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Democracy Matters: Big Challenges for the Next Decade

Speakers for 11/17: Ran Abramitzky

Steven Chu — What the World Needs to Become Carbon Neutral

Gretchen Daily — How to Stop Environmental Destruction

Fei-Fei Li — The Future of Human Centered AI

Walter Scheidel — Will the Pandemic Remake Society?

The webinar on November 17 is open to everyone, including Stanford community members and the general public. The webinar will not be livestreamed. Please register for the Zoom webinar.

Democracy Matters: The Election Results and What's Next

Speakers for 11/10: Ran Abramitzky

Emilee Chapman — Democracy and Voting

Francis Fukuyama — Overcoming Polarization

Anna Grzymala-Busse — Populism Around the World

Michael McFaul — U.S. Foreign Policy in Dealing with the Great Power Competition, China and Russia

The webinar on November 10 is open to everyone, including Stanford community members and the general public. The webinar will not be livestreamed. Please register for the Zoom webinar.

Democracy Matters: Immigration and the American Dream

Speakers for 10/13:

Ran Abramitzky — Streets of Gold: Immigration and The American Dream Over Two Centuries

Asad L. Asad — Deportation Threat and Daily Life

Ana Raquel Minian — Undocumented Mexican Migration in the U.S.

Melanie Morten — Building a Border Wall

The webinar on October 13 is open to everyone, including Stanford community members and the general public. The webinar will not be livestreamed. Please register for the Zoom webinar.

Democracy Matters: Inequality and the American Dream

Speakers for 10/06: Ran Abramitzky

Michael Boskin — Income Inequality and Whether We Should Aim to Reduce It

David Grusky — Inequality and the American Dream

Debra Satz — What (If Anything) is Wrong with Income Inequality?

Florencia Torche — Higher Education and Income Inequality

Should the U.S. close its border to immigrants? What are the ramifications of income inequality? How has COVID-19 changed life as we know it?  Why are Americans so politically polarized? How can we address racial injustice?

Democracy Matters: The Challenges Posed by COVID-19 —and What Policy Makers Can Do About It

Speakers for 9/22: Ran Abramitzky

Marshall Burke — Pandemic and air pollution

Matt Gentzkow — Polarization and Public Health

Pamela Karlan — COVID-19, Election 20

Erin Mordecai — Long-Term Intervention Strategies for COVID-19

Registration is open to Stanford community members with a @stanford.edu email address.

For the general public: Livestream link: https://livestream.com/accounts/1973198/events/9298081

PlayVS Founder and CEO Delane Parnell @ ETL

Delane Parnell is the founder and CEO of PlayVS, which is building the infrastructure for high school esports. Prior to starting PlayVS, Parnell worked at IncWell Venture Capital, where he became the youngest black venture capitalist in the United States. A lifelong entrepreneur, Parnell started his first job at 13, working 40-plus hours a week during the school year. At 17, he used the money he saved to purchase three cell phone stores and joined the founding team of Executive Car Rental, which now has 16 locations across Michigan.

Introduction to R: Digital Tools and Methods for the Humanities and Social Sciences

This introductory workshop is geared towards those who would like to get started with R or need to brush up on their skills. You will learn how to use R, RStudio, how to create objects in R, how to work with different data types, how to read tabular data into R and how to subset tables.

Prerequisites: None.

Please come with R and RStudio installed:

https://cengel.github.io/R-intro/

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