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Upcoming Events

Documentary Film Screening of Salud Sin Papeles
Salud Sin Papeles tells the story of Phoenix Allies for Community Health. PACH is a free clinic built and run by human rights activists in the heart of Phoenix that provides healthcare to the underserved and uninsured. Aligning with Community Grassroots Media’s focus on social responsibility, this feature-length documentary is run entirely on donations. It is a chance to give back to the community and to highlight the struggles and achievements of one small but growing clinic that is a seed for hope and change in communities across the country. Courtesy of Phoenix Allies for Community Health. Read more.
Monday, April 29, 2019 | 4:30PM-7:00PM | Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and            Knowledge, First Floor, Room 120
Hydropower: Climate Solution and Conservation Challenge

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, April 29, 2019 | 4:30PM-5:20PM | NVIDIA Auditorium

Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War
Militaries around the world are racing to build robotic systems with increasing autonomy. What will happen when a Predator drone has as much autonomy as a Google car? Should machines be given the power to make life and death decisions in war? Paul Scharre, a former Army Ranger and Pentagon official, will talk on his new book, Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War. Army of None was named one of Bill Gates’ Top 5 Books of 2018. Scharre will explore the technology behind autonomous weapons and the legal, moral, ethical, and strategic dimensions of this evolving technology. Paul Scharre is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security.  Read more.
    Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 4:30PM – 6:00PM | CEMEX Auditorium
Magdalena Malecka on the mistaken image of the behavioural sciences in policy

Recently, we are facing, worldwide, an increasing interest in applying findings of the behavioural sciences to policymaking. This phenomenon has been sometimes called ‘the behavioural turn’ in policy. Behavioural approaches are drawn upon in a variety of policy fields such as health and environmental policy, consumer protection law, as well as, for instance, in policies that tackle poverty. The behavioural turn gained momentum around ten years ago after the publication of the book ‘Nudge’ by Thaler & Sunstein. Application of behavioural research to policy has polarized scholars into fierce critics and devoted enthusiasts. All participants in the debate take at face value the image of the behavioural sciences that the advocates of the behavioural policy subscribe to. This image is mistaken, however. Building upon the scholarship in the history of the behavioural sciences (especially during the Cold War period in the US), as well as on insights from the philosophy of science (especially work of Helen Longino), I will show why and how behavioural research has been simplified and distorted in policy settings, as well as in academic discussions accompanying the behavioural turn. I then preliminarily suggest how a more nuanced and philosophically sophisticated view on the behavioural sciences could be conceptualized and I ask whether we need to, in light of this view, rethink the ways in which findings from the behavioural sciences could, and should, inform policy. Read more.

                  Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 4:30PM – 6:00PM | History Room 201

Ross Douthat on How to Save the Humanities: Some Immodest Proposals for a Revolt Against Technocracy
Since the Great Recession, there has been an accelerating decline in the study of the humanities at American universities. In an age of technocratic ambition and Silicon Valley dominance, is it possible for a humanistic education to compete with the sciences for students? What can today's humanists learn from past periods of seeming conflict with the scientific spirit, and past recoveries? What should the humanities offer, and to whom?

Ross Douthat joined The New York Times as an Op-Ed columnist in April 2009. Previously, he was a senior editor at The Atlantic and a blogger for He is the author of Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics (Simon and Schuster, 2012) and Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class (Hyperion, 2005), and the co-author, with Reihan Salam, of Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream (Doubleday, 2008). He is the film critic for the National Review. He lives with his wife and daughters in Washington, DC. Read more.
    Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 5:30PM – 7:00PM | Oshman Hall
ITI Human Immune Monitoring Technology and Bioinformatics Conference

This conference will showcase the latest research by renowned scientists on new technologies and analytic methods geared toward human immunology. 
This is a two day conference starting on Thursday, May 2, 2019 and ending on Friday, May 3, 2019.

