Diplomacy, trade policy and the rise of China were the subject of discussion at the third Asia-Pacific Geo-Economic Strategy Forum, attended by former national security adviser H.R. McMaster and former Japanese Misters of Defense. At the event, organized by the Hoover Institution, Nikkei Inc. and the Freeman Spogli, speakers also analyzed China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
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.
Designed as a cross-cultural comparative course, CHINA 70N: “Animal Planet and the Romance of the Species,” was offered the winter quarter of 2019.
Jim Mattis, who served as the 26th Secretary of Defense for two years under President Donald Trump, will serve as the Hoover Institution Davies Family Distinguished Fellow starting May 1.
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell reiterated a commitment to supporting the University’s international community of students and scholars in a Thursday morning “Notes from the Quad” post.
On Tuesday, Eric Chu, who plans to run for president of Taiwan in the 2020 general election, visited Stanford University and emphasized the importance of giving more power to Taiwan’s future economy.
The authors of a November 2018 report by the Hoover Institution that called for “constructive vigilance” against Chinese influence on U.S. institutions faced an oftentimes critical, predominantly Chinese audience in a panel discussion on their findings.
Stanford has launched a review into several faculty members’ ties to He Jiankui, a former postdoctoral fellow who claimed in November that he had successfully edited the embryos of twin girls.