This article is the second in a series examining how rising U.S.-China tensions are affecting the Stanford community.
Stanford placed a moratorium on new research support from Huawei in December 2018 amid rising U.S. pressure on the telecoms company because of its potential threat to national security. The Faculty Senate was not asked to discuss or vote on the moratorium before the policy was quietly implemented.
Martin Hellman, electrical engineering professor and adjunct senior fellow for nuclear risk analysis with the Federation of American Scientists, released a report this week in collaboration with the federation calling on U.S. citizens and policymakers to take a wider view of global issues. Hellman argues that, in an era of weapons of mass destruction, terrorism and climate change, American national interests are closely connected to “global security.”
Former National Security Advisor and Hoover Institution senior fellow H. R. McMaster discussed the recent history of American foreign policy and his own beliefs on the trajectory of American national security on Monday night.
Jim Mattis, who served as the 26th Secretary of Defense for two years under President Donald Trump, will serve as the Hoover Institution Davies Family Distinguished Fellow starting May 1.
On Tuesday, Hoover Institution scholars addressed China’s recent tightening of policy regarding Taiwan and considered what the United States’ role should be in maintaining the three-way political balance.
On Tuesday, the Hoover Institution held a panel discussion on the challenges that technological change and the communications revolution pose to democracies.
During its second meeting of the quarter, the Faculty Senate heard ASSU executives Shanta Katipamula ’19 and Ph.D candidate in education Rosie Nelson outline their goals for the 2018-2019 school year, with particular attention paid to forming partnerships between Stanford students, faculty and staff.