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United nations high commissioner for human rights speaks with handa students

The Handa Center presented a small group of students with the opportunity to sit down with United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michele Bachelet. The High Commissioner dedicated much of the session to answering questions from the students, expressing her desire to hear the concerns and interests of the Stanford community.

Handa Center student Eva Borgwardt wins Truman Scholarship

Eva Borgwardt, whose academic and public service work has focused on Israeli-Palestinian relations, hopes to use the Truman Scholarship to pursue a joint degree program in law and global affairs. Eva has been a key contributor to the Handa Center's Virtual Tribunals initiative.

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation has named Eva Borgwardt, a Stanford junior majoring in history, as a 2019 Truman Scholar.

Tech ethics course taught by SGS faculty director urges students to move responsibly and think about things

In the course CS 181: Computers, Ethics and Public Policy, taught by Stanford Global Studies Director Jeremy M. Weinstein, Stanford students become computer programmers, policymakers and philosophers to examine the ethical and social impacts of technological innovation.

Student spotlight: Rand Duarte '19

Rand Duarte is an international relations major who will graduate in June 2019. In this spotlight story, she shares how her experience growing up in a military family inspired her interest in global affairs. 

My family is from Texas, but I grew up mainly in southern Maryland, where my dad, a Naval officer, was stationed. When I was eight years old, my family moved to Italy, where my dad was relocated, and I began learning Italian and, eventually, developed my passion for IR. 

Five people with Stanford affiliations announced as 2019 Knight-Hennessy Scholars

The 2019 cohort of Knight-Hennessy Scholars includes a senior majoring in chemistry; a coterminal student studying biology, economics and computer science; and three alumni from the classes of 2015, 2017 and 2018.

The 2019 cohort of Knight-Hennessy Scholars includes five people with Stanford affiliations who will pursue graduate degrees at Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford School of Medicine.

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