On Thursday, a group of speakers who are involved in or have experienced immigration first hand discussed personal stories and policy issues related to refugees and asylum seekers.
California Governor Jerry Brown, the longest-serving governor in California history, gave a keynote presentation on California’s future at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) Gunn Building on Friday.
On Tuesday, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) hosted “Populist Challenges to Democracy,” its first of three public symposia. The symposium panelists discussed reasons for the growth of populism around the world and emphasized the importance of institutional accountability.
In early October, second-year law student Isabelle Sayyah entered the Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation (ACSR) wearing a sports bra. On her way into the building, she was stopped by a staff member, who told her she should wear a shirt at the ACSR in the future.
On Tuesday, Alex Stamos, former Chief Security Officer (CSO) of Yahoo and Facebook, spoke at the Hoover Institution about cybersecurity’s effect on society and the accountability of technology platforms for protecting their users.
“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.
Jill Thomas, who formerly worked with the Air Force as a judge, defense attorney and prosecutor, and the U.S. Attorney’s office, has been selected as Stanford’s Title IX coordinator and director of equity investigations.
Students in a new Stanford Law School (SLS) practicum being offered this quarter, LAW 806L, will study alcohol use on college campuses with the end goal of proposing new University policies to Vice Provost of Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole.