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Scholarly Publications

The Increasingly Compelling Moral Responsibilities of Life Scientists

March 2013

First paragraph of article:Many of my colleagues and fellow investigators in the life sciences were surprised in late 2011 to hear about the deliberate laboratory manipulation of highly pathogenic...

The Application of Ecological Theory Toward an Understanding of the Human Microbiome

June 2012

Abstract The human-microbial ecosystem plays a variety of important roles in human health and disease.

Reducing Uncertainty: Intelligence Analysis and National Security

July 2011

Description from Stanford University Press: The US government spends billions of dollars every year to reduce uncertainty: to monitor and forecast everything from the weather to the spread of...

Other Publications

Managing Global Insecurity: A Plan for Action

September 2008

The 21st century will be defined by security threats unconstrained by borders--from climate change, nuclear proliferation, and terrorism to conflict, poverty, disease, and economic instability.

Censoring Science Won't Make Us Any Safer

June 2005

In 1920, the Irish Republican Army reportedly considered a terrifying new weapon: typhoid-contaminated milk.

More Secure World: Our Shared Responsibility, A

December 2004

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan created the High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change in September 2003 with SIIS and CISAC senior fellow Stephen J.

News

Containing the Risks of Bioengineered Super Viruses

September 2015

Genetically engineered viruses could open up a Pandora's box of biosecurity threats. CISAC co-director David Relman explains how we can keep a lid on it.

CISAC tackles public health & policy questions on Ebola

October 2014

We ask CISAC biosecurity experts David Relman and Megan Palmer to answer questions about the public health and policy implications of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Relman is awarded NIH innovation grant for microbial research

October 2013

CISAC co-director David Relman, professor of microbiology and immunology at the Stanford School of Medicine, has been awarded a $6.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to to...

Events

Vector-borne disease in a changing world: Insights from ecology across scales

January 5, 2017

Abstract: Globally, infectious diseases are emerging at an increasing rate. Vector-borne diseases in particular present one of the biggest threats to public health globally.

The Global Infectious Disease Threat and Dual use Pathogens

October 27, 2016

Abstract: The Federal response to dual use pathogens is being actively debated. We are at a critical juncture between free science exploration and government policy. Should science be regulated?

What's out there? Microbial diversity, security, and the public health

October 14, 2013

More information TBA.    Speaker bio: David A. Relman, M.D., is the Thomas C. and Joan M.

Projects

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...
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People

David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Paul Jackson Paul J. Jackson Affiliate