Meg Garlinghouse, the head of social impact at LinkedIn, spoke about networking and philanthropy on Tuesday night at the “Kickstart Your Social Impact Career” event, an annual career fair that connects students interested in public service with prospective employers.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis will come to campus this week. The two members of Trump’s cabinet will host their Australian counterparts Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Minister for Defence Marise Payne for the annual Australia-U.S. Ministerial (AUSMIN) Consultations discussing bilateral security, cooperation and regional political issues.
Stanford Professor of Medicine Dean Winslow was set to become the Pentagon’s top health official for the Trump administration. Then he gave senators his opinion on civilian access to semiautomatic assault rifles.
From drones acting as tour guides to mass-analyzed cookie recipes, the projects on display at the Brown Institute’s first ever media innovation showcase were anything but conventional. Funded by Brown’s year-long Magic Grants, interdisciplinary teams from Stanford and Columbia pioneered new techniques for every step of the storytelling process — from research tools for journalists to new ways of telling a story.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) requested a sample of a sample vial of anthrax from the University early Tuesday morning, as part of the CDC’s ongoing investigation evaluating the possibility that a number of laboratories around the country may have received small amounts of live anthrax, shipped by the U.S. Department of Defense.
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced the Pentagon’s new innovation initiatives and cybersecurity strategy at CEMEX today. Initiatives included building Cyber Mission Forces, enhancing security of Department of Defense (DOD) information, network and data and improving resiliency in the face of potential cyber attacks.
Hagel’s exit does owe its genesis to party politics: With the Democrats reeling from the 2014 midterm elections, something had to be done, and making a change at Defense became a priority, if only because the White House needed to create the illusion of action. “For good or ill, Hagel’s [the only change],” a current administration official told Politico. A former spokesman for the State Department even likened it to a sports owner firing a coach to please angry fans, even though the team is years away from being good regardless of the coach. The general consensus is indeed that Hagel is President Obama’s sacrificial lamb.
Last week, the Department of Defense released a report titled “2014 Climate Change: Adaptation Roadmap,” in which Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta identified resource conflicts as a key area of nations’ foreign policy in coming years. The Stanford Daily sat down with Charles Kolstad, professor of economics and international expert in environmental economics, to talk about the possibility of increased conflict as climate change intensifies.