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 News

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Stories in a Time of Pandemic: APARC Alumni Share Their Experiences

April 2020

We've asked some of our former scholars how COVID-19 is changing life in the many places around the world they call home.

APARC Says Farewell to 2017-2018 Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellows

June 2018

  On May 24, Shorenstein APARC hosted the final three research presentations by this year’s Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellows.

Corporate Affiliates Program welcomes 2015-16 fellows

September 2015

As the new academic year gets underway, the Walter H.

Boosting language skills through Stanford programs

September 2012

Visiting Fellow Masashi Suzuki took advantage of Stanford's summertime English for Foreign Students program to jumpstart his English-language skills before immersing himself in campus life and...

Corporate Affiliates alumnus' research in China's energy sector

January 2012

China possesses vast coal reserves, and coal accounts for 70 percent of the country's total energy consumption -- 3 billion tons per year.

A Facebook approach to work

November 2011

Stepping into Facebook's headquarters in Palo Alto, a first-time visitor might wonder how the company's employees ever accomplish anything.

Corporate Affiliates Visiting Fellow Takeshi Kondo reflects on the past year

May 2011

Takeshi Kondo was undergoing training as a new Mitsubishi Electric systems engineer in Kobe, Japan when the massive 7.2-magnitude Great Hanshin earthquake struck in 1995.

An interview with Yuichi Moronaga

November 2010

Understanding the emotional connection that people have to products inspires the innovative research and work of current Corporate Affiliates Program Fellow Yuichi Moronaga, who worked for Japan’s...

March 2010 Dispatch - The Politics of Pornography: Islamic Governance in Democratic Indonesia

March 2010

Despite the recent Islamic revival that has dramatically increased public expressions of piety, Islamic political parties have failed to gain any significant electoral traction in Indonesia.

November 2009 Dispatch - Forced Labor Redress in Japan and the United States

November 2009

We are pleased to bring you the second dispatch of the year in our series of Shorenstein APARC Dispatches.

October 2009 Dispatch - The DPJ and New Asianism

October 2009

We are pleased to bring you the first dispatch of the year in our series of Shorenstein APARC Dispatches.

June 2009 Dispatch - Years to Remember (and Forget)

June 2009

We are pleased to bring you the final dispatch of the year in our series of Shorenstein APARC Dispatches. This month's piece, "Years to Remember (and Forget)" comes from Dr.

May 2009 Dispatch - The Costs of Informal Caregiving by Invisible Caregivers in South Korea

May 2009

We are pleased to bring you the fifth dispatch of the year in our series of Shorenstein APARC Dispatches.

April 2009 Dispatch - Late Democratizers? Authoritarian Developmentalism and Political Change in Pacific Asia

April 2009

We are pleased to bring you the fourth dispatch of the new year in our series of Shorenstein APARC Dispatches. This month's piece, "Late Democratizers?

February 2009 Dispatch - Gender Inequality in Earnings in Industrialized East Asia

February 2009

We are pleased to bring you this month's dispatch in our series of Shorenstein APARC Dispatch. This month's piece "Gender Inequality in Earnings in Industrialized East Asia" was written by Dr.

December 2008 Dispatch - Democracy and Decentralization in Indonesia: Ten Years after Suharto

December 2008

We are pleased to bring you this month's dispatch in our series of Shorenstein APARC Dispatches.

April 2008 Dispatch - Occupational Goals in Japan: Short-term versus Lifetime Employment

April 2008

We are pleased to bring you the seventh dispatch of the academic year in our series of Shorenstein APARC Dispatches.

December 2007 Dispatch - International Organizations and East Asia

January 2008

We are pleased to bring you the third article of the academic year in our series of Shorenstein APARC Dispatches.

November 2007 Dispatch - Political Uncertainty Comes to Japan

November 2007

We are pleased to bring you the second article of the academic year in our series of Shorenstein APARC Dispatches.