The Europe Center
Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies The Europe Center Stanford University



Conflict Over Crimea
Stanford experts weigh in on the Ukrainian crisis

From the November 2013 public protests in Kiev to Crimea's breakaway from Ukraine, FSI scholars have been monitoring developments throughout the region. Since stepping down last month as Washington’s ambassador to Moscow, Michael McFaul has returned to Stanford where he continues to analyze the unfolding crisis. Follow McFaul, Kathryn Stoner, Stephen Krasner, Norman Naimark and Gail Lapidus as the FSI senior fellows share their expertise and insights into the situation. Read more »


World Trade and Global Governance
Pascal Lamy discusses global economic growth and the future of global governance

Pascal Lamy, the former Director-General of the World Trade Organization, visited Stanford University as a special guest of the The Europe Center and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies on Monday Feb. 10th.


Global Economy
At Stanford, IMF chief discusses promise, risk of global economy

Christine Lagarde says she is optimistic that the world’s economic leaders are committed to taking the steps that will guard against another large-scale financial collapse. But she’s worried that unless more sustainable jobs are created, economic disparities will increase.

November 25, 2013
Journal Article: "Have the poor always been less likely to migrate? Evidence from inheritance practices during the Age of Mass Migration," written by Ran Abramitzky, Leah Boustan, and Katherine Eriksson

Journal Article: "Patents and Innovation: Evidence from Economic History," written by Petra Moser

Book: "Dreams of Waking: An Anthology of Iberian Lyric Poetry (1400-1700)," written by Vincent Barletta, Mark L. Bajus and Cici Malik

Book: "Tristan's Shadow: Sexuality and the Total Work of Art after Wagner," written by Adrian Daub

Journal Article: "Immigration into Europe: Economic Discrimination, Violence, and Public Policy," written by Rafaela M. Dancygier and David Laitin



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