Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon came to Stanford on Friday, delivering an emphatic address about the urgency of addressing climate change. His talk also covered social responsibility and his own experience in public service.
In a Tuesday talk at CEMEX Auditorium, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim discussed the need for global investment in human capital with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
In high school, Diva Sharma ’21 developed a device to detect stress in both humans and animals with the help of the Indian Institute of Technology. Sharma was recently named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in Asia, following nominations in both the “Health and Sciences” and “Youngest” categories.
Last Thursday, the City of Palo Alto Human Relations Commission (HRC) unanimously voted in favor of the Convention of the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) ordinance, which aims to mitigate gender inequality in Palo Alto by conducting a gender analysis and potentially creating a gender equality task force. With the HRC’s recommendation, the ordinance will now be passed onto the Palo Alto City Council for consideration.
This week’s Throwback Thursday review is on the 1959 Hitchcock classic “North by Northwest” — written by Ernest Lehman, this film was his attempt to make the ultimate Hitchcock thriller film that consisted of a white collar action hero traveling around America. Plenty of present-day media pay tribute to this film — think James Bond…
From the United Nations General Assembly in New York to the Center for Disease Control in Zhejiang, China, Stanford students are leaving their mark on the world through Stanford in Government internships.
A group of researchers at the Stanford Immigration Lab recently published results from a survey of over 18,000 citizens of 15 European countries asking participants about their beliefs on what the best system for allocating asylum seekers is. The surveys found that a majority of Europeans claim to be in favor of a proportional allocation system, which is based on “each country’s capacity over the status quo policy of allocation based on the country of first entry.”
Former Foreign Minister of Estonia Marina Kaljurand discussed causes for both hope and worry for Estonia’s future.