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Cyber Policy Center

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. Through research, policy engagement, and teaching, the Cyber Policy Center works to bring cutting-edge solutions to national governments, international institutions, and industry.

    Online Event Series


From the Cyber Policy Center at the Freeman Spogli Institute of International Studies, comes a new online seminar series, every other Wednesday, at 10AM PST, that explores of the interplay between Covid-19 and digital technologies.

Find all our events on our Events page.

Subscribe to the Cyber Policy Newsletter to learn about upcoming events at the Cyber Policy Center.

Our Programs

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

Program on Platform Regulation

The Program on Platform Regulation focuses on current or emerging law governing Internet platforms, with an emphasis on laws’ consequences for the rights and interests of Internet users and the public.