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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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?

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 ...

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.

Americana 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...

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.

The Social Origins of Egypt's Failed Market Making

May 28, 2020

This event is co-sponsored by the Arab Studies Institute ABSTRACTThis talk is based on the speaker's new book Cleft Capitalism: The Social Origins of Failed Market Making in Egypt (Stanford...

POSTPONED: Do Programmatic Policies Always Win Votes? Evidence from Education Reforms in Tanzania

May 14, 2020

Abstract:Do programmatic policies always yield electoral rewards?

POSTPONED: Democratic Discord: When Electoral Democracy Creates Social Conflict

May 7, 2020

Abstract:I label the phenomenon of democratic politicians mobilizing and exacerbating societal conflict to win votes “democratic discord.”  First, I demonstrate the concept of democratic discord...

Federalism and covid: A comparative study of the US, Brazil and Mexico

May 7, 2020

Speaker Bio: Alberto Diaz-Cayeros joined the FSI faculty in 2013 after serving for five years as the director of the Center for US-Mexico studies at the University of California, San Diego.

CANCELLED: Book Talk: Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment

April 23, 2020

Abstract:Ahmet T. Kuru will talk about his new book  Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment: A Global and Historical Comparison (Cambridge University Press, 2019).

The United States: From Reluctant Democracy Support in the Middle East to Authoritarian Enabler

April 13, 2020

ABSTRACTDemocracy promotion has been a longstanding goal of US foreign policy in the Middle East and elsewhere. President George W.

Preparing for the Election in the Midst of the Pandemic

March 30, 2020

Speaker Bio:Nathaniel Persily is the James B.

Universality to Plurality: Values in Japanese Foreign Policy

March 30, 2020

Speaker Bio:Maiko Ichihara is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Law and the School of International and Public Policy at Hitotsubashi University, Japan, and a Visiting Scholar at the...

Putin and the autocratic response to Covid-19

March 30, 2020

Speaker Bio: Kathryn Stoner is the Deputy Director at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University and a Senior Fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and...

Accountability at a time of Crisis: the case of Covid-19 in Egypt

March 30, 2020

Speaker Bio:Nancy Okail is a visiting scholar at CDDRL.

European Elections and Party Advertisements in the Digital Age

March 30, 2020

Speaker Bio: Laura Jakli is a Pre-doctoral Fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University, and a Ph.D.

CANCELLED - Power to the Parents?

March 12, 2020

Abstract:Community-driven development programs that decentralized administrative, fiscal, and political functions have become a popular policy tool to deliver public services.  We study a large...

Can American Democracy Survive the 2020 Elections?

March 5, 2020

Abstract:As the 2020 presidential campaign begins to take shape, there is widespread distrust of the fairness and accuracy of American elections. Four factors increasing the mistrust.

Lunch Seminar Series | Protecting Electoral Integrity in the Digital Age: The Report of the Kofi Annan Commission on Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age

February 25, 2020

Join Stephen Stedman, Nathaniel Persily, the Cyber Policy Center, and the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) in an enlightening exploration of the recent report,...

Globalization, International Norms and Capacity Building

February 20, 2020

Abstract:At any given moment there are hundreds of international negotiations being undertaken in numerous institutions and forums, touching upon every legal and social aspect, including cyber,...

People

krasner Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
FR Milani1 Abbas Milani Adjunct Professor Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
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yff 2013 3281 med Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
michael mcfaul 2 Michael A. McFaul 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
jensen Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Martinezweb Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
lanhee chen 2017 headshot reduced size Lanhee J. Chen Affiliate at the Center on Democracy Development and the Rule of Law
brady David Brady Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
carnoy Martin Carnoy Professor, Education