Law & Policy

What happens when schools go solar?

Rooftop solar projects at schools could reduce harmful air pollution, help the environment and enhance student learning while cutting electricity costs, a new study finds.

Ethics of autonomous weapons

Former Army Ranger and Pentagon official Paul Scharre discussed the ethics of autonomous weapons and the future of war at the annual Drell Lecture.

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Regulating online terrorist content

In a Q&A, experts from Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society discuss online extremism and new EU proposals regulating terrorist content.

Reassessing how to ‘waste not’

Recycling is becoming harder and more expensive in the U.S. and policymakers are increasingly seeking solutions to mounting trash. Stanford experts are reassessing how we create and dispose of waste.

Move responsibly and think about things

In the course CS 181: Computers, Ethics and Public Policy, Stanford students become computer programmers, policymakers and philosophers to examine the ethical and social impacts of technological innovation.

How machine learning can help regulators

Cassandra Handan-Nader and Daniel Ho have created an algorithm that reads satellite images to help environmental regulators identify potentially hazardous agricultural facilities more efficiently than traditional approaches.