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Feb 2 2021 | Melissa De Witte, Stanford News | Posted In: Faculty
While some may think Russian President Vladimir Putin has played a “weak hand” in the card game of global politics, it’s important to remember that a weak hand in poker can be a strong hand in bridge, says Stanford scholar Kathryn Stoner. “It is a mistake to assume that power in international...
Feb 2 2021 | Melissa De Witte, Stanford News | Posted In: Faculty
As Monday’s coup in Myanmar demonstrates, democracy is often fragile and subject to setbacks, says former U.S. ambassador to Myanmar and Stanford visiting scholar, Scot Marciel.
Lu Li
Jan 19 2021 | Christina MacCorkle, Stanford Daily | Posted In: Students
Lu Li M.A. ’17, general manager of global strategy at Indiegogo, was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list in recognition for her cross-border growth initiatives to bring Chinese tech to the U.S. market. At Indiegogo, Li coaches campaigns with the goal of bridging cultural gaps between Chinese...
Betty Shamieh
Jan 13 2021 | Robin Wander, Stanford Arts | Posted In: Awards
Three artists representing varied disciplines will participate in virtual residencies during the winter and spring quarter. The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies will host one of the artists, Arab-American playwright Betty Shamieh.
Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj
Jan 12 2021 | Global Perspectives Blog | Posted In: Faculty
Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj is a Tinker Visiting Professor at Stanford’s Center for Latin American Studies. Originally from Guatemala, Dr. Velásquez Nimatuj is a journalist, activist, and international spokeswoman for Indigenous communities in Central America. She earned a Ph.D. in social...
Cover of "'Like I’m Drowning’: Children and Families Sent to Harm by the US ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program"
Jan 6 2021 | Human Rights Watch
The United States government’s “Remain in Mexico” program subjects children and adults to serious, ongoing harm, including abduction and rape, and should be quickly and decisively dismantled, a new report released by Human Rights Watch says.
Kari Leibowitz
As people brace themselves for a long winter of cold weather, short days and COVID-19 lockdowns and shelter-in-place orders, they might find inspiration from Norwegians about how to handle the dark months ahead, according to Stanford scholar Kari Leibowitz.
Ralph Hester
Hester, who co-authored a widely used French college textbook, was dedicated to promoting French studies in interdisciplinary contexts. Ralph Hester, a prominent professor of French in the School of Humanities and Sciences, died Nov. 29 at his Stanford home. He was 88.
Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris has cemented herself in history by becoming America’s first woman, and the first Black and South Asian person, to be elected vice president.
Zhenqi (Jenn ) Hu, Suraj Bulchand and Yuhao (Henry) Cao
Dec 10 2020 | Kathleen J. Sullivan, Stanford News | Posted In: Announcements, Students
The Schwarzman Scholars program, which awards scholarships for a one-year master’s degree and leadership program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, has selected four people with Stanford affiliations to join its Class of 2022.

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