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May 13, 2023
Stanford, CA, California
United States

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Mackenzie Room
475 Via Ortega
3rd Floor, Room 300
Stanford, CA, California, 94305
United States
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Alice Siu

Associate Director, Stanford Deliberative Democracy Lab
Alice Siu is Associate Director of the Stanford Deliberative Democracy Lab and Senior Research Scholar and the Stanford Center for Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law. She has been a scholar and practitioner in the field of deliberation democracy for over 20 years. She received her PhD in Communication, Masters in Political Science, and Bachelors in Economics and Public Policy, all from Stanford.

Cameron Black

Student, Stanford University
Cameron Black is a Stanford University undergraduate student with a deep passion for psychology and communications. He is driven by a desire to address the root causes of intergenerational abuse and create meaningful social change on a large scale. Cameron draws from his own personal experiences to shed light on the devastating effects of intergenerational abuse and offers a new perspective for understanding the complex layers of this issue. Join him on a thought-provoking journey that will leave you inspired as we discover our collective potential to impact change.

Ervin McWilson II

Doctoral Student, Stanford University
Ervin L. McWilson II is a Historically Black College University alumna from Norfolk State University. Currently he is doctoral student at Stanford University, where his research explores entrepreneurship through lens of identity. He is married to United States Air Force Major D.O. Jackson, and they have 2 children.

Henry Bair

Henry Bair, MD is a resident physician at Wills Eye Hospital. At the Stanford University School of Medicine, he has directed courses on healthcare leadership, digital health, and patient communication strategies. He is the creator and co-host of The Doctor’s Art, a leading podcast on humanism in medicine.

Honor Magon

Physician & student
Honor is a physician from Australia, doing her residency in occupational and environmental medicine, and currently studying a Masters of Science in Clinical Informatics Management at Stanford. She has 5 years of clinical experience from the outback to a transplant center. She's passionate about improving the lives of many through creative and efficient health interventions, and her interests are in physician health, psychological wellbeing at work, and health equity.

Isaac Nehring

Student, Stanford University
Isaac was born and raised in Helena, Montana, a state known for its outdoor recreation and agriculture industries. Here at Stanford, he works on the educational farm and is planning on studying history and earth systems as an undergraduate. Isaac is deeply passionate about conservation and rural issues and loves to share stories of the land.

Joe Eilers

Student, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Joe holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering, and is currently an MBA candidate at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He previously worked at the electric grid operator, MISO, in transmission planning, control room operations, and corporate strategy. After Stanford, Joe plans to dedicate his career to driving clean innovation in the energy industry.

Julia Novy

Professor of Practice, Stanford University
Julia Novy is Professor of Practice and Faculty Co-Director of the Sustainability Science and Practice Master’s Program at Stanford’s Doerr School of Sustainability. As Executive Director of the School’s Change Leadership for Sustainability Program, she oversees curriculum development and leads the Strategies for Sustainability professional education program. She is Founder and CEO of Resilience in Action, dedicated to helping 21st century leaders cultivate resilience in their lives, organizations and sectors. In 2010, Julia was recognized as a distinguished Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Julia earned her B.A. in Human Biology and a minor in African Studies from Stanford University, and her M.Phil. in International Development Studies from the Institute for Development Studies at Sussex University. A Fulbright and Marshall Scholar, Julia speaks French, Spanish and Kiswahili.

Usha Iyer

Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies in the Department of Art and Art History, Stanford University
Usha Iyer, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University, is the author of the award-winning book, Dancing Women: Choreographing Corporeal Histories of Hindi Cinema. Their research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of cinema, race and ethnicity, and gender and sexuality studies. They are currently working on a book titled, Jammin’: Black and Brown Media Intimacies between India and the Caribbean.

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