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September 2018

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous September 2018

September 25 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The LASERs are a national program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with an audience. This event will present four artists, scientists, thinkers, inventors, and scholars who are working on paradigm shifts. The schedule also allows time for the audience to socialize and encourages people in the audience to briefly introduce their own work. Chaired by Piero Scaruffi. Speakers: Hank Greely, Director of the Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences, on “The End…

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October 2018

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous October 11, 2018

October 11 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The LASERs are a national program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with an audience. This event will present four artists, scientists, thinkers, inventors, and scholars who are working on paradigm shifts. The schedule also allows time for the audience to socialize and encourages people in the audience to briefly introduce their own work. Chaired by Piero Scaruffi. Speakers: David McConville (Buckminster Fuller Institute) on “Beyond the Whole Earth” David Bates (UC Berkeley)…

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Halting Exchange: The Travel Ban’s Cultural Effects

October 18 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Inspired by the Kronos Quartet’s performance Music For Change: The Banned Countries, Stanford Live is partnering with the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies to bring together artists and Stanford foreign relations experts to discuss the impacts of the 2017 Executive Orders that limit travel from Muslim-majority countries to the US. How are these orders affecting the institutions that provide much needed cross-cultural exchange and understanding—from higher education to formal diplomacy—and how do we move forward? Professor Abbas Milani (Director, Iranian Studies) will lead the panel…

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The Chemistry of Art

October 19 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Departments of Art & Art History and Chemistry at Stanford University present The Chemistry of Art. During this special event, faculty, staff and students from the Stanford Libraries and the Departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Art & Art History, and Physics Engineering will come together to give presentations that explore the integration of science with the arts. Please join us at 2:30pm on Friday, October 19th in the Sapp Center for Science Teaching & Learning. A reception will follow. Featuring: Professor Curtis…

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Populist Challenges to Democracy

October 23 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

How do populism and nationalism challenge democracy? Can they instead help to sustain it? This panel explores the causes of the global populist upsurge, from popular discontent to economic shocks. Nationalism and populism are powerful, compatible, and resonant ideologies. As a result, they can legitimate leaders and mobilize citizens – and pose dramatic challenges to liberal democracy.  This is the first of three public symposia during the 2018-19 academic year to be hosted by the Center for Advanced Study in…

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