Cyber - Research

Colonade at the entrance to Encina Hall, Stanford University.


The Cyber Policy Center at Stanford University is the premier academic center conducting research and informing policies to govern digital technology at the intersection of security, democracy, and geopolitics.

Program on Democracy and the Internet

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

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.

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. 

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. 

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.