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Legacy and Strategy: Petraeus Addresses Policy, Amid Protest

By Tim Hegedus, ’17 “There is no greater privilege in life than serving one’s country.” General David Petraeus, Stanford University, March 14, 2014. On March 14, SIG co-hosted an event with the Stanford Speakers Bureau (SSB), featuring former CIA Director and four-star general David Petraeus. In a panel moderated by Colonel Joseph Felter of Stanford’s […]

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Military Service as Public Service: A Discussion with U.S. Marine Corps and Army Ranger Officers

  By: Kimberly Tan At a recent Stanford in Government (SIG) and Military Service as Public Service event, four Stanford students who are former military officers discussed how serving in the military during wartime transformed their ideas of violence and conflict. Scott N. McKay and Dave Webb, former U.S. Army Ranger officers, and Bryan Abell […]

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A Suspicious Backpack Doesn’t Stop SIG: Ambassador Stephen Bosworth Speaks On Foreign Service

By Kyle Vandenberg On February 11, 2014, two remarkable things happened: a bomb threat in which Tressider Student Union and surrounding areas were shut down due to a suspicious backpack in a trashcan, and another extraordinary SIG policy lunch. SIG was honored to host former Ambassador Stephen Bosworth for a discussion on his career in […]

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