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Environment

FSI scholars approach their research on the environment from regulatory, economic and societal angles. The Center on Food Security and the Environment weighs the connection between climate change and agriculture; the impact of biofuel expansion on land and food supply; how to increase crop yields without expanding agricultural lands; and the trends in aquaculture. FSE’s research spans the globe – from the potential of smallholder irrigation to reduce hunger and improve development in sub-Saharan Africa to the devastation of drought on Iowa farms. David Lobell, a senior fellow at FSI and a recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant, has looked at the impacts of increasing wheat and corn crops in Africa, South Asia, Mexico and the United States; and has studied the effects of extreme heat on the world’s staple crops.

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.

Learning from Normal Accidents

January 2004

Normal Accidents' growing influence since 1984 on social science scholarship and across academic, business and governmental disciplines was not accidental.

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...

Cooperative Business Ventures between U.S. Companies and Russian Defense Enterprises

April 1997

As a result of the rapid changes following the breakup of the Soviet bloc, there were suddenly new markets of hundreds of millions of people, covering a large portion of the earth, containing large...

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

CISAC Honors graduate wins George J. Mitchell Scholarship

November 2011

Congratulations to Philippe de Koning, recipient of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship.

Beijing tries to read mixed U.S. signals in Korea diplomacy

May 2004

Washington's ambiguous policy on how to address North Korea's nuclear proliferation has stymied Bejing's efforts to orchestrate a negotiated resolution. Op-ed by John W. Lewis.

Events

Security and the Growth of Nuclear Power

October 17, 2007

This summer the DOE Energy Information Agency released its study of the McCain/Lieberman Climate Stewardship bill, concluding that the largest single effect of these carbon controls would be the...

The Evolution of Pakistani and Indian Nuclear Doctrine

October 11, 2007

Scott Sagan (speaker) is a professor of political science and co-director of Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation.

Projects

Global Governance and Organizations

Scholars analyze the capacity of international organizations to address transnational issues such as security, pandemics and environmental change.
English

Consortium for Research on Information Security and Policy

As part of a response to growing government concern over the threat of cyber attacks directed against critical national infrastructures, the National Security Agency (NSA) contracted with Stanford...
English

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

People

Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Barbara van Schewick Associate Professor, Law
Paul Edwards Paul N. Edwards William J. Perry Fellow
Francois Diaz-Maurin François Diaz-Maurin Visiting Scholar
Jack Blaisdell CISAC Honors Student
Charles Perrow Visiting Scholar (in residence December-April)
Paul Jackson Paul J. Jackson Affiliate
Paul Kapur Affiliate
David Clark David L. Clark Affiliate
Robert Weiner Robert Weiner Affiliate
Philip Taubman Adjunct Professor