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Upcoming Events

Human Rights and Immigration
Human Rights at the Border: Migrant Rights, Transitional Justice, and the El Paso Massacre
Camilo Pérez-Bustillo will discuss the implications of policies and practices implemented by the Trump administration at the border (militarization of the border, securitization of migration policy, criminalization and commodification of migrants and the intensified externalization and regionalization of these approaches) from a comparative perspective that includes the impact of equivalent policies at the borders of the European Union and Australia. This includes acts that must be understood as instances of torture and forced disappearances, with genocidal implications, pursuant to the Rome Statute and broader norms of international criminal law.  Read more.
Monday, November 18
Encina Commons, Room 123 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm 
Anita Milman, Landreth Visiting Fellow at Stanford's Program on Water in the West and Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Environmental Forum | Groundwater Sustainability through Mandated Coordination
Anita Milman is the current Landreth Visiting Fellow at Water in the West. An associate professor in the Department of Environmental Conservation (ECO) in the School of Earth and Sustainability at the University of Massachusetts (UMass), Amherst, her research examines the multi-level governance of water resources, with a focus on human responses to hydro-climatic and other sources of environmental change. At UMass, Milman is the co-director for the Human Dimension and Environmental Policy graduate concentration, an affiliate with the School for Public Policy and Administration, the Geography program; and the Northeast Climate Science Center.  Read more.
   Monday, November 18, 2019 | 3:30PM- 5:00PM 
Room 104, Green Earth Sciences 

Energy Seminar: Dirk Smit, Vice President of Research Strategy, Shell

Dirk Smit - Vice President of Research Strategy, Chairman Shell Science Council and Chief Scientist Geophysics.
Dirk graduated from Utrecht University in 1989 with a PhD in Mathematical Physics, String Theory. He went on to complete an academic post-doctorate at Berkeley and was awarded a post-doctorate at Harvard University. He joined Shell’s Geophysics R&D department in the Netherlands in 1992.
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 Monday, November 18, 2019 | 4:30PM– 5:20PM | 
Lathrop 224 

Webinar - Digital Wellness: Health Impacts of Wireless Technology
Are you concerned about excessive screen time for yourself or your family or the physical risks of radiation generated by cell phones and Wi Fi? You are not alone.

While the use of wireless devices has skyrocketed, there have been more questions than answers raised about associated mental health, physical health, environmental, privacy, and security issues of this new technology. While there are conflicting opinions, there is credible research that underscores the need for precaution. In this noontime webinar, you will learn scientific research regarding wireless technologies and their effects on biological systems as well as the psychosocial aspects of digital addictions and how digital technology and excessive screen time can have physiological and psychological effects on children and adults. 
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    Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | Webinar
Center for Population Health Sciences | Seminar Series: Robert Phillips, MD, MSP

The PHATE of Communities
Most physicians have little understanding of the neighborhoods they serve or the social factors that affect the people who live there. We know that social factors are among the most potent effectors of life outcomes and that neighborhood social factors can be reliable markers for identifying personal risk. Even as health care starves social services that can improve outcomes, health care is feeling pressure to fill the gap and address patient and community risks. Read more.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | Li Ka Shing Center, LK 320, 3rd floor, 291 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305
eWEAR Seminar
"Impact of Materials, Transducers, and Analytics on Design of Wearable Gas, Biological, and Physiological Sensors" 

Dr. Radislav Potyrailo is a Principal Scientist at GE Research, leading the growth of wireless, wearable, and industrial/consumer chemical and biological sensors. He has been leading programs on inventing sensing systems and bringing them from lab feasibility studies, to field validation, and to commercialization. Radislav has been Principal Investigator on programs funded by AFRL, DARPA, DHS, NETL, NIH, NIOSH, and TSWG. Some of these results Radislav summarized in 120 granted US Patents and 150+ publications on transducer technologies, sensing materials, and data analytics describing sensing concepts and their implementations. Read more.

 Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 4:00PM-5:00 PM |
Huang Engineering Center, Room 305 

A Century of Ideas: Labor and Capital Market Policy: From Ideas to Actions over One Hundred Years
Labor and Capital Market Policy: From Ideas to Actions over One Hundred YearParticipants: Caroline Hoxby, John Cochrane, and George P. Shultz

Nowhere are good economic ideas more important for growth and stability than in labor and capital markets. Enormous technological, political, and demographic shifts in the past one hundred years have changed what is feasible and what works in practice. Panelists will discuss how ideas about the roles of government and private enterprise have changed, how good ideas stressing economic freedom can be advanced into action, and the influence of globalization on the ability of governments to apply good ideas to capital flows and immigration.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 4:30PM | 
Hauck Auditorium, David & Joan Traitel Building, Hoover Institution

CRISPR, AI, and the Ethics of Scientific Discovery
Twin revolutions at the start of the 21st century are shaking up the very idea of what it means to be human. Computer vision and image recognition are at the heart of the AI revolution. And CRISPR is a powerful new technique for genetic editing that allows humans to intervene in evolution.

