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Global Democracy Leaders Gather Virtually for the 2021 Draper Hills Summer Fellowship

August 2021

For the next two weeks, Fellows will participate in workshops led by an interdisciplinary team of faculty to study new theories and approaches to democratic development.

One Face, Many Names: An Investigation into Fake NGOs and Media Outlets Linked to Harouna Douamba on and off Facebook

May 2021

A Facebook takedown exposes a network of NGO and media entities linked to Harouna Douamba.

French report grapples with nuclear fallout from Algerian War

March 2021

French President Emmanuel Macron commissioned a report aimed at “reconciliation of memories between France and Algeria,” which France ruled as the jewel of its colonial empire for more than 130 years...

Q&A with Graham Webster of the Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance

October 2020

Webster explains how DigiChina makes Chinese tech policy accessible for English speakers

Analysis of an October 2020 Facebook Takedown Linked to U.S. Political Consultancy Rally Forge

October 2020

An astroturfing operation involving fake accounts (some with AI-generated images) that left thousands of comments on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Clients included Turning Point Action and...

Qui sont les trolls Facebook du président guinéen ? Campagne électorale moderne ou actions inauthentiques concertées, une frontière floue

September 2020

Nous avons enquêté sur un large réseau de pages Facebook opérées par le parti du président guinéen Alpha Condé. Les Pages orchestrent des publications qui soutiennent la candidature de Condé à un...

Q&A with Daphne Keller of the Program on Platform Regulation

August 2020

Keller explains some of the issues currently surrounding platform regulation

A statement on the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 2020

The Science and Security Board calls on all countries to reject the fantasy that nuclear weapons can provide a permanent basis for global security and to refrain from pursuing new nuclear weapons...

Why the atomic bombing of Hiroshima would be illegal today Global Webinar

August 2020

The Bulletin hosted a global webinar featuring Scott Sagan, Bulletin SASB member and Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science at Stanford University; Allen Weiner, director of the Stanford...

Delaying Doomsday

July 2020

Debak Das, Scott Sagan and Rupal Mehta discuss Mehta's new book, Delaying Doomsday: The Politics of Nuclear Rerversal, with James Goldgeier, Co-Director of Bridging the Gap.

Developments On The Coronavirus

July 2020

Dr. David Relman, infectious diseases expert and microbiologist at Stanford Medicine, discusses the Oxford vaccine candidate and just how deadly COVID-19 can be.

Air Pollution's Connection to Infant Mortality

June 2020

The study of sub-Saharan Africa finds that a relatively small increase in airborne particles significantly increases infant mortality rates. A cost-effective solution may lie in an exotic-sounding...

Governments Aren’t Yet Serious About AI’s Risk to Human Rights

June 2020

In the rush to develop national strategies on artificial intelligence, a new report finds, most governments pay lip service to civil liberties.

Stanford researchers harness satellite imagery and AI to help fight poverty in Africa

May 2020

A new tool combines publicly accessible satellite imagery with AI to track poverty across African villages over time.

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Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Pascaline Dupas Headshot Pascaline Dupas Senior Fellow Professor, Economics, Senior Fellow, SIEPR, Director, Stanford King Center on Global Development
Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
Anat R. Admati Anat R. Admati Affiliated Faculty George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics at Stanford University Graduate School of Business (GSB), Senior Fellow, SIEPR, Director of the GSB Corporations and Society Initiative , Professor by Courtesy, Department of Management Science and Engineering and Department of Economics
p1010241 Jonathan Shaw Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine
Jamie O'Connell headshot Jamie O'Connell Network Affiliate, CDDRL, Lecturer in Residence at Stanford Law School
Carlos Schmidt-Padilla Carlos Schmidt-Padilla Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford Impact Labs (SIL), affiliated with PovGov at CDDRL
ttemplin Tara Templin PhD Student, Health Policy
sam heft neal Sam Heft-Neal Research Scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment
Jessie headshot Jessie Brunner Research Assistant, PHR
Shelby Perkins headshot Shelby Perkins Graduate Research Assistant, Stanford Internet Observatory
rsd19 072 0426a Eva C. Uribe Affiliate