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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Finding My Place in the RSP & the U.S.–Japan Relationship

August 2021

The following reflection is a guest post written by Kristine Pashin, an alumna of the Reischauer Scholars Program, which will begin accepting student applications on September 6, 2021.

Stanford e-Entrepreneurship Japan: Fostering Innovative Ways to Address Social Issues

May 2021

The following reflection is a guest post written by Naho Abe, an alumna of Stanford e-Entrepreneurship Japan.

Giving Back to One’s Hometown: Stanford e-Oita Guest Speaker, Sumire Hirotsuru

January 2021

The accomplished young violinist, who was born and raised in Oita Prefecture, encouraged students to think about their strengths and emphasized the importance of balancing academics and...

Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan: A Webinar by Professor Kiyoteru Tsutsui

January 2021

Tsutsui introduced the audience to three minority groups in Japan—the Ainu, resident Koreans (Zainichi), and the Burakumin—and illustrated how human rights have galvanized minority social movements...

Stanford e-Japan: A Turning Point in My Life

November 2020

The following reflection is a guest post written by Hikaru Suzuki, a 2015 alumna and honoree of the Stanford e-Japan Program, which is currently accepting applications for Spring 2021.

What Does It Mean to Be an American?: A Web-based Curriculum Toolkit

September 2020

“What Does It Mean to Be an American?” is a free educational web-based curriculum toolkit for high school and college students that examines what it means to be an American developed by the Mineta...

China Scholars Program: East Asia Through a STEM Lens

September 2020

The following reflection is a guest post written by Mallika Pajjuri, an alumna of the China Scholars Program and the Reischauer Scholars Program. She is now a student at MIT.

Training for the Olympics During COVID-19

August 2020

For episode 4 of the CoviDB Speaker Series, TeachAids Founder and CEO Dr. Piya Sorcar provides a glimpse into how the pandemic has impacted the lives of two of the world’s greatest athletes.

Four Stanford e-Japan Alumni Awarded Yanai Tadashi Foundation Scholarships

July 2020

In 2015, SPICE launched the inaugural online course, Stanford e-Japan, for high school students in Japan.

SPICE’s Jonas Edman Chairs Panel of Community College Educators

June 2020

On May 16, 2020, Jonas Edman chaired a panel of community college educators with whom he worked during the 2019–20 academic year.

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Waka Takahashi Brown Waka Takahashi Brown Instructor and Manager, Stanford e-Japan
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Carey Moncaster Carey Moncaster Instructor, Stanford e-China
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Kasumi Yamashita Kasumi Yamashita Instructor, Stanford e-Oita