On Oct. 29, World Bank Group president Jim Yong Kim spoke at CEMEX Auditorium about health and global development.
In an event hosted by the Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI) on Monday, National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice ’86 spoke on climate change and its role within national security, anticipating the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference being held in Paris starting on Nov. 30.
Eight faculty members with diverse academic backgrounds have been announced as Bass Fellows, an honor awarding remarkable commitment and devotion to undergraduate students. Three recipients had previously been appointed fellows.
Earlier this month, Linda Darling-Hammond, emeritus professor of education, announced the founding of the Learning Policy Institute, a new education think-tank that strives to facilitate education reforms needed in the 21st century. Darling-Hammond is a veteran educator, having served as school teacher, professor, director of President Obama’s education policy transition team, and now, CEO of the think tank. Darling-Hammond elaborated on her ideas to cope with some of the most pressing issues in the field of education.
On Monday night, Egyptian political satirist Bassem Youssef spoke at CEMEX auditorium as part of OpenXChange, a new year-long program designed to promote on-campus dialogue. The talk was moderated by Larry Diamond, former director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.
On May 8, Uppsala University announced the winner of the 2015 Johan Skytte Prize of Political Science. The prestigious award resembles a Nobel Prize in many regards, from its Swedish origin to the Prize Committee’s rigorous awarding criteria — it only commends the scholar who “has made the most valuable contribution” to the field.
The fourth TEDxStanford took place at CEMEX Auditorium throughout the day on May 17, featuring 18 Stanford-affiliated speakers.
In an interview with The Daily, Jonathan Mayer J.D. ’13, a Cybersecurity Fellow at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) and lecturer at the Law School, talked about the impacts of the two NSA surveillance programs on the general public