Diplomacy, trade policy and the rise of China were the subject of discussion at the third Asia-Pacific Geo-Economic Strategy Forum, attended by former national security adviser H.R. McMaster and former Japanese Misters of Defense. At the event, organized by the Hoover Institution, Nikkei Inc. and the Freeman Spogli, speakers also analyzed China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
In GEOPHYS 90: “Earthquakes and Volcanoes,” students learn about the fundamentals of natural disasters, their effects on human society and the application of the scientific method to arrive at new understandings.
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.
On Friday, Siwon Choi — member of Korean boy band Super Junior — and SM Entertainment USA director and music producer Dominique Rodriguez spoke about the global reach of Korean pop culture.
In a Tuesday talk at CEMEX Auditorium, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim discussed the need for global investment in human capital with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
During its final meeting of the summer on Wednesday, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) discussed graduate student funding transparency, stipends and other pertinent campus issues to bring up at a November town hall with Provost Persis Drell.
Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole informed Residential Education (ResEd) staff members that associate vice provost and dean of ResEd Deborah Golder will leave her position.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis will come to campus this week. The two members of Trump’s cabinet will host their Australian counterparts Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Minister for Defence Marise Payne for the annual Australia-U.S. Ministerial (AUSMIN) Consultations discussing bilateral security, cooperation and regional political issues.