Intergenerational Learning and Social Networking

The following are Stanford programs whose directors have expressed support for the DCI and given permission to be included in this list. Additional programs will be added over the next several months. Fellows might, after discussion with and approval of the relevant faculty, join one of these programs as either an observer or a participant. Fellows may also bring considerable life experience that will enhance the Stanford program.

Stanford Interdisciplinary Institutes, Centers and Programs

Arts and the Humanities

Faculty Mentors: Al CamarilloStephen HintonScotty McLennanAbraham Verghese

Program in Modern Thought and Literature: Offers a PhD interdisciplinary program for those who combine a strong interest in literature or culture with non-literary fields, such as humanities, cultural studies or policy, or social sciences.

Stanford Arts Institute: Advances cross-disciplinary approaches to the arts and integrates values and skills found in the arts throughout a Stanford University education by forging arts connections, giving grants to faculty, staff, and students; presenting arts events, incubating new projects and promoting artists and cultural groups across the campus.

Business, Leadership and Entrepreneurship

Faculty Mentors: Thomas ByersCharles HollowayScotty McLennanMargaret A. NealeJim Plummer and Tina Seelig

Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance: Bridges the gap between theory and practice of corporate governance by providing a cross disciplinary environment and a wealth of expertise to advance the study and practice of corporate governance.

Center for Social Innovation: Focuses attention on the ideas and solutions that create social value and the processes through which they are generated, through exchange of ideas and values, shifts in roles and relationships and integration of the nonprofit, public and private sectors.

John S. Knight Fellowship Foundation Program: Focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership in supporting 20 journalists annually who work on creating the new models, tools and approaches that will improve the quality of news and information reaching the public.

Leadership Intensive: Offers rising juniors a unique and immersive study of the complexities of leadership through a 3-week residential summer program characterized by an atmosphere of intense exploration of one’s own leadership skills and abilities and participation in a strong community committed to helping each other develop their own unique potential.

Stanford Ignite: Offers a certificate program both on campus and in cities around the world that teaches participants core business and innovation skills, including how to formulate, develop and commercialize their ideas.

Stanford Leadership Academy: Is a professional development program for strong performers at Stanford University, including Stanford Hospital and Clinics and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Its purpose is to create and develop the next generation of leaders by enhancing the diversity of university leadership and ensuring they have opportunities to use their skills to learn and grow.

Stanford MSx Program (Sloan Masters Program): Provides a one year degree program with international focus that offers high performing managers a chance to reassess and broaden their focus at mid career without the distractions of work.

Stanford Technology Ventures (STVP):Is the entrepreneurship education center at Stanford located in the School of Engineering, providing students from all majors and levels (undergraduate, graduate, and professional) with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to use innovations to solve major societal and world problems and challenges including infrastructure, energy, health care, education, and security.

Education, Teaching and Learning – from the classroom to the design lab and boardroom

Faculty Mentors: Prudence CarterThomas Ehrlich,  Patricia Gumport

Center to Support Excellence in Teaching: Creates professional development programs to improve the quality of instruction in schools through identifying effective teachers, evaluating their influence on students, and sharing their expertise with others.

John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities: Collaborates with schools, public agencies and organizations to provide training, support and to improve outcomes in all aspects of a youth’s development.

Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE): Fosters research, policy and practice to advance high quality, equitable education systems in the US and internationally.  With faculty from Stanford and other universities it works on analyzing and expanding educational opportunities and closing the Opportunity Gap

Energy and the Environment

Faculty Mentor: Buzz Thompson

Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP): Collaborates with leading institutions and private companies around the world by conducting fundamental research on technologies that will develop global energy systems while protecting the environment.

Precourt Institute for Energy: Serves as the hub of experts from various science, technology, behavioral, and policy disciplines who are working independently and collaboratively to solve the world’s most pressing energy problems and to advance the goal of major and rapid energy transformations.

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment: Brings together experts from all disciplines to provide breakthrough environmental solutions, locally and globally, that protect and nurture the planet to meet the vital needs of people today and in the future.

Engineering Sciences and Design

Faculty Mentor: Bernd Girod and Jim Plummer

Brown Institute for Media Innovation: Designed to encourage and support new endeavors in media innovation, focusing on media technology.  A collaboration between Columbia University and Stanford, its mission is to sponsor thinking, building and speculating on how  stories are discovered and told in a networked , digitalized world.

Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford ( Brings multidisciplinary teams of faculty and students together to engage in design thinking and to study both how complex problems affect people and how to design solutions by engaging in research, prototyping and teaching.

