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 […]

“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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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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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 […]

Thursday, Feb. 9th: Lunch with Palo Alto Superintendent and School Board Member About Local Education

Stanford in Government is pleased to host Palo Alto Unified School District Superintendent Kevin Skelly and Sequoia District School Board Member Allen Weiner for a conversation about current issues in local public education. Please RSVP to to join us on February 9 at 12:30 in Old Union 220. Lunch will be provided.

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Wednesday, Feb. 8th: James Fearon on Nuclear Weapons and Preventive War

This Wednesday, February 8, from 12:00-1:00pm in Old Union Room 220 SIG is hosting Professor James Fearon for a conversation on nuclear weapons and preventive war. Professor Fearon’s work focuses on interstate, civil, and ethnic conflict, and he will address how the past behavior of aspiring nuclear powers can inform our policies towards Iran. Lunch […]

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