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Upcoming Events

ERE Seminar: Chris Field, PhD (Stanford University) - Natural Climate Solutions
Chris Field is the Perry L. McCarty Director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies.  His research focuses on climate change, ranging from work on improving climate models, to prospects for renewable energy systems, to community organizations that can minimize the risk of a tragedy of the commons.   Field was the founding director of the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology, a position he held from 2002 to 2016.  Read more.
Monday, December 2, 2019  | 12:30PM – 1:20PM 
Room 104, Green Earth Sciences Building, 367 Panama Street
fantastic future
How will AI transform the library? How will the library transform AIWhat role will libraries, archives, and museums play, as trusted sources of information, when more and more of the information we consume is algorithmically generated? How will the values of neutrality, privacy, authority, and preservation that these institutions advance help shape AI. How will our institutions adapt these values to a changing landscape? How can we put AI to work for us, to transform and elevate our services beyond 20th century modalities?  Read more.
   Wednesday, December 4 - Friday, December 6, 2019 |
8:30AM- 5:00PM 

David and Joan Traitel Building of the Hoover Institution, 

435 Lasuen Mall 
Human Cities Expo 2019
Please join us for the annual Human Cities Expo, a day-long celebration bringing together interdisciplinary perspectives on advancing a human-centered approach to cities. The Fall 2019 Expo will feature interactive exhibits, student presentations, and a keynote talk from Julie Sze on her upcoming book, Environmental Justice in a Moment of Danger.  Read more.

Exhibition hall open from 10am-5pm
Guided Exhibition Tours from 4-5pm

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 10:00AM– 5:00PM | Studio 1

Experiments in Learning | The Case for Applied Ethics
Formal entrepreneurship education has often relegated ethics to the fringes of the curriculum. Yet disruptive technologies and enterprises are creating unintended, harmful effects in society, and most entrepreneurship students want to do good in the world. We discuss our use of case studies, role play, and personal mission statements in helping students experience the importance of applied ethics to entrepreneurship, rather than theorizing to them about its importance. Given the increasing interest in embedded ethics curricula across various disciplines, we speculate that experiential learning in any field can help students develop meaningful principles.  Read more.

Presented by:
Tom Byers, Professor (Teaching) in Management Science and Engineering
Jack Fuchs, Adjunct Professor in Management Science and Engineering

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 12:00PM-1:30PM | 
Stanford Facutly Club

Enviromental justice in a moment of danger
The How and the Now: Situating Sustainability in a Moment of Danger

Join Professor Julie Sze, who will be giving a talk about her upcoming book, Environmental Justice in a Moment of Danger (University of California Press, 2020).
We are living in a precarious environmental and political moment. In the United States and in the world, environmental injustices have manifested across racial and class divides in devastatingly disproportionate ways. What does this moment of danger mean for the environment and for justice? What can we learn from environmental justice struggles?
Environmental Justice in a Moment of Danger examines mobilizations and movements, from protests at Standing Rock to activism in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Environmental justice movements fight, survive, love, and create in the face of violence that challenges the conditions of life itself. Exploring dispossession, deregulation, privatization, and inequality, this book is the essential primer on environmental justice, packed with cautiously hopeful stories for the future. Read more.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
 | 2:30PM-4:00PM | Studio 1
Professor Jennifer Eberhardt
CCSRE Chautauqua | Jennifer Eberhardt | Biased
Please join us on December 4th for our autumn quarter Faculty Research Fellows Chautauqua. This event will feature 2019-2020 fellow Jennifer Eberhardt (Psychology) speaking about her recent book Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do.

You don’t have to be racist to be biased. Unconscious bias can be at work without our realizing it, and even when we genuinely wish to treat all people equally, ingrained stereotypes can infect our visual perception, attention, memory, and behavior. This has an impact on education, employment, housing, and criminal justice. In Biased, Jennifer Eberhardt offers us insights into the dilemma and a path forward. Read more.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 4:00– 5:30PM |
CCSRE Conference Room, Building 360 Main Quad

The Putin Exodus and Its Implications for Russia and the West

Human capital is fleeing Russia. Since President Vladimir Putin’s ascent to the presidency, between 1.6 and 2 million Russians – out of a total population of 145 million – have left for Western democracies. This emigration sped up with Putin’s return as president in 2012, followed by a weakening economy and growing repressions. It soon began to look like a politically driven brain drain, causing increasing concern among Russian and international observers. In this pioneering study, the Council’s Eurasia Center offers a comprehensive analysis of the Putin Exodus and its implications for Russia and the West. Based on the findings from focus groups and surveys in four key locations in the United States and Europe, it also examines the cultural and political values and attitudes of the new Russian émigrés.  Read more.
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 12:00PM-1:30PM | 
William J. Perry Conference Room
LIT+ A Conference on the State of the Interdisciplines
While surveying some of the most vibrant humanities scholarship today, the goal of the conference is to think critically about the contemporary practice of interdisciplinarity.
The program is divided into 5 different panels of interdisciplinary intersection:

Lit + Theory/Philosophy
Lit + Visual Culture
Lit + Science & Technology
Lit + Law
Lit + Politics
As they present their work, distinguished speakers and emerging voices discuss their current research, sharing ways of combining the methods and frameworks of different—and sometimes conflicting—modes for organizing the production of knowledge. 
Read more.

Thursday, December 5 - Friday, December 6, 2019 | 

Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center
Directions of Edge Computing and Its Adoption

Dr. Yoky Matsuoka, Vice President, Google
Matsuoka joined Google from Alphabet’s Nest business where she served as Chief Technology Officer. Prior to this she was head of innovation and co-founder of Google[X], the company’s innovative research and development lab. She has also served in a senior executive role at Apple and was Chief Executive Officer of Quanttus, a wearable health technology startup.
Matsuoka was an endowed professor at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Washington. While at the universities, she founded and directed the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering and served as Director of the Neurobotics Laboratory with a focus on developing robotic devices. 
Read more.
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 4:30PM-6:00PM |
Skilling Auditorium, 494 Lomita Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
Donald Knuth's 25th Annual Christmas Lecture: Pi and The Art of Computer Programming (Live)
The number π appears thousands of times in The Art of Computer Programming, in many different contexts. Dr. I. J. Matrix has remarked that its digits, “when properly interpreted,” actually convey the entire history of the human race! [See page 41 of Volume 2.] This lecture will examine many interpretations of those digits, both proper and improper. For those unable to come to Stanford, the lecture will be broadcast online as a free livestream. Read more.
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 6:30PM | 
NVIDIA Auditorium in Huang Engineering Center, 

475 Via Ortega, Stanford 

The Annual Kailath Lecture -   When Sociology, Behavioral Psychology and Technology Collide
Vinton G. Cerf 
Our technologies, built in many cases on top of Internet infrastructure and associated smart phone and Internet of Things devices, have displayed emerging properties that were not anticipated, at least by me. Like a steam engine that needs a governor to keep from exploding, the Internet writ large needs mechanisms that recognize and control for symptoms of overheating, excessive pressure, and a range of other ills that are largely the consequence of human motivations and behavior. In this talk, I will explore what little I know about the complexity of online human behavior and speculate about the ways in which we might learn better how to manage excesses while retaining human rights and the highly positive benefits of what we now call "cyberspace." 
Read more.
Friday, December 6, 2019 | 3:30PM-6:00PM |
William R. Hewlett Teaching Center, Room 200
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


Mastering Uncertainty: The Power of Archival Thinking | Cantor Intensive

Dec 6 Workshop at the Cantor Arts 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 ( )

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. 
  Read more. 
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.
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