Submitted by aridzona@stanfo... on Mon, 07/09/2012 - 09:09.
Stanford's Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies (ICA) will present six films from around the world on Wednesday nights, beginning this week, from 7-9 P.M. in Room 002 of Building 200 (History Corner). The theme will be the politics of food and water, and will feature an introduction and post-show discussion. The first film, Today's Special, is a foodie comedy about a young Manhattan chef rediscovering his Indian heritage through food. This festival is free and open to the public.
Submitted by jrjacobs@stanfo... on Tue, 05/22/2012 - 13:19.
The Free Government Information blog has been tracking on HR 5326 "Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013" and more specifically the Webster-Lankford amendment (which passed the House on May 9, 2012 by a vote of 232 - 190) which cuts funding for the American Community Survey. Data collected by the ACS are used by policy makers to determine the distribution of federal funding for everything from schools to roads and bridges, to emergency services and Medicaid benefits -- and is of vital interest to researchers, teachers, students and the public to learn more about and track on issues important to their communities. As the Sunday NY Times succinctly put it, in an article entitled "The Beginning of the End of the Census?":
If you care about this vital program, please sign the Save the American Community Survey petition. It's crucial that our Federal lawmakers know about the public's concern, and understand why they need the ACS to do their very jobs!
[Note: this was originally posted on Free Government Information, the personal blog of James Jacobs, Stanford's US Government Information Librarian]
Submitted by aridzona@stanfo... on Tue, 04/24/2012 - 16:59.
This week Stanford is privileged to host Michael Walzer, the well-known political writer and longtime editor of the journal Dissent. We have many of his books in Green Library. He is currently working on international justice issues as well as the history of Jewish political thought. On Tuesday at 7:30 in Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center, he will speak on "Holy War in the Bible - and After." On Thursday at 5:30 in Annenberg Auditorium, his topic will be: "Can the Good Guys Win?: Moral Dilemmas in Asymmetric War." For more information, see Ethics in Society.
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Thu, 03/15/2012 - 13:09.
Philosophy Talk—the Stanford-based "program that questions everything...except your intelligence"—welcomes former Senator Russ Feingold to Cubberley Auditorium this evening. Feingold will join hosts and Philosophy Professors John Perry and Ken Taylor in a discussion about corporations and the future of democracy.
From the Philosophy Talk site:
The event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, March 15, 2012, at 7:00 pm