Q&A

News articles classified as Q&A

Understanding protests in Iran

Abbas Milani, founding director of Stanford’s Iranian Studies Program, discusses how the most recent protests sweeping cities and villages across Iran are part of an enduring fight to advance women’s rights and equality.

Empowering private landowners to prevent wildfires

Controlled burning has proven effective at reducing wildfire risks, but a lack of insurance has dissuaded private landowners from implementing the practice. Policy expert Michael Wara discusses soon-to-be-enacted legislation that would pay for fire damages to neighboring properties in California.

Stanford Medicine —

Can we rejuvenate aging brains?

Neuroscientist Tony Wyss-Coray discusses his work in the field of cognitive rejuvenation.

Extreme heat’s impact on labor

Few regulations exist to protect laborers from increasingly frequent extreme heat events. Stanford experts explain extreme heat’s impacts on workplace risks, marginalized communities, and the economy.

Children’s health and climate change

Children are more likely than adults to suffer health impacts due to environmental impacts. Kari Nadeau of Stanford’s Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy & Asthma Research discusses related risks, as well as what caregivers and health care workers can do about them.

Stanford Medicine —

Q&A: What to know about monkeypox

The monkeypox virus is normally endemic to Africa but has recently been found on other continents. It spreads through prolonged, direct contact with infected people or their bedding, clothing and towels.

Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute —

Q&A: How the aging immune system impacts brain health

Katrin Andreasson, professor of neurology and neurological sciences, talks about the role the aging immune system plays in the development of age-related brain diseases.

Stanford Law School —

Law and race after George Floyd

At the two-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death, Rick Banks, director of the Center for Racial Justice, and David Sklansky, co-director of the Criminal Justice Center, look at how policing, racism, and the law have changed.

Massive conservation effort

California has rolled out plans to protect plant and animal life across 30 percent of the state’s most critical land and water by 2030. Biologists Elizabeth Hadly and Mary Ruckelshaus and environmental law expert Deborah Sivas discuss keys to its success, potential impacts, legal precedents, and more.