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  • Sitemap | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    and Requirements Past Theses FAQs Minor Program Awards Fulfill Stanford Ethical Reasoning Requirement EthicSoc Courses Summer Fellowships Human Rights Fellowships FAQs Sample Human Rights Fellowships Apply for a Summer Fellowship Graduate Ethics Research Ethics Course Summer 2014 Graduate Student Fellowships Dirty Leviathan Retreat Postdoc Fellows Fellowships Application Process FAQs Fellowship Experience Research Equality of Opportunity and Education Working Papers Beyond the Farm Hope House Scholars Program The Tutoring Experience 10th Anniversary Past Courses Community Outreach You are here Home Sitemap Sitemap Sitemap About the Center What is Ethics in Society Center History Location and Contact Newsletter 25th Anniversary Celebration People Center Leadership Faculty Staff Postdoc Fellows Graduate Student Fellows Students Events All Upcoming Events Lectures Arrow Lectures Tanner Lectures Wesson Lectures Special Events Past Events Videos Conferences Workshops Undergraduate Ethics Undergraduate Honors Program Application and Requirements Past Theses FAQs Minor Program Awards Fulfill Stanford Ethical Reasoning Requirement EthicSoc Courses Summer Fellowships Human Rights Fellowships FAQs Sample Human Rights Fellowships Apply for a Summer Fellowship Graduate Ethics Research Ethics Course Summer 2014 Graduate Student Fellowships Dirty Leviathan Retreat Postdoc Fellows Fellowships Application Process FAQs Fellowship Experience Research Equality of Opportunity and Education Working Papers Beyond the Farm Hope House Scholars Program

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  • Human Rights Fellowship: Changing times for midwives in India | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    systems in India more women in rural areas are traveling to urban hospitals to give birth lending the question what is the role of the dai After arriving in Gujarat a state in western India and beginning to commute to rural areas by bus and rickshaw Mitra was discouraged by rumors and her inability to connect with a dai And then one day her disillusionment was dispelled Mitra met a dai walking down a street with a woman that she had both delivered and been midwife to during the woman s multiple pregnancies Seeing the generational connection was powerful says Mitra She went on to interview the dai and others like her Listening to the often funny scary and embarrassing stories of the women and their dais was one of Mitra s favorite parts of her fellowship She discovered that dais still play an important role in communities they accompany women to the urban hospitals where male doctors and unfamiliar environments can intimidate mothers they perform emergency home deliveries for women who have waited too long to call the ambulance and they check on the mothers throughout their pregnancy and post delivery Even so dais are declining in numbers With women s increasing access to education dais daughters often go on to join a profession where they can earn a living Dais are not paid for their service but rather aresupported by the community out of respect for their important role in society Thus as midwifing is a skill handed down from mother to daughter there are not many replacements being trained to take over from the aging population of dais Yet the role of the dai cannot be filled by an outsider since a dai must be a trusted and integral member of the community Identifying that person to

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  • Danielle Allen | Education and Equality: Participatory Readiness (Lecture 2) | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    9 2014 At Bechtel Conference Center Thu 9 Oct Event Overview The topic of education now has a form unimaginable in earlier eras of human history The era of nation building linked mass education with state power in unprecedented ways The processes by which political authorities established universal or compulsory education began in Europe only in the 17th century and in the US were completed only in 1918 when the last of the states then in the Union made education up through age 16 at least compulsory In this country we are in other words still in the first century of state backed mass education No wonder we struggle still to understand it These two Tanner lectures from Danielle Allen will elucidate the nature of our confusion over the purposes of education propose a way of resolving some elements of our confusion and build from this resolution toward a renewal of a humanistic account of education for which one central goal is preparation for civic life or participatory readiness Speaker Danielle Allen is UPS Foundation Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton New Jersey She is a political theorist who has published broadly in democratic theory political sociology and the history of political thought Widely known for her work on justice and citizenship in both ancient Athens and modern America Allen is the author of The World of Prometheus the Politics of Punishing in Democratic Athens 2000 Talking to Strangers Anxieties of Citizenship since Brown vs the Board of Education 2004 Why Plato Wrote 2010 and Our Declaration A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality Norton Liveright Books June 2014 She is the co editor of the award winning Education Justice and Democracy 2013 with Rob Reich and From Voice to

