Law & Policy

The future of water in the West

Leon Szeptycki, executive director of Stanford’s Water in the West program, discusses the challenges and responses to managing water in a changing climate.

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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.