Policy

Open trade is crucial for innovation

At the Stanford China Economic Forum, Stanford scholars and international business leaders including Jonathan Levin, Jerry Yang and Neil Shen examined the benefits of China and U.S. collaboration.

The plus of ethnic enclaves and neighborhoods

A new Stanford study found that new refugees were more likely to find work within their first five years if officials assigned them to an area with a larger community of people who share their nationality, ethnicity or language.

Strategies to secure American elections

Stanford scholars outline a detailed strategy for how to protect the integrity of American elections – including recommendations such as requiring a paper trail of every vote cast and publishing information about a campaign’s connections with foreign nationals.

Strengths and weaknesses of the Green New Deal

The sweeping plan to overhaul transportation, energy and other sectors failed a recent U.S. Senate vote, but remains a political lightning rod. Stanford experts discuss the science behind the politics.

Benefits of informal health expertise

A new Stanford study tackles the issue of health inequality and examines the benefits of having access to informal health expertise by having a medical professional in the family.

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.

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.

Lab explores universal basic income

Stanford philosopher Juliana Bidadanure is leading an initiative focused on fostering discussions about universal basic income and analyzing previous and ongoing unconditional cash experiments across the world.