Stanford School of Medicine organizing committee: Bali Pulendran, PhD, Catherine Blish, MD, PhD, Purvesh Khatri, PhD, Mark M. Davis, PhD. 
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May 2-3, 2019 | 8:30AM-6:30PM | Berg Hall, Li Ka Shing Center
Cardinal Careers Thursday – Networking So Your Next Opportunity Finds You
Graduation is around the corner. Job searching is painful! Competition is stiff. Companies seldom call you back. Wouldn’t it be nice to have opportunities come to you?  This workshop, hosted by Aspira Founder & Chief Empowerment Officer Oscar Garcia, will teach you how to build and nourish relationships so you attract job opportunities. Read more.

Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 12:00PM – 1:30PM | DK Room, Haas Center for Public Service
Brown Institute for Media Innovation welcomes Technology Journalist Kara Swisher

On May 2, the Brown Institute welcomes technology/business journalist Kara Swisher. Kara is co-founder of Recode and a contributing writer to The New York Times Opinion Section. She previously wrote for The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, and served as co-executive editor of All Things Digital.  
Kara will discuss the state of the technology industry and share her perspective on media trends with Brown Institute Director Maneesh Agrawala.  
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May 2-3, 2019 | 6:30M-7:30PM | Berg Hall, Li Ka Shing Center


BEAM Social Impact and Government Associate - 2019/20 Academic Year

The BEAM, Stanford Career Education Associate Program is comprised of current undergraduate or graduate students who will represent and support the industry interests of Stanford University students. Associates are the pulse of the student body at BEAM. The Social Impact Associate will focus their efforts on supporting students and working with employers in the Social Impact and Government sectors. Read more.

Enterprise Tech Sales Opps Intern

Serve as part of Silicon Valley Bank’s (SVB’s) Enterprise Technology Banking team as a summer intern working in the center of the innovation economy in San Francisco. Build out a fundamental financial skillset and understanding of bank operations by serving as a core member of the Enterprise team. Support the team with critical research that helps improve the delivery of targeted financial solutions to clients and prospects, as well as supporting industry events and the publication of insight pieces that help shape the market. Selected intern(s) will experience a steep learning curve and work in a dynamic start-up environment, engaging with inclusive, diverse and cross-functional teams. Read more.
Analytics Internship-Summer 2019 

As an Analytics Intern, you will collect and analyze data related to various clinical populations, assessing clinical quality, health outcomes, quality of life, and cost. Your work will support Humana’s strategic and tactical progress; improving the health of the members we serve 20% by 2020.  Read more. 

Research Assistant, Global Attitudes

The Pew Research Center has an immediate need for a Research Assistant to support its expanding global research agenda. The Research Assistant will be part of the Global Attitudes research team, which conducts worldwide public opinion surveys on major international issues such as attitudes toward the U.S. and American foreign policy, views of China, global economic attitudes, terrorism and democracy, as well as how people view conditions in their countries and their own lives. Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor's degree with a concentration in political science, economics or a similar field of social science. Candidates with more extensive experience or exceptionally strong qualifications may be considered for appointment at the Research Analyst level.  This position will report to the Associate Director of Global Attitudes research. Read more.
Product Design Engineer

Carson is a leading consumer optics company, designing a wide variety of products that include binoculars, magnifiers, microscopes, night vision, optical toys, and accessories. Carson’s products are distributed through large national retail chains. The company has a creative culture where everyone is encouraged to contribute to innovation. Carson has dedicated a team of engineers whose sole mission is to improve the customer experience.

Utilize your creativity to design new consumer products, from the initial idea to the finished product. Work with other engineers and engineering manager to refine your designs. Produce prototypes using engineering laboratory equipment (CNC machines, 3D printers, etc.). Meet with packaging, marketing and sales teams and see your creation turn into a reality. Carson's engineers spend a portion of their time on both company projects and on their own optical creations. We believe that by allowing our engineers to have creative freedom, we will all benefit as a company. This job is most suitable for an engineer that likes to think outside-of-the-box. Read more.
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