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Hal Harvey: Energy Policy Solutions
Preventing dangerous climate change is an “area under the curve” problem, as total emissions over time must not exceed a trillion tons of carbon. The imperative, then, is focusing on strategies that offer speed and scale in carbon reduction. Ten policies, applied to 20 countries, can land us at a reasonable climate future.

This seminar by Hal Harvey will lay out the policies that can put us on the path to a low-carbon future, describe the design elements that ensure success, and apply this focus on the “four zeros” –a zero-carbon grid, zero-emissions vehicles, zero-net-energy buildings, and zero-waste manufacturing.  Read more.
Monday, March 11, 2019 | 4:30PM-5:20PM | NVIDIA Auditorium
Far From Sanctuary: African American Travel in Twentieth-Century America

This talk takes mobility as its central theme and calls for a reconsideration of the automobile and its iconic role in American culture. How might the social and cultural meanings of travel and the car change once removed from their mythic place in Americana and placed in the context of African American life? The car and the ability to travel are emblematic of freedom and autonomy. What might they mean to people who have experienced countless forms of unfreedom and whose movements have been limited, controlled, and constrained?  Read more.

                      Wednesday, March 13, 2019 |12:00PM-1:30PM | The Terrace Room

Why is Universal Basic Income So Controversial? - Lecture
This lecture will discuss a form of unconditional cash transfers often called "universal basic income" (UBI). UBI can be thought of as a form of "negative income tax," often with a zero tax rate. Evidence on the incentive effects of UBI in many contexts will be presented. The idea of a negative income tax was supported by a wide range of economists because of its efficiency properties — including James Tobin and Milton Friedman — which makes it surprising that UBI has been so controversial. This lecture will try to resolve this controversy by introducing the notion of "Universal Basic Opportunity." Read more.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | 5:30PM-7:00PM | Cubberly Auditorium
A Conversation With Jonathan Pershing
Jonathan Pershing is the Program Director of Environment at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. He leads a team of grantmakers focused on climate change in the U.S., China, India, Europe and Latin America, and conserving the North American West. He joined the foundation in January 2017.

Previously, Jonathan served as Special Envoy for Climate Change at the U.S. Department of State and lead U.S. negotiator to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. Jonathan played a key role in successfully negotiating landmark climate change deals with nations such as China, India, the European Union, Canada
and Mexico. In this capacity – as well as in his earlier capacity as Deputy Special Envoy — he was instrumental in securing the 2015 Paris climate agreement, and subsequently, as senior international climate advisor to the White House and Secretary of State, was charged with overseeing its early implementation Join us for a discussion. Read more.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | 3:30PM-5:00PM | Mackenzie Room, Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center
Climate Change & Human Mortality
Come learn about "Climate Change & Human Mortality" with Dr. Solomon Hsiang, Chancellor’s Associate Prof. of Public Policy,  UC Berkeley; Gloria & Richard Kushel Visiting Scholar, Stanford University

With an introduction by Dr. Laura Kwong, Postdoctoral Fellow, The Natural Capital Project

Integration of socioeconomic data, climate science, and causal inference methods are allowing researchers to better understand the potential effect of climate change on human health. This talk will discuss recent research trying to understand how populations around the world may be impacted, how they may
adapt, and the unequal health burden of climate change for populations across the globe.  Read more.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | 5:00PM-6:00PM | Y2E2 299
Art + Science + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Are you a student who receives accommodations at Stanford, wondering how those will translate once you hit the work world? Join Google, Facebook, and LimeConnect to get some advice! Whether you have an invisible disability, a visible disability, a learning difference, or a mental health issue, we'll have content helpful to you. We'll talk about which accommodations are the most common, which are "reasonable", and how to ask for them. From flexible schedules to headphones or technical equipment, you'll leave with a better idea of what could help you do your best work. Lime Connect, a non-profit that specializes in connecting students with disabilities to employers, will be on hand to offer advice and guidance, as well as information about their Fellowship program. We will also have a representative from Facebook and Google, to give advice from the employer's perspective. Read more.
Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 10:00AM-4:30PM | Bowes Art & Architecture Library


Product Management Internship

Product Managers at iRobot play a key role in creating and executing on the product vision: developing deep consumer and market insights, translating those insights to product requirements, launching the product into the market, and then maximizing consumer satisfaction post-launch. They work closely with a cross-functional team of User Experience, Engineering, Manufacturing, Logistics and Commercial colleagues to bring our robots to life.

We are seeking a Product Manager Intern to join our team. Working alongside other Product Managers, you will take on high-impact projects on one or more of our product lines. You’ll be exposed to a variety of roles and responsibilities across a product’s lifecycle, and will leverage your curiosity, creativity and business knowledge to improve iRobot’s business. Read more.

Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art 2019

Building upon our past four year engagement with topics concerning estrangement, individuation, collectivity and art and politics in cognitive capitalism, Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art 2019 will focus upon states of consciousness and consider what effects new technological transformations might have on human consciousness and its various social and cultural expressions and permutations. Through discussions, workshops, deep readings and performative lectures, we aim to co-create new pathways of understanding and dissensus.
Policy Analyst Intern

The Division of Business Services (DBS) within SBS focuses on helping businesses start, operate, and grow in New York City. The Division is comprised of 54 programs and services, ranging from one-on-one consulting to cohort-based education to financing assistance, that serve nearly 20,000 businesses per year. Through this work, DBS aims to provide business owners the tools and resources they need to succeed, to make sure businesses are resilient in the face of crises, and to ensure that laws and policies support growth and safety for businesses and workers across the City. Working under the DBS Policy Advisor, the Intern will gain exposure to economic development policy from formulation to implementation and will develop skills in policy analysis, project management, and presentation development. The role will offer opportunities to engage with program teams across the division and participate in projects led by the division’s Deputy Commissioner. Read more. 
UX Intern

At ResMed (NYSE: RMD, ASX: RMD) we pioneer innovative solutions that treat and keep people out of the hospital, empowering them to live healthier, higher-quality lives. Our cloud-connected medical devices transform care for people with sleep apnea, COPD and other chronic diseases. Our comprehensive out-of-hospital software platforms support the professionals and caregivers who help people stay healthy in the home or care setting of their choice. By enabling better care, we improve quality of life, reduce the impact of chronic disease and lower costs for consumers and healthcare systems in more than 120 countries. Read more.


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