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What Matters to Me and Why

What Matters to Me and Why is a presentation and discussion series featuring Stanford Faculty and Administrators addressing life questions. The purpose of What Matters to Me and Why is to encourage reflection within the Stanford community on matters of personal values, beliefs, and motivations in order to better understand the lives and inspirations of those who shape the University. The presenter is encouraged to share how s/he has chosen to live her/his life, the core values s/he has adopted, and the personal choices s/he has made. We also encourage the presenter to choose any other topic that fits her/his definition of “what matters to me and why.”

Program History | Past WMMW Speakers

 

Select Wednesdays, 12 noon – 1:00 pm, CIRCLE Common Room, Old Union 3rd floor (Map)

 

February 6: Jonathan Levin, Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean of Stanford Graduate School of Business

Jonathan Levin is the Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean at Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is an economist with interests in industrial organization, market design, and the economics of technology.

He has been a professor at Stanford for 17 years, and previously served as Chair of Stanford’s Department of Economics. He has received a number of honors for research and teaching, including the American Economic Association's John Bates Clark Medal as the outstanding American economist under the age of 40.

Jon lives in Palo Alto with his wife Amy and their three children.


 

2018-2019 What Matters to Me and Why Schedule

Fall Quarter 2018

October 17: Susie Brubaker-Cole, Vice Provost for Student Affairs

November 14: Chris Lorway, Executive Director, Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall

 

Winter Quarter 2019

February 6: Jonathan LevinPhilip H. Knight Professor and Dean of Stanford Graduate School of Business

 

Spring Quarter 2019

April 10: Priya Satia, Professor of Modern British History

May 1: Michael A. McFaul, Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Ken Olivier and Angela Nomellini Professor of International Studies, Department of Political Science; Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; Director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Director of the Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy