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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The Chinese Century? Business and Education in the 21st Century

April 12, 2011

Europe dominated the 19th century. The 20th century saw the rise of the United States. Will the 21st century be "the Chinese Century"?

Taiwan's Sovereign Status and the Neglected Taipei Treaty of 1952

January 24, 2011

This is a CDDRL special seminar within our Democracy in Taiwan program

Trends in the Strategic Triangle: U.S.-China-Taiwan Relations in the Coming Decade

May 28, 2010

The symposium will bring together scholars and current and former government officials from Taiwan, China, and US to take stock of cross-strait relations over the past decade.

China in the 1990s: Turning the Corner

April 22, 2010

The Stanford China Program in cooperation with the Center for East Asian Studies will host a special series of seminars to mark 60 Years of the People's Republic of China (PRC).

Special Panel Discussion within our Democracy in Taiwan Program

March 4, 2010

Dan Blumenthal is a resident fellow at American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.

A Panel Discussion: Taiwan's Participation in the International Community under President Ma

March 4, 2010

This is a CDDRL special panel discussion within our Democracy in Taiwan program

Strait Talk: US-Taiwan Relations and the Crisis with China

November 20, 2009

This is a CDDRL special seminar within our Democracy in Taiwan program

Prescribing Cultures and Pharmaceutical Policy in the Asia-Pacific: A Book Launch Event

September 23, 2009

Pharmaceutical policies are interlinked globally, yet deeply rooted in local culture.

A New Era in Cross-Strait Relations--Challenges, Opportunities, and Constraints

May 29, 2009

The symposium will bring together scholars and current and former government officials from Taiwan, China, and US to take stock of cross-strait relations over the past decade.

Changes in Taiwan's Cigarette Market After the US Forced It Open

April 23, 2009

The stated purpose of the Trade Act of 1974 was to promote free trade. Section 301 authorized the U.S.

The Tamogami Affair: History and Security in Northeast Asia

March 13, 2009

Reckoning with the Past:  Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in Asia Is it possible to come to terms with the violent past and foster reconciliation with former foes, what are the obstacles and how...

Is Asia Still Rising? Repercussions Of Recession

January 21, 2009

Asia’s economies have been hard hit by the current global financial crisis, despite in most cases enjoying strong macroeconomic fundamentals and stable financial systems.  Early hopes were that the...

Opportunities and Constraints in East Asian Regionalism

January 13, 2009

The U.S. financial crisis has spread around the globe.

Film and War Memories in Asia: Letters From Iwo Jima (film screening)

December 5, 2008

This is the final in a series of 4 film screening which will be followed by a discussion with director Clint Eastwood.

Divided Lenses: Film and War Memory in Asia

December 5, 2008

The Walter H.

Divided Memories: History Textbooks and the War in Asia

October 2, 2008

The Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, the Center for Pacific and Asian Studies at The University of Tokyo and the Department of Area Studies at The University of...

Democratic Consolidation in Taiwan

May 30, 2008

It is the third annual conference of the Taiwan Democracy Program, which is part of Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL).

Democracy's Dharma: Religious Renaissance and Political Development in Taiwan

April 21, 2008

This is a CDDRL's Special Event within our Democracy in Taiwan Program. It is also co-sponsored by the Center for the Pacific Rim at University of San Francisco. In this seminar, Dr.

Divided Memories: History Textbooks and the War in Asia

February 11, 2008

This international conference will examine the role of high school history textbooks in the formation of historical memory regarding the events of the Sino-Japanese and Pacific wars and their outcome.

Property Law, Rule of Law, and Beyond - What Matters to Foreign Investors in China? And What Not?

February 5, 2008

Weitseng Chen, a Fulbright scholar, will receive his JSD from Yale Law School in October 2007.

The Spirit of Democracy

January 22, 2008

Stanford's Larry Diamond will discuss his forthcoming book, The Spirit of Democracy.

Fighting for the Seats: Gender Quota and State Feminism in South Korea and Taiwan

January 17, 2008

This is a CDDRL's Special Research Seminar within our Democracy in Taiwan Program.

Taiwan and the New U.S. Strategic Environment

October 26, 2007

This is a CDDRL's Special Event within our Democracy in Taiwan Program.