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September 2020

Stanford Geospatial Center Office(less) Hours

September 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Office(less) Hours are back, and they are really officeless, now! We’ll have SGC staff here and guests from the rest of the Branner Earth Sciences & Map Collection family, on a weekly basis throughout the Autumn Quarter. Drop by for quick support for any of your Spatial questions! https://stanford.zoom.us/j/91213465205?pwd=MW0xamJlYkFvMTVTL2tYQjA1RmFkUT09

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Stanford 2020 Contemplation By Design Summit

September 30 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free events start today, and are offered Sept. 30– Oct. 6, 2020, to further individual and community health and well-being, and creative excellence to serve the greater good in these unprecedented times.  Contemplation By Design is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, campus-wide program cultivating resilience, well-being, wisdom, compassion, and sustainable, ethical, purposeful service. Summit participants will have the opportunity to cultivate perspective, meaningful purpose, and contemplative practices that refresh and renew the mind-body-spirit. The full Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2020 Summit…

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CBD 2020: Renewing Resilience & Respect: Contemplative Skills for Personal and National Well-being

September 30 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Impermanence, uncertainty and change are abundantly apparent right now. Contemplative practices build our capacity to engage with these realities with resilience, respect, and compassion. The pandemic, economic strife, racial upheaval, and the polarized political process illuminate immortality, disparities, inequalities, and immorality. The salience of these challenging issues offers the opportunity to no longer distract ourselves from engaging with what has been with us all along, but now can no longer be ignored. Contemplative practices (CP) cultivate the capacity to wholeheartedly…

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Bodies and Pain: Reflections on History, Policy, and the Changing Market for Racial Science

September 30 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm

Keith Andrew Wailoo is Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University where he teaches in the Department of History and the School of Public and International Affairs. He is former Chair of the Department of History, the former Vice Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs, and current President of the American Association for the History of Medicine.  He is an award-winning author on drugs and drug policy; race, science, and health; genetics…

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October 2020

Stanford 2020 Contemplation By Design Summit

October 1 7:30 am - 8:15 am

Free events offered today and daily through Oct. 6, 2020, to further individual and community health and well-being, and creative excellence to serve the greater good in these unprecedented times.  Contemplation By Design is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, campus-wide program cultivating resilience, well-being, wisdom, compassion, and sustainable, ethical, purposeful service. Summit participants will have the opportunity to cultivate perspective, meaningful purpose, and contemplative practices that refresh and renew the mind-body-spirit. The full Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2020 Summit schedule is posted…

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Materia: Money & War

October 1 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

We are thrilled to announce that materia’s sixth year will kick off on October 1, 2020 with a discussion on Money & War led by PhD Candidates Colin Drumm (History of Consciousness, UC Santa Cruz) and Harleen Kaur Bagga (Art History, Stanford). Colin and Harleen have shared the following descriptions of their brief talks:  Colin Drumm (History of Consciousness, UC Santa Cruz)“Sovereign Servility”This talk will discuss monetary politics and the limitations of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). The discussion will be…

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Stanford 2020 Contemplation By Design Summit

October 2 7:15 am - 8:30 am

Free events today and daily through Oct. 6, 2020, to further individual and community health and well-being, and creative excellence to serve the greater good in these unprecedented times.  Contemplation By Design is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, campus-wide program cultivating resilience, well-being, wisdom, compassion, and sustainable, ethical, purposeful service. Summit participants will have the opportunity to cultivate perspective, meaningful purpose, and contemplative practices that refresh and renew the mind-body-spirit. The full Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2020 Summit schedule is posted…

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Iberian and Latin American Cultures Welcome Event

October 2 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Mark your calendars for a special bilingual welcome event: To kick off the new academic year, the Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures will feature short interventions by no other than an Herralde and a Biblioteca Breve award winner: Tinker Professor Juan Villoro (México) and U. Complutense Professor Raquel Taranilla (Madrid). To round up this feast, we will have music from Antonio Carbonell’s piano masterclass at U. de los Andes (Bogotá). We extend this invitation to everyone at Stanford!…

