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 […]

SIG Stipends by the Numbers: Infographics

Data at your fingertips on stipend recipients’ class years, fields of study, and placements, as well as increasing student demand for the program.  

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Acting Locally: SIG Strengthens Campus and Community Partnerships

By Kate Hassey, ’16 The Campus and Community Partnerships (CCP) Committee works to increase SIG’s connections with surrounding communities and to strengthen its existing partnerships. The committee spent this past winter quarter creating a new fellowships program, SIG Local Fellowships, which complements the traditional summer fellowship offerings with academic year opportunities.  As there are so […]

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With Record Applications, SIG’s Stipends To Expand

By Kimberly Tan, ’17 Summer 2014 marks the final pilot year of the SIG Stipends Program, a new effort to provide funding for students with backgrounds not traditionally supported by SIG and who identify unpaid public policy opportunities. Given the program’s resounding success, SIG is excited to continue to strengthen the program and strive for […]

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Farewell and Thanks from SIG Chair Meredith Wheeler, ’14

Dear SIG Friends, I am thrilled to introduce you to Stefan Norgaard, the 2014-2015 Stanford in Government (SIG) Chair. Stefan has been involved in SIG since his freshman year, primarily as a member of the operations team. He brings enormous energy and enthusiasm for SIG’s mission, along with a keen sense of where SIG can […]

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A Welcome Note from Incoming SIG Chair Stefan Norgaard, ’15

I am humbled and honored to serve as the 2014-2015 chair of Stanford in Government (SIG). As a public policy and urban studies major, I am continually impressed by the breadth of opportunities SIG offers at the intersection of academic study and public policy. SIG has been blessed with a history of effective chairs, and […]

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Policy Lunches Offer Insights into Breaking World News

By Robert Liu, ’14 SIG’s Campus Awareness Committee had a memorable, productive, and pioneering year. The weekly policy lunches have remained its hallmark events, and this year were particularly timely, with speakers and topics that coincided with current events in domestic and international politics. The year started strong with a well-attended lunch on the Syria […]

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From Sacramento to Warsaw: How a SIG Fellow’s Experience Changed Her Life

By Claire Zabel, BS ’14, MS ’15 During the summer of 2013, I worked at the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) through a SIG Fellowship made possible by The Edwin L. Z’Berg Fellowship in California State Conservation and Environmental Issues Fund. It was the most valuable professional experience I have had. The […]

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Public Policy Forum: A New Dialogue

By: Libby Scholz, ’17 At the beginning of this academic year, SIG’s board inaugurated a new role for the Public Policy Forum (PPF). As SIG Chair Meredith Wheeler, ’14, explained, the Public Policy Forum “provides an informal space for members of the SIG and the Stanford communities to discuss contemporary policy issues in a peer-to-peer […]

Category: Newsletters, Spring 2014 · Tags:

A Letter from SIG Chair Meredith Wheeler, ’14

Dear SIG Friends, It is an honor to write to you as chair of Stanford in Government (SIG). Following the 50th anniversary celebration gala in Washington, D.C. last June, the SIG student board, alumni advisors and university supporters began discussing a series of questions: Which Stanford students can be better served by SIG’s programs? Where […]

Category: Newsletters, Spring 2014 · Tags: