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Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Writing "Silicon Valley"

A Conversation with Carrie Kemper, Stanford Alumna and Writer and Producer for the Emmy-Nominated HBO Series

Oak Lounge East, Tresidder Memorial Union
Stanford University

Please join us for a lunch conversation with Carrie Kemper, writer and producer of the Emmy-nominated HBO series “Silicon Valley.” The program is a comedy partially inspired by Mike Judge's own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late 1980s. Carrie Kemper’s other TV writing credits include "The Office and Comedy Central's "Nathan For You.” Carrie majored in American Studies. Pizza will be served. Space is limited – RSVP by May 9th.
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Sunday, July 24, 2016 – Friday, July 29, 2016

2016 California Local Governance Summer Institute @ Stanford

Professional Seminar for Western Local Government Officials

Stanford University

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.
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Recent Events

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Drawing Lessons from Regulatory and Collaborative Approaches to Water Management in Western United States and Canada

Paper Sessions at American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting

San Francisco Hilton Hotel
Union Square 18, 4th Floor

This two-part session of paper presentations asks: how have western water institutions and management practices adapted? What new techniques have been developed to support alternative resource management goals?
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Thursday, March 17, 2016 – Saturday, March 19, 2016

Eccles Family Rural West Conference

Fourth Annual Conference – University of Montana in Missoula

University of Montana

This year’s conference will be focused on defining people and place in the rural American West, through panels addressing public health and access, housing and homelessness, natural resource use and allocation, and Indian policy.
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Wednesday, March 02, 2016

An Agenda Beyond Immigration: Latinos and the Politics of Climate Change

Lunchtime talk by Stella Rouse, Professor of Government and Politics, University of Maryland

Brandon Room
Black Community Services Center

Professor Rouse will discuss a new paper which analyzes survey data from 2014 and 2015 on the opinions of Latino Millennials with respect to climate change policies and how personal experience with weather and disaster events may affect their attitudes. Lunch will be provided.
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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Tracking a Lost Voice: The Chinese Workers on the Transcontinental Railroad

Talk by Gordon Chang and Shelley Fisher-Fishkin

Jordan Hall Auditorium
Building 420, Room 40
Stanford University

The history of Chinese railroad workers in the West is a transnational story, told from both U.S. and Chinese perspectives, that the Chinese Railroad Workers Project tries to document and share. As co-directors of the project, Prof. Chang and Prof. Fishkin will talk about how the project gives a voice to these Chinese migrants through an online digital archive available to all, along with books, digital visualizations, conferences, and public events.
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Knight-Risser Prize Symposium: Oil Production and Air Pollution in Texas

Award Presentation and Panel Discussion on the report "Big Oil, Bad Air"

Oak Lounge, Tresidder Memorial Union
Stanford University

Please join us in celebrating 2015 Knight-Risser Prize winners Jim Morris, Susan White, and their colleagues at the Center for Public Integrity, InsideClimate News and the Weather Channel, for their report "Big Oil, Bad Air." Along with the award presentation and reception, the event will feature a panel of journalists and educators assessing the state of enviromental investigative journalism. 
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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Energy 360: California’s Groundbreaking New 2015 Energy and Climate Laws

Panel discussion on what new laws mean for California and beyond

Stanford Law School, Room 190

The California Legislature has just passed an extraordinary set of new energy and climate-related laws. This session will be a lively discussion of what passed and what did not, why, and what this means for California and beyond, especially for the international COP21 in Paris in December.
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