Cardinal Conversations, a recently-launched speaker series co-hosted by the Hoover Institution and Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI), has spurred campus-wide debate as some students have expressed discontent regarding the recent invitation of political scientist Charles Murray.
Peter Thiel and Reid Hoffman will kick off the new Cardinal Conversations speaker series on Jan. 31, when they will participate in a discussion on “Technology and Politics” hosted in Hauck Auditorium.
In the wake of events like Brexit and the alleged Russian hacking in the 2016 U.S. election, Stanford students may feel overwhelmed by the chaos and controversy of today’s political climate. The European Security Undergraduate Network (ESUN), a new student group on campus, aims to help students make sense of current events involving Europe.
During a campus talk Tuesday evening, former National Security Advisor and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice ’86 expressed regret that Obama administration never closed Guantanamo Bay but said she has no misgivings about its policy in Syria.
Despite the tensest American-Russian relations since the Cold War, students from both nations shared collaborative solutions to global issues at a student-run research forum hosted at Stanford in early April. Relations soured last March when Russian president Vladimir Putin annexed Crimea, a region recognized as Ukrainian territory. The decision provoked international outrage and was followed…
The Stanford Daily recently sat down with Professor Michael McFaul ’86 M.A. ’86 to discuss his time as U.S. Ambassador to Russia and his move back to Stanford.
McFaul added that Stanford will be his “base of operations” for “the immediate future,” though he plans to remain involved with some specific Obama administration projects as well.
President Obama recently nominated Michael McFaul B.A., M.A. ’86, political science professor and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) to the United States ambassadorship to Russia. McFaul, who has served as special assistant to the president on national security affairs, director of Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule…