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The following is a collection of commentary about members (current or former) of FSI Stanford found on various external, unaffiliated websites via an automated process:

March 16, 2013

The human touch in medicine

Mention of Abraham Verghese via WWNO

Modern medicine is in danger of losing a powerful, old-fashioned tool: human touch. Physician and writer Abraham Verghese describes our strange new world where patients are data points, and calls for a return to the traditional physical exam. Read more »


Open and Closed

Mention of Evgeny Morozov via New York Times

Evgeny Morozov: "Openness is today a powerful cult, a religion with its own dogmas. 'Owning pipelines, people, products or even intellectual property is no longer the key to success. Openness is,' proclaims the Internet pundit Jeff Jarvis." Read more »


March 9, 2013

Keep Calm and Carry On... Buying

Mention of Evgeny Morozov via New York Times

Evgeny Morozov: "When former Wired editor Chris Anderson wrote of 'the long tail' — the idea that, thanks to the Internet, companies can look beyond blockbusters and make money on obscure products — he never warned us it would be so long and so ugly. Somehow, well-crafted niche products have surrendered to algorithmic schlock." Read more »


How Facebook could get you arrested

Mention of Evgeny Morozov via The Guardian

Evgeny Morozov: "Smart technology and the sort of big data available to social networking sites are helping police target crime before it happens. But is this ethical?" Read more »


February 4, 2013

Q&A: Larry Diamond's documentary on democracy activism

Mention of Larry Diamond via The Stanford Daily

The documentary, for which Diamond was a producer, won high praise from critics and leaders like Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The Daily spoke with Diamond about the film’s origins, its critical reception and its future. Read more »


January 23, 2013

Law Professor Hank Greely to receive 2012 Lyman Award

Mention of Henry Greely via Stanford University News

Since 1991, Hank Greely, '74, has delivered talks for alumni groups, including participating in Classes Without Quizzes during Reunion Homecoming and speaking on numerous panels for various Stanford student and alumni audiences. Read more »


January 20, 2013

First Person: Scott Sagan, Nuclear Disarmament Expert

Mention of Scott Sagan via Palo Alto Online

Scott Sagan, nuclear disarmament expert, Senior Fellow at CISAC and Stanford professor of political science, talks with Lisa Van Dusen in the fall of 2012 about his life-long career in academic research, teaching and policy devoted to disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation. Read more »


January 15, 2013

Reduce greenhouse gas by exporting coal? Yes, says Stanford economist

Mention of Frank Wolak via Stanford University News

Western U.S. coal companies looking to expand sales to China will likely succeed, according to Stanford University economist Frank Wolak. But, due to energy market dynamics in the United States, those coal exports are likely to reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases. Read more »


January 9, 2013

How Obama Abandoned Bahrain's Democratic Reformers

Mention of Larry Diamond via The Atlantic

Larry Diamond: "With the world watching other Middle East hotspots, the country's monarchy has continued suppressing anti-authoritarian dissidents -- and the White House has let it happen." Read more »


November 3, 2012

Syria is Central to Holding Together the Mideast

Mention of Condoleezza Rice via Washington Post

Condoleezza Rice: "The civil war in Syria may well be the last act in the story of the disintegration of the Middle East as we know it. The opportunity to hold the region together and to rebuild it on a firmer foundation of tolerance, freedom and, eventually, democratic stability is slipping from our grasp." Read more »




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