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Biosecurity

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.

Modeling the Incubation Period of Inhalational Anthrax

July 2008

Ever since the pioneering work of Philip Sartwell, the incubation period distribution for infectious diseases is most often modeled using a lognormal distribution.

Keeping National Missile Defense in Perspective

January 2002

The United States is in the midst of its third major debate on nationwide ballistic missile defense-the first culminating in the 1972 ABM Treaty and the second sparked by President Reagan's "Star...

Other Publications

Microbe Warfare Hides the Enemy

August 2001

STANFORD, Calif.- For the past seven years, the United States has been negotiating a verification protocol to the Biological Weapons Convention of 1972, hoping to put teeth into the convention's...

Five- and Ten-Year Homeland Security Goals

January 2007

Testimony before the Homeland Security Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee on "Five- and Ten-Year Homeland Security Goals." In the afternoon session on 30 January 2007, the...

News

University Scholars Play Prominent Role in Charting Reforms for United Nations

January 2005

A new united nations report recommending the most sweeping reform in the institution's history offers a global vision of collective security for the 21st century that is as committed to development...

Face facts: New York Times op-ed by CISAC's Lawrence Wein

December 2006

"Pandemic influenza is probably the world's most serious near-term public health threat," CISAC's Lawrence M.

Events

The Strategic Aspects of Warning

May 15, 2001

Many CISAC projects involve decision makers who have to respond to a threat quickly in spite of uncertain evidence that it is really there.

Multimedia

Ebola Panel

September 2014

Video of Ebola-Stanford Panel  The Ebola epidemic, which could affect hundreds of thousands of West Africans, can only be contained by rebuilding public trust and local health systems decimated by years of neglect, according to a panel convened by...

People

David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Drew Endy Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
Mim John Miriam "Mim" John Affiliate