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.
Stanford community members heard last Wednesday from Ertharin Cousin, former U.S. ambassador and director of the UN World Food Programme.
A smarting handful of months have gone by since the passing of Abdul Sattar Edhi in July. Ironically, heightened xenophobia, dwindling empathy for those with unfamiliar lives, and the first world’s convulsive turn inward and away from the needs of the “other” have all recently compounded our necessity for the late humanitarian and his other-centric paradigm.
On Oct. 29, World Bank Group president Jim Yong Kim spoke at CEMEX Auditorium about health and global development.
This is the quandary we face in preventing the cycle of mass killing. It is not always easy to justify humanitarian missions when it seems not to follow our strategic interests. Yet time and time again, from Nazi Germany to Rwanda, we will retrospectively realize the mistake of inaction and the grave human cost of standing by.
On Monday night, I found myself in Cubberley Auditorium with 400 of my closest friends to see George Clooney up close and personal. All of the ladies around me gabbed about his chiseled features and his perfect body. I have to admit: there wasn’t a hair out of place…