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  • Danielle Allen | Discussion of Lecture 2 | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    New York She is most recently the author of The Elliot Trilogy standalone plays that trace the coming of age of a bright charismatic and haunted young man who escapes el barrio in Philadelphia becomes a Marine and in the aftermath of his service in Iraq must find his way to adulthood Originally trained as a musician Hudes has authored musicals as well most notably the book for the Broadway musical In the Heights which received the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical a Tony nomination for Best Book of a Musical and was a 2009 Pulitzer Prize finalist Other works include Barrio Grrrl a children s musical that premiered at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2009 and toured nationally 26 Miles which premiered at Atlanta s Alliance Theatre in 2009 and was published in American Theatre Magazine and Yemaya s Belly Hudes first play which premiered at Portland Stage Company and received The Clauder Prize Hudes s honors include the United States Artists Fontanals Fellowship the Joyce Fellowship at the Goodman Theatre the Aetna New Voices Fellowship at Hartford Stage the Roe Green Award at the Cleveland Playhouse fellowships at Sundance Theater Institute and the O Neill Theater Center and a residency at New Dramatists She is on the board of Philadelphia Young Playwrights which produced her first play in the tenth grade Michael A Rebell is the Executive Director of the Campaign for Educational Equity at Teachers College Columbia University where he is also a Professor of Law and Educational Practice Previously Mr Rebell co founded and served as Executive Director of The Campaign for Fiscal Equity CFE which won a major constitutional ruling on behalf of New York City public schools Mr Rebell is one of the nation s foremost authorities on the education

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  • Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Education Working Papers Beyond the Farm Hope House Scholars Program The Tutoring Experience 10th Anniversary Past Courses Community Outreach You are here Home Events Lectures Excellent Sheep The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life Events Excellent Sheep The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life Special Events 3 30pm on Thursday October 23 2014 At Dinkelspiel Auditorium Thu 23 Oct Event Overview Perfect grades docile minds Does this describe your life leading up to and including your college experience At this special Reunion Homecoming 2014 event William Deresiewicz will read from his new book Excellent Sheep The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life After the reading he will answer questions and engage in conversation with former Stanford University Dean of Freshmen Julie Lythcott Haims 89 Deresiewicz is an author and former Yale professor In Excellent Sheep he levies sharp criticism on the current system of elite American education the phenomenon of tiger parenting and college essay counselors His book is directed at everyone who collaborates in mindless meritocracy including students teachers parents and university alums Deresiewicz and Dean Julie will discuss the pitfalls of the elite education machine in America and explore what a meaningful and rewarding college education should truly involve This event is free and open to the public Registration for Homecoming is NOT required for this event and no RSVP is necessary All are welcome The Stanford Bookstore will also be selling copies of Excellent Sheep at the event Speaker William Deresiewicz was a professor at Yale until 2008 He is the author of the landmark essays The Disadvantages of an Elite Education and Solitude and Leadership and is a frequent speaker on campuses around the country A contributing writer

