A new pilot program aims to take students out of the classroom and into the fields. After taking ECON 121: Social Science Field Research Methods and Applications in the Spring, student spent three weeks in Puebla, Mexico to conduct field research on whether providing information on a household’s’ electricity bill and simple methods to reduce energy consumption would lead to a decreased energy bill for a house.
This Fall, professor of political science Jeremy Weinstein has returned to the Stanford Department of Political Science after a leave for public service from 2013-2015. During his leave, Weinstein served as the Chief of Staff at the U.S. Mission to the U.N. from 2013-2014 and as Deputy to the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Samantha Power, from 2014-2015. Weinstein is also a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.
On Monday night, Egyptian political satirist Bassem Youssef spoke at CEMEX auditorium as part of OpenXChange, a new year-long program designed to promote on-campus dialogue. The talk was moderated by Larry Diamond, former director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.
In an email to the Stanford community on Thursday, President John Hennessy and Provost John Etchemendy announced OpenXChange, a year-long initiative for engagement and discourse around issues of contention within the University community. The initiative will combine large-scale events in venues such as Memorial Auditorium and CEMEX with small-scale discussions in Lucie Stern Hall.
Award-winning authors Natasha Tretheway and Phil Klay united poetry, war and philosophy at Stanford Live’s Writing About War event on Tuesday, June 30
Masahiko Aoki, Stanford Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Professor of Japanese Studies and professor emeritus of economics, passed away in Palo Alto on July 15, 2015, due to lung disease. Aoki was 77 years old and was also a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.
On Tuesday, Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. nominated Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar Ph.D. ’00 as associate justice of the California Supreme Court.
The Office of International Affairs (OIA) has awarded six proposals seed grants for researchers seeking collaboration with partners from developing countries, providing up to $10,000 for travel support and living expenses for research groups.