SIG Seniors to Graduate, Remain Committed to Mentorship and Engagement with SIG

Stanford in Government ended the year with a retreat—we wanted to give our seniors a chance to share what SIG has meant to them, and to give our entire team the opportunity to reflect on our year. Our incoming community development directors on the board, Miles Lichtman, ’16 and Hannah Long, ‘16, led us in […]

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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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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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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 […]

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 […]

“Civil Liberties in Jeopardy on Campus” with Joseph Cohn from FIRE

On Monday, November 4, from 12-1pm in Old Union Room 200, Stanford in Government is hosting Joseph Cohn, Legislative and Policy Director of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), for a discussion on free speech and due process issues on college campuses. FIRE is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to defending civil liberties […]

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“Polarization in America: Fact or Fiction?” with Professor Morris Fiorina

Wednesday, October 23rd, from 12-1pm in Old Union Room 215, Stanford in Government is hosting Professor Morris Fiorina for a discussion on polarization in American politics.  Professor Fiorina is an expert on American government and politics, and has published widely on the topic of polarization, including a recent book titled Culture War? The Myth of a Polarized America. Please RSVP here to attend the […]

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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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Serving Community in EPA: A Conversation with Mayor Martinez

Old Union, Room 201 12-1pm Wednesday, March 7th Laura Martinez is the youngest elected official in East Palo Alto’s history. She is also the first Latina woman and East Palo Alto native to serve on City Council. First elected to City Council in 2008, Martinez served as Vice Mayor last year. She also works as […]

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