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James X. Dempsey

James X. Dempsey Joins the Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance

News / July 29, 2021
James joins as a Senior Advisor and will be partnering with Andrew Grotto, Director of GTG on a project focused on the concept of "reasonableness" in tort law and regulatory policy for...
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Announcing the Journal of Online Trust and Safety

News / July 29, 2021
Stanford Internet Observatory launches a new open-access journal to feature cutting-edge research on online harm.
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Dean Winslow leads national COVID-19 Testing and Diagnostics Working Group

News / July 28, 2021
A professor of medicine and former Air Force colonel, Winslow temporarily relocated to Washington to head an interagency group responding to this pandemic and preparing for the next one.
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Scott Sagan to Co-Lead Center for International Security and Cooperation

News / July 27, 2021
Sagan, an expert on nuclear strategy and the ethics of war, will direct the center along with FSI Senior Fellow Rodney Ewing.
SPICE Instructor Kasumi Yamashita speaks with Native and Indigenous educators

Indigenous Voices: Educational Perspectives from Navajo, Native Hawaiian, and Ainu Scholars in the Diaspora

Blogs / July 27, 2021
This article recaps a June 18, 2021 webinar that featured three Native and Indigenous scholars and includes recommendations for using the webinar recording in classrooms.
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Venezuela’s Bolivarian Armed Force: Fear and Interest in the Face of Political Change

Commentary / July 22, 2021
In a new report for the Latin American Program, CISAC Interim Co-Director Harold Trinkunas explains the role of the armed forces in Venezuela’s current regime and why they have thus far resisted...
A man cycles past a security fence outside the New National Stadium, the main stadium for the Tokyo Olympics, on June 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan

The Long and Winding Road to the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics

Q&As / July 22, 2021
While public support in Japan has been lackluster for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the mood may change once the games start – provided no major public health incidents and other unfortunate...
Vaccine Passport

Legal Look at Proof of Vaccination & Ongoing Fight Against COVID-19

Q&As / July 21, 2021
Stanford health law experts Michelle Mello and David Studdert discuss the ongoing pandemic, proof of vaccination “passports” at the state and federal levels, and a July 19 ruling that Indiana...
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What Does It Mean to Be an American?: Reflections from Students (Part 5)

Blogs / July 20, 2021
Reflections of eight students on the website "What Does It Mean to Be an American?"
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Pandemic among the unvaccinated, CDC says

News / July 19, 2021
As the number of COVID infections increase, Dr. Dean Winslow advocates for vaccinations. "Being vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones," he tells KRON4.
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CDDRL Awarded a California 100 Grant to Evaluate Governance, Media and Civil Society in California’s Future

News / July 19, 2021
The research will be led by Francis Fukuyama, Mosbacher Director of CDDRL, and Michael Bennon, Program Manager of CDDRL’s Infrastructure Policy Research Initiative
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Marietje Schaake Included in POLITICO’s Tech 28: Class of 2021

News / July 15, 2021
POLITICO’s annual ranking of the 28 power players behind Europe’s tech revolution includes the Cyber Policy Center's Marietje Schaake. The list is divided into three categories — rulemakers,...
Portrait of Radhika Jain with text congratulating her on winning the inaugural Adam Wagstaff award

Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow Radhika Jain Wins Prestigious Health Economics Award

News / July 14, 2021
Jain is the recipient of the inaugural Adam Wagstaff Award for Outstanding Research on the Economics of Healthcare Financing and Delivery in Low- and middle-Income Countries. Her award-winning paper...
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Professor Emeritus Albert Dien Delivers Final Lecture

Blogs / July 13, 2021
On June 29, 2021, Stanford Professor Emeritus Albert Dien, East Asian Languages and Culture, delivered his last lecture.
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A New Validated Tool Helps Predict Lifetime Health Outcomes for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes in Chinese Populations

News / July 13, 2021
A researcher team, including APARC's Karen Eggleston, developed a new simulation model that supports the economic evaluation of policy guidelines and clinical treatment pathways to tackle...
Ransomware locks up digital data until a fee is paid to the hackers.

Can Biden Do Anything to Stop Ransomware Attacks?

Q&As / July 12, 2021
Christopher Painter explains why the emerging pattern of ransomware attacks needs to be addressed at a political level – both domestically and internationally – and not be treated solely as a...
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The U.S. says it can answer cyberattacks with nuclear weapons. That’s lunacy.

Commentary / July 9, 2021
Over the July 4 weekend, the Russian-based cybercriminal organization REvil claimed credit for hacking into as many as 1,500 companies. In May, another cybercriminal group, DarkSide shut down most of...
Herb Lin

Software as a Disservice? Security Shortcuts Are Exposing Computers to Hackers

Commentary / July 9, 2021
A problem for investors is that companies don’t have proper incentives for preventing attacks. Herb Lin, cyber policy and security scholar at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, said companies...
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High School Students in China and the United States Collaborate

Blogs / July 9, 2021
Students in SPICE’s China Scholars and Stanford e-China Programs meet in virtual classrooms.
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My Husband Had a Stroke After His COVID Vaccine. We Gave Our Kid His Shot Anyway

Commentary / July 9, 2021
Michelle Mello writes in this San Francisco Chronicle commentary that her husband had a stroke a few days after getting his COVID vaccine. On the same day he checked into a hospital, their son was...
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Germany’s upcoming election and the future of nuclear sharing

Commentary / July 9, 2021
Steven Pifer describes the views of the major German political parties regarding the presence of U.S. nuclear weapons and "nuclear sharing" ahead of September's federal elections, how...
Tatiana Kouzina

CDDRL Statement Regarding the Arrest of Tatiana Kouzina by Belarusian Authorities

News / July 8, 2021
The faculty and staff of Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, as well as the undersigned alumni of the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program, wish to protest the...
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The Cyber Policy Center Turns Two

News / July 8, 2021
A look back at the launch of the CPC and the work of our programs
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My Heart Loves the Army

Blogs / July 8, 2021
An Investigation into a Jordanian Disinformation Campaign on Facebook, TikTok and Twitter

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