lectures / readings / talks

The Transformation of Democracy and Populism in Latin America

Friday, February 27, 2015.  9:30 AM.
Goldman Room, 4th Floor, Encina Hall East


Hebrew Conference: Written Word, Spoken Word

Ongoing from February 26, 2015 through February 27, 2015. See details for exact dates and times.
Building 360, Conference Room on 2/26; Building 260 (Pigott Hall), Room 216 on 2/27


Learning by Doing: Project-Based Teaching in the Humanities

Friday, February 27, 2015.  11:45 AM.
NOTE NEW LOCATION: Sweet Hall Room 020 (basement/garden level)


Behavioral Challenges to Solving “Easy” Problems in International Development: The Case of Micronutrient Deficiencies in India

Friday, February 27, 2015.  12:00 PM.
Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, 3rd Floor


Squid Ears, Tag Bling and that CO2 Thing: Cephalopod Sensory Ecology in a Changing Ocean

Friday, February 27, 2015.  12:00 PM.
Hopkins Marine Station, Monterey Boatworks Lecture Hall, Pacific Grove


Intelligent Narratives: the Stories We Tell Ourselves through Digital Media

Friday, February 27, 2015.  12:00 PM.
Shriram 104


El nuevo rostro de la democracia en America Latina: Ciudadanía, Liderazgos e Instituciones/The new face of democracy in Latin America: Citizenship, Leadership, and Institutions

Friday, February 27, 2015.  1:15 PM.
Bolivar House, 582 Alvarado Row


Philosophy Colloquium "Moral Worth and Normative Ethics" with Nomy Arpaly

Friday, February 27, 2015.  3:15 PM.
Philosophy Building 90, room 92Q


Colloquium: Dr. Kate Adamala

Monday, March 2, 2015.
Shriram Center, Room 104


WEBINAR The Menstrual Cycle: What's Normal/What's Not Across The Lifespan

Monday, March 2, 2015.  11:30 AM.
Your computer


Workshop Series: "Mississippi Reconciliation" with Lewis Hyde

Monday, March 2, 2015.  4:30 PM.
Lane History Corner (Building 200), Room 302


Science Storytelling & the Power of Participation

Monday, March 2, 2015.  5:30 PM.
CERAS 101


LIVE ON SCREEN: "Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry"

Monday, March 2, 2015.  7:00 PM.
Room 125, Memorial Hall


A Reading by Ellen Bryant Voigt

Monday, March 2, 2015.  8:00 PM.
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center, 424 Santa Teresa Street


Public Dissertation Defense: Matthew Loar "Hercules at the Crossroads of Augustan Literature and Art"

Tuesday, March 3, 2015.  9:00 AM.
Bldg. 110, Rm. 112


Suhnaz Yilmaz: Turkish Russian Relations in a Turbulent Region and the Challenges of Eurasian Energy Politics

Tuesday, March 3, 2015.  12:00 PM.
Encina Central CISAC Conference Room (2nd Floor)


Teaching Jihad and Its Ethics

Tuesday, March 3, 2015.  12:00 PM.
Bechtel International Center: Assembly Room


Words that matter: Deciphering colloquialisms in court records

Tuesday, March 3, 2015.  12:30 PM.
Pigott Hall (Bldg. 260), Room 252


Good Reading for the Million: The "Paperback Revolution" and the Diffusion of Academic Knowledge in Mid-20th Century Britain and America

Tuesday, March 3, 2015.  4:15 PM.
Lane History Corner, room 203


"From Stimulation to Perception: Adaptive Optics for Testing Human Vision on a Cellular Scale"

Tuesday, March 3, 2015.  4:15 PM.
Hewlett Teaching Center, Room 200


Persistence of the Cold War Regime, the Discourse of Triumphalism, and the “Public Use of History” in South Korea

Tuesday, March 3, 2015.  4:15 PM.
Lathrop East Asia Library, Room 224, 518 Memorial Way


Survival, or, the War Logic of Global Capitalism

Tuesday, March 3, 2015.  5:15 PM.
Pigott Hall (Bldg. 260), Room 252


Recent Trends in Iranian Fiction Writing

Tuesday, March 3, 2015.  6:30 PM.
Pigott Hall, Building 260, Room 113


Spotlight on Art

Ongoing from March 4, 2015 through May 6, 2015. See details for exact dates and times.
Cantor Arts Center (meet in Main Lobby)


