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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

Quick Bytes: Top Tips to Manage Graduate Life

Learn how to manage graduate life with a positive attitude and productive work habits from three campus experts. Whether you’re a new grad student or just want a refresher to start off the year, this fast-paced session is worth your time.

Anika Green, assistant vice provost for graduate education & director, DARE Doctoral Fellowship Program, VPGE

Read Anika's Bio

Angie Hawkins, associate director of educational programs, VPGE

CBD 2020: Summon the Hero Within: the power of mindset for dealing with change

Unforeseen changes require new strategies. The Hero's Journey describes the existential process we all go through as we live in and adjust to changes in our world and ourselves. The need to expand the constructs of our mind and perceptions may arise many times in our lives. Come and explore the power of mindset and create your superhero persona.

CBD 2020: Renewing Resilience & Respect: Contemplative Skills for Personal and National Well-being

Impermanence, uncertainty and change are abundantly apparent right now. Contemplative practices build our capacity to engage with these realities with resilience, respect, and compassion. The pandemic, economic strife, racial upheaval, and the polarized political process illuminate immortality, disparities, inequalities, and immorality. The salience of these challenging issues offers the opportunity to no longer distract ourselves from engaging with what has been with us all along, but now can no longer be ignored.

How Change Comes: Knowledge + Justice in 2020 | Lecture by Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra

"Conquest? Collapse and Rise of Ancien Régime in 16th Century Spanish America and the Role of Paper Archives"Lecture by Jorge Cañizares-EsguerraAlice Drysdale Sheffield Professor of History, The University of Texas at Austin

How can distinctive, original scholarship encourage the pursuit of justice in society or the academy? In this new speaker series, scholars who have made indelible statements in both areas discuss the conditions of their work and how their political and intellectual investments inform each other.

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