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.
Thirty-six youth activists from 17 countries, including many who helped organize parts of the Arab Spring, gathered on campus last week for the inaugural American Middle Eastern Network for Dialogue at Stanford (AMENDS) conference.
The Haas Center for Public Service and the Stanford Military Service Network co-hosted a Veterans Day barbeque at Kappa Alpha (KA) Friday. Members of United Students for Veterans’ Health (USVH) also volunteered at the event.
Former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan made an appeal to the Stanford community to help solve issues of food security when he spoke to an audience of more than 1,400 students in Memorial Auditorium on Thursday afternoon.
On Wednesday, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) announced that President Emeritus Gerhard Casper will serve as the intermediary director for the Institute for the 2012-2013 academic year. Casper’s term as Stanford’s ninth president began in 1992 and ended in 2000. Casper has been a senior fellow at FSI since 2000.
White House officials said President Barack Obama plans to nominate political science professor Michael McFaul ’86 M.A. ‘86 to the post of U.S. ambassador to Russia. Pending confirmation by the Senate, McFaul will succeed John Beyrle, who assumed the role of ambassador in 2008. Officials said Obama informed the Russian president, Dmitri Medvedev, of his…
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.
Professor of Medicine Alan Garber M.D. ‘83 will sport crimson rather than cardinal this fall as he takes on the role of provost at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.