Matt Flannery ’00, M.A. ’01, founder of Kiva, a non-profit organization that allows individuals to make microfinance loans to people in developing countries, admitted to an audience of students Sunday that his last year at Stanford was “discombobulating and fragmenting.”
Simplicity, communication and elegance were the principal themes articulated by Jack Dorsey — CEO of Square, a mobile payments company, and one of the original founders of Twitter — in a presentation to an overflowing audience in the Packard Electrical Engineering Building Wednesday evening.
Arguing that “the good guys can win,” Michael Walzer, professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study, called for fixed and unambiguous rules in war during a presentation at Annenberg Auditorium Thursday night.
“Visions of Tomorrow” was the theme at Wednesday evening’s Stanford 2020 Symposium, which included seven 15-minute presentations by notable Stanford faculty on a host of subjects ranging from global democracy to a food revolution.
As talk about online education ramps up nationwide, The Minerva Project aims to present a new model of higher education.
Economics Professor Michael Bordo argued in support of establishing a pan-European central tax authority Tuesday afternoon, stating that “the unique experiment” of the eurozone should be paired with a fiscal union if it wants to survive the test of time.
Fadi Quran ‘10 returned to campus Monday for the first time since being arrested during a protest in Israel. Quran, a rising leader supporting non-violent protest in the Israel-Palestine conflict, spoke to students alongside U.S. Civil Rights movement lawyer Clarence Jones and international conflict expert Allen Weine.
“What would happen if the most talented people in the country, the politicians, the business people, the activists, the engineers, what if all of them could run for the presidential nomination, unaffiliated from any party?”