Q&A

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research —

Inflation has spiked. Is it time to worry?

In a Q&A, macroeconomist Monika Piazzesi, senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, discusses inflation and potential warning signs.

What’s next for Afghanistan?

Stanford historian Robert Crews discusses the political challenges and precarities that remain in Afghanistan after the U.S. withdraws its troops following two decades of conflict.

Venus mission

Much about Earth’s closest planetary neighbor, Venus, remains a mystery. Algorithms and techniques pioneered by Stanford Professor Howard Zebker’s research group will help to guide a search for active volcanoes and tectonic plate movements as part of a recently announced NASA mission to Venus.

Stanford Law School —

Stanford’s William Gould on SCOTUS student-athletes decision

On Monday, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the NCAA cannot bar relatively modest payments for expenses to student-athletes. Stanford law Professor William Gould IV discusses the significance of this decision.

Climate change migration

April saw a 20-year high in the number of people stopped at the U.S./Mexico border, and President Joe Biden recently raised the cap on annual refugee admissions. Stanford researchers discuss how climate change’s effect on migration will change, how we can prepare for the impacts and what kind of policies could help alleviate the issue.

Environmental learning in unexpected places

A wide range of organizations focused on areas as seemingly disparate as social justice, religion and the arts play important roles in helping people understand and act on environmental issues. Stanford environmental experts discuss their analysis of nearly 1,000 such organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Climate change-resilient infrastructure

In his address to Congress tonight, President Joe Biden is expected to pitch a wide-ranging initiative called the American Jobs Plan. Stanford researchers discuss how and why climate change resilience is central to the initiative.