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The ASSU Speakers Bureau is a student-run organization that brings a wide variety of well-known speakers from fields such as politics, service, entertainment, technology, the arts, and academia to Stanford.

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The ASSU Speakers Bureau is a student-run organization that brings a wide variety of well-known speakers from fields such as politics, service, entertainment, technology, the arts, and academia to Stanford.

    The End of the War on Terrorism

    The End of the War on Terrorism

    Senator Joseph Lieberman discusses the idea that the War on Terrorism can most successfully be fought not through militant means, but instead through ending extremist ideology by teaching ethical, moral, and tolerant ideals. (November 30, 2009)

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Art, Politics, Judaism, and the Mind of David Mamet

    Art, Politics, Judaism, and the Mind of David Mamet

    A unique voice in contemporary letters, David Mamet is an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright as well as a director, novelist, poet and essayist. (January 28, 2009)

    • 58 min
    • video
    Journey From the Psychology of Evil to the Psychology of Heroism [Contains Explicit Content: Images and Language]

    Journey From the Psychology of Evil to the Psychology of Heroism [Contains Explicit Content: Images and Language]

    Why do good people turn evil? How important is the nature of the "apples" vs. the "barrels" in which they are stored? In what sense are evil and heroism comparable? Philip Zimbardo attempts to answer some of these questions. (October 9, 2008)

    • 59 min
    • video
    Homelessness in Perspective (Video)

    Homelessness in Perspective (Video)

    The San Francisco Chronicle's Kevin Fagan and Brant Ward, contributors to the "Shame of the City" series, discuss their work on homelessness, its effects, and what can be done to curb the problem of homelessness nationwide. (October 30, 2007)

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Homelessness in Perspective

    Homelessness in Perspective

    The San Francisco Chronicle's Kevin Fagan and Brant Ward, contributors to the "Shame of the City" series, discuss their work on homelessness, its effects, and what can be done to curb the problem of homelessness nationwide. (October 30, 2007)

    • 1 hr 23 min
    An Evening with Alan Dershowitz

    An Evening with Alan Dershowitz

    Alan Dershowitz, esteemed author, lawyer, and Professor of Law at Harvard Law School discusses the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and related debate on college campuses. (May 13, 2007) l

    • 1 hr 34 min

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