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November 2018

Network Propaganda – Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics

November 26 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Author Yochai Benkler sits down with Kelly Born to discuss Network Propaganda: Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics. According to the New Yorker, the Washington conventional wisdom presupposes a kind of symmetry between our polarized political parties. Liberals and conservatives, it is said, live in separate bubbles, where they watch different television networks, frequent different Web sites, and absorb different realities. The implication of this view is that both sides resemble each other in their twisted views of reality.…

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Chris Hoff and Sam Harnett: “The World According to Sound,” Live!

November 26 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Chris Hoff and Sam Harnett are co-creators of “The World According to Sound,” a brief feature (and a podcast) that airs on NPR’s All Things Considered and weekly on individual public radio stations. The Washington Post writes that “each episode is 90 seconds, containing a neat little story about an evocative, unusual sound rendered in intense aural detail.” The show’s sound-driven approach to radio has been featured on programs like NHPR’s “Overheard,” KQED’s Earful, KALW’s The Spot, CBC’s Podcast Playlist, and a segment on…

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Book Launch – Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better

November 27 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The troubling ethics and politics of philanthropy. Are the announcements of Jeff Bezos or the operations of Chan Zuckerberg things we should celebrate? Is philanthropy, by its very nature, a threat to today’s democracy? Though we may laud wealthy individuals who give away their money for society’s benefit, Just Giving shows how such generosity not only isn’t the unassailable good we think it to be but might also undermine democratic values and set back aspirations of justice. Big philanthropy is often an…

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NOON CONCERT: Piano Students of George Barth and Kumaran Arul

November 28 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Stanford piano students from the studios of George Barth and Kumaran Arul perform.

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The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin: A film screening and Q&A

November 28 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a book signing from 5:30-6 pm in the lobby of Bishop Auditorium, followed by a screening of the documentary, The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin at 6 pm. After the screening, Armistead Maupin and documentarian Jennifer Kroot will take questions from the audience.

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University Singers

November 28 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Robert Huw Morgan directs the University Singers’ performance of the Mass in G minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams along with British choral music by Weelkes, Purcell, and Stanford.

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Stanford Jazz Orchestra with special guest Carl Allen, drums

November 28 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Michael Galisatus directs the Stanford Jazz Orchestra’s program, featuring guest artist Carl Allen on drums.  With over 200 recordings to his credit, the gifted Milwaukee-born, New York-based drummer, sideman, bandleader, entrepreneur, and educator Carl Allen has provided soulful and syncopated support for nearly three decades. Allen has played with Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Benny Golson, Jennifer Holliday, J.J. Johnson, Rickie Lee Jones, Sammy Davis, Jr., Branford Marsalis, Kenny Garrett, Lena Horne, Ruth Brown, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Bobby Hutcherson, Mike Stern,…

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International Discussion Series: Reporting on America: Are We Surprised How We Got Here?

November 29 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Bechtel International Center invites you to International Discussion Series talk on Reporting On America: Are We Surprised How We Got Here? Thursday, November 29, 2018, 12-1 PM Akilah Johnson, John S. Knight Journalism Fellow Race has been in the forefront of news in the United States for the last decade, but it’s also been background noise that’s interfered with understanding the real state of affairs in the country. Taken collectively, these stories provide a nuanced picture of life in the U.S.…

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When and Where was Hindustan?

November 29 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Manan Ahmed, Associate Professor, is interested in the relationship between text, space and narrative. His areas of specialization include Muslim intellectual history in South and Southeast Asia; critical philosophy of history, early modern and modern South Asia. His first monograph, A Book of Conquest: The Chachnama and Muslim Origins in South Asia (Harvard University Press, 2016) is an intellectual history of a text— the early thirteenth century Persian history called Chachnama— and a place— the medieval city of Uch Sharif…

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Creative Reading in the Galleries

November 29 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A collaboration with the Anderson Collection Experience the galleries in new ways with readings from lecturers teaching in Stanford’s Creative Writing Program.

