SIG’s Stipends by the Numbers: Recipient Profiles and Plans for Expansion

  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 […]

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SIG and Petraeus

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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SIG Discusses Climate Change, Democracy with Al Gore

On April 23, Stanford in Government hosted former Vice President Al Gore.  Gore’s speech, titled “Peril and Opportunity: Solving the Climate Crisis and Reinvigorating Democracy” was the first annual Stephen H. Schneider Memorial Lecture.  In a question and answer session with the Vice President, SIG Chair Elise Timtim acknowledged the strength of Al Gore’s message […]

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SIG Hosts Debate Between Karl Rove and Robert Gibbs

Stanford in Government was proud to host a political debate between noted Republican strategist and key Bush advisor Karl Rove and former Obama press secretary Robert Gibbs on April 24th, 2012. The event was moderated by Stanford political science professor Rob Reich, who asked a series of hard-hitting questions on topics ranging from America’s two […]

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Feingold presents at the "Intelligent Military" seminar on February 7th, 2012.

SIG Hosts Seminars with Senator Russ Feingold

All quarter long, SIG has been hosting seminars with former Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold, who is the Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor this quarter. The seminars, such as the pictured seminar on “An Intelligent Military” – Senator Feingold’s vision of how to improve the operation of the intelligence services and the role of […]


SIG Hosts Nicholas Kristof

On January 21st, 2012, Stanford in Government hosted two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof for a talk about his book Half the Sky: From Oppression to Opportunity for Women Worldwide. The inspiring talk and spirited Q&A, moderated by SIG Chair Otis Reid ’12, were a special opportunity for Stanford students to engage with critical global […]

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Kofi Annan

SIG Hosts a Conversation with Kofi Annan

On Thursday, November 10th, 2011, SIG hosted former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan for a conversation about food security in Memorial Auditorium. In front of an audience of 1400, he offered his thoughts on topics ranging from the role of African governments in ending hunger, the international community’s commitment to agriculture, and the interface […]

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Jared Cohen with SIG

Jared Cohen Discusses “21st Century Statecraft” with SIG

On January 12th, 2011, Stanford in Government hosted Jared Cohen ’04 for a talk on “21st Century Statecraft” in Cubberley Auditorium. SIG Chair Valentin Bolotnyy ’11 opened the event, in which Cohen, who is a SIG alum, discussed his time at Stanford and as the youngest ever member of the National Security Council, where he […]

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Nuclear Quartet

SIG Organizes a Nuclear Quartet

On November 12th, 2010, Stanford in Government hosted Henry Kissinger, Sam Nunn, William Perry, and George Shultz for a discussion of nuclear non-proliferation moderated by CISAC fellows Philip Taubman after a screening of the documentary Nuclear Tipping Point in the Bechtel Conference Center in Encina. The unique event, featuring men who had held senior positions in government for […]

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