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CBD 2020: The Inner Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Between Doubt and Commitment

October 2 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

King often had to overcome his insecurities and doubts in order to inspire other people to join the struggle for civil and human rights. What can we learn from how King balanced his self-doubt with a strong commitment to change the world? Speaker: Prof. Clayborne Carson is the founder of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute at Stanford University, where he is also the Martin Luther King Jr. Centennial Professor of History. In 1985, Coretta Scott King invited…

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Economies of Aging: Growing Old in Contemporary Cuba (LACWG Event)

October 2 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Please join the Latin America and the Caribbean Working Group for the discussion session Economies of Aging: Growing Old in Contemporary Cuba withElix Colón, PhD Candidate. Department of Anthropology – Stanford University. Our session will take place next Friday, October 2 from 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM via Zoom. The abstract can be found below. The presentation will be in English. Q&A in English and Spanish.  Please RSVP here for the Zoom link and the readings.

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CBD 2020: Liberation Through Love and Rage

October 2 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

As Audre Lorde has written, there is so much data in our anger. One of the things that we can learn is how to let our anger show us where we have been hurt. We can let this great unveiling happen through the profound practice of radical love. When we embrace this deep wish to be happy, then we can move into the cultivation of our anger, which can place us into a direct relationship with our rage. While anger…

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First Friday: For Stanford Students

October 2 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Enjoy a night out at the Cantor on the First Friday of the month during the academic year, with evenings full of art-making, music, and special performances. This program is organized by the Cantor Arts Center and made possible through the generous support of the Joan and John Jay Corley Fund for Performance, the Kenneth D. Brenner family Fund for Student Outreach, and the Bobbie and Mike Wilsey Fund for Education. Admission Info FREE

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CBD 2020:Deliberative Democracy, Social Learning, and Conscious Conversation for Wise Foreign Policy

October 5 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Leading scholars of democracy, Stanford professors Larry Diamond, PhD and Francis Fukuyama, PhD and Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose, will discuss how to facilitate effective collective action at home and abroad through mature introspection, self-aware public discourse, and social learning.  Diamond, Fukuyama and Rose will discuss the power of conscious communication, respectful dialogue, and deliberative democracy as effective ways out of the all too prevalent polarizing political discourse that preys on fears. Their work offers hope that a contemplative approach can help solve…

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Closing the Race Gap in Climate Science

October 7 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm

Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd is a leading international expert in weather and climate and is the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Georgia.  Dr. Shepherd was the 2013 President of American Meteorological Society (AMS), the nation’s largest and oldest professional/science society in the atmospheric and related sciences. 

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Film Screening and Panel Discussion: NASRIN

October 8 10:00 am - 11:00 am

RSVP to receive a link for the screening and live panel discussion.  NASRIN is an immersive portrait of attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh, one of the world’s most prominent human rights activists and political prisoners. Written and directed by Jeff Kaufman, produced by Marcia Ross, and secretly filmed in Iran by women and men who risked arrest to make it, the film also tells the story of Iran’s remarkably resilient women’s rights movement.  Nasrin has long fought for the rights of women, children,…

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Conditional Citizens: Laila Lalami in conversation with Alexander Key

October 8 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

What does it mean to be American? In this starkly illuminating and impassioned book, Pulitzer Prize Finalist Laila Lalami recounts her unlikely journey from Moroccan immigrant to U.S. citizen, using it as a starting point for her exploration of the rights, liberties, and protections that are traditionally associated with American citizenship. Tapping into history, politics, and literature, she elucidates how accidents of birth–such as national origin, race, or gender–that once determined the boundaries of Americanness still cast their shadows today.…

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Community Engaged Research – What it is, What it isn’t, and Is it for you?

