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Upcoming Events

Monday, August 31, 2015 – Friday, September 04, 2015

California-Mexico Clean Tech Trade Mission

Business, Investment & Co-Innovation Opportunities in Energy, Smarter Communities, Sustainability and Efficiency

Mexico City, DF and Monterrey, NL

This trade mission will seek to to accelerate clean energy investment and development in Mexico and California and strengthen cooperation in addressing global climate change.
Invitation Only

Recent Events

Sunday, July 26, 2015 – Friday, July 31, 2015

The California Local Governance Summer Institute @ Stanford

Professional Seminar for Western Local Government Officials

Institute for Research in the Social Sciences

This week-long summer institute at Stanford University is open to city managers, county executives, regional directors, and other senior local government officials from throughout the West. They will have the opportunity to exchange and acquire tools for improving local government performance and ways of enhancing prospective analytical capacity to innovate and anticipate societal change.
Open With Registration
Saturday, June 06, 2015

The Chinese and the Iron Road: Building the Transcontinental

Luncheon and Public Program on Chinese Railroad Workers

Tresidder Memorial Union
Stanford University

A luncheon and afternoon program celebrating the lives of the Chinese railroad workers who were essential in building the United States’ first Transcontinental Railroad. Features presentations of Stanford’s CRRW Project research (including history and archaeology); stories from descendants of railroad workers; songs and stories performed by CHSA Artist-in-Residence Charlie Chin; viewing of exhibits and the Golden Spike; and more.
Thursday, May 07, 2015

The Colorado River: The Years of Living Dangerously

Lecture by Anne Castle, Water Administrator and Water in the West Fellow

Jerry Yang & Akiko Yamazaki Environment & Energy Building (Y2E2)
Room 299

Anne Castle, Landreth Visiting Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute and former Assistant Secretary for Water and Science at the U.S. Department of Interior, will discuss the state of America's hardest working river -- The Colorado -- and current efforts to create a more sustainable management system
Open to the Public
Tuesday, May 05, 2015

American Cool: An Outlaw Sensibility for a Consumer Society

Lunchtime Talk with the Author and Cultural Scholar Joel Dinerstein

Oak Lounge West
Tresidder Memorial Union, Second Floor

Joel Dinerstein was the curator of American Cool, a photography, popular culture, and American Studies exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery that ran for seven months, as well as the primary author of its catalogue. The James H. Clark Endowed Chair in American Civilization at Tulane University, Dinerstein will talk about the exhibit and his research into the origins of "cool" as a concept and potent cultural export.
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 – Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Educational and Entrepreneurial Initiatives to Support Youth in Places of Violence

Conference by Program on Poverty and Governance (PovGov)

Bechtel Conference Room
Encina Hall

Young individuals from poor communities throughout Latin American and U.S. cities are exposed to a violent environment full of gateways into the world of criminality. Along with partners, the Program on Poverty and Governance (PovGov) at Stanford Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will hold a two-day conference to discuss the dimensions of youth and criminal violence in Latin American and U.S. cities and share pathways to hope.
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Monday, April 27, 2015

Bathtub Rings and Climate Change: Facing the Realities of the West's Water Crisis

Talk by the Author and Former Federal Official Daniel P. Beard

Shriram Center
Room 104

Daniel P. Beard served as commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, as Chief of Staff to Senator Max Baucus, as a White House adviser, and in many other senior government and corporate positions. A passionate advocate for water policy reform, he is also the author of Deadbeat Dams, a new book that calls for the abolition of his former agency and the removal of the Glen Canyon dam on the Colorado River. Mr. Beard will talk about his career, his book, and his thoughts on the future of western water. This event is co-sponsored by Water in the West.
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