Energy

Energy

This image is having trouble loading!FSI researchers examine the role of energy sources from regulatory, economic and societal angles. The Program on Energy and Sustainable Development (PESD) investigates how the production and consumption of energy affect human welfare and environmental quality. Professors assess natural gas and coal markets, as well as the smart energy grid and how to create effective climate policy in an imperfect world. This includes how state-owned enterprises – like oil companies – affect energy markets around the world. Regulatory barriers are examined for understanding obstacles to lowering carbon in energy services. Realistic cap and trade policies in California are studied, as is the creation of a giant coal market in China.

Scholarly Publications

Degradation of Biological Weapons Agents in the Environment: Implications for Terrorism Response

December 2005

We investigate the impact on effective terrorism response of the viability degradation of biological weapons agents in the environment.

Comparative Analysis of Approaches to the Protection of Fissile Materials, A

May 1998

From the preface: "Events in recent years have caused heightened concern about the security of weapons-usable nuclear material.

An Alternative Framework for the Control of Nuclear Materials

May 1999

The decade of the 1990s has seen renewed concerns over nuclear proliferation, both horizontal and vertical.

Other Publications

China and the CTBT Negotiations

December 1998

This report reviews Chinese participation in the international negotiations for a Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) at the Conference on Disarmament (CD) in Geneva and provides...

Civil-Military Relations and Nuclear Weapons

June 1994

When a state develops a nuclear arsenal, these destructive weapons must be initially integrated into existing military forces and initially managed through existing civil and military institutions....

Ending the Threat of Nuclear Attack

May 1997

Late last year, we noted the tenth anniversary of what was probably the most remarkable of all the meetings between an American president and his Soviet counterpart, the Reykjavik Summit of October...

News

Pavel Podvig receives Szilard Award

April 2008

The American Physical Society has honored CISAC's Podvig for helping a establish in Moscow "a center for scientific study of arms control, for landmark analyses, and for courage in supporting open...

Events

Nuclear Materials Protection, Nonproliferation, and the Future of Nuclear Energy

January 5, 2000

Please feel free to bring a bag lunch.

The Future of Russia's Nuclear Power Program

March 14, 2000

Please feel free to bring a bag lunch.

Projects

Nuclear Proliferation, Nuclear Safety, and the Transport of Hazardous Material

Under the leadership of CISAC Consulting Professor George Bunn and Fritz Steinhausler (University of Salzburg), a visiting professor at CISAC and IIS, the European Forum and CISAC co-sponsored...
English

Strengthening Security and Stability in South Asia

Through research and track-two diplomacy, CISAC scholars seek to identify policy oriented, cooperative measures aimed at fostering effective dialogue between Pakistan and India in an effort to...
English

Feeding the World in the 21st Century: Exploring the Connections between Food Production, Health, Environmental Resources, and International Security

This project involves political scientists, economists, and medical researchers to address the question of whether hunger, poverty, disease and agricultural resource constraints foster civil...
English

People

Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Michael May Michael M. May Senior Fellow Professor, Management Science and Engineering
Xue Litai Social Science Research Scholar
Francois Diaz-Maurin François Diaz-Maurin Visiting Scholar
Chris Dunlap Christopher Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellow
Minjia Zhong Minjia Zhong CISAC Honors Student
Robert Carlin Visiting Scholar
Jan Stupl Jan M. Stupl Affiliate
Frank Pabian Affiliate
Neil Narang Affiliate
Leonard Weiss Leonard Weiss Visiting Scholar
Thomas Isaacs Affiliate