The Wire

Upcoming Events

Governance in the Emerging World: Emerging Technology and America's Economy
Artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing, and other new technologies appear poised to transform the world economy, and, though the transition may be painful, the United States is well-positioned to take advantage of these new opportunities. Panelists will discuss the impact of changing demographics and advancing technology on the U.S. economy and what the United States can do to manage these changes and seize their potential, including improving the educational system, removing bias in AI, and ensuring a growing, productive population.  Read more.
Monday, May 6, 2019 | 4:00PM-5:15PM | Hauck Auditorium
Reversing Climate Change within a Generation – The Pivotal Role of Algae

Hydropower, the nation’s largest renewable electricity generation source and storage capacity, is both a significant climate solution and conservation challenge.  Stanford’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance and Woods Institute for the Environment are jointly leading a project focused on how to better use this major energy resource and, at the same time, reduce its environmental impacts. The work includes: a Stanford-led dialogue between the hydropower industry and the river conservation community; a law-school-based “policy lab” pursuing key research; a decision support tool launched under Stanford’s Big Earth Hackathon; and recent efforts facilitated by Stanford and the U.S. Department of Energy. Key issues that will be addressed in the seminar include the changing economics of hydropower, the safety and environmental impacts of U.S. powered and non-powered dams, and river basin-scale decision-making regarding U.S. dam retrofits and removals. Read more.

                 Monday, May 9, 2019 | 4:30PM-5:20PM | NVIDIA Auditorium

Stanford Biodesign New Arrhythmia Technologies Retreat
This Stanford Biodesign Retreat will highlight in a single day the latest and emerging technologies in arrhythmia therapy. The Retreat is designed to serve as an expert forum of 60 key thought leaders and innovators to share their ideas about new and emerging technologies in arrhythmia management and diagnosis. Physicians and scientists will be asked to give brief talks about the emerging developments in their field, the key needs in cardiac arrhythmias in their area of expertise, and the likely solutions in the next 5 years. A speed-dating format will be used to highlight start-up companies in the field. Start-up innovators will have the opportunity to speak about the start-up and medical device innovation process. Read more.
    Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | 7:30AM – 6:00PM | Li Ka Shing Conference Center
CyberWork and the American Dream - Film Screening

Are robots coming for our jobs? Artificial intelligence is here, and it's already faster, more efficient, and cheaper than human labor. In a world where humans themselves are quickly becoming outdated, does the American dream of "getting ahead" remain an attainable goal, or turn into a lofty fantasy? How can humanity solve the impending workforce disruption as we stand on the cusp of a Fourth Industrial Revolution powered by A.I.?

In "CyberWork and the American Dream", a new 56-minute documentary sponsored by Microsoft, a look at the past gives hope for the future: Throughout history, new technology has always caused problems in labor markets, and humanity always finds innovative ways to persevere. 

Join Astro Teller (captain of Moonshots, X), Sid Espinosa (senior director of philanthropy and civic engagement at Microsoft and former Palo Alto Mayor), John Cochrane (Hoover Senior Fellow), James Shelley (Director), Elizabeth Cobbs (Hoover Senior Fellow) and Aron Tesfair (Stanford Senior Class President) at a free screening and panel discussion on A.I. and the future of work. Read more.

                 Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | 5:00PM – 7:00PM | Hauck Auditorium

Architecture & Landscape - Spring Lecture Series

The University Architect / Campus Planning and Design Office sponsors a spring lecture series in architecture and landscape architecture. The purpose of the series is to bring together community enthusiasts, students and staff from across different disciplines to hear the latest innovations in building and design. The lectures provide the Bay Area architectural and design communities an opportunity to hear nationally and internationally renowned experts in the field. The lectures are free of charge and open to the public.
The theme of this year’s lecture series is “Architecture of Humanity”.  We purposefully selected designers who believe Architecture has a much greater responsibility beyond aesthetics.  This year’s speakers share the fundamental belief that Design has the power to enrich the world around us.  They prioritize those projects with the potential for the greatest positive social impact, and strive to promote justice and human dignity.  They believe in the power of humane and respectful environments to transform neighborhoods and elevate the lives of individuals and families.  They employ a human-centered approach at all scales, deriving inspiration from the human experience rather than any fixed design dogma. Read more.
    Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | 6:30PM – 8:00PM | Lathrop Library
Technology and Organizing for Racial Justice w/ Ai-jen Poo

Join us for a discussion of the ways that technology and organizing can advance racial justice with Ai-jen Poo, an award-winning activist, thought leader, and social innovator, and a leading voice in domestic workers’ rights and family care advocacy. The lecture will be followed by a conversation with Director of Stanford's Digital Civil Society Lab, Lucy Bernholz.
Ai-jen Poo is the Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and the Co-Director of Caring Across Generations. NDWA recently launched Alia, the first portable benefits platform, for house cleaners, enabling access to benefits that are multi-contributor, prorated and portable. Alia is both a benefits solution for the millions of domestic workers in the United States and a powerful organizing tool. Lucy Bernholz is a Senior Research Scholar at Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and Director of the Digital Civil Society Lab. She has been a Visiting Scholar at The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and a Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, the Hybrid Reality Institute, and the New America Foundation. She is the author of numerous articles and books, including the annual Blueprint Series on Philanthropy and the Social Economy, the 2010 publication Disrupting Philanthropy, and her 2004 book Creating Philanthropic Capital Markets: The Deliberate Evolution.  Read more.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | 7:30PM-9:00PM | CEMEX Auditorium
From Stanford to a Service Year: Conversations with Alumni
Looking for an opportunity to "prototype" or test out a career addressing social change? Interested to hear how a service year program can serve as a launching pad for your career? Come hear from Stanford alumni who served with Public Allies, City Year, and Peace Corps about how their service years supported their career development, expanded their understanding of social justice issues, and made a lasting impact on their lives and the lives of others. The first 60 minutes will be an introduction followed by Q&A, with the last 30 minutes reserved for networking with the panelists. Read more.
Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 4:30PM – 6:50PM | DK Room, Haas Center for Public Service
Oppressive Tech: how silicon valley helps police & ICE

