A Stanford Internet Observatory investigation identified large networks of accounts, purportedly operated by minors, selling self-generated illicit sexual content. Platforms have updated safety measures based on the findings, but more work is needed.
SPICE and the School of Social Sciences at Waseda University offered an intensive course in March 2023.
We are thrilled to welcome seven outstanding scholars supported through our multiple fellowship offerings, including postdoctoral fellowships on Japan, Korea, and contemporary Asia, the Lee Kong Chian Fellowship on Contemporary Southeast Asia, and APARC's Predoctoral Fellowship and Diversity Grant.
Rahul Gandhi, an Indian politician and former president of the Indian National Congress, delivered a speech at Stanford University on May 31, emphasizing the power of imagination in overcoming challenges to India's democracy. Gandhi also discussed the need for a stronger U.S.-India relationship, addressed the impact of technological progress, and highlighted the importance of competition with China in manufacturing.
Hallyu Entertainers and Korean Studies Scholars Explore the Future of South Korea’s Pop Culture
In the fifth installment of a series recognizing the 40th anniversary of Stanford’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, the Korea Program gathered scholars and notable speakers from the Korean film industry, including screenwriter Ji Eun Park and actor Byung Hun Lee. The half-day conference provided an opportunity to consider the future of the Korean wave of popular culture, or hallyu, and its global implications.
A new teaching consortium will share open access teaching material for developing classes on online trust and safety.
Didi Kuo and Co-author Andrew S. Kelly Awarded 2023 Leonard S. Robins Award for Best Paper on Health Politics and Policy
The award recognizes Kuo and Kelly's paper, “State Capacity and Public Health: California and COVID-19,” as the best paper on health politics and policy presented at the 2022 American Political Science Association (APSA) conference.
Rosenkranz Prize Winners: Helping Children Grow in Bangladesh and Preventing Blindness in West Africa
The Rosenkranz Prize is endowed by the family of Dr. George Rosenkranz to honor his legacy of scientific innovation to improve global health in low- to middle-income countries.
A new volume, Digital Technologies in Emerging Countries, edited by Francis Fukuyama and Marietje Schaake gathers comparative data on digital technology issues affecting ECs that will inform government policy, the platforms, and civil society around the world.
The European Commission has sought input via a call for comments, as they evaluate access to data from very large online platforms and very large search engines by researchers, a key measure of the Digital Services Act.
The program aims to foster cross-disciplinary analysis of Israel and its unique position as a regional influence and geopolitical actor.
Tara Hein and Sorcha Whitley (honors class of 2023) are among the newest members of this prestigious academic honors society.
This single-video module examines the case of Gifford Pinchot and Sustainable Forest Management. Through this case study, students will gain a better understanding of how good communication is important for persuading stakeholders that a reform objective is both achievable and beneficial.
Screening Adults 35 and Older for Chronic Kidney Disease Would Increase Life Expectancy in Cost-effective Way
Many people don’t know they have chronic kidney disease until it progresses. A new study led by Stanford Health Policy researchers finds that screening would increase life expectancy in a cost-effective way.
In this commentary in the San Francisco Chronicle, Stanford Health Policy's Michelle Mello — professor of health policy and professor of law — shares her personal account of the year-long struggle to diagnose her husband's autoimmune disease.
ChatGPT and Physicians’ Malpractice Risk
In this JAMA Forum perspective, SHP's Michelle Mello, professor of health policy and of law, and Neel Guha, a Stanford Law School student and PhD candidate in computer science, write that medical advice from AI chatbots is not yet highly accurate, so physicians should only use these systems to supplement more traditional forms of medical guidance.
Depopulation is a concern shared by Japan and South Korea. Immigration of high-skilled labor could be a solution for mitigating it. In this regard, Japan SPOTLIGHT interviewed Prof. Gi-Wook Shin, who is working on a new research initiative seeking to examine the potential benefits of talent flows in the Asia-Pacific region.
Deliberative Democracy Lab to Demonstrate Deliberative Polling® Method at the 2023 Nobel Prize Summit
On May 25, CDDRL’s Deliberative Democracy Lab (DDL), in partnership with the Nobel Prize Summit, will run an exercise in large-scale group deliberation on the subject of online misinformation and polarization and what to do about it. This demonstration will help develop the capacity to democratically vet policy proposals concerning the information landscape.
Riya Mehta (Fisher Family Honors Program class of 2017-18) is among 85 scholars in the Knight-Hennessy Scholars' sixth cohort.
From Egypt to England, the Maldives to Switzerland, Vietnam, Ghana, Kenya, and Fiji, the 2023 cohort of the Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy has criss-crossed the world practicing their policymaking skills.
We are thrilled to welcome eleven outstanding students, who together represent thirteen different majors and minors, to our Honors Program in International Security Studies.
The American Society of Health Economists recognizes David Chan for his significant contributions to health economics research.