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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2019 Shorenstein Journalism Award Panel Discussion with Maria Ressa

June 26, 2019

2019 Shorenstein Journalism Award Recipient Maria Ressa to Headline Award Panel DiscussionPhilippines investigative journalist Maria Ressa is the CEO and executive editor of Rappler.

Shorenstein APARC Annual Orientation Luncheon & Photoshoot

June 18, 2019

Center members are cordially invited to the Shorenstein APARC 2019 - 2020 Orientation Luncheon on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

Rights Make Might: Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan

April 18, 2019

 EMERGING ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY ASIAA Special Seminar SeriesRSVP required by Tuesday, May 7, 2019RSVP Now ABSTRACT: Why have the three most salient minority groups in Japan - the politically...

Marriage, Fertility and Rapid Population Aging: Japan’s Distinctive Demographic Landscape

April 18, 2019

 EMERGING ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY ASIAA Special Seminar SeriesRSVP required by Friday, April 29, 2019RSVP Now ABSTRACT:  Japan’s population is the oldest in the world and will continue to shrink for...

U.S.-China Economic Tensions and Their Implications

April 17, 2019

WE HAVE REACHED VENUE CAPACITY AND ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING RSVPS Rising US-China economic tensions are normal and were to be expected as China modernized.

Fertility Behavior and Fertility in China: Past, Present and Near Future

April 15, 2019

China possesses a large amount of historical demographic data showing that it has been a population giant in the world for at least two thousand years.

What do Americans Really Think about Conflict with Nuclear North Korea?

April 2, 2019

The volatile relationship between the United States and North Korea has left the American public questioning whether North Korea is a threat or not.

Health, Retirement and Long Term Care in China and Singapore

March 19, 2019

This seminar features two scholars discussing their research on health, retirement, and long-term care in China and Singapore. First Dr.

Discussion with General Vincent Brooks: Challenges and Opportunities in Korea

February 26, 2019

About the speaker: Vincent K. Brooks is a career Army officer who recently retired from active duty as the four-star general in command of all U.S.

Rediscovering Internationalism? Japan and the Liberal International Order in the Heisei Era and Beyond

February 12, 2019

The event is jointly sponsored by the Japan Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.The Heisei era started in 1989, with high...

Abenomics in the 7th Year: Has it Worked?

February 7, 2019

The event is sponsored by the Japan Society for Promotion of Science andthe Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership. When the Liberal Democratic Party in Japan regained the power led by...

Fukushima Accident and Its Aftermath

January 28, 2019

Plese note: we're no longer accepting RSVPs for this event. Eight years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident.

Chinese Influence: Real or Perceived? Varying Responses to the Hoover Institution/Asia Society Report

January 24, 2019

Please note venue change to Bechtel Conference Room (Encina Hall, 1st Floor) This panel aims to bring together a diverse spectrum of speakers to generate discussion and debate regarding Chinese...

Book Talk - Empire of Hope: The Sentimental Politics of Japanese Decline

January 23, 2019

The event is jointly sponsored by the Japan Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.In this talk, David Leheny (Waseda...

North Korea and the World in Flux

January 15, 2019

The 11th Annual Koret WorkshopA dramatic opening created by the unique strategic outlooks and personalities of Moon Jae-in, Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump instigated a series of highly symbolic...

Japan-US Trade Frictions Past and Present: Implications for China-US Trade War

January 11, 2019

The event is jointly sponsored by the Japan Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.Japan and the US were involved in fierce...

North Korea and Myanmar: Divergent Paths

January 10, 2019

The stories of North Korea and Myanmar (Burma) are two of Asia’s most difficult.

Xi Jinping’s Third Revolution and the Future of U.S.-China Relations

January 10, 2019

Over the past six years, Chinese leader Xi Jinping and the rest of the senior Chinese leadership have unleashed a powerful set of political and economic reforms: the centralization of power under...

Healthy Aging in Asia: Assessing the Net Value of Chronic Disease Management

December 20, 2018

Improvements in medical treatment have clearly contributed to significant increases in medical spending, yet there is relatively little quantitative evidence on whether the rise in expenditure is ...

Dual Labor Markets and Economic Globalization: Theory and Evidence from Japanese Manufacturing

December 6, 2018

Labor market duality refers to the coexistence of temporary workers with low dismissal costs and permanent workers with high dismissal costs within the same firms.

Secularization in India

December 3, 2018

Secularization theory represents one of the most bitter, contentious, and long-running debates in social science.

Chinese Physicians Under Assault: Reading the Landscape of Hospital Violence in China

November 27, 2018

This study focused on an important but often overlooked aspect of safety in medicine: physician safety.

Management, Faculty Productivity, and Student Learning in India

October 18, 2018

The idea that good management practices matter for organizational performance is widely accepted.

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
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC
Yosuke (Jack) Hatano Visiting Scholar at APARC
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