Government

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Appointed commander of the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command in 2003, General Stanley A. McChrystal was officially the leader of the U.S. counter-terrorism organization. Yet, because of the composition of the group, the now-retired four-star general told...
Baba Shiv Headshot
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — As Americans tune in to the debate preceding the next election, some will hear hypothetical questions about candidates. You might get a phone call, for example, asking how likely you would be to vote for so-and-so if she'd hired an illegal immigrant, or if...
Álvaro Uribe mug shot
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe delivered an impassioned defense of his tactics in pursuing the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, between 2002-2010. When he came to power in 2002, political assassinations were rife. Guerrillas and...
Darrell Duffie
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — The steps being taken to solve Europe’s sovereign debt crisis are likely putting an end to speculation that the European Union could come apart, says finance Professor Darrell Duffie of the Graduate School of Business. But current negotiations among Europe’s...
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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Like most people, Google’s Jared Cohen once thought of Bluetooth as a tool to “let you talk and drive at the same time.” But in 2004, as he walked the streets of Shiraz, Iran, he saw its revolutionary potential: Young adults were connecting with one another...
Kristie Lu Stout
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Chinese internet users have devised an array of creative ways to navigate around government censorship of China's cyberspace, a leading Hong Kong-based CNN journalist told a Stanford audience. In a November 21 talk at the Stanford Graduate School of Business...
Darrell Duffie
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS —When the Dodd-Frank financial regulations became law in 2010, the reforms were put in place to promote safety and soundness within the U.S. financial system and lower the risk of future financial crises. However, the government's interpretation of one of those...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Good managers know that the proverbial "yes man" isn't much of an asset. But when it comes time to build work teams, many business managers, either by design or through inattention, staff them with people who are prone to think alike. In effect, they've built "...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—People vote for candidates based on their performance in office — right? While political scientists like to think so, new research argues that a political incumbent's fate can be influenced by far less weighty matters — like whether the local college football...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Does racism affect voters' responses to President Barack Obama’s policies? In September, former president Jimmy Carter argued yes in an interview with Brian Williams of NBC. A Democracy Corps focus-group study published on Oct. 16 disagreed, concluding that...

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