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.
During its second meeting of the quarter, the Faculty Senate heard ASSU executives Shanta Katipamula ’19 and Ph.D candidate in education Rosie Nelson outline their goals for the 2018-2019 school year, with particular attention paid to forming partnerships between Stanford students, faculty and staff.
On Tuesday, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) hosted “Populist Challenges to Democracy,” its first of three public symposia. The symposium panelists discussed reasons for the growth of populism around the world and emphasized the importance of institutional accountability.
In a “Notes from the Quad” blog post published Friday, Provost Persis Drell outlined a plan for the future of the Cardinal Conversations lecture series, the content and organization of which was repeatedly the subject of scandals and protest.
Cardinal Conversations hosted Christina Sommers and Andrew Sullivan in their most recent event, “Sexuality and Politics,” in the Hauck Auditorium yesterday evening. Moderated by Deborah Rhode, the event probed the success of Trump’s presidential campaign, criticisms of contemporary feminism and flaws in the #MeToo movement against sexual assault.
On Oct. 17, Stanford Online will release a new massive open online course (MOOC) entitled “The Threat of Nuclear Terrorism” to educate the public on the dangers of nuclear weapons.
Presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a speech on counter-terrorism at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) on Wednesday morning.
Herbert Abrams was not only a renowned professor and researcher that made significant advances in the field of radiology, but also a staunch advocate for world peace through his efforts to promote denuclearization. Abrams passed away at age 95 on Jan. 20 in his home in Palo Alto.