Africa Table: PhD Students Present on CAS 2014 Summer Graduate Research on Politics in Kenya and Public Health in Cameroon

Wednesday, March 4, 2015.  12:00 PM.
Room 202, Encina Hall West, 417 Galvez Mall


Justin Leidwanger (Stanford) - "Commerce, Connectivity, and Cultural Heritage at Marzamemi"

Wednesday, March 4, 2015.  12:00 PM.
Stanford Department of Classics, 450 Serra Mall


Conversations in Global Health Featuring Gavin Yamey

Wednesday, March 4, 2015.  4:00 PM.
Li Ka Shing Center, Room 120


"The Evolution of Human Uniqueness," presented by Kim Hill of Arizona State University for the Morrison Institute Winter Colloquium

Wednesday, March 4, 2015.  4:15 PM.
Herrin Hall, T-175


The Law Firm of the Future

Wednesday, March 4, 2015.  5:30 PM.
Room 180, Stanford Law School


Healthy Energy for a Small, Hot, and Hungry World

Wednesday, March 4, 2015.  6:30 PM.
The Terrace in the English Dept. (Bldg 460, Rm 426 - 4th floor)


Echoes Of Art And Science: Creative Explorations Of The Universe

Wednesday, March 4, 2015.  7:00 PM.
Cubberley Auditorium, 485 Lasuen Mall


How I Write: A Conversation with Albert Gelpi, Emeritus Professor of English

Wednesday, March 4, 2015.  7:30 PM.
Bishop Auditorium, Lathrop Library


Gallery Talk: Dr. Attiya Ahmad on "She Who Tells a Story"

Thursday, March 5, 2015.  12:15 PM.
Cantor Arts Center, Pigott Family Gallery


Anne Rasmussen: The Artistic Performance of Islam in Indonesia: From Recitation to Recreation

Thursday, March 5, 2015.  12:15 PM.
Encina Hall West, Room 208


Pre-Diabetes...A Wake Up Call: What To Do About Elevated Blood Sugars

Ongoing every week from February 26, 2015 through March 12, 2015.  12:30 PM.
Main Quad, Jordan Hall Bldg. 420, Rm 050


Suhnaz Yilmaz: Turkish-American Relations (1800-1952): Between the Stars, Stripes and the Crescent

Thursday, March 5, 2015.  3:15 PM.
Encina West, Room 208


Emerging Regulatory Issues in Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Capital Formation in Silicon Valley

Thursday, March 5, 2015.  4:00 PM.
Stanford Law School


"The Psychology of Effort" a talk with Angela Duckworth and David Yaeger

Thursday, March 5, 2015.  5:00 PM.
Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 75 Alta Road


Curator's Talk: Robert Rauschenberg's "Stoned Moon" Projects

Thursday, March 5, 2015.  5:30 PM.
Cantor Arts Center auditorium


Tehran At Twilight/Tehran Noir

Thursday, March 5, 2015.  6:30 PM.
Pigott Hall, Building 260, Room 113


Basil Twist – Animating the Inanimate: A Talk on Abstract Experiments in Puppetry and Visual Arts

Thursday, March 5, 2015.  6:30 PM.
Denning Family Resource Center, The Anderson Collection at Stanford University


Positive Psychology

Thursday, March 5, 2015.  7:00 PM.
Stanford Health Library Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201 211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto CA 94304


"From black holes to superconductors" mini-lecture course lecture 2/2

Thursday, March 5, 2015.  7:00 PM.
HEWLETT 201


Another Look Book Club - The Fire Next Time

Thursday, March 5, 2015.  7:30 PM.
Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall, 616 Serra St.


How ecologically sustainable was the Mexican Revolution? The Case of Water

Friday, March 6, 2015.  1:15 AM.
Bolivar House, 582 Alvarado Row


Symbolic Systems Forum: Vytas SunSpiral ('97), NASA Ames Research Center, title TBA

Friday, March 6, 2015.  11:45 AM.
Margaret Jacks Hall Building 460, room 126


Behind the Bezel: Coin-Op Arcade Video Game Cabinets as Design History

Friday, March 6, 2015.  12:00 PM.
Shriram 104


GUEST ARTIST TALK: Kellie Jones, Columbia University

Friday, March 6, 2015.  12:00 PM.
Denning Family Resource Center, Anderson Collection


