Health Care

Scholarly Publications

Mozambique: A Fading U.N. Success Story

January 2002

As Mozambique enters its tenth year of peace following a brutal and destructive civil war, the signs of continued democratic transformation and pro-market economic reform appear rosy, at least at...

Biological Terrorism and Public Health

April 2001

A biological terrorist attack probably would first be detected by doctors or other health-care workers.

Other Publications

No Need to Reset the Reset

September 2011

Russia watchers in the West cannot be surprised that Vladimir Putin is on his way back to the Russian presidency.

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.

Biological Security in a Changed World

September 2001

The horrifying events of 11 September 2001 serve notice that civilization will confront severe challenges in the twenty-first century.

News

Reducing the nuclear threat: The argument for public safety

December 2009

In this op-ed, CISAC's Richard Rhodes argues that public health, a discipline that organizes science-based systems of surveillance and prevention, has been primarily responsible for controlling the...

Preparation is key to avoiding 'worst-case outcome,' Chertoff says

April 2008

CISAC members Lynn Eden, Martha Crenshaw, and Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar participated in"Germ Warfare, Contagious Disease and the Constitution," a daylong event co-hosted by Stanford Law School....

Censoring science won't make us any safer

June 2005

Recent government efforts to prevent publication of scientific research that might prove helpful to terrorists "may sound reasonable," says CISAC Fellow Laura Donohue, but censoring science is more...

Events

New bio-based supply chains for drugs

May 11, 2015

Abstract: Recent advances in synthetic biology are transforming our capacities to make things with biology.

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.

Some Future Directions in System and Network Trustworthiness

March 19, 2013

Peter will discuss work at SRI and the University of Cambridge under two projects currently funded by DARPA, relating to clean-slate architectures for hardware, software, networking, and clouds,...

People

Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)