Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance
Artificial intelligence, quantum computing and a proliferation of smart, connected devices will revolutionize warfare and create new challenges and opportunities in statecraft. They will enable automation in countless domains and lead to as of yet unknown applications that catalyze new industries and business models — and in the process, massively alter how economic value is created, captured and distributed, with ripple effects in the domestic politics of nations and the broader global political economy.
These developments will impose profound demands on domestic and international political and regulatory institutions. The research explores how the convergence of risk factors such as cybersecurity, privacy and safety create complex interdependencies across risk domains, and how governments and businesses craft policy and manage these risks in a global context to optimize the benefits of digital innovation.
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley at one of the world’s greatest universities, the GTG will serve as a global hub of scholarly and policy-oriented debate. It will also play a vital role in education and training as the steward of the Cyber Policy and Security specialization in Stanford’s Ford Dorsey Master’s in International Policy, and through policy “boot camps” offered to Congressional staff and journalists.