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Scholarly Publications

"I am a Radioactive Mutant": Emergent Biological Subjectivities at Kazakhstan's Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site

February 2016

The Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site in Kazakhstan was conceived as an experimental landscape where science, technology, Soviet Cold War militarism, and human biology intersected.

A More Systematic Approach to Biological Risk

December 2015

Management of emerging risks in life science and technology requires new leadership and a sober assessment of the legacy of Asilomar.

Efficient, Secure Green: Digital Utopianism and the Challenge of Making the Electrical Grid “Smart”

December 2013

Abstract: Electrical grids have long depended upon information infrastructures—systems for exchanging information about electricity generation, transmission, distribution, and use.

Other Publications

What You Need to Know about the Third-Party Doctrine

December 2013

Affiliate John Villasenor explains how the American legal framework has not yet caught up to technological progress and how the U.S.

NSA's Creative Interpretations of Law Subvert Congress and the Rule of Law

December 2013

CISAC Affiliate and Forbes Contributor Jennifer Granick explains how NSA domestic surveillance activities might continue, even in the face of legal decisions to rein in the agency's activities. ...

U.S Government Surveillance: Bad for Silicon Valley, Bad for Democracy Around the World

June 2013

The University of Virginia's Christopher Jon Sprigman and CISAC's Jennifer Granick reveal how foreigners living in the United States do not have the same privacy protections as U.S.

News

Cuéllar looks back on leading FSI

December 2014

For 14 years, Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar has been a tireless Stanford professor who has strengthened the fabric of university’s interdisciplinary nature.

Vinton Cerf to talk about safety and security in a wired-up world

January 2014

Vinton Cerf, who helped develop the Internet while at Stanford, delivers the 2014 Drell Lecture about safety and security in a transnational environment.

Honors Student Mailyn Fidler awarded Marshall Scholarship

December 2013

Honors student Mailyn Fidler has been awarded a Marshall Scholarship to continue her studies in international technology policy.

Events

Safe Manipulation in Orbit: Grasping Objects in Space using Gecko-Inspired Adhesives

September 25, 2017

Abstract: As the orbital space around earth becomes increasingly crowded, there is an increasing need to capture and manipulate objects ranging from satellites and antennas to “uncooperative” space...

Solving Climate Change: 2017

September 12, 2017

Abstract: We live in a world where the risks from a changing climate are clear. New research highlights the magnitude of the risks and the benefits of rapid, ambitious action.

Carbon capture and geological sequestration: science status and the complicated road to deployment at scale

August 30, 2017

Abstract: As a potential measure of mitigating the contribution of fossil fuel emissions to global warming, carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage (CCS) entails capturing CO2 from from large...

Projects

Science Seminar Series

The CISAC Science Seminar Series features speakers who present scientific subjects with international security and policy implications.
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Ballistic Missile Defense Technology and Policy

Missile defense capabilities play a key role in regional and international security issues.
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Science, Technology and Security Seminars (2009-2010)

The Science, Technology and Security Seminars, which were suspended during the 2009-2010 academic year, featured advanced graduate students, faculty, and visiting scholars presenting their current...
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People

Siegfried S. Hecker Senior Fellow Professor, Management Science and Engineering
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar for Cyber Policy and Security
Paul Edwards Paul N. Edwards William J. Perry Fellow
Samuel H. Lisbonne CISAC Honors Student
Kendra Ritterhern CISAC Honors Student
Michael Hsieh Michael Hsieh Affiliate
David Elliott Affiliate
Anne Clunan Anne Clunan Affiliate
Rebecca Slayton Rebecca Slayton Affiliate
John Villasenor John Villasenor Affiliate
Thomas Berson Affiliate