Larry Diamond ’73 M.A. ’78 Ph.D. ’80, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and director of the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), received the 2013 Richard W. Lyman Award at a private ceremony Wednesday afternoon.
“If we want there to be a peace agreement we are going to have to change the dynamic; we are going to have to show that something is different this time,” said Ambassador Dennis Ross in regard to Israel-Palestine relations at an event hosted by Hillel at Stanford.
Even as massive open online courses (MOOCs) continue to assume an increasingly prominent role in education, regularly enrolling thousands of students from around the world in classes taught by professors from dozens of universities, their rapid growth has sparked a backlash focused on the potential loss of diversity and interaction in education.
Together with Larry Diamond, Khatib authored an article last month in The Atlantic making the case for greater American and international involvement.
As Stanford in Government (SIG) approaches its 50th anniversary this summer, leaders of the public service group have cited the occasion as a significant opportunity for fundraising efforts to boost SIG’s fledgling stipend program.
As the ASSU Undergraduate Senate prepares to discuss for the third straight week a bill put forward by Students for Palestinian Equal Rights (SPER) supporting selective divestment from Israel, SPER and the Stanford Israel Alliance (SIA) have both received outside statements of support from prominent individuals, including Nobel Prize winners and congressmen.
A record number of people—about 3,000—registered for this year’s Parents’ Weekend, including about 130 grandparents and 80 siblings. Among them, over 90 percent of parents registered online.
Diamond’s work as a democracy advocate inspired the recently released documentary “A Whisper to a Roar,” which explores the personal stories of democracy activists in Egypt, Malaysia, Ukraine, Venezuela and Zimbabwe.