Law & Policy

Stanford School of Engineering —

Who will control the swarm?

A team of computer scientists and engineers is developing the infrastructure to centrally manage autonomous cars and drones.

Stanford Law —

Future of the Office of Government Ethics

Stanford Law Professor Robert Gordon discusses law, ethics and ongoing questions about the president’s business ties and potential conflicts of interest with outgoing OGE Director Walter Shaub.

Fairness favored in Europe’s refugee crisis

Stanford scholars surveyed 18,000 citizens of 15 European countries and found that they support allocating asylum seekers proportional to each country’s capacity, even if the number of asylum seekers to their own countries would increase.

U.S. drug policy needs a dose of neuroscience

Legal and illegal drugs are killing more people than AIDS ever did, yet the nation’s drug policies are based on unproven assumptions about addiction. Neuroscience could help shape more effective policies and save lives.

Insider threats often go undetected

Stanford political scientist Scott Sagan says the evidence shows that while insider threats may be low-probability events on a day-to-day basis, over time they have a high probability of occurring.  

Violent crime increases in right-to-carry states

Stanford Law School Professor John Donohue found that states that adopted right-to-carry concealed handgun laws have experienced a 13 to 15 percent increase in violent crime in the 10 years after enacting those laws.