At the Cantor Arts Center, a new exhibition of West African art entitled “Alphabete: The World Through The Eyes of Frederic Bruly Bouabre,” opened on June 20 and runs through Feb. 25, 2019.
On Thursday evening, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power addressed international diplomacy during Donald Trump’s presidency in her second Tanner Lecture on Human Values. In the talk, Power said that America’s global standing has fallen dramatically under Trump. Power described a new model of diplomacy to tackle what she defined as unique 21st century challenges.
The political situation in The Gambia has been especially tense ever since the most recent elections: the current president, Yahya Jammeh, who has held office for over two decades, lost to the opposition candidate, Adama Barrow. While initially Jammeh had said that he would accept the election results, he is now contesting them by appealing to the country’s Supreme Court. This is worrisome because if Jammeh continues to resist relinquishing his power when the time comes for transition with the inauguration of Barrow this Thursday there could be violence in The Gambia.
The Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED) announced the opening of a research, training and innovation facility in Nairobi, Kenya by June 2016.
We have strategies. There are not out of control. Calling a state of emergency can only make things worse, so we should call this situation as it is: a public health problem. One that needs to be solved, but can be done so in a calm and methodical manner.
We need to be more aware and care, regardless of how far away people are. They are people, and as a result, we have a responsibility to care about what’s going on the world. All of the issues in the world. “It’s too hard,” or “it’s too far away,” or “it’s too overwhelming,” are not adequate excuses and they don’t absolve us of our responsibility to at least know and care to know what’s going on.
Due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa this year, several students’ trips overseas were cut short this summer. In August, the University released a statement advising Stanford travelers to avoid West Africa and to return home if they were visiting the area.