The talk, moderated by editor in chief of WIRED Nicholas Thompson ’97, unearthed issues of rapid development and deployment of AI technology as well as the impact it may have on human agency and democracy in the 21st century.
World-renowned scholars debated the future of governance in the Middle East at the Hoover Institution, discussing the relationship of explosive increases in youth population and major technological advancements to the development of Middle Eastern democracies.
Hoover panelists discuss the life of Li Rui, former secretary of Mao Zedong and one of the greatest modern critics of the Communist Party before his death this year. In light of his legacy, speakers addressed the role of history as a political tool both for and against totalitarian governments.
William J. Burns’ achievements in his 33-year career in the Foreign Service place him on “a very short list of American diplomatic legends,” according to former Secretary of State John Kerry.
Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon came to Stanford on Friday, delivering an emphatic address about the urgency of addressing climate change. His talk also covered social responsibility and his own experience in public service.
Eva Borgwardt ’20 was selected as one of 62 nationwide individuals selected to receive the 2019 Truman Scholarship, a prestigious award that grants its recipients up to $30,000 to pursue a higher degree in education.
Together, they created Krikey, a mobile augmented reality gaming app, with a mission to break the barriers between fantasy and reality.
A resolution requesting more mental health resources was passed, and four bills were introduced on prior notice in an unusually packed meeting including students recently elected to the GSC.