Hakeem Jefferson

President Biden’s first day in office signaled a new era in American politics, Stanford scholars say

“Joe Biden has a real opportunity to bring a measure of justice to communities of color as he promised to do throughout his campaign,” Jefferson said.

Michael McFaul

Post-insurrection, the U.S. needs to set its own house in order, says political scientist Michael McFaul

Former U.S. ambassador to Russia and Stanford political scientist Michael McFaul recommends that the incoming Biden administration “go big” in its efforts to reaffirm core democratic values – including passing comprehensive,…

Capitol Rotunda

Stanford scholars react to Capitol Hill takeover

Here, Stanford scholars – from legal experts to political scientists – share their thoughts... on what led to an aggressive act of rebellion against the American government.

Neil Malhotra

Professor Neil Malhotra weighs in on a Harris vice presidency

“The election of Kamala Harris to the vice presidency elucidates the complex nature of identity in our society."

Colin Kahl

Stanford scholar Colin Kahl is Biden’s pick for under secretary of defense for policy

President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate Colin Kahl, a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Steven C. Házy Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, as under secretary of…