Former FDA Commissioner and food-label revolutionary, David Kessler, will also speak tomorrow at 7:30 in Cubberly Auditorium. The topic of his lecture will be “The End of Overeating,” which is also the title of his most recent book. The even is co-sponsored by SIG, the History Dept., ASSU Speakers Bureau, and Storey House.
There will be a performance on Saturday, February 6th at 7:30 PM in Pigott Theatre of an adaptation of Carl Djerassi‘s new book, Four Jews on Parnassus* – a Conversation,* which is a collection of imagined conversations between Arnold Schoenberg, Walter Benjamin, Gershom Scholem and Theodor Adorno. The performance will also include Paul Klee art, student commentary, and “pop and rap numbers.” Djerassi is a professor emeritus of chemistry at Stanford, the inventor of the birth control pill, and a science-in-fiction playwright.
On Monday, February 8th, Time Magazine writer and Hoover Media Fellow Bobby Ghosh will speak on “Al Qaeda Today — Weaker, But More Dangerous.” The talk will be at 4 PM in the Lane/Lyons/Lodato Room in Arrillaga Alumni Center.
From 5-6 PM on Monday, February 8th, Dr. Fred Zeliu Hu, the Chairman of Greater China, Goldman Sachs and Co-Director of NCER at Tshinghua University will give the Tenth Annual Huang Lian Memorial Lecture on the topic of “Transforming China’s Financial System: Progress, Problems, and Prospect.” This event was RSVP by Jan. 29, but it is worth a shot going down there and seeing if you can get in depending on crowd size. It will be in Conference Room A of the Landau Economics Building.
On Wednesday, Albie Sachs, a former Constitutional Court judge in South Africa who was highly involved in anti-apartheid work (and was a victim of an attack by the apartheid government that resulted in him losing one of his arms and the sight in his right eye) is coming to Stanford on Friday, February 10th. Justice Sachs will give a lecture titled, “Does the Law Have a Sense of Humor?” at 4 PM in the Bechtel Conference Center in Encina Hall on Wednesday, February 10th. RSPV required by February 9th here.