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231 Stanford alumni, parents and guests connected in Seoul, and 29 Connectors helped make it happen.

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Schedule - Tuesday, March 15, 2016

5:30 p.m.

Optional Pre-Event Workshop - "Brains, Biology & Free Will"

Planning to arrive early? Join professor Bill Newsome, for an optional workshop about the intersection of neuroscience, psychology and philosophy in decision-making.

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What really shapes our decisions: bottom-up, subconscious influences or top-down, conscious goals and desires? Professor Newsome discusses how research in neuroscience, psychology and philosophy is shedding new light on this age-old question, and why it matters.

A leading investigator in sensory and cognitive neuroscience, Professor Newsome teaches graduate and medical courses in neuroscience, and co-teaches an undergraduate course on social and ethical issues in the neurosciences. The long-term goal of his lab’s research is to understand the neuronal processes that mediate visual perception and visually guided behavior. Professor Newsome’s honors include the Rank Prize for Optoelectronics, the Spencer Award for highly original contributions to research in neurobiology, the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of the American Psychological Association, the Dan David Prize and the Karl Lashley Award of the American Philosophical Society.

6:15 p.m.

CHECK IN & MEET UP

Pick up your name tag and enjoy some light refreshments with fellow alumni.

6:45 p.m.

FIND A SEAT

7:00 p.m.

WELCOME

Howard E. Wolf, ’80, Vice President for Alumni Affairs and President, Stanford Alumni Association

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Howard has led the Stanford Alumni Association and its staff since 2001. He earned his bachelor's degree in psychology, with distinction, from Stanford in 1980 and his MBA from Harvard in 1985. Before his appointment as Vice President for Alumni Affairs and President, Stanford Alumni Association, he worked as both an entrepreneur and business manager in the publishing and commercial real estate development and management industries. An active alum and volunteer, as well as an avid Stanford athletics fan, he received the Stanford Associates Outstanding Achievement Award in 2000. In addition to his Alumni Association role, Howard is one of eight officers of the University and part of its senior management team, with particular responsibility for advising the University's president and the provost on alumni affairs.

PRESIDENTIAL REMARKS AND Q&A

John L. Hennessy, President, Stanford University

Before stepping down after 16 years of remarkable service, the President of Stanford University shares his thoughts on Stanford and answers your questions.

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President of Stanford University since 2000, John L. Hennessy is the inaugural holder of the Bing Presidential Professorship. He joined the faculty in 1977 and since then has served as chair of computer science, dean of the School of Engineering and provost. A pioneer in computer architecture, his technology revolutionized the computer industry by increasing performance while reducing costs. He has lectured and published widely and co-authored two textbooks on computer architecture design. Dr. Hennessy has received numerous honors, including the 2000 IEEE John von Neumann Medal, a 2004 NEC C&C Prize for lifetime achievement in computer science and engineering, a 2005 Founders Award from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the 2012 IEEE Medal of Honor, IEEE's highest award.

7:55 p.m.

Micro Lectures

Four short talks on a variety of topics.

Are We Free to Decide?

Bill Newsome is the Harman Family Provostial Professor, the Vincent V.C. Woo Director of the Stanford Neurosciences Institute, and a professor of neurobiology and, by courtesy, of psychology.

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A leading investigator in sensory and cognitive neuroscience, Professor Newsome teaches graduate and medical courses in neuroscience, and co-teaches an undergraduate course on social and ethical issues in the neurosciences. The long-term goal of his lab’s research is to understand the neuronal processes that mediate visual perception and visually guided behavior. Professor Newsome’s honors include the Rank Prize for Optoelectronics, the Spencer Award for highly original contributions to research in neurobiology, the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of the American Psychological Association, the Dan David Prize and the Karl Lashley Award of the American Philosophical Society.

Maintaining Privacy in the Internet of Things

Monica Lam is a professor of computer science and faculty director of the Mobile-Social Computing Laboratory (MobiSocial).

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Professor Lam is co-principal investigator in the National Science Foundation-sponsored Programmable Open Mobile Internet 2020 Expedition. Her current research interest is in privacy, open social platforms and internet of things. She is an author of the most popular textbook in compilers, commonly known as the Dragon Book. She is an Association for Computing Machinery Fellow and served on the advisory committee for Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica in Taiwan.

Can Korea Compete for Global Talent?

Gi-Wook Shin is the director of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and Tong Yang, Korea Foundation, and Korea Stanford Alumni Chair of Korean Studies, professor of sociology and senior fellow at the Freeman and Spogli Institute for International Studies.

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Professor Shin is also the founding director of Korea Program at Stanford. His research focuses on social movements, nationalism, development and international relations. He frequently speaks on topics ranging from Korean nationalism and politics to Korea's foreign relations and historical reconciliation in Northeast Asia. He serves on councils and advisory boards in the United States and South Korea and promotes policy dialogue between the two allies.

(VIDEO) Designing Music

Kai Kight, ’14, is a violinist, composer and 2013 Mayfield Fellow in the Stanford Technology Ventures Program.

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As a musician, Kai has performed his original music for thousands in venues across the world, from the White House to the Great Wall of China. As a speaker, he has created impactful experiences for audiences at conferences, companies, and universities internationally. Some of his clients include The Walt Disney Company, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the Super Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks. His mesmerizing and original violin performance beautifully becomes a sonic metaphor for the core of his message: to inspire people to compose unique ideas in a world that celebrates conformity.

8:30 p.m.

Reception

Enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and great conversation.

Look Who Connected

First Name Last Name Degree(s) Parent Year(s) City Country
Harry Cheigh '92, MA '93 Seoul Korea
Kwangdeok Ahn MA '15 Uijeoungbu Korea
Joe Shin '86, MA '88 Seoul Korea
Sun Woo Kang '20 Seoul Korea
Haesou Im Seoul Korea

Special thanks to all the Stanford+Connects Seoul Connectors without whose help this event would not be possible. See all local connectors.

About Stanford+Connects

Stanford+Connects was a 16-city event tour that helped alumni re-experience Stanford (minus the midterms), multiply their networks and stretch their brain in infinite ways.