Hoover panelists discuss the life of Li Rui, former secretary of Mao Zedong and one of the greatest modern critics of the Communist Party before his death this year. In light of his legacy, speakers addressed the role of history as a political tool both for and against totalitarian governments.
Known for her work on the growth mindset, psychology professor Carol Dweck presented a lecture on Thursday detailing her research on mindsets and the importance of fulfilling human potential as a means towards larger societal, rather than individual, objectives.
The list includes contemporary films, World War II documentaries, ‘90s realist films, ‘60s political cinema, and even some silent film. Professor Pavle Levi said that he tries to pick films which will expose students to the richness of global cinema through their diversity.
Throughout the course, students examine a wide variety of works, including novels, poetry, short stories, Nobel Prize speeches and even the Japanese constitution, which was originally written in English.
Just four years after its inception, the CS+X joint major pilot program will be “discontinued” due to limited interest. All students currently enrolled in the program will be allowed to complete their degrees.
On Tuesday, Hoover Institution scholars addressed China’s recent tightening of policy regarding Taiwan and considered what the United States’ role should be in maintaining the three-way political balance.
In its fourth and final meeting of the quarter, the Faculty Senate heard a panel addressing the nuances of free speech and academic freedom in the campus setting.
The three-unit course will focus on three issues — marine pollution, overfishing and climate change — and will be offered in winter to between 20 and 25 students chosen from an applicant pool.