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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SPICE Webinar: “Angel Island Immigration Station: The Hidden History”

August 19, 2020

Webinar recording: https://youtu.be/ou4OpF-8j-g   Connie will speak about how the Chinese detention barracks on Angel Island were saved from demolition in the 1970s, opening the door to the hidden...

SPICE Webinar: "Indigenous Voices: Educational Perspectives from Navajo, Native Hawaiian, and Ainu Scholars in the Diaspora"

June 8, 2020

Webinar recording: https://youtu.be/sQBR-NZBWks Video of Educational Perspectives from Navajo, Native Hawaiian, and Ainu Scholars in the Diaspora   Webinar Description: On March 18, 2021, the...

More than Sports: Using the Olympics to Teach Modern East Asian History

June 8, 2020

Webinar recording: https://youtu.be/ShtOUZ67F-s Video of Using the Olympics to Teach Modern East Asian History   Webinar Description: From amazing athletic feats to beautiful pageantry, the...

American Universities in China: Lessons from Japan

March 30, 2018

Dennis T. Yang is member of the U.S.

Webinar - President Obama Visits Hiroshima: Perspectives and Classroom Resources

May 17, 2016

On May 27, 2016, President Obama will become the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima.

China and the Forbidden City: A Professional Development Workshop for K-12 Educators

July 10, 2015

The Forbidden City housed the imperial families of China from the 1400s until the early 20th century.

The 3rd Annual Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers

July 28, 2014

The third annual Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers takes place this summer, from July 28 to 30, at Stanford.

The Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers

July 28, 2014

The Stanford Korean Studies Program (KSP) and the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), with support from Hana Financial Group, are offering a very exciting and...

NCTA High School: Teaching about Korea

March 21, 2014

In an effort to infuse Asian studies in the social studies and literature curricula, the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), in cooperation with the National...

Legacies of the Bracero Program, 1942-1964

February 28, 2014

Fifty years have passed since the Bracero Program formally ended, yet its legacies endure.

NCTA High School: Teaching about Japan

February 7, 2014

In an effort to infuse Asian studies in the social studies and literature curricula, the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), in cooperation with the National...

NCTA Middle School: Ancient China and the Silk Road

January 24, 2014

In an effort to infuse Asian studies in the social studies and literature curricula, the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), in cooperation with the National...

NCTA High School: Teaching about China

January 17, 2014

In an effort to infuse Asian studies in the social studies and literature curricula, the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), in cooperation with the National...

The 2nd Annual Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers

July 29, 2013

The second annual Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers takes place this summer, from July 29 to 31, at Stanford.

3rd Annual Stanford Human Rights Education Initiative Symposium

June 8, 2013

A day-long symposium to discuss, share, and learn about teaching human rights in a wide range of world areas, academic disciplines, and classroom settings.

MS NCTA - Religion in East Asia

April 26, 2013

A Seminar for High School Social Studies and Language Arts Teachers, conducted by Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) in conjunction with the National Consortium...

HS NCTA - Asian Americans

April 12, 2013

A Seminar for High School Social Studies and Language Arts Teachers, conducted by Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) in conjunction with the National Consortium...

MS NCTA - Feudal Japan

March 15, 2013

A Seminar for High School Social Studies and Language Arts Teachers, conducted by Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) in conjunction with the National Consortium...

HS NCTA - Korea

March 1, 2013

A Seminar for High School Social Studies and Language Arts Teachers, conducted by Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) in conjunction with the National Consortium...

MS NCTA - Silk Road

February 22, 2013

A Seminar for High School Social Studies and Language Arts Teachers, conducted by Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) in conjunction with the National Consortium...

HS NCTA - Japan and the World

February 8, 2013

A Seminar for High School Social Studies and Language Arts Teachers, conducted by Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) in conjunction with the National Consortium...

MS NCTA - Ancient China

January 25, 2013

A Seminar for High School Social Studies and Language Arts Teachers, conducted by Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) in conjunction with the National Consortium...

HS NCTA-China

January 18, 2013

A Seminar for High School Social Studies and Language Arts Teachers, conducted by Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) in conjunction with the National Consortium...

Japan's Geological Factors

March 6, 2012

In this lecture, Professor Okimoto discusses how Japan’s geography and geological factors have influenced its economics, society, and culture.

People

Waka Takahashi Brown Waka Takahashi Brown Instructor and Manager, Stanford e-Japan
Lamb Stefanie Stefanie Orrick Lamb Curriculum Consultant
jonas edman Jonas Edman Instructor and Manager, Sejong Korea Scholars Program, Instructional Designer
IshimatsuHeadshot Sabrina Ishimatsu Sales Manager, Event Coordinator, Instructor, Stanford e-Takatsuki
Carey Moncaster Carey Moncaster Instructor, Stanford e-China
Dr. HyoJung Jang HyoJung Jang Instructor, Sejong Korea Scholars Program
rylan sekiguchi Rylan Sekiguchi Manager of Curriculum and Instructional Design, Instructor, Stanford e-Hiroshima
Kasumi Yamashita Kasumi Yamashita Instructor, Stanford e-Oita
naomi funahashi Naomi Funahashi Manager, Reischauer Scholars Program and Teacher Professional Development