Francis Fukuyama's book, "The Origins of Political Order."Read it here.

MIP Feature Friday: Lisa Einstein

March 2019

"There is this sense of possibility - this sense of 'if this is your idea, just do it."Our graduate student, Lisa Einstein, approaches her work and studies by this motto.

Study finds China’s population control policy before the One Child Policy was responsible for 200,000 'Missing Girls'

March 2019

An estimated 210,000 girls may have “gone missing” due to China’s “Later, Longer, Fewer” campaign, a birth planning policy predating the One Child Policy, according to a new study led by Stanford...

Identity Politics – The Demand for Dignity and the Nation State’s Future

March 2019

Watch Francis Fukuyama's lecture he gave in Vienna in March, 2019 on Identity and the Nation State’s Future as part of The ERSTE Foundation Tipping Point Talks 2019. Full video here.

SCPKU announces its newest fellows

March 2019

The Stanford Center at Peking University announced its newest faculty and pre-doctoral fellows from January 2019 application round.

Abenomics, Seven Years In: Has It Succeeded?

March 2019

In September 2018, Shinzo Abe won a party election, thereby securing his third consecutive term as president of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party and getting closer to becoming the longest-serving...

The common denominator to improving health in developing countries: Democracy

March 2019

A new study led by Stanford Health Policy's Tara Templin and the Council on Foreign Relations suggests that a better way to measure the role of democracy in public health is to examine the causes...

REVIEW: Francis Fukuyama at deBalie in Amsterdam

March 2019

ArtsTalk Magazine reviews Francis Fukuyama's lecture at deBalie in Amsterdam and his discussion of the tension between dignity and democracy.Read it here.

LECTURE: Francis Fukuyama on Identity Politics: The Demand for Dignity and the Nation State's Future

March 2019

Watch a livestream of Francis Fukuyama's lecture given on Thursday, March 7th at the ERSTE Foundation's Tipping Point Talks of 2019. Watch it here.

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