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.

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Panel Discussion on the Future of International Higher Education in China

February 2021

On December 26th, a group of American university center directors gathered at the Yale Beijing Center to discuss the future of international higher education in China. Josh Cheng, SCPKU Executive...

China-US Education Prospects, Where Is the Current Road to Studying Abroad?

February 2021

On January 26, Tang Ning Reception Hall hosted a discussion on "China-US Education Prospects, Where Is the Current Road to Studying Abroad." The event was simultaneously webcasted on...

A unique Fall quarter for Stanford students in China

January 2021

On behalf of Stanford Center at Peking University, a year-end holiday gathering welcomed both undergrad and graduate students enrolled at Stanford. They had to spend their fall quarter in China due...

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michael mcfaul 2 Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Andrew G. Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
wesley chaney headshot Wesley B. Chaney SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, June 2013 - March 2014
gary zhao headshot Gary Zhao SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, December 2015-March 2016
tricia owlett headshot Tricia Owlett SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, February-June 2016