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activism map of stanford
Apr 16 2018 | Barbara Wilcox, Graduate School of Education | Posted In: Students
Student-produced digital map reveals decades of conflict and change on the outwardly peaceful Farm. A digital map created by Stanford undergraduates is helping to reveal what social change looks like by tracking the geospatial footprint of decades of activism on campus. 
turkey event photo
Apr 6 2018 | By Sean Chen, Stanford Daily | Posted In: Events, Media
At an evening panel discussion, visiting Turkish academics discussed the current socio-political environment, foreign policy and future prospects of contemporary Turkey. Sponsored by The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and chaired by visiting postdoctoral scholar Halil Yenigun, the discussion...
Elizabeth Bachman
Apr 3 2018 | Kelley Cortright, Center for East Asian Studies | Posted In: Announcements, Students
Despite her long fascination with the country, Elizabeth Bachman had never been to mainland China before last summer.  Now, following intense studies of international relations and Chinese language and culture, Bachman has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious Presidential Management...
Apr 3 2018 | Holden Foreman, Stanford Daily | Posted In: Events, Media
In an April presentation on his new book, Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet, Varun Sivaram, ’11, stressed current constraints on solar power and three types of innovation — financial innovation, technological innovation and systemic innovation — that he...
Mar 29 2018 | Clifton B. Parker, Stanford News | Posted In: Faculty, Research
When Stanford scholar Lisa Blaydes decided to write a book on Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq, she turned to one of most comprehensive collection on the subject – the Ba’ath Party Archives at the Hoover Institution.
Engstrom and Weinstein
Mar 26 2018 | Melissa De Witte, Stanford News | Posted In: Faculty, Research
As California and other states and cities act on their own on the international stage, Stanford scholars explore how these sub-federal actors are shifting the laws that would otherwise limit their state authority in foreign affairs. California – the country’s most populous state and the world’s...
Teachers view soviet posters from the Russian Revolution
Mar 19 2018 | Posted In: Global Perspectives Blog
“Alarming new rumors were in circulation all day yesterday,” said Marissa Rhee, project archivist for exhibits at the Hoover Institution. “The Bolsheviks are undoubtedly preparing something in Petrograd. But what? A bluff, or really the seizure of power?”
Alexis Kallen
Mar 16 2018 | Kathleen Sullivan, Stanford News Service | Posted In: Awards, Students
As a Stanford undergraduate, Alexis Kallen has traveled around the world, logging study and research trips to the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Rwanda, Spain, Guatemala and Nicaragua. Her next stop: England, where she will begin graduate studies as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford in the fall...
International Relations 101 course
Mar 13 2018 | Posted In: Students
Still deciding what classes to take this spring? Here are 20 internationally-focused courses to consider taking next quarter, along with respective faculty instructors. Some courses have limited availability with applications due before the end of March.
Halil Yenigun
Mar 7 2018 | Posted In: Global Perspectives Blog
Halil Yenigun is a visiting postdoctoral scholar at Stanford’s Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, who left Turkey in 2016 amidst a government crackdown on dissenting academics. In the below interview, Yenigun shares his story of advocating for democracy, human rights, and peace in Turkey, and calls...