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Stanford Alumni Speaker Events

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Panel Discussion of "The Mask You Live In"

Is American masculinity harming our boys, men and society at large?Join the Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies for a special panel discussion featuring Jennifer Seibel Newsom, the filmmaker, and Dr. Judy Chu, lecturer in Human Biology.


11 Jun 2015

Rank #1

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A Stanford Salute to Justice Sandra Day OConnor 50 LLB 52

A Stanford Salute to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor '50, LLB '52" was brought to you by the Washington, DC Stanford Association (WDCSA), the Stanford Law Society of Washington, DC, the Stanford Alumni Association,and the Stanford Law School.


16 Apr 2007

Rank #2

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Will California Continue to Work?

David Kennedy and Thad Kousser raise the question 'is California ungovernable'? With budget stalemates and gridlock in the legislature, public outcry for the constitutional change is clear, but there is little agreement on the solution. (April 18, 2010)


30 Apr 2010

Rank #3

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Future of the West

Stanford Professor of History, David Kennedy, discusses the history and future of population redistribution across the arid western United States in relation to water management. (October 24, 2009)


17 Dec 2009

Rank #4

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What Was it Like to Be in College When the World Changed?

A panel of Stanford Alumnae women, students during World War II, discuss aspects of campus life from academics to social life and how they changed when the men went away to war. (August 25, 2009)

1hr 27mins

11 Nov 2009

Rank #5

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Latino Immigrants & African-American Relations in Los Angeles

The discussion will focus on the conflict and cooperation among Mexican immigrants, Mexican Americans and African Americans in Los Angeles neighborhoods. (September 8, 2007)


18 Sep 2007

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Faculty Panel: Beyond the Border

Immigration reform is among the most contentious policy issues faced by Congress and the American people. This panel, made up of faculty from different disciplines across the university with varying perspectives on the topic. (September 8, 2007)

1hr 5mins

17 Sep 2007

Rank #7

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A Tribute to Professor Luis R. Fraga: Honoring a Scholar, Teacher, Mentor, & Friend

A tribute to Professor Luis R. Fraga which commemorated his contributions to the Stanford community.  Over 350 students, alumni, faculty, and staff participated in the celebration.  (May 4, 2007)

2hr 9mins

2 Jul 2007

Rank #8

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Iran and the Rise of Radical Islam

For much of the 20th Century, Iran has been a bell weather state for the Muslim Middle East. Today, radical Islam is on the rise in much of the region. What role has Iran and its Islamic revolution played in the spread of this movement? (04-22-07)

1hr 34mins

1 May 2007

Rank #9

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Slavery: The Reparations Debate in America

Professor Ogletree leads a spirited discussion that spans his work with securing reparations for survivors of a race riot near Tulsa, OK in 1921; the lasting impact of Brown vs. Board of Education.

1hr 18mins

30 Mar 2007

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Raising Boys Without Men: How Maverick Moms are Creating the Next Generation of Exceptional Men

Dr. Drexler is a widely published research psychologist, writer and lecturer who has worked extensively with children over many years. Her talk is based on extensive research of boys raised in two-parent heterosexual, lesbian, and single mothers by choice.

1hr 12mins

30 Mar 2007

Rank #11

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The Spectator Bird

The Spectator Bird, which won the National Book Award in 1977, is the story of one of life's spectators. Pulitzer Prize-winner Wallace Stegner recorded this excerpt from Chapter Three at his home in 1987.


30 Mar 2007

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The Future of Theater in America: Are We in Peril?

It often seems that the world of live theater in America, including New York, is in danger of becoming formulaic and predictable. What changes lay ahead for this art form, now that producing innovative new work is fraught with so many risks?

1hr 19mins

30 Mar 2007

Rank #13

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Fareed Zakaria: "America in a New World"

In a world of increasing turmoil, should America be acting as the global “moral police?” When is our nation responsible for stopping genocide, fighting poverty and addressing other pressing issues we face as a country “with a conscience?” And how do we balance our domestic concerns with those outside of our borders? Fareed Zakaria, host of CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS discusses these challenges. This event was recorded on Tuesday, May 10, 2016."

1hr 1min

15 Jun 2016

Rank #14

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United: Saturday with Senator Cory Booker

Nightline anchor Juju Chang, ’87 interviews New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, ’91, MA ’92 about public service, diversity in the political arena and his new book United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good. (Photo Credit: Kelly Campbell). This event was recorded on Saturday, February 20, 2016.

1hr 4mins

15 Jun 2016

Rank #15