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Diplomacy and dissidents

For a farm boy from southeast Kentucky, the odds of dining with Bill Clinton are about as good as the chances of feasting with Kim Jong-Il. But in the summer of 2009, David Straub, director of the Korean Studies Program at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC), did both as part of a small delegation sent to secure the release of two American journalists, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, who were held in North Korea for allegedly entering the country illegally.

Op-Ed: Helping students reach their career goals

As director of the Career Development Center (CDC), I was dismayed and disappointed when I read the March 9 op-ed piece “Perceptions of higher education.” The author examines the Career Development Center’s employer Partnership Program and inaccurately concludes that the CDC is not concerned about the needs of students and instead “leverage(s) them for profit.” Helping students pursue their interests is the very core of our work at the CDC so I’d like to respond to some of the claims in this article.

State senator unveils bill at Haas Center

State Senator Joe Simitian M.A. ’00 (D-Palo Alto) unveiled a bill intended to help reallocate unused prescription drugs to uninsured Californians last Friday at the Haas Center for Public Service. The proposed legislation, Senate Bill 1329, would make it easier for more health care facilities to donate their unused prescription drugs to those unable to afford their own. Around 30 attended for the presentation.

Pathways to public service

With investment banking interviews, start-up recruitment and the chaos of summer job applications, winter quarter is a time when many students contemplate the direction of their career path. For some of these students, the private sector seems the logical next step for post-Stanford pursuits, but for others, the public sector has its own appeal. For these students, the Haas Center and Stanford in Government (SIG) team up together each year to offer a competitive summer internships program.

Navy 101

Lieutenant Commander Manuel Hernandez of the US Navy, a National Security Affairs Fellow at the Hoover Institution, delivered a presentation titled, 'America's Navy is a Global Force for Good' at the Haas Center for Public Service on Wednesday afternoon. (ALISA ROYER/The Stanford Daily)