"If you don't have a high school education in America, you are chained to limited options," Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J., told the Goldman Sachs/Stanford University Global Education Conference.
In a Stanford course, Jane Chen finds her passion is saving babies
A new generation of medical "rock stars" are blending cutting-edge technology with reams of old-fashioned data to help drive innovation, said Todd Park, chief technology officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and one of the participants in the 2011 Healthcare Summit held at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
As Japan shifts from disaster relief to rebuilding, GSB alumni see opportunities for change and renewal.
Calling education "the most important problem that we have to solve in this country," an official of the U.S. Department of Education warned that other nations are doing a better job than the United States of educating their young people.
Korean entertainment mogul Lee Soo Man has introduced some of the biggest names in pop music to the world. His SM Entertainment is helping Korean pop music make waves internationally.
Stanford Graduate School of Business alumni based in Japan find unexpected obstacles as entire industries face disruption and an unknown future since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
The aviation industry has to navigate through government regulations, natural disasters, economic storms, and labor negotiations, challenges that Jeff Smisek, president and CEO of the world's largest carrier, United Continental Holdings, says he finds fascinating.
Arab nations rocked by popular uprisings in recent months face complex, precarious, and often divergent paths toward establishing democracy, says Stanford democracy expert Larry Diamond.
Silicon Valley isn't the only area in which technology companies can flourish, says Niklas Zennström, who founded the high-flying internet communication firm Skype in Luxembourg. Populations and internet use are growing fastest outside of the United States.