Jennifer Doudna and Fei-Fei Li, pioneering scientists in the fields of gene editing and artificial intelligence, respectively, will be on stage discussing the ethics of scientific discovery. 
Space is very limited, event will be live streamed: more.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 7:00PM-8:30PM | 

CEMEX Auditorium, Graduate School of Business

Atipica CEO and founder Laura Gomez @ ETL

“Always ask, when you’re using a tool with AI, ‘Who’s the founder, who’s the data scientist?’” advises Atipica CEO and founder Laura Gomez in an interview she did for VMWare earlier this year. 

Concerned with the ways that AI and machine learning often reveal biases against already marginalized groups, Gomez created a platform that uses those same tools to remove rather than exacerbate bias in the hiring process. Atipica offers companies applicant tracking and recruitment tools, visual diversity dashboards, and a way to automatically re-surface applicants from underrepresented backgrounds.  Read more.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 4:30PM-5:30PM | 
NVIDIA Auditorium, Stanford University

What You Always Wanted to Know about Economics, Payer Coverage, and Big Data for Precision Health – But Were Afraid to Ask

The PHIND Center is part of the Department of Radiology and is the first center in the world to focus on precision health and integrated diagnostics. We bring together faculty from all across campus to initiate new collaborations and strengthen existing ones. The PHIND Center hosts a seminar series that is open and free to everyone in the Stanford community. Our next seminar will host Kathryn Phillips, Ph.D., from UCSF. Read more.
Wednesday, November 20, 11:00AM- 12:00PM |
Li Ka Shing Center, LK101, 291 Campus Drive

Center for Population Health Sciences | Seminar Series: Paul Novosad, Dartmouth College

Machine-age tools for understanding economic development: Harnessing new data sources on access to opportunity in India. Policy-making in developing countries still depends on traditional sample surveys. Remote sensing and data exhaust from government administration create a wealth of high resolution data on socioeconomic patterns and changes. Read more.
Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 1:00PM-2:00PM | Li Ka Shing Center, LK 320, 3rd floor, 291 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305
Edge Computing and the Evolution of AR / VR
Dijam Panigrahi, COO & Co-founder, GridRaster Inc
Dhnanjay Lal, Senior Director, Emerging Platforms and Technologies, Charter Communications
As Senior Director in the Emerging Technologies team, DJ Lal leads the Edge Computing and Immersive Media Practice at Charter Communications. In this role, he provides strategic leadership and direction on service delivery innovation over the network for new use cases such as Cloud Gaming, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality.  Read more.

Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 4:30PM-6:00PM | 
Skilling Auditorium, 494 Lomita Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

Environmental History and Landscapes in the Americas
The talk will involve a panoramic historical review of (cultural) landscape studies in the Americas, from the original postulates of Carl O. Sauer and the Berkeley School to contemporary approaches to the subject, taking into account the contemporary context of environmental change.
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Friday, November 22, 12:30PM-1:20PM
Bolivar House, 582 Alvarado Row, Stanford, CA


Immediate opening: TA Position for Nuclear Insecurity in the Bay Area
and Beyond 
This is an exciting opportunity for students interested in learning more about public scholarship, community-based research, and socially-engaged design.  De-signated as a Cardinal Course by the Haas Center for Public Service, the course will cover themes of environmental justice, radioactive contamination, and the technopolitics of planetary transformation through purposeful engagement with local communities and environmental advocates.

The website that the RA will design will facilitate community access to information regarding ongoing issues of radioactive contamination and serve as a platform for collaborative research projects. The website will also be used to support future iterations of the course. 
The ideal candidate will have an interest in the course themes, commitment to community engagement, and strong web design skills. The position pays $32/hour for up to 10 hours per week. If you know of any potential candidates, please direct them to the following posting:

Mastering Uncertainty: The Power of Archival Thinking | Cantor Intensive

Dec 6 workshop at the Cantor Ats Center on archives-based teaching

When confronted with chaos and uncertainty, do you know how to stay calm, ask the right questions, and find the answers?
Archival researchers do.
Do you realize that less than 1 percent of primary sources have been digitized, and that 99 percent still exist in their original formats in collections, small and large, scattered all across the world? Do you know how to find them and use them? 
Archival researchers do. 
Through hands-on exercises in Stanford's archives, students learn the fundamentals of archival research. Pursuing their own research interests, students will learn to become self-sufficient, independent researchers capable of navigating uncertainty and producing knowledge--a skill set in demand no matter what their major or post-graduate plans. Instructor permission required.
This session takes place at the Cantor. Interested students might be interested in signing up for the intensive at the Hoover Archives as well.