Health and Healthcare – Innovation and Discovery, Policy, Healthcare Delivery, Clinical Practice (including Global Health Initiatives), Bioethics

Faculty Mentors: Daria Mochly-RosenPhilip PizzoDavid StevensonAbraham Verghese

Biodesign Program: Trains students, fellows and faculty in the invention and implementation of new biomedical technologies and their translation into patient care.

Center for Law and the Biosciences: Examines biotechnological discoveries in the context of the law, weighing their impact on society, and promotes research and public discourse on the various social implications of accelerated technological change.

Child Health Research Institute: Carries out research and translates discoveries into action to solve the health problems of children and expectant mothers worldwide.

Clinical Excellence Research Center: Designs and tests new health care delivery models that both lower per capita health care spending and improve clinical outcomes.

SPARK Translational Research Program: Educates students, fellows and faculty in ways to overcome the obstacles involved in moving research innovations from bench to bedside and in bridging the gap between early stage programs and funding.

Stanford Cancer Institute: Works to transform the latest detection, diagnosis, treatment and prevention discoveries of cancer into the most advanced therapies available for patients

Stanford Cardiovascular Institute: Engages in research, clinical and educational programs in cardiovascular medicine and explores new surgical techniques and methods of repairing heart damage.

Stanford Center for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection: seeks to understand and control the immune system’s ability to defend the body against foreign invaders at the molecular and cellular level.

Stanford Center on Longevity: Studies the nature and development of the human life span, looking for innovative ways to use science and technology to solve the problems of people over 50 in order to improve the well-being of people of all ages.

Stanford Institute for Neuro-Innovation and Translational Neuroscience: unites experts in various areas to investigate how the brain develops, the causes of developmental disorders and human behavior.

Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine: aims to harness the power of stem cells to target and remedy the root causes of cancer, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease and other diseases with genetic origins.

Stanford Prevention Research Center: Focuses on identifying the most practical, science-based solutions for addressing some of society’s most pervasive—and preventable—health issues and on raising the standards of scientific investigation in areas that matter for health.

Independent Study

Faculty Mentor: Philip Pizzo

International Studies and Programs

Faculty Mentor: Larry Diamond

Bing Overseas Studies Program: Offers the opportunity to study abroad in a variety of formats including quarter-long programs during the academic year and 3-week overseas seminars during the summer.

Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law: Collaborates widely with academics, policy makers and practitioners around the world to advance knowledge about the conditions for and interactions among democracy, broad based economic development, human rights, and the rule of law.

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies: Focuses on understanding the problems, policies and processes that cross international borders and affect lives around the world through research projects and seminars on international issues and collaborations in a full range of disciplines across campus.

Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies: Offers a multidisciplinary Masters program centered on the study and analysis of the international system and providing students with an in depth exposure to issues in the 21st century, as well as a foundation of skills to address those issues.

Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation: Brings scholars and graduate students together as an interdisciplinary research and teaching community dedicated to the study of conflict resolution and peacebuilding and focusing on development strategies to identify, analyze and overcome psychological, strategic, institutional and relational barriers.

Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED): Addresses the creation of jobs for people in poverty in Africa, Latin America and South Asia by establishing regional innovation centers offering management training, networking opportunities, conferences, events, and coaching by business experts.

Social Sciences, Policy and Public Service

Faculty Mentors: Laura CarstensenKaren CookThomas EhrlichBuzz Thompson

Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity: Uses interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to understand the complex factors of race and ethnicity through undergraduate programs and a research institute that sponsors fellowship programs, seminar series, lectures and conferences.

Haas Center for Public Service: Provides fellowships, grants and work study funding to support public service efforts, allowing students to explore leadership training, connect public service with their academic experience, and partner with various community education programs.

John and Terry Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law: Offers programs and training in law to explore the public good, achieve social justice and support the development of public interest legal field. Offers public service programs, skills training and symposia, as well as public interest funding programs.

Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research: Creates knowledge and seeks to implement change to promote gender equality, bringing together an intellectually diverse group of scholars to propose novel and workable solutions to advancing gender equality.

Science, Technology and Society Program: Offers a dynamic interdisciplinary major that fosters a broad understanding of the technical and social dimensions of science and technology and provides opportunities to pursue research in affiliated laboratories.

Stanford Center on Longevity: Studies the nature and development of the human life span, looking for innovative ways to use science and technology to solve the problems of people over 50 in order to improve the well-being of people of all ages.

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR): Advises policymakers in a variety of ways, such as bringing economists from across the university together with leaders in business and industry to analyze, discuss and debate ideas on economic topics, in order improve long term economic policy.

Urban Studies Program: Is an interdisciplinary, undergraduate program that combines academic approaches with real-world experience to understand cities, including, for example, how the physical environment influences behavior and how to address seemingly intractable problems like urban poverty, homelessness, or troubled schools.