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Upcoming Events

IEA's Renewables 2019: Market Analysis and Forecast to 2024
You are invited to hear Heymi Bahar, senior analyst, project manager and lead author of Renewables 2019, IEA's annual report. The report discusses global renewable energy trends and development forecast for the electricity, heat and transportation sectors with an in-depth look at distributed solar PV.Space is very limited, RSVP (for the talk and reception) is required for this event.  Read more.
Monday, December 9, 2019 | 4:30PM | 
Shriram Center for Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering

indigenous entrepreneurship speaker
Indigenous Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development: The Wisdom of Our Elders
Please join us for an Environmental Forum with Jason Mika, 2019 Fulbright Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Scholar and senior lecturer at Massey University.

Dr. Mika’s talk will focus on his research on Indigenous entrepreneurship in Aotearoa New Zealand, its contribution to sustainable development and how the wisdom of our elders can inform efforts to achieve multidimensional wellbeing. Dr. Mika will also offer some insights on his Fulbright research in the United States that relate to this topic.  Read more.
Monday, December 9, 2019  | 3.:45PM – 5:15PM 
Y2E2 Building, Room 299
Robin Snyder, "The role of luck in individual success"
Dr. Snyder's career has followed the weedy life history strategy typical of many physicists. After obtaining an undergraduate degree in physics from Oberlin College, she went on for a physics PhD from UCSB but was already beginning to drift toward ecology, choosing Roger Nisbet as her mentor.  Upon graduating, she underwent a short dispersal phase and completed a postdoc under Peter Chesson at UC Davis. She was then hired by the Biology department at Case Western Reserve University, where she remains.

    Monday, December 9, 2019 | 4:00PM-5:00PM | 
Clark Center Auditorium S001

Was Leonardo da Vinci's World Map the First to Name America? A Talk with Christopher Tyler

This 500th anniversary year of Leonardo’s death in 1519 is an appropriate moment for a reappraisal of his largely unrecognized contribution to global cartography. An obscure page of his notebooks in the Codex Atlanticus contains a world map in a unique octant projection, validated by the inclusion of sketch of this projection on a separate page, where he explores many forms of global projection. Christopher's talk will reassess the dating of Leonardo’s unique mappamundi to suggest that it predates the famous map of Waldseemüller (1507), and may thus have been the first map in history to use the name 'America'. Registration is required.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
3:15PM-4:30PM | David Rumsey Map Center, Bing Wing, Green Library
Meet the Makers Autumn 2019
More than 100 brilliant STUDENT MAKERS from the Product Realization Lab present their AMAZING Autumn Quarter projects! Products include innovations in sports equipment, consumer goods, fine jewelry, education and health devices, agricultural tools, and MORE!  Read more.

   Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | 9:30PM-11:30PM | 
Stanford University, Building 550, Atrium

Stanford Women in Technology (Stanford WIT) Meeting

Learn leadership skills specific to women in technology from guest speaker Nita Singh Kaushal. Nita is a lecturer in the Stanford School of Engineering and founder of Miss CEO. Prior to Miss CEO, Nita held senior management roles at Intel and Yahoo!, where she led the Yahoo! Women in Technology organization. Read more.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019| 3:00PM-4:30PM | Main Campus, SRWC, Zoom details
Post-political uncertainties: Governing nuclear controversies in post-Fukushima Japan
This article examines a set of public controversies surrounding the role of nuclear power and the threat of radioactive contamination in a post-Fukushima Japan. The empirical case study focuses on the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan most influential ministry and, more importantly, the former regulator of nuclear energy before the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.  Link to pdf.
States and Nature: The Effects of 
Climate Change on Security

Joshua Busby, Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas-Austin, will present the main argument and empirical work from his draft book manuscript. Over the past decade, a rich literature on the connections between climate change and security emerged, much of it quantitative on the links between climate change and violent internal conflict. In this book manuscript, Busby seeks to widen the aperture of security concerns to include major humanitarian emergencies. Through the study of paired cases, he explores why countries that face similar physical exposure to climate hazards experience different outcomesHis argument combines state capacity, the degree of political inclusion, and the role of international assistance to explain differences between countries as well as within countries over time. Countries with low state capacity, high political exclusion, and where assistance is denied or delivered in a one-sided manner are expected to have the worst security outcomes in the wake of exposure to climate hazards. While assistance can sometimes compensate for weak state capacity, improvements in capacity and inclusion can diminish the risks of climate-related emergencies and conflict. In this talk, Busby will compare the experience of Bangladesh, India, and Myanmar to cyclones. Live stream information.

Thursday, December 12, 2019 |
1:30-3:00 pm
William J. Perry Conference Room
Encina Hall, Second Floor, Central, C231
616 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305


Curious about where STS can take you?
Peer Advisor Bec Smith has been offered a full-time role at Microsoft! Combining their background in CS with their love for anthropology and psychology, Bec demonstrated that you don't need a CS degree to get into the tech industry. They will be filling an engineering role and hope to enter the realm of user experience and accessibility in the future.

On campus paid internship for a venture capital firm
Amasia, a venture capital firm with offices in the Bay Area and in Singapore, is looking for a student from the humanities or social sciences to assist with research and writing during the academic year.  Working remotely, the paid intern will be expected to spend approximately 10 hours a week assisting Amasia’s partners with the tasks outlined below.  No previous business experience or special training is required, but strong research and writing skills are essential.  

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Applications close on January 16th, 2020 at 1:30 pm

Consultant - San Francisco 
Propeller Consulting

Propeller is looking for great management consultants. If finding simple solutions to complex problems is a passion of yours, and you not only care about the sustainability of those solutions but also the way they help people do their jobs, then a career at Propeller might be for you. You’ll become a trusted advisor to great clients and you’ll have incredibly supportive colleagues who are committed to helping each other. 

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Applications close on
December 31st, 2019
at 4:35 pm
Policy Advocate
Chinese for Affirmative Action

Salary: Starting at $50,000 DOE, excellent benefits
Hours: Full-time; exempt
Deadline: Open until filled

About the Organization
 Chinese for Affirmative Action was founded in 1969 to protect the civil rights of Chinese Americans and to advance multiracial democracy in the United States. Today, CAA is a progressive voice in and on behalf of the broader Asian American and Pacific Islander (API) community. We advocate for systemic change that advances equity and addresses challenges facing our community. 
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Applications close on December 28th, 2019 at 5:00  __________________________
Research Associate III
Public Health Institute

Posting Number: #142-19
Position Title: Research Associate III
The California Bridge Program, a program of the Public Health Institute (PHI), is hiring a Research Associate to support research and evaluation activities to advance solutions to the opioid epidemic.
Within this new role, you will be working on a newly launched, fast-paced project with a dedicated team of program staff and clinicians. You will ensure that data is collected accurately and managed efficiently to facilitate collaboration with The California Bridge Program external evaluator and research partners. This position is a unique opportunity to contribute to, and learn from, the work of leading investigators in the field of addiction treatment.
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Applications close on
December 31st, 2019 at 11:55 pm 
Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
Public Health Institute

Posting Number: #163-19
Position Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
Application Link:
Join an exciting team of advocates for girls and women at Rise Up, based at The Public Health Institute (PHI)! Rise Up is hiring a Monitoring and Evaluation Manager. The position will focus on developing and managing our programmatic monitoring and evaluation processes. This is an exciting new position that blends experience with international programs with knowledge and a passion for monitoring and evaluation. The position will report to the Director of Programs, leading the monitoring, evaluation and reporting activities across Rise Up programs, based in Oakland, CA.

Additional job and internship postings can be found at Handshake and
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