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Oct 30 2017 | Claire Thompson
In 2006, Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth “awakened the world to the perils of climate change,” Stanford Professor Rob Reich stated in his opening words before the campus screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. That was over a decade ago, and here we are, fishing for threads of hope as...
Oct 27 2017 | Salma Mousa
Few radical policy proposals have received as much buy-in from academics, local and national governments, and private sector actors as much as universal basic income (UBI). It’s hard to live and work in the heart of Silicon Valley without coming across UBI at least as a reactionary response to...
Oct 5 2017 | Sara Button
  Genre was the topic of the evening on October 5, 2018, when writer Karen Joy Fowler sat down to chat with Stanford creative writing lecturer Scott Hutchins. Or rather, the lack of it.
Jul 3 2017 | Sara Button
Advancing technology continues to touch parts of our lives we wouldn’t have expected. Robots making pizza is one thing, but robots sitting on the bench as judges? That’s a little stranger to imagine. While that sort of shift isn’t necessarily imminent, the idea of implementing AI and algorithms...
Jun 27 2017 | Sara Button
Is “faceless” the first word you pair with “bureaucrat”? You’re not alone. But outgoing EIS postdoc Bernardo Zacka wants to change that. “We often talk about political institutions like the state as if we decide on policies and then enact them. It’s almost as if when we interact with the state, we...

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