Digital Civil Society Lab

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Investigating the challenges and opportunities for civil society to thrive in the digital age.

The Stanford Digital Civil Society Lab seeks to understand, inform, protect and promote civil society in a digitally dependent world. Our goal is to foster a thriving and independent digital civil society rooted in a democratic commitment to freedom of association and assembly, freedom of speech and privacy. Our approach is interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral: 
  • We conduct and catalyze research across disciplines, 
  • We develop learning opportunities for civil society and philanthropic organizations, 
  • We support an emerging generation of community advocates, technologists and policymakers through teaching and fellowships,
  • We promote efforts to better integrate civil society and digital policy advocacy.