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STS Wire 4/10/2017

In this Issue
  • Submit to Intersect: The Stanford Journal of STS!
  • Tencent's Approach to Games and the Western Market
  • The Future of Liberal Democracy in the Digital Age
  • Earth Day Documentary Film Screening: Jane's Journey
  • H&S Undergrad Mock Interview Clinic
  • 'Ilm wa 'Amal: Nature, Body and Space in Medieval and early Modern Islamicate Societies

 Submit to Intersect: The Stanford Journal of STS!
What is Intersect? Intersect is an international, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, STS-focused, academic research journal run by undergrads. Intersect publishes online quarterly at intersect.stanford.edu and is regularly cited in Google Scholar. Intersect is an open access journal, meaning it provides free public access to its content to support a greater global exchange of knowledge. 

Submit to Intersect! We accept research articles, essays, thesis chapters, book reviews, and more! Visit the Intersect site for past issues and submission instructions. We accept submissions from undergraduates and graduate students, at Stanford and other institutions.

The deadline to submit to the Spring 2017 issue of Intersect is Friday, April 14th.
Tencent's Approach to Games and the Western Market
Randy Lee is the Head of Business Development, North America for Tencent. Randy’s responsibilities include investments, licensing, developer and partner relations, and strategic growth initiatives for all things gaming and entertainment related. Prior to Tencent, Randy was VP of Global Business Development at Crowdstar, a Time Warner, Intel Capital backed leader in mobile games. Randy led Crowdstar's expansion internationally, managed their strategic platform partnerships and other distribution and licensing initiatives.
Interactive media and games increasingly pervade and shape our society. In addition to their dominant roles in entertainment, videogames play growing roles in education, arts, science and health. This seminar series brings together a diverse set of experts to provide interdisciplinary perspectives on these media regarding their history, technologies, scholarly research, industry, artistic value and potential future. As the speakers and title suggest, the series also provides a topical lens for the diverse aspects of our lives. Read more.

Tuesday April 11, 2017 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | SAPP Center, Room 114

The Future of Liberal Democracy in the Digital Age
In a series of talks hosted by Stanford Libraries, Toomas Hendrik Ilves will address topics ranging from e-society and digital entrepreneurship to cyber security and geopolitical challenges of the Baltic countries.
This talk will review the development of new tools in the digital era to disrupt democracies and how they have been used – first against my part of the world, Eastern Europe and later in Western Europe, and ultimately elsewhere.
We are under attack. It is an attack against Western democracies and on the institutions that bind them, the EU and NATO. This attack is at once asymmetrical, yet ideologically promiscuous. By the latter I mean that an authoritarian regime supports both extreme left and extreme right parties that are anti-EU, anti-NATO and anti-US, and does what it can to undermine centrist parties and politicians. It is asymmetrical because our democratic institutions – free and fair elections, rule of law, respect for fundamental rights and freedoms, especially freedom of the press, do not allow us to respond in kind. In my talk I shall also look at what democracies can do to respond. Read more.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | 4:00PM-5:00PM | Bender Room, Green Library
Earth Day Documentary Film Screening: Jane's Journey
If we are the most intellectual creature that has ever walked on the planet, how come we are destroying that planet? (Jane Goodall) Almost 25 years ago famed primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall gave up her career in order to devote her entire time and energy to the mission of saving our planet. She has taken on the responsibilities of a UN Messenger of Peace, and has been honored with countless awards.As this charismatic woman tells us about her life, she is shown among her beloved chimpanzees in Africa, as well as on her travels around the globe to spread her message that there is still hope for future generations.  This documentary offers an intimate portrait of the private person behind the world-famous icon, possibly the most fascinating woman of our time, whose scientific breakthroughs are considered to be among the most important of the past 100 years. Read more.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | 7:00PM-9:30PM | Betchel International Center
H&S Undergrad Mock Interview Clinic

Practice interviewing with an experienced professional! Meet with an employer or alumni for a 20 minute mock interview. Learn what employers are looking for during the interview and receive feedback. Please sign up here prior to the event. To make the most of your session, we suggest you: - Dress as if you were on an actual interview - Review typical interview questions before your mock interview ** Suggestions are optional Note: This opportunity is for students in the School of Humanities & Sciences. If an employer's schedule changes, a BEAM career coach will cover their interview time. Read more.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | 12:00PM-4:00PM | BEAM, 3rd floor Conference Room
'Ilm wa 'Amal: Nature, Body and Space in Medieval and early Modern Islamicate Societies
This workshop brings together scholars of diverse specializations to consider the nature of the relationship between theory/knowledge (‘ilm) and practice/action (‘amal) in the premodern “scientific” tradition(s) of the Islamicate world through the prism of body and space. How did different fields in theoretical and practical sciences in the premodern Islamicate world - such as astrology, medicine, alchemy, and engineering - conceptualize the relationship between theory and practice? How does the conventional separation of knowledge and action erode, if at all, through the late medieval and early modern periods? While different fields presupposed hierarchies and prioritizations between knowledge/theory and action/practice, how did they situate knowledge of practice, such as artisanal knowledge? Read more.
April 14&15, 2017 | 9:00AM-5:00PM | 200-307
Denise DeBartolo York Fellowship

Denise DeBartolo York has had a long and distinguished career in business and professional sports. Mrs. York is the owner and co-chairman of five-time world champion San Francisco 49ers. Earlier in her career, Mrs. York served as president of the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team. Under her leadership, the Penguins were revitalized and transformed into a Stanley Cup winning team.  Mrs. York has been named by Forbes’ Magazine as one of the most powerful women in sports.

The fellowship is designed to give the fellow a well-rounded foundation in the business of professional sports.  The fellowship is suited to a young woman who aspires to a career in any aspect of the business of a professional sports team.  The 12-month program consists of rotations among business departments in areas where women have historically been underrepresented in the sports industry, including Sales, Studio, and Stadium Operations. To maintain continuity, the fellow will work with the Human Resources Manager to support her through all of the rotations. In addition, the fellow will be assigned executive mentors to facilitate her growth. Read more.

Immigration Policy Researcher Intern
Arrived is a San Francisco-based startup non-profit that seeks to help documented and undocumented immigrants know their rights and find helpful information. We have a fast-growing free Android app that provides the right info at the right time to those already living in the country or coming to the US. We are working in conjunction with the Mexican Consulate of San Francisco and immigration non-profits across the country in the first-ever Android app tailored to advice for immigrants. Our team is working on the project part-time while we work at Google and other tech companies.

We're looking for an intern who can start immediately to help research the nitty-gritty of US immigration policy. This person will directly contribute to our knowledge bank of common immigration questions and find the best answers. In addition, he or she or ze will contact some of the leading minds in the US about immigration policy. The role may expand to writing updates about immigration reform coming out of DC under the new administration to provide content to the app's newsfeed. It's a part-time, unpaid role that requires a minimum of five hours/week of work. No prior work experience of any kind is required! We'll train you and get you up to speed with immigration policy.

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