Stanford Program on Liberation Technology

Center on Democracy, development and the Rule of Law, Stanford University

The Program on Liberation Technology at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law seeks to understand how information technology can be used to improve governance, empower the poor, defend human rights, promote economic development, and pursue a variety of other social goods. The two major areas of research focus for the program have been the shaping of the internet in authoritarian regimes and the use of technology to promote transparency and accountability.

The Program on Liberation Technology is interested in furthering our research on shaping internet governance in ways that are consistent with the highest standards of democracy. We are particularly interested in fellows who can contribute to research on internet governance. We are also open to other strong research proposals from candidates with demonstrable practical and academic relevance.

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