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The Next Revolution Will be Led by Women

November 29 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Masih Alinejad is an Iranian journalist, women’s rights activist, TV host of Tablet satirical news program and author of the memoir The Wind in My Hair. In 2014, Alinejad launched the “My Stealthy Freedom” campaign, one of the many such efforts inside and outside Iran against the oppression of women in the Islamic Republic. She discusses her memoir and her experience in this movement.   The Stanford Bookstore will have copies of The Wind in My Hair available for purchase…

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Gallery Talk: Contact Warhol: Photography Without End

November 30 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Lexi Johnson and Jon Davies, PhD candidates in the Department of Art and Art History, will lead a gallery talk through the exhibition Contact Warhol. See the first public display of images from the Cantor’s remarkable archive of Andy Warhol’s photographic contact sheets, along with other examples of the artist’s iconic work. This exhibition and accompanying catalogue are organized by the Cantor Arts Center. We gratefully acknowledge support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Office of…

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NOON CONCERT: Voice Students of Claire Giovannetti

November 30 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Voice students of Claire Giovannetti perform in this noontime recital (Program TBA).

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Building True Relationships

November 30 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Real relationships in the days of virtual interaction seem unreal, but yet we all thrive to be in true and lasting relationships. Learn how spirituality does not just mean packing your bags off to be a hermit in the Himalayas, but to be happily situated in deep and meaningful relationships with people you care. 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Talk on Building True Relationships 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm –  Free Vegetarian Dinner & Networking RSVP stanfordbhaktiyoga@gmail.com so that we…

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December 2018

Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble: Fall Concert

December 1 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The acclaimed Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble is excited to present its first performance of the academic year! The group will present repertoire spanning the full range of the Latin Jazz idiom — classic salsa from greats such as Celia Cruz and El Gran Combo, Latin jazz pieces from masters such as Orlando “Maraca” Valle, and unique arrangements of songs by American artists such as Thelonious Monk and the even the Eagles! Join us for a unique blend of music from…

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Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble: Fall Concert

December 1 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Program TBA.

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Stanford Symphony Orchestra

December 1 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Paul Phillips conducts the SSO’s Fall program: Stravinsky: Funeral Song, Op. 5 Korngold: Violin ConcertoLéa Bourgade, violin soloist (Concerto Competition winner) Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

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Stanford Symphony Orchestra

December 2 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Paul Phillips conducts the SSO’s Fall program: Stravinsky: Funeral Song, Op. 5 Korngold: Violin ConcertoLéa Bourgade, violin soloist (Concerto Competition winner) Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

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Inclusive Muslim Spaces

December 3 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

After centuries of feeling excluded, demonized, and separated from their spiritual tradition, progressive Muslims throughout the world are challenging the right of legal scholars and male spiritual leaders to determine the essence of their spirituality.  This has manifested itself in an assertion of the right to occupy space in a mosque to pray or to act as an imam, or Muslim spiritual leader.  Recent years have seen the proliferation of alternative and inclusive mosque spaces created by individuals who have…

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Stanford Baroque Soloists

December 3 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Stanford Baroque Soloists, under the direction of Anthony Martin, presents their Fall program.

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Human Cities Expo 2018

December 5 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free and open to the public. Join us for the annual Human Cities Expo, a day-long celebration bringing together interdisciplinary perspectives on advancing a human-centered approach to cities. The Fall 2018 Expo will feature interactive exhibits, student presentations, and keynote talks from distinguished scholars and practitioners.  Exhibits Tech Museum of Innovation // Community Voices Prototype exploring stories of climate change impact Earth Island Institute // Brower Youth Awards featuring young leaders making strides in the environmental movement Clarity // Air Quality Deployments…

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NOON CONCERT: Flute Students of Greer Ellison

December 5 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Flute students from Greer Ellison’s studio are featured in this noontime concert. (Program TBA.) 

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The Road to Resegregation: Northern California and the Failure of Politics

December 5 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Dr. Alex Schafran in a discussion about his book, The Road to Resegregation: Northern California and the Failure of Politics (University of California Press, October 2018). How could Northern California, the wealthiest and most politically progressive region in the United States, become one of the earliest epicenters of the foreclosure crisis? How could this region continuously reproduce racial poverty and reinvent segregation in old farm towns one hundred miles from the urban core? This is the story of the…

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Early Music Singers

December 5 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

William Mahrt directs the Early Music Singers’ Fall program.

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Fall Chamber Music Showcase

December 5 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Participants from the Stanford Chamber Music program perform.

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