Venue: Cemex Auditorium
Hosts: OpenXChange, with co-sponsors including Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE); Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI); Haas Center for Public Service; School of Humanities and Sciences; Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE); and Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE).
Description: Janine Zacharia, McClatchy Visiting Lecturer at Stanford and former Washington Post Jerusalem Bureau Chief and Middle East Correspondent, will moderate a discussion with three of Stanford’s most seasoned diplomats and scholars to consider the crucial role of the university in a fragmented world and the way forward in fixing a multitude of broken systems. The conversation will explore the following and more: • Can democracy be imposed on other nations as a means to peace?• How can opponents work together to solve problems, both globally and locally?• Is it possible to move beyond “dueling scorecards of victims” to a dialogue of reconciliation in the Middle East?• Does Silicon Valley hold the key to addressing both our security and our privacy or will solutions come from Washington? • Where does Stanford and its community fit into the equation? Professors Condoleezza Rice, Jeremy Weinstein and Mike McFaul in conversation with Janine Zacharia will tackle some of the thorniest issues of the day, then respond to audience questions and comments for what will be a compelling look at the ever-expanding challenges of the 21st century landscape.