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.
George P. Shultz was born one year after Herbert Hoover founded the Hoover Institution. He grew up in the Great Depression, served as a Marine during the Cold War, and is one of only two Americans ever to hold four separate cabinet positions.
Bouman, who inadvertently became the face of the project when a photo of her went viral, spoke in detail about what it took to capture that now-famous image of a black hole.
Han Kuo-yu sat down with The Daily to discuss Taiwan-United States collaboration, cross-strait relations and Taiwanese democracy.