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Springtime at Stanford University
Feb 15 2019 | Posted In: Students
Still deciding what classes to enroll in? Check out these spring quarter courses that have an international focus, and add a new global perspective to your studies.  AFRICAST 209: Running While Others Walk: African Perspectives on Development
Rachel Quint, Robin Swearingen and Sofia Singer
Feb 11 2019 | Posted In: Students
Global studies alumni Rachel Quint and Robin Swearingen returned to campus in February to talk about their careers in international service at a panel discussion held at the Haas Center for Public Service.
Steven Pifer
Feb 1 2019 | Melissa De Witte, Stanford News | Posted In: Media
U.S. suspension of the INF Treaty – the first step toward withdrawing from the 1987 arms control agreement – allows Russia to develop and deploy missiles that can travel between 3,000–5,500 miles, according to a Stanford scholar with diplomatic experience in the region. While the U.S. is also...
Encina Hall
Jan 24 2019 | Michelle Leung, Stanford Daily | Posted In: Students
Over the past four years, the Stanford Global Studies (SGS) Division of the School of Humanities and Sciences welcomed two new undergraduate academic degree plans offered only as minors. These programs — the Global Studies minor and the Human Rights minor — provide central academic structures for...
Christophe Crombez
Jan 17 2019 | Melissa De Witte, Stanford News | Posted In: Media
Stanford researcher Christophe Crombez breaks down the withdrawal negotiations of Brexit, the British exit from the European Union. A no-deal Brexit – a possibility since the U.K. Parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal to withdraw from the European Union earlier this week – could...
Khatib with Romeo and Juliet, mobile robotic arms that could perform a wide range of tasks and collaborate with each other.
Jan 16 2019 | Taylor Kubota, Stanford News | Posted In: Faculty
Oussama Khatib is a professor of computer science at Stanford University and leads the Robotics Lab. His projects have included cooperative robots, Romeo and Juliet, and the diving robot, OceanOne. He is also interested in autonomous robots, human-friendly robotics, haptics – bringing the sense of...
Professor Harold Kahn
Jan 15 2019 | Alex Shashkevich, Stanford News | Posted In: Faculty
Harold L. Kahn, a professor emeritus who helped create a generation of leading U.S. scholars in Chinese and Japanese history, died on Dec. 11. Kahn served as the director for the Center for East Asian Studies from 1997-1998. Harold L. “Hal” Kahn, a professor emeritus of history who taught at...
Japan in the Pacific World symposium panel
Dec 5 2018 | Center for East Asian Studies | Posted In: Events
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...
Navi Pillay
Nov 27 2018 | Aparna Verma and Daniel Yang, Stanford Daily | Posted In: Events
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...
Alina Utrata
Nov 15 2018 | Regina King, Stanford Daily | Posted In: Students
Alina Utrata ‘17, the first Stanford graduate with a minor in human rights, visited the Handa Center on Tuesday to share her experiences at Stanford and as a master’s student in the U.K. “The Handa Center was one of the most important – if not the most important – parts of my undergraduate...