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“Learn more, educate yourself, understand, know what’s happening” in Uganda in order to be helpful, says human rights attorney

Nicholas Opiyo, a Ugandan human rights attorney, spoke at the annual Stanford Global Studies student dinner on Wednesday, April 17 at the Stanford Faculty Club.

In his opening remarks, Opiyo confessed he was torn over whether he should be delivering a speech or following the news in Uganda, where the Supreme Court was just hours away from delivering a landmark ruling that would affect President Yoweri Museveni’s ability to seek reelection for the sixth consecutive time since 1986.

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar visits Stanford

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s accomplishments on the basketball court have made him a sports legend and a cultural icon. As the National Basketball Association’s all-time leading scorer and a six-time league champion, he remains best known for his contributions to the sport. However, he insists there’s much more to him than basketball.

“I love the game, but it’s not my only love,” he said before a sold-out crowd at Memorial Auditorium Wednesday evening.

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.”


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