Global Speaker Series: Regina Dugan, VP for Engineering, Google

Monday, March 9, 2015.  12:00 PM.
CEMEX Auditorium


Symbolic Systems Forum: Meghan Sumner, Linguistics Department, Title TBA

Monday, March 9, 2015.  12:15 PM.
Margaret Jacks Hall Building 460, room 126


Annual Webster Lecture with Richard Hunter (Cambridge)

Monday, March 9, 2015.  5:15 PM.
Bldg. 110, Rm. 112


LECTURE: Ramon Rivera-Servera, Northwestern University

Monday, March 9, 2015.  5:30 PM.
CCSRE Conference Room, Building 360


Corporate Spinoffs and Splits: Governance Considerations for the Board

Monday, March 9, 2015.  5:30 PM.
Room 190, Stanford Law School


In the wake of war: the impact of mass population displacement on social and cultural developments in Soviet Lithuania

Tuesday, March 10, 2015.  12:00 PM.
Encina Hall West, Room 400


CANCELED - “Innovating Women” book lecture with Vivek Wadhwa

Tuesday, March 10, 2015.  4:15 PM.
Oak Room at Tresidder Union


A Reading with David Roderick and Matthew Siegel

Tuesday, March 10, 2015.  6:00 PM.
Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall


Isolation and Proliferation: Israel, America, and the South African Nuclear Weapons Program

Tuesday, March 10, 2015.  6:30 PM.
Pigott Hall, Room 113


War and Memory: Photographer Brigitte Carnochan

Tuesday, March 10, 2015.  7:30 PM.
Levinthal Hall; Humanities Center


11th Annual Wellness Fair

Wednesday, March 11, 2015.  10:30 AM.
Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation


José MV Fragoso "Sustainability of Indigenous Culture, Land & Resources in the Amazon"

Wednesday, March 11, 2015.  12:00 PM.
Stanford Archaeology Center Seminar Room, Building 500


"Protecting Vulnerable Children: Analytic Guidance to Health Policy for Children with Serious Chronic Illness," presented by Dr. Lee Sanders for the Morrison Institute Winter Colloquium.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015.  4:15 PM.
Herrin Hall, T-175


The 32nd Annual Bunyan Lecture: "Planck: Echoes from the Big Bang"

Wednesday, March 11, 2015.  7:30 PM.
Braun Auditorium, Mudd Chemistry Bldg., 333 Campus Drive


Does Judicial Independence Matter for Judicial Influence?

Thursday, March 12, 2015.  12:00 PM.
CISAC Conference room, Encina Hall, 2nd floor


RICSRE Seminar Series, Petronilha Beatriz Gonçalves e Silva

Thursday, March 12, 2015.  12:00 PM.
Terrace Room, 4th floor, Margaret Jacks Hall, Bldg. 460


The Demo - Enhancing Humanity with Technology

Thursday, March 12, 2015.  5:00 PM.
Green Library Bender Room


Invited Lecture: Kelly McGonigal, PhD

Thursday, March 12, 2015.  6:00 PM.
Cubberley Auditorium


IRAN USA

Thursday, March 12, 2015.  6:30 PM.
Pigott Hall, Building 260, Room 113


WWI in Film: Gallipoli

Thursday, March 12, 2015.  7:30 PM.
Annenberg Auditorium


Why Policy Interventions and Foreign Aid Have Yielded So Little: The Origins and Impact of Long Run Political and Economic Institutions

Friday, March 13, 2015.  12:00 PM.
CISAC Central Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor


Play Design: SimCity, Simulation, and Geology

Friday, March 13, 2015.  12:00 PM.
Shriram 104


The Evolution of Architecture and Landscape at Stanford: From the Farm to the 21st Century

Tuesday, March 17, 2015.  5:00 PM.
Clark Center Auditorium


His Holiness the 17th Karmapa: "Caring Connections: Compassion, Technology and the Environment"

Tuesday, March 17, 2015.  5:00 PM.
Memorial Auditorium (In Memorial Hall)


2015 McCormick Lecture/Dr. Catherine Dulac

Wednesday, March 18, 2015.  4:00 PM.
LKSC Bldg., Berg Hall A&B (Reception to follow)


Latin Evensong

Wednesday, March 18, 2015.  5:15 PM.
Memorial Church (Side Chapel)


She Who Tells a Story Artist Panel

Thursday, March 19, 2015.  5:30 PM.
Cantor auditorium


Potential Benefits of Herbal and Dietary Supplements

Thursday, March 19, 2015.  6:30 PM.
Stanford Health Library Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201 211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto CA 94304


From the Innovator's Workbench - Eric Topol

Monday, March 23, 2015.  5:30 PM.
Paul Berg Hall, Li Ka Shing Center


Upgrading protein synthesis for synthetic biology

Tuesday, March 24, 2015.  4:00 PM.
Clark Center Auditorium


Angels in the Architecture: Restoring the Stained Glass of Stanford Memorial Church

Thursday, March 26, 2015.  4:30 PM.
Pigott Language Corner, Bldg. 260, Room 113


Psychogenic Seizures — What are They, How Can They be Diagnosed and Treated?

