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Stanford Summer Human Rights Series: Borders of Personhood: Migration, Human Rights, and Sovereignty

About the Event

“Human” and “person” are terms taken to be synonymous in everyday language, but “person” is also a legal term reserved for those entitled to rights and designating a status historically denied to various categories of human beings (e.g., slaves, women). The international human rights framework attempts to break with that historical record by declaring that every human being shall be recognized as a person equal before the law.

"Here and Now - Moving Toward Justice" The 2018 Sally Dickson Lecture on Diversity, Inclusion and Reflection

The Third Annual Sally Dickson Lecture on Diversity, Inclusion and Reflection will feature Lateefah Simon, a nationally acclaimed civil rights and social justice activist and community organizer. Simon is currently president of the Akonadi Foundation, an Oakland-based organization dedicated to racial justice, leadership, intersectionality and cultural expression.

Joshua Hoffman: The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series

Join us for a conversation with Joshua Hoffman, CEO and Co-Founder of biotech company Zymergen. Prior to Zymergen, Hoffman was a partner at Norcob Capital and a managing director in merchant banking at Rothschild, where he served on the management committee. He began his career at McKinsey & Company, where he served industrial and technology clients on matters of strategy, operations and organization.

Hoffman earned a B.A. in social sciences from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree from Yale University.

Bridging Sectors: Explore Jobs in Impact Investing

Come learn about the exciting and rapidly growing industry of impact investing. Panelists will explain how they generate social and environmental impact alongside financial returns, and offer advice to students interested in exploring this field. 

  • Carol Malnick, Senior Vice President for West Coast of Boston Common Asset Management
  • Amon Anderson, ’15 MBA, Associate Director of San Francisco Acumen
  • Nicolle Richards, ’16, Impact Analyst at Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

Tracy Chou: The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series

Join us for a conversation with Tracy Chou, Founding Member of Project Include and The Arena. Alongside her engineering career, Chou is most well-known for her work pushing for diversity in tech. In 2013, she helped to kick off the wave of tech company diversity data disclosures with a Github repository, collecting numbers on women in engineering. She was an engineer and tech lead at Pinterest and an early engineer at Quora. She was also on reserve with the U.S. Digital Service as a technical consultant.

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