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.

Scholarly Publications

American Foreign Policy in Transition: From Cold War Consensus to Controversy and Confusion

May 2018

In a new article for Contemporary American Review, Shorenstein APARC Distinguished Fellow Thomas Fingar examines how, twenty-five years after the demise of the Soviet Union, Americans are still...

The persistence of entrepreneurship and innovative immigrants

March 2018

Ethnicity and immigration status may play a role in entrepreneurship and innovation, yet the impact of university entrepreneurship education on this relationship is under-explored.

The decline in bank-led corporate restructuring in Japan: 1981-2010

March 2018

Using a unique dataset on all major corporate restructuring events in Japan between 1981 and 2010, we assess changes in the role of the main bank in guiding corporate turarounds, and the economic...

Other Publications

The North Korean Missile Test Pushes Xi and Putin Closer

July 2017

The most dangerous impact of North Korea’s long-range missile test this past week may not have been the one in the Sea of Japan, felt in Washington, Seoul and Tokyo.

Surviving the Trump-Moon Summit

July 2017

In the days leading up to the Washington summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump, the tension in Seoul was hard to escape.

The Trump Tower Peace Theory

June 2017

President Donald Trump ascended to office with an estimated $3.5 billion of personal wealth tied up in his global real estate empire.

News

Xi's Dilemma and China's Challenges at 70: Q&A with Andrew Walder

October 2019

Q: China is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party’s rule, and of course the strategic shifts in Chinese foreign policy throughout the years are much more visible than the...

On Korean Nationalism and Its Role in the Escalating Japan-South Korea Friction

September 2019

Tension and discord in Japan-South Korea relations are nothing new, but the unfortunate, intensifying conflict between the two countries — a manifestation of right-wing Japanese nationalism and...

Stanford Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference Examines New Pathways for Aging Societies

July 2019

The world is “graying” at an unprecedented rate.

Events

“Healthy China 2030” Implementation: Challenges and Progress Nationally and in Zhejiang Province

October 7, 2019

This seminar will present empirical evidence about policies to promote healthy lifestyles in China from a professor and a policymaker from the PRC.As a result of economic growth, urbanization,...

China, U.S. Universities and the U.S. Science and Technology Workforce

October 4, 2019

China, U.S. Universities and the U.S.

Xinjiang’s Muslims and the PRC

September 27, 2019

Sponsored by Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of LawNOTE: THIS EVENT IS CLOSED TO THE MEDIA Registration required for admission.  No walk...

Projects

South Asia Colloquia

Launched in 2016, this series of public lectures features academics, government practitioners, and business experts who explore contemporary issues focused on the countries of South Asia—their...
English

China: Going Global

Beijing’s new Silk Road initiative links old trade corridors from Asia to Africa and Europe.
English

Event Series

Event SeriesKorean Studies Colloquium SeriesKorea-U.S. West Coast Strategic ForumKoret WorkshopKoret Distinguished Lecture SeriesHana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers 
English

Multimedia

Chinese Influence: Real or Perceived?

February 2019

Panel Debates Report Alleging Covert and Corrupting Chinese Influence in U.S.

The North Korea Crisis

June 2017

Video and transcript from the joint CISAC/Shorenstein APARC panel discussion, "The North Korea Crisis," on May 30, 2017, with James Person, director of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation at the Center for Korean History and Public Policy; Gi-Wook...

Cognitive Decline and Household Financial Outcomes at Older Ages

May 2017

Video and transcript from the presentation, "Cognitive Decline and Household Financial Outcomes at Older Ages," on April 24, 2017, by Marco Angrisani, an economist at the University of Southern California, followed by discussion led by Kathleen...

People

Portrait of Prof. Andrew Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Matthew Kohrman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Associate Professor, Anthropology
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC
Hannah June Kim Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2019-20
Head shot of Yosuke Hatano Yosuke (Jack) Hatano Visiting Scholar at APARC
Head shot of Yufeng Geng Yufeng Geng Visiting Scholar at APARC
Portrait of George Krompacky George Krompacky Publications Manager
Lisa Lee Program Coordinator, Asia Health Policy Program and Southeast Asia Program
Kristen Lee Executive Assistant to Professor Gi-Wook Shin
Huma Shaikh Associate Director for Administration