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The Libertarian Podcast – “Climate Change, China, and International Law”

by Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Parsing the US-China agreement on carbon emissions.

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Managing the Cyber Security Threat

by Abraham D. Sofaervia Analysis
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The cyber threat is part of a transnational game, with low barriers of entry, increasing sophistication, increasing cost, and no prospect that any state will be victorious.  The U.S. needs to manage the risk by focusing on those aspects of cyber insecurity that relate to commerce and critical infrastructure, leaving traditional forms of intelligence and military activities unregulated; and by allowing private companies and individuals to use strong encryption or open source software without built-in vulnerabilities. 

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by Coit Blackervia Analysis
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Russia’s aggressive actions in the Ukraine are intended to signal to the West that there are limits to what Russia will accept in what it sees as aggressive Western action against Russia, even if Russia’s intervention comes at the cost of a split Ukraine. Ukraine will likely remain a frozen conflict, with the real issue being “for how long, and what cost, Putin will seek to impose his vision of the new Russia on the neighboring states of the region”.


Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Senior Fellow Richard Epstein discusses net neutrality on the John Batchelor Show.

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The Libertarian Podcast – “Net Neutrality and the FCC”

by Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Analyzing President Obama’s plan to regulate the internet.

In the News

Stanford Cyber Initiative Will Tackle Internet Technology Concerns From Many Angles

mentioning Amy Zegartvia Stanford News
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Stanford University today launched the Stanford Cyber Initiative to apply broad campus expertise to the diverse challenges and opportunities that cybersecurity, cyberspace and networked information pose to humanity.                                                     


David Henderson on Boom Bust (3:50)

interview with David R. Hendersonvia Boom Bust
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Research Fellow David Henderson discusses net neutrality on Boom Bust.

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Technology and the Archives: Viruses, Digitization, GoogleBooks—and the End of Paper?

by Eric Wakinvia Fellow Talks
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Eric Wakin, the Robert H. Malott Director of Library & Archives at Hoover, discusses digitization of Hoover’s archival materials.

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A Conversation on “Innovation and Economic Growth”

interview with John B. Taylorvia Fellow Talks
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hoover Director John Raisian hosts a conversation on "Innovation and Economic Growth" with Congressman Paul Ryan, 

In the News

Inside the Newsroom: The Media and Edward Snowden

Monday, November 17, 2014
Cemex Auditorium, Stanford University

On Monday, November 17, the Stanford speaker series The Security Conundrum will continue with three-time Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Barton Gellman. 



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The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.