We are seeking Stanford undergraduates interested in - acquiring hands-on, practice-based skills in archival research- getting to know colleagues and the inside workings of the Cantor
Students who complete this intensive are eligible to receive credit for the course
HISTORY 299P: Mastering Uncertainty: The Power of Archival Thinking. 
For more information about the training,  please contact Prof. Tom Mullaney ( )

Rivals for Life Blood Drive
Wednesday,  November 20, 10:00 AM

Give blood at the annual Rivals for Life Blood Drive to beat Cal’s collections and help us keep the winning streak alive! The Stanford community has dominated this friendly competition (benefiting patients on BOTH sides of The Bay) for many years, but we need your help to keep our streak going! All donors receive a FREE Rivals for Life t-shirt.
Walkins welcome, but better yet make an appointment at either location.
Market Research Analyst

Ipsos is one of the world’s largest market research firms and truly an independent voice among the leading research brands. While many know us for our political polling, the vast majority of our business is in other areas – media & advertising, brand marketing, product innovation, and customer engagement. Ipsos is a prodigious generator of information on the behavior and attitudes of consumers, voters, decision-makers, and the general public on all facets of our culture. Ipsos truly understands the “voice of the people” because we listen to it firsthand every day.

Associate Consultant
Promidian Consulting

Promidian values PhDs for their strong quantitative analysis skills and critical thinking. To be successful, applicants should be effective on teams, have great communication skills, a track record of success inside and outside of the lab, and a strong business sense.

Cryptocurrency Reporter
The Information

The Information is an independent, subscription-only tech and business news publication. We publish deeply reported stories that you won’t find elsewhere about the people, companies and events that drive the technology and media industries. Since our founding six years ago, we have been must-read for anyone interested in how Silicon Valley works. Over 20% of our subscriber community is made up of founders or CEOs, including Dustin Moskovitz, Julia Hartz, Chamath Palihapitiya, James Murdoch and Jonah Peretti.

AWS Sales Intern

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 165 fully featured services from data centers globally. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs. Americas Sales organization is a diverse team that focuses on driving greater AWS adoption and customer value.
We are hiring Sales Interns to help us increase customer adoption of the AWS cloud platform. As a sales intern, you will collaborate with sales teams to help build new business client leads, enter new client data, and assist with opportunity execution and follow up. As part of your internship, you will attend the AWS Sales Internship Bootcamp and immerse yourself in cloud computing, develop business and sales acumen, and learn more about Amazon culture. Post Bootcamp, you will work on your projects, complete the Cloud Practitioner examination, and attend professional development events. Upon completion of the internship program, selected interns will receive a full-time offer to join the AWS Sales Rotational Program starting in 2021. 
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Policy Analyst Center For Consumer Engagement In Health Innovation

The Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation (the “Center”) is seeking a policy analyst to join its team working to ensure that public programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, better address the needs of consumers, particularly those with the most complex needs. The Center’s policy priorities include a strong focus on opportunities to address social determinants of health and advance consumer and community engagement in health care policies and programs.
We are seeking a policy analyst who is interested in opportunities to ensure that there is a strong consumer and community voice in health care programs, and who is able to work on a range of issues. Read more.

Reseach Associate 
Q&A is a research company and social enterprise committed to making life better for people with diabetes. Our work focuses on understanding the diabetes patient experience. Our clients are diverse: medical technology and pharmaceutical companies striving to become more agile and responsive; patient, provider, and advocacy organizations; fast-moving businesses bringing new ideas to the field; and healthcare start-ups. By surveying and interviewing people with diabetes, we help clients design and develop new products and services and assist in tracking their performance. We promote clients’ understanding of the diabetes community itself and help them make patient-driven business decisions. Our work also helps clients raise funding, measure psychosocial outcomes, and build patient-informed regulatory submissions. Regular and robust patient feedback is a key part of our offering.  Read more.
Additional job and internship postings can be found at Handshake and
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