This issue inaugurates the GET Symposium Series, which showcases papers exploring the impacts of emerging technologies on democratic governance, rule of law, and socioeconomic inequality. While Web3 remains a regular theme, the GET symposia also will cover adjacent technologies.
The Governance of Emerging Technologies (“GET”) program,1 founded in 2023 and part of Stanford’s Cyber Policy Center, focuses on governance and regulation of generative AI, virtual reality, and blockchain technologies.
The program aims to build a rigorous research agenda, identify gaps, and set a path for future research and policymaking to explore the impacts of emerging technologies on democratic governance, rule of law, and socioeconomic inequality. It will train a new generation of global policy leaders versed in the technology and policy impacts of the next-generation internet.
This issue of the Stanford Journal of Blockchain Law & Policy inaugurates the GET Symposium Series, which showcases significant papers addressing one or more of the aforementioned topics above. While Web3 remains a regular theme, the GET symposia also will cover adjacent technologies and their evolving roles with respect to the future of decentralization.
To that end, the Journal in particular welcomes interdisciplinary submissions for Symposium Series consideration.
Furthermore, Symposium Series submissions need not adhere to the Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation style guide used for footnotes and references in most U.S. academic legal papers. The Journal is waiving this requirement—still in place for regular Journal submissions—to encourage more interdisciplinary papers by authors without traditional or formal legal backgrounds, as well as more papers by legal scholars and practitioners based outside of the United States.
To submit a paper for GET Symposium Series consideration, please follow the standard submission guidance available at https://stanford-jblp.pubpub.org/submissions. To recommend a recently published paper for inclusion in the Symposium Series, please contact the Editor-in-Chief at [email protected].