Event Archive

Ethics of Data Conference

Monday, September 15, 2014
Arrillaga Alumni Center

A conference considering the ethical challenges of digital data in civil society.

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China-US Strategic Philanthropy

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Stanford Center at Peking University

CUSP Workshop IV

The 4th Annual CUSP Workshop will take place at the Stanford Center on the Beijing campus of Peking University. 

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Strengthening Urban Resilience with Technology

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Encina Hall, Bechtel Conference Center

This exclusive leadership event will engage a diverse group—from private companies, technology startups, government agencies, humanitarian organizations, foundations, and academic and research institutions—to explore promising technologies and their potential to strengthen urban resilience in the U.S. and abroad.

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Junior Scholars Forum

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Stanford campus

Junior Scholars Forum
In Civil Society, the Nonprofit Sector, and Philanthropy

The Stanford PACS Junior Scholars Forum will bring together newer researchers, including graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty, working in the general areas of civil society, the nonprofit sector, and philanthropy to increase the sense of intellectual community and enhance the overall quality of research.

The goal of the PACS Junior Scholars Forum is to highlight exciting work being done by young scholars and to contribute to the development of their scholarship. We welcome submissions by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows as well as junior faculty. For this first year we want to cast a wide net and welcome submissions from a robust variety of disciplines and professional schools.

The Anatomy of Innovation

Monday, April 28, 2014
New York City, 92Y (Lexington Avenue at 92nd St)

Christian Seelos and Johanna Mair are engaged in research that aims to generate actionable insights on how productive innovation can occur in social sector organizations, and why it often does not. The duo will discuss internal and external factors that are known to impact the ability to innovate at the 92Y in New York City.

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Scaling Impact event

Monday, April 21, 2014
Paul Brest Hall, Stanford Law School

Market-based solutions have the potential to provide goods, services and jobs for the global poor at scale. 

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Jeff Raikes: Wealth, Philanthropy, Inequality

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Cubberley Auditorium 485 Lasuen Mall

Jeff Raikes, CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and co-founder of the Raikes Foundation, will be in conversation with Ethics in Society Program Director Rob Reich. Program begins at 7:00pm.

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China Scholar Workshop in Philanthropy and Civil Society

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Stanford Center at Peking University

Panelists to include:

Paul Brest

Kim Meredith

Xueguang Zhou 

Please check back soon for more details - this event by invitation only.

21st Century Perspectives on Philanthropy and Civil Society

Monday, March 17, 2014
PKU-Stanford Center

21st Century Perspectives on
Philanthropy and Civil Society 

Monday, March 17, 2014
The Stanford Center at Peking University
The Lee Jung Sen Building
Langrun Yuan

Fay S. Tom Memorial Lecture Hall, Mezzanine Level
No.5 Yiheyuan Road
Haidian District
Beijing, P.R. China 100871 (click here for map)

11:30 am-12:30 pm: Arrival& lunch buffet
12:45 pm-5:30 pm: Workshop, discussion, Q&A
5:30 pm-6:30 pm: Reception hosted by Stanford PACS

You are invited to join an audience of Chinese and U.S. scholars, leaders, and practitioners for a workshop hosted by Stanford PACS at the Stanford Center at Peking University. This half-day workshop builds on knowledge creation and knowledge sharing from Stanford PACS in China. Attendees and speakers will spend the day hearing from leading-edge scholars and practitioners about key trends and issues in the field of philanthropy, and also have the opportunity to interact informally throughout the day. The agenda will conclude with a one-hour reception.


Assemble in Lecture Hall

Welcome and Opening:
Kim Meredith, Stanford PACS Executive Director

Strategic Philanthropy:
A Decade of Outcome Oriented Philanthropy
Professor Paul Brest, Stanford PACS Faculty Co-Director and Dean Emeritus, Stanford Law School; 
Dr. Maria Rendon, Senior Development Counselor and USAID Representative, American Embassy
Discussant: Professor Linxiu Zhang, China Science Academy and REAP China Faculty Director

Tea/Coffee Break

The Emergence of Digital Civil Society and Big Data:
Promise and Peril

Dr. Lucy Bernholz, Stanford PACS Visiting Scholar; Pei Bin, Program Director, Gates Foundation; Liu Xiaogang (Alice Lau), Secretary General, Alashan SEE Foundation

Archiving Chinese Social Organizations:
Implications and Impact

Dr. Yan Long, Stanford PACS Post Doctoral Fellow; Cheng Gang, China Foundation Center; Assistant Professor Meng Zhao, Moscow School of Management Skolkovo – Beijing

Closing and Wrap-Up: Kim Meredith

Reception: All guests



Social Innovators for the Public Good

Monday, March 10, 2014
Tresidder Oak Lounge (2nd Floor Tresidder Memorial Union), Stanford Campus


Join us to hear the story of Social Innovators for the Public Good and meet visionary Ashoka Fellows who are devoted to advancing women’s rights and improving lives around the world.

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