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 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.
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.
In its Wednesday meeting, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) approved the 2018-19 ASSU operational budget and discussed preparations for the new graduate student orientation.
Former John S. Knight Journalism Fellow Robert Hiaasen died in the Thursday shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland.
Two professors have launched the nascent Center for Blockchain Research (CBR), Stanford Engineering announced in a press release on Wednesday.
Stanford Board of Trustees Chair Jeff Raikes ’80 spoke at this week's Faculty Senate meeting, stating that international need-blind admission would cost a tentative $350 million to implement and that Stanford should place increased emphasis on aid for middle income families as well as address student-Board relations and investment policies.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound held an open house to commemorate 60 years of its establishment.
A recent Stanford study led by infectious diseases instructor at the Stanford School of Medicine John Openshaw has uncovered high levels of tapeworm infections among elementary schoolers in western Sichuan province.
On Friday, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) President Jin Liqun addressed the challenges of establishing the AIIB and shed light on the organization’s goals and daily operations.
A recent Stanford research report provides new details on the workings of Parkinson’s disease that may carry implications for future treatment as well as for other similar ailments.
In a Thursday seminar titled “The United States and Taiwan: An Enduring Friendship,” Chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan’s Board of Trustees James Moriarty spoke about historical, contemporary and future U.S.-Taiwan relations, and addressed the challenges and merits of democratic systems.
Former Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou addressed a crowd of 400 University faculty, students, and local community members in his Wednesday talk on democracy, cross-strait relations, and future challenges facing Taiwan.
In a Thursday evening panel discussion titled “New Authoritarianism & Democratic Resistance, Reflections on Turkey,” visiting Turkish academics discussed the current socio-political environment, foreign policy and future prospects of contemporary Turkey.
Starting this month, the Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) will be exclusively accepting bitcoin payment for fines.
In its last meeting of the winter quarter, the Faculty Senate saw a presentation on the state of the Stanford Management Company (SMC) and the proper use of the Stanford name and emblem.
The 52nd annual Carlos McClatchy Symposium took place on Friday evening at the Bechtel Conference Center. The annual event, which aims to evaluate the role and performance of journalism and mass media within democracy, focused on “Virtual Reality, Real Implications” this year and addressed issues ranging from the future of virtual reality (VR) technology to net neutrality.