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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Do Programmatic Policies Always Win Votes?

March 11, 2021

About the Event: Do programmatic policies always yield electoral rewards?

Constraining Dictatorship

February 25, 2021

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone About the Event: This book examines the creation and consequences of executive constraints in authoritarian regimes.

Making Hong Kong China

February 18, 2021

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone About the Event:  How can one of the world’s most free-wheeling cities transition from a vibrant global center of culture...

Visions into Violence: Reform, Sovereignty, and Conflict

February 11, 2021

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone About the Event:  In the modern world, political actors seek sovereignty not only to enjoy its considerable fruits, but to...

Fast Food, Urban Crises: A History

February 4, 2021

  About the Event:  In the wake of the racial unrest of 1968, the federal government  embarked on a series of social programs designed to  respond to the cries of Black communities demanding an end...

Global Implications of China's Belt and Road Initiative

January 28, 2021

About the Event:   In partnership with The Hoover Project on China's Global Sharp Power, Jonathan Hillman from the Center for Strategic & International Studies, Min Ye from Boston University,...

The Judicial Tug of War

January 21, 2021

About the Event:  Why have conservatives decried “activist judges”? And why have liberals - and America's powerful legal establishment - emphasized qualifications and experience over ideology?

Notes on Culture and Counterinsurgency

January 14, 2021

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone   About the Event: Following the Allied invasion of Iraq in 2003, the U.S.

The university and authoritarian resilience in Turkey

December 9, 2020

About the Event:  Increasing access to higher education is often seen as a threat to authoritarian regimes.

Strength in Numbers: How Women's Groups Close India's Political Gender Gap

November 30, 2020

About this Event: In India there persists a striking gender gap in political participation.

Building social cohesion through soccer in post-ISIS Iraq

November 19, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone About the Event: Can intergroup contact build social cohesion after war?

New Ideas in Antitrust and the Tech Platforms

November 18, 2020

In October, the Justice Department sued Google for violating antitrust laws.These antitrust concerns are motivated by the potential economic harms caused by the tech giants’ monopoly positions, but...

Unfaithful Friends: Business in Authoritarian Asia

November 12, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone About this Event:  This book offers a novel theory of the nuances in relationships between business and political elites in...

The Historic 2020 elections

November 5, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone About the Event: On November 3, in the midst of a pandemic, America elects its next President.

Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment

October 29, 2020

* Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone About the event: Ahmet T.

Nostalgia and Populisms in Contemporary Tunisia

October 22, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone   About the Event: How does the widespread frustration that often accompanies democratic transitions shape the political...

Welfare for Autocrats: Social Assistance in China

October 15, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone About the Event: What are the costs of the Chinese regime's fixation on quelling dissent in the name of political order, or ...

Information Session - Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program

October 13, 2020

This event is open to Stanford undergraduate students only.  The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will be accepting applications from eligible juniors on who are...

Public Policy and the 2020 Elections

October 8, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone   About the Event:   As we enter the stretch run of the 2020 US election campaign, join us for an inside look at how public...

The Crisis of American Democracy

September 24, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone   About the Event:  American democracy has been more prone to crisis than we commonly recognize.

American Democracy and the 2020 elections

September 17, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone   About the Event: Please join CDDRL as we kick off our 2020-21 seminar series with a panel on American democracy and the...

Egyptian Governance and the Pandemic

September 16, 2020

ABSTRACT This talk is based on the co-authors' recent paper "How Much Will the Pandemic Change Egyptian Governance and for How Long?" The Egyptian regime has reacted in an unexpected way to the...

Informing Government Response to COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa

August 4, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone   About the event: Governments in sub-Saharan Africa face tough choices in COVID-19 policy response.

The Challenges of Reimagining Policing: A Comparative Perspective

July 15, 2020

This event will take place on Zoom.

People

jensen Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Jenny Martinez Headshot Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
lanhee chen 2017 headshot reduced size Lanhee J. Chen Affiliated Faculty David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies, Hoover Institution, Director of Domestic Policy Studies and Lecturer, Public Policy Program
krasner Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Abbas Milani photo by Babak Payami Abbas Milani Adjunct Professor Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
Anat R. Admati Anat R. Admati Affiliated Faculty George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics at Stanford University Graduate School of Business (GSB), Senior Fellow, SIEPR, Director of the GSB Corporations and Society Initiative , Professor by Courtesy, Department of Management Science and Engineering and Department of Economics
rsd15 081 0253a Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Senior Fellow , Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
yff 2013 3281 med Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow Director, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
michael mcfaul 2 Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
avner greif Avner Greif Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Sallam HS2 Hesham Sallam Research Scholar, CDDRL Associate Director and Research Associate, Program on Arab Reform and Democracy
brady David Brady Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution