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.
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.
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.
Stanford political science professor Scott Sagan has found in a new study that although the possibility of “insider threats” to an organization’s security on a daily basis is low, the consequences increase dangerously with each breach.
Hagel’s exit does owe its genesis to party politics: With the Democrats reeling from the 2014 midterm elections, something had to be done, and making a change at Defense became a priority, if only because the White House needed to create the illusion of action. “For good or ill, Hagel’s [the only change],” a current administration official told Politico. A former spokesman for the State Department even likened it to a sports owner firing a coach to please angry fans, even though the team is years away from being good regardless of the coach. The general consensus is indeed that Hagel is President Obama’s sacrificial lamb.