Student Organizers

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Ariel Kapur

Undergraduate Class of 2010

 

Major: International Relations

 

I am a student of International Relations and an activist. I am particularly interested in human rights, civil conflict, and humanitarian intervention, with a special affinity for African nations. I have found myself struggling with the complexity of the problems in these countries and the seemingly shallow analysis and solutions that the activist community sometimes proscribes. I wish to understand the roots of these conflicts more deeply and apply that knowledge so that I can be confident in our approach to help end them. This conference is a shining example of such an attempt and I am proud to be a part of it.

 

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Emma Cobert

Undergraduate Class of 2011

 

Major: Undeclared, possibly International Relations

 

I have really enjoyed studying International Relations so far at Stanford and am very excited to take my involvement outside of the classroom. I am particularly interested in Poland--I am half Polish--and hope to focus on its post-socialist transformation and growth in my future studies. This past winter I took a sociology course about the transformation of socialist societies, in which we studied China in the 20th century and up to the present day. This piqued my interest in China's development as well, and so I look forward to exploring its future role as an emerging global power.

 

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Seth Silverman

Co-Term: Undergraduate Class of 2008, Masters Class of 2009

 

Individually Designed Major: Global Politics of Health, Human Rights, and the Environment; Atmosphere and Energy

 

Seth Silverman is the Program and Proceedings Coordinator for the China in the 21st Century Conference at Stanford University.  He has been involved in Stanford STAND since its founding in 2005 and is a student of international environmental policy.  His interest in this conference originates from his desire to understand the interconnections between environmental and social challenges and solutions in this case to think about how demand for natural resources interacts with the international politics of humanitarian crises.

 

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Alice Bosley

Undergraduate Class of 2011

 

Major: International Relations

 

Alice Bosley is the Outreach and Logistics Coordinator for the China in the 21st Century Conference. She has been involved with STAND since her senior year in high school and is this year's STAND California State Outreach Coordinator. Originally from Philadelphia, Alice spent four years living in Saudi Arabia when younger, and became interested in international affairs during this time. Alice wants to better understand the complexities of relationships between countries, and how those relationships affect the everyday lives of the people on the ground.

 

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Jessica Talbert

Undergraduate Class of 2011

 

Major: Undeclared

 

Jessica Talbert is the finance and funding coordinator for the China in the 21st Century Conference. She is particularly interested in China's future role in the international order and how the economic policies of both the United States and the People's Republic of China will affect their diplomatic relations. She is currently learning Mandarin and plans do study in Beijing and Stanford in Washington.

 

 

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Cindy Guan

Undergraduate Class of 2011

 

Major: Prospective Economics and Public Policy

 

Cindy is a Bay Area local who has always been looking for ways to broaden her perspective. She is interested in international affairs and macro policies that govern the international stage. She first heard of this conference through  her involvement with FACES, the Forum for American Chinese Exchange at Stanford, and was immediately drawn in by the innovative perspective and content of the conference. She can't wait to bring this topic to the public, and help initiate a fruitful discussion that will undoubtedly have compelling impacts on current events.

 

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Kate O'Connor

Undergraduate Class of 2011

 

Major: Political Science & English

 

Kate became involved in the conference through her role as Co-chair of the Campus Awareness Committee of Stanford in Government. Her background growing up abroad primed her for interest in any attempt to enourage international dialogue. She is thrilled to be on staff for the conference.

 

 

 

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Siddhartha Oza

Undergraduate Class of 2011

 

Major: Earth Systems

 

China. Globalization. Oil. Genocide. These four words individually are catchphrases for some of the most important world issues today. Together, however, these words have a meaning that eludes even the most well-informed people. China's role in the international policy is of growing importance in the context of human rights, environmental issues, and justice, and must be studied.

 

 

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Esther Kang

Undergraduate Class of 2009

 

Major: Philosophy, Minor: Music

 

Esther is the Co-Media Coordinator for the China in the 21st Century Conference. Originally from South Korea, she has always had an interest in East Asian affairs, but she became particularly interested in China after spending a summer in Beijing studying Mandarin. Esther is excited to learn more about China's philosophy on foreign policy and how it affects China's responsibilities as a political power.