Category: On the Move

Pamela Karlan

Stanford Law’s Pam Karlan joins U.S. Department of Justice

by Stephanie Ashe on February 28, 2021 3:51 pm
Stanford Law School (SLS) Professor PAMELA KARLAN has joined the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) as principal deputy assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division. Karlan previously served at the DOJ in the Civil Rights Division from 2014 to 2015 under the Obama Administration. She is on leave of absence from the law… Read more Stanford Law’s Pam Karlan joins U.S. Department of Justice
Brett McGurk

Biden picks Brett McGurk for Middle East role at the National Security Council

by Melissa De Witte on January 11, 2021 3:16 pm
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced additional members of the White House National Security Council (NSC), and among their picks is BRETT MCGURK, the Payne Distinguished Lecturer at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. McGurk will join the NSC as coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa. “The National Security… Read more Biden picks Brett McGurk for Middle East role at the National Security Council
Colin Kahl

Colin Kahl is Joe Biden’s pick for under secretary of defense for policy

by Melissa De Witte on January 5, 2021 2:48 pm
President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate COLIN KAHL, a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Steven C. Házy Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, as under secretary of defense for policy. In a Dec. 30, 2020, statement on the Biden-Harris transition website, Biden said that… Read more Colin Kahl is Joe Biden’s pick for under secretary of defense for policy
Jessica Watkins

Three Stanford alums among NASA Artemis astronauts heading to the moon

by Taylor Kubota on December 10, 2020 3:33 pm
On Dec. 9, NASA announced the members of the Artemis team of astronauts, who will participate in missions on and around the moon. Three Stanford alumni – NICOLE MANN, MS ’01; KATE RUBINS, PhD ’06; and JESSICA WATKINS, BS ’10 – are among the 18 astronauts chosen to be part of the “Artemis Team.” According… Read more Three Stanford alums among NASA Artemis astronauts heading to the moon
Colin Kahl

Five Stanford scholars named to Biden-Harris agency review teams

by Stanford News Service on November 22, 2020 12:52 pm
Five Stanford scholars have been named to the Biden-Harris agency review teams. These teams inform the new administration about how federal agencies and departments operate and play a crucial role in the presidential transition process. The five Stanford scholars who are conducting this work in a personal capacity and are classified by the Biden-Harris Transition Team… Read more Five Stanford scholars named to Biden-Harris agency review teams
Tina Seelig

Tina Seelig appointed executive director of Knight-Hennessy Scholars program

by Knight-Hennessy Scholars program on September 17, 2020 4:06 pm
TINA SEELIG, professor of the practice in the Department of Management Science and Engineering (MS&E) and a faculty director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP), has been appointed executive director of the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program.  She begins Oct. 1. Seelig also will maintain her current roles at STVP and MS&E. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program,… Read more Tina Seelig appointed executive director of Knight-Hennessy Scholars program

Ran Abramitzky appointed H&S senior associate dean of social sciences

by Natalie Jabbar on July 23, 2020 5:00 pm
Professor of economics RAN ABRAMITZKY has been named the new senior associate dean of the social sciences in the School of Humanities and Sciences. He will begin his term on Sept. 1, 2020. Abramitzky succeeds ELLEN MARKMAN, the Lewis M. Terman Professor of Psychology, who is regarded as one of the nation’s leading developmental psychologists.… Read more Ran Abramitzky appointed H&S senior associate dean of social sciences
Graduate students Kari Barclay and Will Paisley are the new co-chairs of the Graduate Student Council.

New Graduate Student Council co-chairs discuss supporting students

by Alex Kekauoha on June 20, 2020 1:30 pm
Last month, Stanford’s Graduate Student Council elected PhD candidate KARI BARCLAY and coterminal master’s student WILL PAISLEY as its new co-chairs. The students enter their new leadership roles under unprecedented circumstances, as the COVID-19 pandemic and protests against anti-Black violence continue to challenge daily life, both at Stanford and globally. Barclay and Paisley recognize the… Read more New Graduate Student Council co-chairs discuss supporting students
New staff

Two new Stanford student services professionals discuss their plans

by Alex Kekauoha on May 17, 2020 11:52 am
Student Affairs recently filled two staff positions that serve Stanford students. Long-time Stanford staff member SNEHAL NAIK and fifth-year doctoral student ABIYA AHMED are assuming new leadership roles in the Office of Student Engagement and The Markaz, respectively. Here, they share what’s new in their units and how they will continue to support students during… Read more Two new Stanford student services professionals discuss their plans

Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute announces its seventh class

by Kristin Goldthorpe on May 11, 2020 3:32 pm
Thirty-two accomplished people from across the United States and around the world have accepted an offer of admission for the new cohort of the STANFORD DISTINGUISHED CAREERS INSTITUTE (DCI), founded by PHIL PIZZO, professor of pediatrics and of microbiology and immunology and former dean of the Stanford School of Medicine. The DCI fellows will be… Read more Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute announces its seventh class