October 12 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

This workshop series is designed with Stanford graduate students in mind who are interested in learning more about and developing their skills around community-engaged scholarship and community-based research. Invited speakers include leaders and practitioners across disciplinary fields. Community-based research differs from “traditional” research in that it aims to cultivate non-hierarchical relationships between “researchers” and “communities.” Within this research approach, community members are also researchers and work side by side with university researchers in the design, conceptualization, and actualization of a…

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Presidential Lecture in the Humanities: Achille Mbembe

October 20 10:00 am - 11:30 am

“Futures of Life & Futures of Reason” Achille MbembeUniversity of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg Achille Mbembe is one of the most brilliant theorists of postcolonial studies writing today. A Research Professor in History and Politics at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (University of the Witwatersrand), Johannesburg, South Africa, Mbembe is the author of numerous books including On the Postcolony (University Of California Press, 2001), Critique of Black Reason (Duke University Press, 2017), Necropolitics (Duke University Press, 2019), Brutalisme (Editions La Découverte, 2020) and Out of the Dark…

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Contested History, Art, and the Politics of Trauma

October 27 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

The Taube Center for Jewish Studies and the program for Native American Studies present  Contested History, Art, and the Politics of Trauma: San Francisco’s Washington High School Mural Controversy Featuring: David Treuer, Professor of English at USC, noted writer and Native American studies scholar, author of The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow, respected filmmakers who are producing a documentary about the mural and the controversy surrounding it. The event will feature…

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Conference: The Life and Work of Shahrokh Meskoob

October 29 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Scholars discuss the life and work of Shahrokh Meskoob, one of modern Iran’s most respected and acclaimed public intellectuals, literary critics, and memoirists. His papers were recently donated to Stanford’s Green Library and include hundreds of letters from some of Iran’s most prominent intellectuals, thousands of pages of notes, and first drafts of many of his manuscripts. This conference celebrates the launch of the archive. Links to panelist presentations will be emailed one week before the discussion. Join the live Zoom…

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Revealing History: Voices from the Stanford Oral History Program [VIRTUAL]

October 29 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Why is oral history special? What can we learn about the history of Stanford that the documents in the archives don’t always tell us? Join us for a listening tour of the Stanford oral history collections and a compelling demonstration of the power of this most personal of historical methodologies. You’ll learn about the history of Stanford’s unique volunteer-driven oral history program from program manager and Stanford alum Natalie Marine-Street, experience the excitement conveyed in oral history interviews, and watch…

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Part One: Exploration with Eamon Ore-Giron

October 29 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

A two-part exploration of depictions of Latin American and border cultures through the moving image and sound. Artist Eamon Ore-Giron will present a selection of film clips, artist videos, and footage documenting different indigenous and folkloric performances that have influenced his practice. His body of work, which spans painting, video, and music, makes manifest a history of transnational exchange. This two-part program will highlight works that feature formal qualities and nuanced depictions of cross-cultural evolution and particular subcultures and traditions…

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November 2020

Conversation with Jason De León, and Angela Garcia, joined by Stanford students

November 5 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Join us on a conversation between Jason De León, Angela Garcia, Associate Professor in Anthropology, Jon Ayon Alonso, MFA in DocFilm, a Student Guide/writer for the publication, and others. This conversation is presented in conjunction with the forthcoming exhibition Hostile Terrain 94.

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First Friday: For Stanford Students

November 6 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Enjoy a night out at the Cantor on the First Friday of the month during the academic year, with evenings full of art-making, music, and special performances. This program is organized by the Cantor Arts Center and made possible through the generous support of the Joan and John Jay Corley Fund for Performance, the Kenneth D. Brenner family Fund for Student Outreach, and the Bobbie and Mike Wilsey Fund for Education. Admission Info FREE

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December 2020

First Friday: For Stanford Students

December 4 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Enjoy a night out at the Cantor on the First Friday of the month during the academic year, with evenings full of art-making, music, and special performances. This program is organized by the Cantor Arts Center and made possible through the generous support of the Joan and John Jay Corley Fund for Performance, the Kenneth D. Brenner family Fund for Student Outreach, and the Bobbie and Mike Wilsey Fund for Education. Admission Info FREE

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