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  • Saving Privacy | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    offers government support for technologies and legislation that enable self protection Moreover the government would have to rely on tried and true practices of the criminal justice system not secret backdoors to police encrypted digital space Following Hundt s remarks will be responses from Michael Dearing Jonathan Mayer and Jennifer Granick Joshua Cohen will facilitate the discussion This event is part of a collaboration with Boston Review Speaker Reed Hundt was chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission from 1993 to 1997 Appointed by President Bill Clinton he served for most of Clinton s first term He was succeeded by William Kennard Hundt is the CEO of the Coalition for Green Capital and a senior advisor to Skadden Arps and GTCR a private equity firm He is on the board of a number of technology companies including Intel Corp and is on the advisory boards of the Yale School of Management and the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority of Connecticut Joshua Cohen is Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society professor of political science philosophy and law and a principal investigator in Stanford s program on Liberation Technology A political theorist trained in philosophy Cohen has written on issues of democratic theory and global justice Among his recent publications are Philosophy Politics Democracy Harvard University Press 2009 Rousseau A Free Community of Equals Oxford University Press The Arc of the Moral Universe and Other Essays Harvard University Press 2011 He is co editor of the forthcoming Norton Introduction to Philosophy Norton 2014 He is also editor of Boston Review a bi monthly magazine of political cultural and literary ideas and a member of the Apple University faculty Michael Dearing joined the d school faculty in Spring 2006 His current interests include process design for new product development productizing emerging technologies web based businesses product marketing and pricing Before joining the d school Dearing spent nearly seven years at eBay serving most recently as Senior Vice President General Merchandise Manager for eBay While at eBay Dearing and his colleagues were also responsible for the launch and growth of many new merchandise categories and new businesses such as Buy it Now the listings upgrade business eBay Stores and ProStores Prior to eBay Michael held leadership positions at Bain Company Filene s Basement The Walt Disney Company and Industrial Shoe Warehouse An east coast native Dearing is now happily a citizen of the Bay Area He holds an AB in Economics with a focus in economic history from Brown University and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School He is a member of the Economic History Association and the Business History Conference Jennifer Granick is the Director of Civil Liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society Granick returns to Stanford after working with the internet boutique firm of Zwillgen PLLC Before that she was the Civil Liberties Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation She practices speaks and writes about computer crime and security electronic surveillance consumer privacy

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  • Francis Fukuyama | A State of Courts and Parties | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Equality of Opportunity and Education Working Papers Beyond the Farm Hope House Scholars Program The Tutoring Experience 10th Anniversary Past Courses Community Outreach You are here Home Events Lectures Wesson Lectures Francis Fukuyama A State of Courts and Parties Events Francis Fukuyama A State of Courts and Parties Wesson Lectures 5 30pm on Thursday January 22 2015 At location TBA Thu 22 Jan Event Overview The American political system traditionally emphasized institutions of constraint the rule of law and democratic accountability over state power leading in the 19th century to what Stephen Skowronek has characterized as a state of courts and parties with an underdeveloped executive branch riddled with patronage and corruption The US began to build a Weberian administrative state beginning with the passage of the Pendleton Act in 1883 one that continued to grow in scope through the New Deal and Great Society in the 20th century Nonetheless the quality of that state has seriously deteriorated in the second half of the century with courts and parties continuing to play roles undertaken by administrative bureaucracies in other modern democracies Many of the dysfunctions of modern American politics can be traced to the fragility of America s Weberian state and its continued subordination to the judiciary and Congress in which bureaucratic autonomy is limited by adversarial legalism and interest group politics Speaker Francis Fukuyama is the Olivier Nomellini senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Stanford University He was previously Bernard Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy at the School of Advanced International Studies SAIS John Hopkins University and Hirst Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University He has worked at the Rand Corporation and as a member of the Policy Planning Staff of the US Department of State Fukuyama received his B A from

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  • Francis Fukuyama | Wesson Discussion Seminar | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Education Working Papers Beyond the Farm Hope House Scholars Program The Tutoring Experience 10th Anniversary Past Courses Community Outreach You are here Home Events Lectures Wesson Lectures Francis Fukuyama Wesson Discussion Seminar Events Francis Fukuyama Wesson Discussion Seminar Wesson Lectures 1 15pm on Friday January 23 2015 At location TBA Fri 23 Jan Event Overview This event will feature two commentators who will be discussing Frank Fukuyama s Wesson lecture A State of Courts and Parties More information soon Speaker Ira Katznelson is Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History at Columbia University Research Associate at the Centre for History and Economics Cambridge University and since 2012 President of the Social Science Research Council His book Fear Itself The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time Liveright 2013 has been awarded the Bancroft Prize in History the Woodrow Wilson Award of the American Political Science Association the J David Greenstone Prize in Politics and History and the Sidney Hillman Prize in Book Journalism Other recent books include Liberal Beginnings Making a Republic for the Moderns Cambridge University Press 2008 written with Andreas Kalyvas When Affirmative Action Was White An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth Century America W

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