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Cyber Policy Center

Research at the nexus of technology, governance and public policy

New White Paper on Election Security

Download "Securing American Elections: Prescriptions for Enhancing the Integrity and Independence of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Elections and Beyond"

About

The Cyber Policy Center at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies is Stanford University's premier center for the interdisciplinary study of issues at the nexus of technology, governance and public policy. Program areas address topics including cybersecurity, election security, misinformation, digital democracy and human rights, artificial intelligence and emerging technologies. Through research, policy engagement, and teaching, the Cyber Policy Center seeks to bring cutting-edge insights and solutions to national governments, international institutions and industry.

Cyber Policy Center Programs

internet observatory

Stanford Internet Observatory

The Stanford Internet Observatory is a cross-disciplinary program of research, teaching and policy engagement for the study of abuse in current information technologies, with a focus on social media.
PDI

Program on Democracy and the Internet

The Program on Democracy and the Internet (PDI) produces research, hosts events and convenings, and teaches current and future leaders about the challenges that new technologies pose to democracy in the digital age.
GDPI

Global Digital Policy Incubator

The Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPi) is a multi-stakeholder collaboration hub for the development of norms and policies to protect human rights, civic space and democratic processes in digital society.
Geopolitics

Program on Geopolitics, Technology and Governance

The Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance (GTG) is dedicated to world-class scholarly and policy-oriented research on the political, legal and economic implications of digital innovation and global competition.

Leadership

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Nathaniel Persily

Faculty Co-Director
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Nathaniel Persily

Faculty Co-Director
James B. McClatchy Professor; Senior Fellow at FSI; Professor, by courtesy, of Communication and of Political Science
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Dan Boneh

Faculty Co-Director
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Dan Boneh

Faculty Co-Director
Rajeev Motwani Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering; Co-Director of the Stanford Computer Security Lab