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May 13 2014 | SALIL DUDANI
Stanford University requires every undergraduate to take a class that deals with ethics. But can something as personal as ethics be taught in a classroom? Can classes in ethics make students more virtuous individuals? Or is that the wrong question to focus on? These are the issues that a panel...
May 9 2014 | THE BUZZ STAFF
On April 24, 2014, Chrystia Freeland gave a talk entitled "Plutocrats, the Hollowed out Middle Class and Democracy" as part of our Ethics of Wealth series. While on campus, she also did a brief interview with The Buzz, in which she talked about her trajectory from journalist to Canadian Parliament...
May 6 2014 | ELIZABETH WOODSON
What happens when you tell Stanford students that the elite education they have worked so hard for is merely an entry point into a meaningless leadership class of mediocrity deserving no praise or honor? Surprisingly, they don’t get mad. They don’t storm out of the room. They like it.
Apr 29 2014 | NATALIE JABBAR
At the age of three, Mohsin Hamid stopped speaking for a month. Now in his early 40s and a critically acclaimed novelist, Hamid is a virtuoso of language. Spanning the finance industry in New York to village life in South Asia, his critically acclaimed novels have been translated into more than...
Apr 22 2014 | THE BUZZ STAFF
The event “Wealth, Philanthropy, and Inequality” on April 8, 2014, featured a conversation between Jeff Raikes and Ethics in Society Program Director Rob Reich. Raikes is the CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the co-founder of the Raikes Foundation with his wife Tricia, and also a...

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