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STS Wire 10/10/2017

In this Issue
  • India's National Innovation System
  • Art & Social Criticism Lecture Series Presents: T.J. Demos
  • DLCL Fall Film Series Screening: Chasing Ice (2012) Jeff Orlowski
  • Alumni Event: Sharad Goel | Law, Order & Algorithms
  • Hard Earth Talk: Push, Not Price
India's National Innovation System

In 2016, the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, in collaboration with the Stanford Center for South Asia, launched a series of public lectures to broaden our understanding and discussion of contemporary India — its enormous domestic potential and problems, its place in the region and the world, and the ambitious agenda of the new Modi administration. Building on the strong engagement of those issues from across the university community and beyond, we are continuing the series, with generous support from the U.S. India Business Council, in the 2017-2018 academic year. We will  draw business, political, diplomatic and academic experts from the U.S. and India to explore topics including India’s innovation economy, India-China relations, India’s pivotal role in global health, and U.S.-India relations. Read more.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 4:30PM-6:00PM | Oksenberg Conference Room, Encina Hall, 3rd Floor
Art & Social Criticism Lecture Series Presents: T.J. Demos

What new creative strategies are radical artists modeling to address challenges in the sphere of ecology? T.J. Demos draws on his new book, Against the Anthropocene: Visual Culture and Environment Today to explore how artists are partnering with science activists to form new collective aesthetics to   imagine a just and sustainable world in an era of catastrophic climate change. Demos writes widely on the intersection of contemporary art, global politics, and ecology. Read more.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | 5:15pm-7:15pm | Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall
DLCL Fall Film Series Screening: Chasing Ice (2012) Jeff Orlowski

A timely and well-received documentary about the environmental photographer James Balog, Chasing Ice attempts to document the fleeting visions at the ends of the earth, where climate change is drastically reshaping our globe.  Narrating both the struggles of an individual artist and the struggles of the planet to sustain human life, Orlowski’s film connects planetary concerns to the individual and the audience member across breathtaking, never-before-seen depictions of an intensely sensitive landscape. Read more.

Wednesday, October 9, 2017 | 6:30pm-9:00pm | 260-113
Alumni Event: Sharad Goel | Law, Order & Algorithms

Data and algorithms are increasingly used in the criminal justice system, from tracking individuals with aerial cameras to deciding which defendants to release on bail. They offer the promise of greater efficiency and equity, but also pose challenges for privacy and fairness. Learn about recent applications in criminal justice, and discuss technical, ethical, and legal issues raised. Read more.

Sharad Goel is an assistant professor in management science and engineering, and by courtesy, in computer science and sociology. He looks at public policy through the lens of computer science, bringing a computational perspective to a diverse range of contemporary issues, including police practices, bail reform, voter fraud, and online privacy. Before joining Stanford, Professor Goel was a senior researcher at Microsoft.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 1:30pm-2:30pm | TBD

Hard Earth Talk: Push, Not Price

One of the most common strategies used by policymakers to green consumer behavior is, it turns out, misguided. Environmental policy has long sought to protect the planet by raising the prices of polluting products from fossil fuels to gas-guzzling cars. Underlying these policies is the assumption that consumers, when slapped with higher prices, use less. But new research suggests that penalizing people with high prices is less effective in changing their behavior that exhorting them to be their better selves. Targeting social norms and applying peer pressure strategies can more effectively change behavior than simply raising prices. Translating kilowatt-hours of energy to acres of clearcut trees can better communicate to consumers the real impact of their actions. Ultimately, understanding how consumers respond to the rhetoric used to influence behavior is fundamental to creating more effective policies. Read more.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 4:30pm-5:20pm | Roble Theater in Roble Hall
Intuit Product Manager Internship 2018
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Facebook is seeking highly organized, motivated, and detail‐oriented undergraduate and graduate students to join our Public Policy team in Washington, DC as full-time contracted externs. The Facebook DC office helps to inform users, the media, partners, employees and other stakeholders about Facebook's products and business. Working with policymakers at the international, federal, and state levels, the team handles legislative and regulatory matters, participates in domestic and international policy discussions and leads the company’s interactions with consumer and other non-governmental organizations. Alongside Facebook team members responsible for public policy and strategic communications, externs will work on a variety of projects and policy issues with relevance in the US and around the world, ranging from legislative monitoring and policy analysis to content development. Read more.
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