“Governance in an Emerging New World,” an initiative by the Hoover Institute, launched on Wednesday with aims to promote discussion and thinking on the challenges posed by rapid demographic, technological and societal changes on governance around the globe. The first panel in the series, moderated by Deputy Director-General of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Kori Schake, considered these issues from the perspective of Russia.
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.
Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos will leave his role at the company this month for a position as adjunct professor at Stanford’s Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI). According to a Facebook post by Stamos, he plans to research cybersecurity, misuse of technology and the spread of misinformation, particularly with regard to the upcoming midterm elections, at Stanford.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis will come to campus this week. The two members of Trump’s cabinet will host their Australian counterparts Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Minister for Defence Marise Payne for the annual Australia-U.S. Ministerial (AUSMIN) Consultations discussing bilateral security, cooperation and regional political issues.
On Sunday morning, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that former US National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster will return to Stanford’s Stanford’s Hoover Institution Institution as a senior fellow this autumn.
Emails between the Hoover Institution’s Niall Ferguson and well-known Republican student activists John Rice-Cameron ’20 and Max Minshull ’20 reveal coordination on “opposition research” against progressive activist Michael Ocon ’20 — referenced as “Mr. O” — and efforts to shore up support among members of the Cardinal Conversations steering committee.
Former Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou addressed a crowd of 400 University faculty, students, and local community members in his Wednesday talk on democracy, cross-strait relations, and future challenges facing Taiwan.
A place where individuals can “live in an alternate reality” and a “weapon of mass destruction” were among the ways in which Anne Applebaum, Ted Koppel, and Jessica Lessin described the internet’s role in the changing landscape of journalism at Monday evening’s installation of Cardinal Conversations, a recently-launched speaker series intended to engage speakers from both sides of the aisle in open political discourse.