Social Sciences

What role should genetics research play in education?

Benjamin Domingue and Sam Trejo of Stanford’s Graduate School of Education warn that as genetics research expands into education, it mustn't undermine the massive role environments play in a child’s development and learning outcomes.

The rockstar on campus

As the former lead singer of the rock band The Donnas, Brett Anderson has toured the world, won awards and appeared on magazine covers. In June she’ll graduate from Stanford with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

What U.S. suspension of nuclear arms treaty means

U.S. suspension of the INF Treaty allows Russia to develop and deploy missiles that can travel between 3,000–5,500 kilometers, according to a scholar with diplomatic experience. While the U.S. is also developing intermediate-range missiles, where it could deploy them is unclear.

Outlining U.S. diplomatic vision in North Korea

Stephen Biegun, the U.S. Special Representative for North Korea, spoke at Stanford University Thursday on opportunities and challenges toward the final, fully verified denuclearization of North Korea.

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research —

Tuning out: What happens when you drop Facebook?

In one of the largest-ever randomized evaluations of Facebook’s broader social impacts, Stanford economists look at common assumptions about the platform and its effects on individuals and society.

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies —

Venezuela has one president, but two claim the office

In a Q&A, Harold Trinkunas, deputy director of FSI’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, discusses the contested election.