We work with a growing number of units and programs across the Stanford community.
Center for International Security and Cooperation
CISAC is Stanford University’s hub for researchers tackling some of the world's most pressing security and international cooperation issues. We are guided by our longstanding belief that a commitment to rigorous scholarship, openness to new ideas, and lively intellectual exchange can spur the creation and spread of knowledge to help build a safer world.
Department of Bioengineering
Measure, Model, Make. A rapidly growing and ever-evolving field of study, bioengineering combines engineering and the life sciences in ways that advance scientific discovery, healthcare and medicine, manufacturing, agriculture, education and policy.
Ethics, Society, and Technology Hub
The mission of the EST Hub is to deepen Stanford’s strength in ethics and generate a fundamental shift in how faculty, staff, and students, whatever their disciplinary home, choice of major, and career pathway, think about our role as enablers and shapers of scientific discovery and technological change in society.
Ethics in Society
The McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society is committed to bringing ethical reflection to bear on important social problems through research, teaching, and community engagement. Drawing on the established strengths of Stanford interdisplinary faculty, the Center develops initiatives with ethical dimensions that relate to pressing public problems.
Stanford Existential Risks Initiative
The Stanford Existential Risks Initiative (SERI) is a collaboration between Stanford faculty and students dedicated to mitigating global catastrophic risks, such as a pandemic or nuclear proliferation. Our goal is to foster engagement from Stanford community members to produce meaningful work aiming to preserve the future of humanity. We aim to provide skill, knowledge development, networking, and professional pathways for students interested in pursuing existential risk reduction.
We work with a number of different organizations beyond the university to advance our work for global impact.
Engineering Biology Research Consortium
The Engineering Biology Research Consortium (EBRC) is a non-profit, public-private partnership dedicated to bringing together an inclusive community committed to advancing engineering biology to address national and global needs.
International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition
The iGEM Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of synthetic biology, education and competition, and the development of an open community and collaboration. This is done by fostering an open, cooperative community and friendly competition.
Biological Policy and Programs Portfolio
NTI recognizes that threat reduction is a shared responsibility between governments and the private sector. We raise awareness, advocate for solutions, facilitate implementation of solutions, and foster new thinking about these challenges.
Hosted by Drew Endy and Berggruen Fellow Gabriel Coren, an interdisciplinary working group exploring the relationship between the human and the earth - h.earth.
Global Futures Council on Synthetic Biology
Dr. Palmer is serving as Co-Chair of the WEF Global Futures Council on Synthetic Biology to develop a narrative of the ideal future states of synthetic biology and a roadmap to ethically realizing those visions.
Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity
Located in Paris, The Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI) is co-constructing and sharing new ways of learning, teaching, conducting research, and mobilizing collective intelligence in the fields of life, learning, and digital sciences, in order to address the UN's sustainable development goals (SDGs).