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EPIC fellows reflect on a book talk by Professor Michael McFaul

On January 18, Stanford Global Studies and the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) hosted a book talk by Professor Michael McFaul. McFaul served for five years in the Obama administration, first as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russian and Eurasian Affairs at the National Security Council (2009–2012), and then as U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation (2012–2014).

Handa Center brings human rights lawyer from El Salvador to campus

David Morales, director of strategic litigation for Cristosal, an NGO working to advance human rights in Central America, spoke to a Stanford audience about his work on the El Mozote case in El Salvador. El Mozote was the site of the largest massacre of civilians during the country’s civil war, where almost 1000 people, the majority of whom were children, were murdered in 1981 by military forces.

CEAS and Hoover celebrate their joint anniversaries in a two-day alumni event on 'Japan in the Pacific World'

In their first-ever collaboration in 50 years, the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) and Hoover Institution Library & Archives jointly held a two-day celebration of a trifecta of anniversaries: the 50th Anniversary of CEAS, Hoover’s centennial, and the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration in Japan.

Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights talks history, activism

Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay reflected upon her history in law and human rights, calling for students to stand up for global human rights during a campus roundtable discussion on Monday.

Pillay, who served as the High Commissioner from 2008-2014, traced her dedication to human rights to her childhood in South Africa where, as a woman of color, she faced discrimination.

“Every person of color in South Africa knew their parents weren’t treated with respect,” she said. “It hurts as a child.”

Stanford exhibition celebrates East Asian ceramic traditions

The exhibition, Hand and Eye: Contemporary Reflections of East Asian Ceramic Traditions, on view through Dec. 14 in the East Asia Library, features historic and contemporary works by Japanese, American and Stanford artists.

A new campus ceramics exhibition that displays many works produced in wood-burning kilns – including sculptures, jars and tea sets – shows that the ceramic traditions of East Asia are alive and evolving in contemporary Japan and United States – and at Stanford.

2018 Summer Film Festival Line-up

Join us for our annual summer film festival. We will show ten films from around the world that focus on the theme “Friends & Family: Tales From Near and Far.”  

The film festival will run most Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., from June 13 to September 12, and feature a post-screening discussion. 

Admission is free and open to the community.

Films will be screened in the Geology Corner, Building 320, Room 105. Click here for a map.


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