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Protecting International Human Rights & Holding Int'l Organizations Accountable Through U.S. Courts
What recourse do individuals have if their rights are violated by international development projects financed by international organizations? Should international organizations have complete immunity in U.S. courts even when they violate human and environmental rights and their own stated policies? These are some of the questions raised by the Jam v. International Finance Corporation case that was successfully argued by Stanford Law School’s Professor Jeffrey Fisher on October 31, 2018. In February 2019, the Supreme Court released its 7-1 decision for Jam, narrowing the interpretation of the international organizational immunity in U.S. courts. Read more.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | 12:45PM-2:00PM | Encina Commons conference room 123 
Finding and Using Social Media Data
Does your research depend on understanding trends in popular culture, or require data on current events? You might be interested in analyzing social media data, such as collections of tweets. In this workshop, we'll discuss several options for finding social media data, and discuss legal and ethical issues surrounding obtaining such data. We'll also look at several examples of how you can use social media data, such as text mining large collections of tweets.  

This workshop is offered by Stanford Libraries' Center for Interdisciplinary Research as part of its mission to provide training in technical academic research practices and applied research methods. This workshop will be led by Scott Bailey.
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                    Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | 12:00PM-1:00PM |Catherine Tierney Seminar Room, Green Library 121A 
Women and Gender Minorities in Digital Humanities Collegium
Our main questions for the collegium, which we’ll discuss in papers, Q&A, and our workshop are: how might our understanding of women in DH be enhanced by taking a more deliberate set of perspectives? What kinds of projects are women and gender minorities developing and directing? What women and gender minorities are themselves the focus and subjects of researchers’ attentions? What fresh light is cast upon the “canon,” our methods and approaches, by considering the work of scholars who are often overlooked, uncited, and marginalized by the dominant discourses? In what ways can women and gender minorities benefit from the social and intellectual connections to be made through conversation and scholarly exchange? Read more.

May 29-31, 2019 | All day | The Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis
The Doomsday Doctrine: Philosophy Talk LIVE with Guest Daniel Ellsberg

The doctrine of mutually assured destruction is supposed to deter both sides in a war from launching the first nuclear strike. However, the strategy of the US, NATO, and other super powers has been to plan the destruction of nearly all life on Earth. If near total annihilation would be monstrous, ethically speaking, then what should we say about preparing for and planning it? Can there be any moral justification for plausibly threatening a nuclear holocaust? And now that we’ve gotten ourselves in this situation, is there any realistic and ethical way out?

Join our live audience at Stanford to record a new episode of Philosophy Talk, the nationally syndicated public radio show. Philosophers John Perry and Ken Taylor welcome special guest Daniel Ellsberg—writer, activist, former defense analyst, whistleblower, and author of The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. In addition to thought provoking conversation, audience questions, and laughter, the show will feature Roving Philosophical Reporter Liza Veale, satirist and Sixty Second Philosopher Ian Shoales, and musical guest the Tiffany Austin Trio.. Read more.

         Wednesday,  May 29, 2019 | 7:00PM – 8:30PM | Cubberley Auditorium 
Reenvisioning Entrepreneurship: A Talk by Maria Contreras-Sweet
A longtime advocate for America’s business owners and entrepreneurs, and respected champion for diversity and inclusion, job creation, economic innovation, and equal opportunity, Contreras-Sweet sees entrepreneurship as a force that can change lives and lift whole communities around the world. Join us during this luncheon talk to learn about the fascinating life-story of Contreras-Sweet, who through entrepreneurship, politics, and government, went from a hardscrabble background in Guadalajara to almost purchasing Miramax Films in 2017.

Maria Contreras-Sweet was the Head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (2014-2017); Founder ProAmérica Bank; Former Secretary of California’s Business, Transportation and Housing Agency 
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    Thursday,  May 30, 2019 | 12:00PM – 1:30PM | TBD
Finding Alumni Mentors and Making Connections

Mentoring moments and alumni connections can offer many insights as you move through your academic training. In this workshop we will highlight some of the many powerful resources to make alumni connections including SAM (Stanford Alumni Mentoring) and SMAA (School of Medicine Alumni Association), and LinkedIn. We will discuss tips and best practices for searching, reaching out, and interacting to make the most of your mentoring experiences. Read more.

                 Thursday,  May 30, 2019 | 2:00PM – 3:00PM | TBD


Policy Analyst
The New Center believes that Washington, DC is broken, with the far left and far right making it increasingly impossible to govern. This will not change until a viable New Center emerges that can create an assertive policy agenda that expands opportunity and security for the American people.
This is the work of The New Center, a foundation which aims to educate and convene citizens around a policy framework based on four core tenets: opportunity, security, accountability and ingenuity.
The Policy Analyst will work on refining policy ideas in collaboration well-known policy makers and thinkers from the centrist point of view. The Policy Analyst will analyze, write and refine policy ideas with the goal of producing innovative centrist policy ideas. The Analyst will present these ideas to the Advisory Board of the New Center as well as develop plans to promote the policies. 
Promotion may include writing, briefing editorial boards, talking with Congressional offices, social media, etc. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in policy and having an impact on re-centering America. 
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Machine Learning in Health: Research Internship Opportunity

This research opportunity involves assisting in the development and implementation of predictive and analytical machine learning tools utilizing patient EHR (electronic health records). At minimum, students will learn machine learning workflows for analysis of health and health outcomes at hospitals. Students interested in a long-term, self-directed research opportunity are encouraged to apply! Typical tasks include running experiments with novel machine learning approaches and investigating cutting-edge research. We are looking for a knowledgeable, positive, self-motivated individual to join our research and development team.  We offer the opportunity to work remotely if desired. Experience with machine learning techniques is required; in particular, experience is required with tree ensembles and neural networks. Experience with machine learning packages in Python, such as sklearn and keras, is desirable. Please be prepared to submit references for prior work. Read more.
Product Designer - Netflix

Work on the studio team to help build a suite of tools to scale the operations behind taking a title live while building the world’s deepest catalog of information about tv shows and movies. Design, develop and build tools to manage and enhance our catalog of data, which is leveraged everywhere from production to the service. Work across teams including engineering, product, and other stakeholders to exchange ideas leading to rapid testing and iteration. Drive product launches. Ideate and produce multiple UX/UI concepts. Read more. 

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