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 Other Publications

Records 48 / 85

President Obama’s Asia Overdrive

November 2011

When Asia’s leaders gather in Honolulu next week for the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, Americans will get a glimpse of the Obama administration’s hyperactive Asia agenda.

Fukushima and the Inevitability of Accidents

November 2011

Abstract Governments regulate risky industrial systems such as nuclear power plants in hopes of making them less risky, and a variety of formal and informal warning systems can help society avoid...

The false promise of the nation-state

September 2011

Emerging nation-states like Libya and Palestine are constrained by local elites integration in socio-economic networks.

No Need to Reset the Reset

September 2011

Russia watchers in the West cannot be surprised that Vladimir Putin is on his way back to the Russian presidency.

9/11 and the makers of history

September 2011

After 9/11, the administration of US President George W Bush initiated the era of the global war on terror. For many, this was a misguided response to terror attacks.

Debt Default Exceptionally Un-American

July 2011

Conservatives Would Turn Our History and Our Future on Its Head ---- We cannot know exactly how disastrous the failure of Congress to increase the debt ceiling would be to the global financial...

The Biggest Threat to Western Values

July 2011

Multiculturalism does not pose a significant danger to Western values - but neoliberalism does.

2011 winners of The William J. Perry Prize and the Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

June 2011

Varun Sivaram: "Sunny Side Up: Characterizing the U.S.

How China views US nuclear policy

May 2011

Article Highlights Although Chinese academics and military officers praised some aspects of the 2010 Nuclear Posture Review, they continue to view US nuclear policy with suspicion.

Can We Unlearn the Bomb?

May 2011

Quadrennial Defense Review Report

February 2010

The Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) is a legislatively-mandated review of Department of Defense (DoD) strategy and priorities.

Reframing Nuclear De-Alert: Decreasing the Operational Readiness of U.S. and Russian Arsenals

December 2009

Executive Summary of Report Nearly twenty years after the end of the Cold War, Russia and the United States continue to maintain hundreds of nuclear weapons capable of striking the other side, and...

U.S. Must Search for Common Ground in Muslim World

July 2009

South Asia scholar Anja Manuel discusses how the United States can improve its image with Muslim communities worldwide, going beyond just "winning hearts and minds." Farah Pandith, the State...

Torture Memos and Accountability

May 2009

On April 16, 2009, the Justice Department released four previously classified memos issued by its Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) that provided legal guidance on the permissibility of certain...

Russian and Chinese Responses to U.S. Military Plans in Space

December 2008

In recent years, Russia and China have urged the negotiation of an international treaty to prevent an arms race in outer space.

Missile Defense in Europe: Dangers and Opportunities

September 2007

The U.S. plan to deploy elements of its Ballistic Missile Defense System in Eastern Europe was bound to be controversial. Russia has long been wary of U.S.

Day After, The: Action in the 24 Hours Following a Nuclear Blast

May 2007

On April 19, 2007, the Preventive Defense Project convened a workshop of leading federal government civilian and military officials, scientists, policy experts, and journalists to address the...

Running Aground: The Hidden Environmental and Regulatory Implications of Homeland Security

May 2007

In this issue brief, Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar examines a little-noticed way in which the burgeoning focus on homeland security since the attacks of 9-11 has affected domestic regulatory policy....

Learning about World Religions in Public Schools: The Impact on Student Attitudes and Community Acceptance in Modesto, Calif.

December 2006

Since 2000, the Modesto City school district in Modesto, Calif., has been engaged in one of the nation's most direct experiments in using the public school curriculum to promote respect for...

Report on North Korean Nuclear Program

November 2006

On Oct. 31 to Nov. 4, 2006, a delegation led by Prof. John W. Lewis, Stanford University, accompanied by Siegfried S. Hecker and Robert L. Carlin of Stanford University, and Charles L.

Generating Momentum for a New Era in U.S.-Turkey Relations

June 2006

The emerging schism between the West and the Islamic world makes America's relationship with Turkey--a Western-oriented, democratizing Muslim country--more important than ever.

Battlefield: U.S.

May 2006

Today, the Senate Intelligence Committee will begin questioning Air Force Gen.

N.S.A.'s Math Problem, The

May 2006

NEWS that AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth gave customer records to the National Security Agency has set off a heated debate over the intricacies of espionage law.

Improving Math Ed--Bush Right About That

March 2006

In his State of the Union address in January, President Bush stressed the importance of improving math education.

People

Rakove, Robert Robert Rakove Affiliate
shazeda ahmed photo Shazeda Ahmed Affiliate
rsd19 072 0231a Mariya Grinberg Affiliate
reid pauly Reid Pauly Affiliate
rsd19 072 0416a Paul J. Jackson Affiliate
Rochelle Terman Rochelle Terman Affiliate
rsd19 072 0084a Lauren Borja Affiliate
rsd19 072 0267a Lindsay Krall Affiliate
rsd19 072 0125a Michal Smetana Affiliate
Xue Litai Xue Litai Affiliate
Benoit Pelopidas Benoît Pelopidas Affiliate
Michael Hsieh Michael Hsieh Affiliate