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Information, Ethnic Voting and Accountability: Evidence from Sierra Leone

April 23, 2013

It is often lamented that weak accountability and poor governance impede economic development in Africa.

Round table with Internet Freedom Fellows

March 14, 2013

The Internet Freedom Fellows program brings human rights activists from across the globe to Geneva, Washington, and Silicon Valley to meet with fellow activists, U.S.

Illicit Transnational Actors and Security: Myths, Misconceptions, and Historical Lessons

October 23, 2012

About the Topic: Conventional accounts of the proliferation of illicit transnational actors--ranging from migrant smugglers to drug traffickers to black market arms dealers--describe them as...

Behavioral Advertising and Privacy Law Reboot - US and International Legal Trends and Best Practices for Internet, Cloud and E-Commerce Companies

October 11, 2012

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Registration/Reception (Manning Faculty Lounge, second floor breezeway fo Stanford Law School) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Panel (Room 290) An evening panel to discuss behavioral...

The Good News About Energy

June 26, 2012

Dr. William J. Perry discussed game changers in energy at the "Innovations for Smart Green Cities: What's Working, What's Not, What's Next" conference.

Can Information Security Survive?

June 11, 2012

Almost every company is asking the question of survivability – how to balance business needs and growth, while meeting regulatory compliance and mitigating security risks?

The Uses and Limitations of Forensic DNA Typing

May 17, 2012

The tools of molecular biology have augmented forensic biological analyses and contributed to solving crimes, developing investigative leads, and exonerating the innocent.

Nuclear Reactor Technology Transfers: A Review of Experiences in the Republic of Korea and China

April 18, 2012

There are currently 60 nuclear reactors under construction worldwide with nearly half of these projects being built in China.

Terror Queues and the Duration of Terror Plots

April 10, 2012

About the topic: What could queueing theory, the science of customer flows and delays in service systems, possibly offer towards understanding and countering terrorism?

The CIA: Lawless Rogue or Regulated Business?

February 21, 2012

About the topic: The General Counsel takes on the persistent misconception that the Agency operates outside the law About the Speaker: Stephen W.

U.S. - India: Doing Business Together

November 11, 2011

Information is available on the World Affairs Council of Houston website. 

Nuclear Power Plant Exporters' Principles of Conduct: Evolution, Status, and Prospects

November 7, 2011

The Nuclear Power Plant Exporters' Principles of Conduct are an industry code of conduct resulting from a three-year initiative to develop norms of corporate self-management in the exportation of...

The Future of Crime

October 31, 2011

The unprecedented rapid rate of scientific progress is creating new opportunities for transnational criminal and terrorist organizations to exploit advances in technology for unintended nefarious...

How Will Climate Change Affect Civil Conflict Risk: Identifying and Understanding the Mechanisms

April 14, 2011

About the Speaker: Kaitlin Shilling has spent most of her career working in the non-governmental sector in post-crisis development.

Analyzing Evacuation Versus Shelter-in-Place Strategies After a Terrorist Nuclear Detonation

December 9, 2010

Professor Wein received his PhD in Operations Research from Stanford in 1988 and has taught core MBA courses in operations management throughout his entire career, both at MIT's Sloan School of...

Getting to Zero: Why U.S. Nuclear Doctrine Will Make it Extremely Difficult

April 8, 2010

Lynn Eden is acting co-director (2008-09) at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University.

Bankruptcy, Guns or Campaigns: Explaining Armed Organizations' Post-War Trajectories

November 12, 2009

What happens to armed organizations after they sign peace accords? Why do they dissolve, return to war, or form non-violent political parties?

Almost Everything You Wanted to Know About the B2 Bomber But Were Afraid to Ask

October 28, 2009

Representing the United States Air Force, Lieutenant Colonel John Vitacca is a national defense fellow for 2009-2010 at CISAC.  John holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing...

Payne Distinguished Lecture Series 2009 Reducing Uncertainty: Intelligence and National Security, Lecture 3: Anticipating Opportunities: Using Intelligence to Shape the Future

October 21, 2009

Thomas Fingar, the 2009 Payne Distinguished Lecturer and former Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analysis and Chairman of the National Intelligence Council, will give the third Payne...

CISAC Directors' Seminar featuring Honors Students

June 2, 2009

Regimes of Terror: The Relationship between Democracy and Terrorism in Chile By Jane Esberg How does democracy influence terrorism?

Payne Distinguished Lecture Series 2009 Reducing Uncertainty: Intelligence and National Security, Lecture 2: Spies Collect Data, Analysts Provide Insight

May 19, 2009

Thomas Fingar, the 2009 Payne Distinguished Lecturer and former Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analysis and Chairman of the National Intelligence Council, gave the second 2009 Payne...

Spies and Terrorists: Subversive Networks Across Ideologies and Times

April 30, 2009

Clandestine craft and low-tech methods still serve to evade and attack hi-tech defenses. Technologies change, yet covert organizing principles persist.

Payne Distinguished Lecture Series 2009 Reducing Uncertainty: Intelligence and National Security, Lecture 1: ''Myths, Fears, and Expectations''

March 11, 2009

Thomas Fingar, the 2009 Payne Distinguished Lecturer and former Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analysis and Chairman of the National Intelligence Council, will give the first 2009...

A Political History of Nuclear Weapons, 1938-2008

March 11, 2009

Abstract: A political history of nuclear weapons: where they came from, the surprising ways in which the technology spread, who is likely to acquire them next and why.

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Lawrence M. Wein Professor, Management Science
Anja Manuel Anja Manuel Affiliate
Whitfield Diffie Affiliate
Deborah C. Gordon Executive Director, Preventive Defense Project