U.S. President Barack Obama said student groups were key to putting the conflicts in Darfur and Sudan on the radar screen of policymakers, according to John Prendergast, a prominent human rights activist, author and former Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council. Prendergast spoke Monday afternoon to a group of 40 Stanford students, staff and community members at the Arrillaga Family Dining Commons Study Room.
President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) kicked off a campaign today to promote entrepreneurial growth among AAPIs.
Law school professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar Ph.D. ’00 has been named co-director of the Center for International Security and Copperation (CISAC) at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI).
“Justice and the Obama Presidency,” a new political science course offered this spring, has two-hour lectures on Thursday nights from political heavyweights such as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Steve Schmidt, who managed the 2008 campaign of Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.).