Social Sciences

Stanford Magazine —

The basic question

Should everyone receive a small, stable income from the government? The idea is going around again, and some think its time has come.

Stanford Graduate School of Business —

Teaching students the paths to power

The basic lessons of Jeffrey Pfeffer’s perennially popular business school course are simple. Putting them into practice is not.

Teaching the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks

On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, four Stanford scholars and leading experts in national security, terrorism and contemporary conflict – Condoleezza Rice, Amy Zegart, Martha Crenshaw and Lisa Blaydes – reflect on how their teaching of the terrorist attacks has evolved.

Modeling the role of influencers in shaping fads

A new study offers up a more realistic modeling of the rise and fall of fads as culture evolves and is transmitted to new generations, including an examination of the role “influencers” play in shaping what’s popular.

How to change the future of technology

Three Stanford professors want people to press control-alt-delete on how we think about our relationship to Big Tech. In a new book, they seek to empower all of us to create a technological future that supports human flourishing and democratic values.