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Vibhav Mariwala
Vibhav is a senior staff writer from Mumbai, India. He is a history major writing an honor’s thesis on the Indian Constitution and Indian economic policy from 1947-60. When he’s not reading history books, Vibhav enjoys sailing, kayaking and hiking.

Rigorous historical analysis is needed to comprehend contemporary politics

The Citizenship Amendment Act is inherently discriminatory, and its supporters’ arguments lack historical and cultural depth. A recent article in The Stanford Review titled “Why Stanford protestors are wrong about India’s citizenship bill” argued that the premise of the recent Stanford protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was faulty and informed by false information.…

Snapshots of Daily staffers, then and now

Former staffers: Name: James Hohmann Graduation year, major: 2009, history Current job: National political correspondent for The Washington Post and author of The Daily 202 newsletter. Previously, senior reporter at POLITICO for six years. Role at The Daily: Editor-in-chief, Vol. 231 Favorite Daily experience: Breaking stories that had a huge impact on the campus conversation. Putting…

Widom named dean of School of Engineering

Provost Persis Drell announced on Monday that Jennifer Widom, the Fletcher Jones Professor in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, will be dean of the School of Engineering starting Mar. 13. Widom will succeed Interim Dean Thomas Kenny, who took on the role after Drell was named Provost. In her 24-year career at Stanford, Widom has served as Computer…

Q&A: Sarah Bloom Raskin talks the economy and financial security

Former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Sarah Bloom Raskin, who served under the Obama administration, shared her views on cyber attacks and financial security in a talk at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) on Wednesday. Raskin discussed the nature of the new security challenges that countries face in the digital age and proposed…

Francis Fukuyama and Josiah Ober discuss rise of populism

From Brexit to the rise of Marine Le Pen in France to Donald Trump’s election, the rise of populist movements has been at the center of international news in the past year. Stanford professors Francis Fukuyama and Josiah Ober say that technocrats’ mistakes in the past have led to the rise of populist movements.
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