Palantir, Amazon, Microsoft, Salesforce, and other tech companies have contracts with federal immigration agencies or law enforcement. Activists have protested the militarization of Silicon Valley by organizing against unethical tech—tech workers at Palantir and Microsoft asked execs to drop contracts with ICE, cities like Berkeley are cutting ties to companies that provide deportation software, and more.

With Mijente, a national Latinx organization, and its #NoTechforICE campaign, SLAP (Students for the Liberation of All People) and NAACP have convened a panel to discuss current activism and delve into links between Silicon Valley and law enforcement agencies.  
Read more.
Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 5:00PM – 7:30PM | Cubberley Auditorium
2nd Annual Diversity & Inclusion Forum
Join us for the 2nd Annual Diversity and Inclusion Forum! The event will highlight innovative workshops developed by our resident and fellow trainees with their educational mentors who have participated in the LEAD (Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity) Program.

The event will be an enriching opportunity for faculty, trainees, students, postdocs, staff and community members to learn tools and strategies to enable you to become an effective change agent for diversity and inclusion in medical education.

We will conclude with a fair to bring together and celebrate the people and organizations promoting diversity and inclusion in our (Stanford) community. All are welcome to participate and we look forward to seeing you on Friday, May 10!  Read more.
Friday, May 10, 2019 | 8:00AM – 1:30PM | Berg Hall


Joo Ae will be working from home on Friday May, 10th. You can email her to schedule a remote meeting (



As part of our commitment to furthering diversity and inclusion in our company and industry, we are pleased to offer the CBRE Diversity Scholars Program.  The program was developed to support diversity in honor of former CBRE board of directors’ members who are alumni.  The initiative provides a 10-week paid summer internship to ethnically diverse undergraduate/grad students at targeted universities. 

The program’s intent is to advance students’ readiness for potential careers in commercial real estate by: Empowering learning through meaningful work experiences | Enhancing professional presence through exposure to senior executives and other leaders | Creating connections and accelerating industry knowledge through collaboration with CBRE colleagues  Read more.
Research Internship: Digital Civil Society Lab

People today use their resources to make change in a variety of ways – including charitable giving and political activism, using certain kinds of technology or investing in certain ways, and making consumer choices that align with their values. We seek a team of research assistants to help lead facilitated conversations about these choices with diverse communities across the U.S., focusing specifically on people between the ages of 18 and 30, immigrants, rural, and marginalized communities.
Candidates must be available from approximately May-September, for 10 hours per week during the academic year and full time during the summer. This position requires extensive travel within the United States during the summer months. Top candidates will have excellent public speaking and facilitation skills, language fluency in Spanish and/or another language (see below), a high degree of independence and resourcefulness, and a strong interest in philanthropy and civil society issues. Read more.
Product Marketing Manager Intern

Paravane Ventures is the parent brand of a collection of rapidly growing startups founded by Google, Facebook, Microsoft and McKinsey alumni. These ventures range from ecommerce to media to software.

In this internship, you will help lead marketing efforts for a product at one of our portfolio companies. This means crafting a marketing plan and then getting to own the execution of it! This could entail exposure to social media marketing & content creation, online ad campaign management, influencer relations, press release strategy, sales, and more depending on a combination of business need and your interests.

This internship will be remote. At this time, we can only consider students based in the United States because we are unavailable to sponsor or offer work authorization.  Read more. 

National Geographic Media Publisher Operations Summer Intern

The Intern will help manage the health of National Geographic’s Owned & Operated digital properties and third-party content distribution channels, including the building and utilization of operational reports to form data-based insights on the success of Nat Geo’s digital monetization strategy. Team members must be able to balance a set of both recurring and ad hoc priorities, including presentation of data-based insights for executive audiences.
The ideal candidate will possess an interest in learning about the business of digital publishers and the related digital advertising landscape. Qualified applicants will have the desire and ability to use data to solve complex business problems, execute on given goals with limited direction, and communicate effectively with various stakeholders across the organization. Outstanding problem-solving skills, a strong technical aptitude, an instinct to use data, and excellent written & verbal communication skills are necessary.
 Read more.
Intern, Biotechnology Innovation (AR/VR)

This summer internship position would be in GIS, and part of the Innovation Team within GIS. The intern would be evaluating and possibly piloting AR/VR in a biotechnology environment. AR/VR is being used in medical school training and pain management, and has the potential for other health care uses. The purpose of this internship is to research potential uses in a biotechnology company and help us understand the benefits and the challenges in this technology. 
The overall goal is to build a use case for AR/VR at Vertex and to prepare a proposal for a pilot project to test feasibility of this technology at a biotechnology company. The intern would be interacting semi-independently with Vertex staff in GMDA and in GIS to accomplish these goals. Deliverables: presentation to appropriate Vertex employees (e.g. Tech Council or similar) of the project including potential applications for AR/VR in Vertex, and a description of a feasibility project. Read more.
Additional job and internship postings can be found at Handshake.
powered by emma
Subscribe to our email list.