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 Cities In the Desert: A Way Out of Internment Camps for Refugees?

May 6, 2013

Bio: Emily Arnold-Fernández is the executive director of Asylum Access, an innovative international nonprofit that transforms the human rights landscape for refugees in Africa, Asia and Latin...

The Marikana Mineworkers Massacre and the Crisis of Democracy in Post-Apartheid South Africa

December 4, 2012

Abstract: Mazibuko Jara, one of the Social Entrepreneurs in Residence this fall through CDDRL’s Program on Social Entrepreneurship, will be discussing the August 16 massacre of striking mineworkers...

Advocating for Women's Rights in Islam

November 29, 2012

   

Using Legal Frameworks to Foster Social Change: A Panel Discussion with the Fall 2012 Social Entrepreneurs in Residence at Stanford

November 14, 2012

Using Legal Frameworks to Foster Social Change: A Panel Discussion with the Fall 2012 Social Entrepreneurs in Residence at Stanford November 14, 2012 12:45pm - 2:00pm Room 280A The Levin Center for...

First Annual Stanford Social Entrepreneurship Exchange

November 9, 2012

  First Annual Stanford Social Entrepreneurship Exchange This event welcomes undergrads and graduate students across campus --- from those who are just learning about social entrepreneurship to...

Customary Law and the Constitution in Post-Apartheid South Africa

October 31, 2012

This is co-sponsered with Stanford's Center for Africa Studies Abstract: Rural dwellers in the former homeland areas of South Africa are now increasingly defined as rightless subjects, as a result...

What Islam Whose Islam: Creating a Public International Voice of Muslim Women Demanding Equality and Justice in Islam

October 18, 2012

Abstract: Zainah Anwar will speak on the necessity and possibility of reform in the way Islam is understood and used as a source of law and public policy in Muslim contexts.

International Public Interest Initiative Symposium

October 11, 2012

This two-day symposium will bring together lawyers who are litigating human rights cases in international tribunals, lawyers who deploying international human rights frameworks to advance legal...

Screening of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

November 5, 2011

Please join the Center on Philanthropy and Civic Society, the Program on Social Entrepreneurship, Spark, and the Clayman Institute for Gender Research for a special evening screening of: Snow...

Women, War & Peace series -- Screening of Peace Unveiled

October 28, 2011

Co-sponsored by Clayman Institute for Gender Research, McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, Philanthropy & Civil Society, and the Social Entrepreneurship Program (CDDRL).

Women, War and Peace

October 13, 2011

This event is co-sponsored by the Program on Social Entrepreneurship at CDDRL together with the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, the Program in Ethics in Society, and the Center on...