Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
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Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Emerita
Current Research and Scholarly Interestsethnic conflict in the former Soviet Union; the Russian-Chechen war; Soviet society, politics and foreign policy
Mary Y Lee
Su Student - Summer, FSI
Student Tour Guide, VIS
Undergraduate, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
BioMary Lee is an undergraduate student at Stanford majoring in Earth Systems within the Human Development track and minoring in Political Science.
At Stanford University, Mary is a Research Assistant in the Deliberative Democracy Lab at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Her research includes conducting experiments and evaluations focused on citizen deliberation on the topic of the United Kingdom’s Economic Inequality. Mary is also a Research Assistant for the Natural Capital Project at Stanford Wood’s Institute for the Environment. Her current research focuses on studying literature about urban green spaces and how nature exposure (e.g., residential green space, park visits) in cities can improve both mental and physical health outcomes.
Outside of Stanford University, Mary is the CEO & Founder of ImpactZ, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating youth and community members on environmental education and stewardship. She enjoys working with schools and young students to build community gardens, create take-home planting kits, and learn about how to take care of the environment.
Mary has experience within policymaking and governmental operations through her numerous internship experiences with California Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Office, California State Assembly Member Mia Bonta’s Office, and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s Office. During these internships, she has conducted research on state reforms, reviewed legislative case studies and proposals, and interacted with constituents throughout California to hear their opinions on short-term and long-term policies. Mary was also elected onto the Keep Oakland Beautiful Organization's Youth Advisory Board and worked in the Community Engagement and Events subcommittee to coordinate sustainability projects across the Bay Area.
Mary is drawn to environmental science and her work inspires others to understand the world through intentional practices and stewardship.
Tanya S Lee
Temporary Employee, FSI
BioTanya Lee is the instructor for the China Scholars Program at the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE).
Professor of Political Science, Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and at the Woods Institute for the Environment
BioMargaret Levi is Professor of Political Science, Senior Fellow, Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, the former Sara Miller McCune Director and current Faculty Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS), Senior Fellow of the Woods Institute, and co-director of Ethics, Society and Technology, Stanford University. She is Jere L. Bacharach Professor Emerita of International Studies in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington. She held the Chair in Politics, United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, 2009-13. At the University of Washington she was director of the CHAOS (Comparative Historical Analysis of Organizations and States) Center and formerly the Harry Bridges Chair and Director of the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies.
Levi is the winner of the 2019 Johan Skytte Prize and 2020 Falling Walls Prize for Breakthrough of the Year in Social Sciences and Humanities. She became a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences in 2015, the British Academy in 2022, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001, and the American Academy of Political and Social Science in 2017, and the American Philosophical Society in 2018. She was a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow in 2002. She served as president of the American Political Science Association from 2004 to 2005. She is the recipient of the 2014 William H. Riker Prize for Political Science. In 2019 she received an honorary doctorate from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 2019.
Levi is the author or coauthor of numerous articles and six books, including Of Rule and Revenue (University of California Press, 1988); Consent, Dissent, and Patriotism (Cambridge University Press, 1997); Analytic Narratives (Princeton University Press, 1998); Cooperation Without Trust? (Russell Sage, 2005), In the Interest of Others (Princeton, 2013), and A Moral Political Economy (Cambridge, 2021). She explores how organizations and governments provoke member willingness to act beyond material interest.
She was general editor of Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics and remains on the editorial board. She is co-general editor of the Annual Review of Political Science and on the editorial board of PNAS.. Levi serves on the boards of the: Berggruen Institute: Center for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (CEACS) in Madrid; Research Council of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), and CORE Economics. She is chair of Section 53 of NAS. Levi and her husband, Robert Kaplan, are avid collectors of Australian Aboriginal art. Ancestral Modern, an exhibition drawn from their collection, was on view at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) in 2012. Yale University Press and SAM co-published the catalogue.
Her fellowships include the Woodrow Wilson in 1968, German Marshall in 1988-9, and the Center for Advanced Study of the Behavioral Sciences in 1993-1994. She has lectured and been a visiting fellow at the Australian National University, the European University Institute, Max Planck Institute in Cologne, the Juan March Institute, the Budapest Collegium, Cardiff University, Oxford University, Bergen University, and Peking University. She was a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar in 2005-6. She periodically serves as a consultant to the World Bank.
Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, by courtesy of Comparative Literature and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
BioIndra Levy received her Ph.D. in modern Japanese literature from Columbia University in 2001. She is the author of Sirens of the Western Shore: the Westernesque Femme Fatale, Translation, and Vernacular Style in Modern Japanese Literature (Columbia, 2006) and editor of Translation in Modern Japan (Routledge, 2009). She has served as Executive Director for the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies (IUC) since 2010. In 2022, she was named the inaugural recipient of the Irene Hirano Inouye Award from the Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies for her contributions to Japanese Studies. Her current work focuses on humor in Japanese literature, performance, and translation from the late 19th century to the mid-20th. Her research interests include modern Japanese literature and criticism; critical translation studies; gender and language; modern Japanese performance, especially in the Meiji and Taishō eras; and modern Japanese women’s intellectual history.