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    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at Stanford Law School

    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke about the importance of education. Justice Sotomayor shared her experiences of her early legal career, her education at Princeton and Yale…

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    Justice Ginsburg on a Meaningful Life

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about her life and career during the annual “Rathbun Lecture on a Meaningful Life.” After her speech, she was interviewed by Dean Shaw and…

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    Life and Legacy of Jack London

    Scholars talked about the life and legacy of novelist, journalist, photographer, and social activist Jack London. They showed a selection of London’s photojournalism and spoke how the…

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    Climate Change and the U.S. Economy

    Authors and academics involved in talked about the influence of climate change on the U.S. workforce. They compared the effects of climate change on the current workplace economy to the…

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    Digital Future

    Virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier and artificial intelligence technologist Sebastian Thrun talked about the work of Douglas Engelbart, an early computer and internet engineer who…

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    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Professor Clayborne Carson talks about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, early life, why he decided to become a reverend, and how that contributed to his work in the Civil Rights movement. This class…

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    Constitutional Convention of 1787

    Professor Jack Rakove talked about some of the issues debated during the Constitutional Convention of 1787, such as the number of representatives for each state and the method of presidential…

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    Neoconservatism and Culture Wars of the 1980s and 1990s

    Albert Camarillo talked about the end of New Deal liberalism and the rise of neoconservatism as marked by the ascendency of Ronald Reagan. This political shift was accompanied by what Professor…

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    Data Collection, Security and Protection

    Panelists talked about privacy and security concerns resulting from data collection by the government and private sector as more devices collect and transmit user data. They also considered the the…

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    Gun Policy Debate

    A debate was held on gun policy. Stanford Law Professor John Donohue spoke in favor or gun control legislation. Civil rights attorney Don Kilmer spoke for the rights of gun owners. “Guns in…

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    The Terror Courts

    Jess Bravin talked about his book, The Terror Cours: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay, in which he discusses the challenges facing military prosecutors as they work to prosecute suspected…

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    A Conversation with Clarence Jones

    Clarence Jones spoke about what it was like to work closely with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., how the Letter from Birmingham Jail was written, and the journey to the March on Washington and King’s…

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    Mental Illness and Gun Violence

    Leading experts talked about gun violence and mental illness in America. Among the topics they discussed were appropriate medical, legal and social responses, plus gun laws around the country.…

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    Greg Smith Remarks on Business Ethics

    Wall Street executive Greg Smith spoke to Stanford students about his time at the Goldman Sachs, why he quit and the ethics of Wall Street investment firms. He resigned from Goldman Sachs in…

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    Religious Liberty

    Panelists talked about Stanford University Law School’s Religious Liberty Clinic and the types of cases the clinic would handle. Some of the issues they covered included the right to wear a…

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    The Great Migration

    Professor Allyson Hobbs is a specialist in African-American social and cultural history and 20th century American history. She used slides as she lectured about the “Great Migration,” a…

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    The Outsourced Self: Intimate Life in Market Times

    Arlie Hochschild talked about his book, The Outsourced Self: Intimate Life in Market Times, in which she explored the expansion of the market into private lives and how this had transformed families.…

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    Ethics of Wealth

    Stanford History Professor Richard White and the Chair of Stanford’s English department Gavin Jones, talk about the disparity of wealth during the Gilded Age. Professor White argued that the…

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    Social Media and the News

    Social media editors and journalists talked about the impact on social media on news reporting, and what defined professional journalism. They responded to questions from the audience.

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    Stanford University Commencement Address

    Mayor Cory Booker gave the commencement address to the 2012 graduating class of Stanford University. He talked about his career, civil rights, the nature of courage, and the how and why of…

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