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ESP Biography



MATIN MIRRAMEZANI, ESP Teacher




Major: Economics

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Past Classes

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L6949: Wander and Ponder: Asking Questions That Matter in Splash Spring 2019 (May. 04 - 05, 2019)
The purpose of this class is not to teach you anything. It’s to create space to explore more deeply a couple of the listed topics (see below) and for you to get to know a few of your peers better. We will enjoy the beautiful outdoors and take a walk to a campus location of the group’s choosing such as the beautiful McMurtry terrace or Hoover pavilion or the Oval and have a discussion throughout our time together. Everyone is welcome, though this is truly a class where you get out of it what you put in. Ideally, the group will be comprised of people who are willing to share their thoughts and truly listen to each other. We are not looking for heated debate; rather, we are seeking expansion of understanding and inspiration to ask questions we didn’t know we had before. Note: If it is raining we will hold class inside. Many of these questions come from discussions I’ve had in the Stanford community. Please come to the class prepared with a couple of thoughts or ideas in response to some of the questions below. Potential Topics: Public Service: Why do we do service? How should we reconcile intentions in terms of outcomes? Themes- privilege, savior complex, intentionality, reflection, etc. Ethics of Big Tech: How do we reconcile the idea of CS and Social Good? Why do we consider societal benefit and high income to be goals on opposite sides of a spectrum? In what ways, if any, can/should we balance the good brought about by tech companies as opposed to the bad? Themes- AI, jobs, biases, wealth inequality, educational inequities, etc.


S6421: Comparative Government and International Economics in Splash Spring 2018 (May. 05 - 06, 2018)
This class will be a brief overview but it will help you understand policies and current events better. International relations between different countries differs based on various factors. To understand them better, we will cover two aspects of the dynamic between countries: forms of government and international economics. We will learn about different forms of government around the world, what gives governments power, and what makes up a nation. We will also learn about benefits and downsides of trade, how different countries interact economically, and how they affect each other. This class will give you the context that is critical in understanding events around the world! My goal is to keep the class as interactive as possible. I will use examples of current events to explain the concepts taught.