Recap from Global Week Day 2

 Salimran


Salman Khan

joined the entire Castilleja community for what was an inspirational and  engaging talk. He founded the Khan Academy with the goal of using technology to foster
new learning models and to provide a complete K-12 education for free
to anyone in the world who can access videos online.  Mr. Khan has
extensive degrees in electrical engineering, computer science,
mathematics, and business from MIT and Stanford, and he currently works
as a portfolio manager in Menlo Park.  Salman Khan and the nonprofit
Khan Academy received the 2009 Tech Award in Education.  The Khan
Academy consists of over 1000 educational videos which can be instantly
accessed for free on his site.

Khan Academy
Recent Article from the San Francisco Chronicle
PeaceDOT Movement
Khan Academy's YouTube Channel

Khan Academy on Facebook

Later in the morning, James Fearon from Stanford University met with our 9th and 10th grade students to offer an overview of causes of civil wars and to engage students in a questions and answer session. Dr. Fearon is Theodore and Frances Geballe
Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and Professor of
Political Science at Stanford University.  He is an elected member of
the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Program Fellow of the
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.  He is currently serving as
Chair of the Department of Political Science at Stanford. 

Fearon’s
research has focused on democracy and international disputes,
explanations for interstate wars, and the causes of civil and ethnic
violence.  Some recent publications include “Iraq’s Civil War” (Foreign Affairs 2007), “Neotrusteeship and the Problem of Weak States” (International Security 2004), and “Ethnicity, Insurgency, and Civil War,” (American Political Science Review 2003). 

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