Thursday, March 26, 2015.  7:00 PM.
Stanford Health Library Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201 211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto CA 94304


Cafe Scientifique: Pioneering Work in Liver Transplantation in Babies: A Remarkable Story of Success

Thursday, March 26, 2015.  7:00 PM.
Stanford Blood Center, 3373 Hillview Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304


Individualized & Population Health: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Friday, March 27, 2015.  12:30 PM.
Li Ka Shing Center, LK120, 291 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA


A Conversation With Bahiyyih Nakhjavani: Author of "The Woman Who Read Too Much"

Monday, March 30, 2015.  6:30 PM.
Cubberley Auditorium, School of Education


Film Screening - The Mask You Live In by Writer, Director & Producer Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Tuesday, March 31, 2015.  07:00 PM.
Stanford University, Cubberley Auditorium 485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305


Matt Rahaim: Voice Cultures and Ethical Dispositions in North India

Wednesday, April 1, 2015.  12:00 PM.
Encina Hall West, Room 208


HIGH CALLING: NICHOLAS ROERICH AND HIS SEARCH FOR SHAMBHALA

Wednesday, April 1, 2015.  6:00 PM.
200-030


From Factual to Counter-factual God: A Dialogue

Thursday, April 2, 2015.  12:00 PM.
Bechtel Conference Center


"Inventing Silk Road Studies"

Thursday, April 2, 2015.  7:30 PM.
Knight Building, Room 102 521 Memorial Way (Between Littlefield Center and Frost Amphitheatre)


Colloquium: Donald Ingber

Monday, April 6, 2015.
Building 430, Room 041


Lorenz Eitner Lecture on Classical Art and Culture with Michael McCormick (Harvard)

Monday, April 6, 2015.  6:00 PM.
Stanford Humanities Center


Artist Salon featuring Marie-Louise Catsalis

Tuesday, April 7, 2015.  04:15 PM.
Levinthal Hall, School of Humanities


Gary Bass: Nixon, Kissinger, and the Bangladesh Genocide

Wednesday, April 8, 2015.  12:00 PM.
Encina Hall West, Room 208


The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically

Wednesday, April 8, 2015.  7:00 PM.
Dinkelspiel Auditorium


Earth Matters/Continuing Studies Panel: Sustainability: Is it too late?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015.  7:30 PM.
TBD


Endogenous Credible Commitment and Party Competition Over Redistribution Under Alternative Electoral Institutions

Thursday, April 9, 2015.  12:00 PM.
CISAC Conference room, Encina Hall, 2nd floor


She Who Tells a Story Faculty Panel

Thursday, April 9, 2015.  5:30 PM.
Cantor auditorium


Invited Lecture: Emanuele Castano, PhD

Thursday, April 9, 2015.  6:00 PM.
Clark Center Auditorium


"The Origins of the Dunhuang Manuscripts"

Friday, April 10, 2015.  7:30 PM.
Knight Building, Room 102 521 Memorial Way (Between Littlefield Center and Frost Amphitheatre)


"Chinese Buddhist Manuscripts from Dunhuang: Healing Liturgies"

Ongoing every day from April 11, 2015 through April 12, 2015.  9:30 AM.
Provided upon registration


St Lawrence String Quartet

Sunday, April 12, 2015.  2:30 PM.
Bing Concert Hall


Jewish Passing and Gendered Visibility in Weimar Germany

Tuesday, April 14, 2015.  12:00 PM.
Pigott Hall (Bldg. 260), Room 252


A Reading with Skip Horack and Kirstin Valdez Quade

Tuesday, April 14, 2015.  6:00 PM.
Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall


Andrea Rotstein (Tel-Aviv)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015.  5:15 PM.
Bldg. 110, Rm. 112


A Reading with Stegner Fellows Casey Thayer and Lila Savage

Wednesday, April 15, 2015.  6:30 PM.
Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall


"They can live in the desert but nowhere else."

