“There’s not much support for alternative lifestyles these days,” said Richard Korry ’77, 35 years ago. A brief history of co-ops at Stanford from 1941 to the present.
Artist Sandow Birk presented his American Qur’an project as part of the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies event series “We the People: Islam and U.S. Politics.” The project is Birk’s attempt to hand-transcribe the entire Qur’an, illuminating the text with scenes from contemporary American life.
Evgeny Morozov, visiting scholar in the Program on Liberation Technology at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), delivered a talk on Thursday evening on the role of the Internet in the democracy debate in regards to the Arab Spring.
John Pearson, assistant vice provost and director of Bechtel International Center, spoke on Tuesday about the trends, challenges and experiences of international students at Stanford.
A panel on binationalism in Israel and Palestine prompted lively discussion Monday evening and ultimately ended on a hopeful note. The panel, titled “Theory, Art and Action: Jewish and Palestinian voices toward binationalism,” featured American-Israeli artist Udi Aloni, English professor Hilton Obenzinger Ph.D. ’97 and Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) visiting scholar Miriam Abu Sharkh.
Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) declared the liberation of Libya on Oct. 23 following the Oct. 20 capture and death of military dictator Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi. Col. Qaddafi’s death marks the end of Libya’s six-month civil war, which was preceded by mass protests starting February of this year.
Gilbert Achcar, professor of development studies and international relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London, delivered a lecture Wednesday evening on the roots and dynamics of the 2011 revolutionary upheavals in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
Ahmed Benchemsi, visiting scholar at the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies’ Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), delivered a talk on Thursday titled, “The Illusion of Democracy: How Morocco’s Absolute Monarchy Managed the Arab Spring.”