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Academia meets activism

Zawadi Nyong’o from Kenya, Taida Horozovic from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ramzi Jaber from Palestine and Steve Williams ’92 from San Francisco may hail from different corners of the globe, but this spring they are coming together as part of the first group of Stanford Entrepreneurs in Residence at Stanford (SEERS). The entrepreneurs in residence are a part of the inaugural Ripples to Waves Program on Social Entrepreneurship , sponsored and initiated by the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL). SEERS Executive Director Kavita Ramdas got the idea to develop a program that bridged the gap between academia and social change activism during her sabbatical year as a CDDRL and Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society visiting scholar, eventually founding the Ripples to Waves Program on Social Entrepreneurship.

Economist editor speaks on the Farm

John Micklethwait, the editor in chief of the Economist, spoke Tuesday afternoon at the Bechtel Conference Center to a packed crowd of Stanford scholars, students and community members. The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Europe Center sponsored the talk, which was a part of the Payne Distinguished Lectureship series.