Thursday, April 16, 2015.  4:00 PM.
TBD


Antonio José Ponte

Thursday, April 16, 2015.  5:00 PM.
TBD


Christensen Distinguished Lecture with Svetlana Alpers

Thursday, April 16, 2015.  5:30 PM.
Cummings Art Building


"The Expedition of the French Sinologist Paul Pelliot to Chinese Turkestan and China, 1906-1909"

Thursday, April 16, 2015.  6:00 PM.
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center


Conversations on Compassion with Sharon Salzberg

Thursday, April 16, 2015.  6:00 PM.
Cubberley Auditorium


Colloquium: Dr. Eric Furst

Monday, April 20, 2015.
Building 420, Room 041


Bernhard Palme (Vienna/Berkeley)

Monday, April 27, 2015.  5:15 PM.
Bldg. 110, Rm. 112


A Reading by Thomas McGuane

Monday, April 27, 2015.  8:00 PM.
Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall, 616 Serra Street


Tansen Sen: The Long March that Never Was: The Delhi-Peking Friendship March of 1963 and Its Global Context

Wednesday, April 29, 2015.  12:00 PM.
Encina Hall West, Room 208


William Johnson (Duke)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015.  5:15 PM.
Bldg. 110, Rm. 112


CodeX FutureLaw Conference 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015.  8:00 AM.
Paul Brest Hall, 555 Salvatierra Walk Stanford, CA 94305


SCOPE Brown Bag Seminar - The Persistence of "The Persistence of Inequality" Thesis: Women in Higher Education Throughout the World, Presented by Francisco Ramirez

Thursday, April 30, 2015.  12:00 PM.
CERAS 101 Learning Hall


Reframe Iran: 40 Iranian Artists through Journalism and Film

Thursday, April 30, 2015.  5:30 PM.
Cantor Arts Center auditorium


Cubberley Lecture: Reimagining the Profession of Teaching

Thursday, May 7, 2015.  05:00 PM.
Cubberley Auditorium and Lobby


"Film screening of "Saving Mes Aynak" with Introduction by Producer, David Huffman"

Thursday, May 7, 2015.  7:30 PM.
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center


The 40th Annual David M. Mason Lectures in Chemical Engineering presented by Pablo Debenedetti

Ongoing every day from May 11, 2015 through May 13, 2015.
TBD


"The Politics of Distant War: 1917, 1941, 1964"

Tuesday, May 12, 2015.  5:15 PM.
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center


Book Event - "Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial" by Kenji Yoshino

Tuesday, May 12, 2015.  07:00 PM.
Paul Brest Hall/Munger 555 Salvatierra Walk, Stanford University


James Pennebaker, Author of The Secret Life of Pronouns

Tuesday, May 12, 2015.  7:30 PM.
Cubberley Auditorium


"Dying to Give: Buddhism and Cadaver Donations for Medical Education in Modern Taiwan"

Thursday, May 14, 2015.  7:30 PM.
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center


Selected Shorts

Friday, May 15, 2015.  7:30 PM.
Bing Concert Hall


Colloquium: Yi Tang

Monday, May 18, 2015.
Building 420, Room 041


David Elmer (Harvard)

Monday, May 18, 2015.  5:15 PM.
Bldg. 110, Rm. 112


Rohit Chopra: The 26/11 Network-Archive: Memory, History in an Age of Global Terror

Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  12:00 PM.
Encina Hall West, Room 208


Book Event - Daniel Rivers -Radical Relations: The History of Lesbian Mothers, Gay Fathers, and their Children in the United States

Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  05:00 PM.
Stanford University 424 Santa Teresa Street Levinthal Hall, School of Humanities 94305 Stanford, CA


Meng-Wu Lecture: Owen Flanagan Jr. PhD

Thursday, May 28, 2015.  6:00 PM.
Pigott Hall (Language Corner) (01-260) – Rm 113


"Zongmi's Strategy for Reconciling Meditative Practice and Textual Study"

Thursday, May 28, 2015.  7:30 PM.
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center


Colloquium: Dr. Eric Dufresne

Monday, June 1, 2015.
Building 420, Room 041


Conversations on Compassion with Matthieu Ricard

Wednesday, June 3, 2015.  6:00 PM.
Berg Hall, Li Ka Shing Center