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    Historian Priya Satia on the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks

    As the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks approaches, war, technology and culture expert Priya Satia, '95, a Stanford associate professor of history and an American of Indian descent, reflects on the effects of the attacks, the importance of understanding others' historical experiences, and how 9/11 affects her own small children.

    By Karen Springen, '83


    SatiaYour 3-year-old son is on a Department of Homeland Security blacklist because of his name, Kabir, which is Arabic for "great." Can you get him off the list?

    He can't be completely taken off the blacklist. The burden of proof is on me to call up the Department of Homeland Security and prove his innocence. He will be removed from that watch list and placed on a different watch list. He will be given a number, like a pin code, tha...

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    Posted by Ms. Summer Moore Batte on Sep 7 2011 12:35PM | 2 comments

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    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Kennedy

    Who better to co-chair the Pulitzer Prize board than a Pulitzer Prize winner? Enter historian David Kennedy, who received his bachelor's degree from Stanford in 1963 and returned to teach at the Farm in 1967 (after getting his PhD from Yale). In a Class Day speech a few years ago, Kennedy urged students to "get out and make things happen." Today he talks about how everyone--from award-winning authors to students to alumni--can seize the day and "make the world move." Excerpts:

    Since 2002, you've served on the Pulitzer Prize board--and Columbia University just announced that you would co-chair it for the next year. What does this mean for you? Lots of trips to New York? Mega-hours spent reading long books?

    This is the culmination of that tour of duty. The board routinely meets in New York twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring to s...

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    Posted by Ms. Karen Springen on May 5 2010 2:34PM | 0 comments