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Reforming national cyber defense

September 20, 2017

Abstract: The U.S. government continues to struggle with how best to defend the country from cyber attacks.

Machine intelligence and national security

September 19, 2017

Abstract: Machines are increasingly helping us with cognitive tasks in addition to physical labor.

A Conversation with General Michael Hayden

April 27, 2017

About the Event: In conversation with Philip Taubman, General Hayden will discuss intelligence and cybersecurity challenges the United States faces in combatting terrorism, dealing with North Korea...

The Challenges of Providing Data Security

January 18, 2017

  Video of Drell Lecture 2017, featuring Admiral Bob R.

Inside the CIA: A Conversation with Michael Morell

January 11, 2017

This event is at maximum capacity. We thank you for your interest and regret that we cannot accept more registrations.- This event is part of the Robert G.

Meet Your Army: Now, What Do You Want Us to Do?

August 30, 2016

Abstract: The Army is in a period of Transition and Transformation, where the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan are supposed to be over or winding down, in theory enabling the force to rebalance and...

Obama’s Foreign Policy Legacy

August 30, 2016

Abstract: Derek Chollet will offer his inside assessment of Barack Obama’s foreign policy legacy, tackling the prevailing consensus to argue that Obama has profoundly altered the course of American...

America, the Middle East, and Grand Strategy in the Post-9/11 Era

August 25, 2016

Abstract: Grand strategy represents a state's overarching theory of what constitutes national security and how best to produce national security. Do U.S.

Global Intelligence Oversight: Governing Security in the Twenty-First Century

August 24, 2016

Abstract: In a world that is increasingly unstable, intelligence services like the American CIA and the United Kingdom's MI6 exist to deliver security.

A View from the National Intelligence Council

April 11, 2016

- Please note that this is a joint CISAC/Science seminar -Join Chairman of the National Intelligence Council (NIC) Greg Treverton for a discussion on the NIC's work and how it connects to U.S....

Ensuring High Quality and Innovative Science and Technology for National Security

March 25, 2016

Abstract:  Institutions like LLNL are part of an enterprise established in the mid-twentieth century to enable teams of scientists and engineers to deliver technological capabilities to address...

Deterrence and Arms Control in Cyberspace

March 22, 2016

Abstract: For four years running now, the Director of National Intelligence’s Worldwide Threat Assessment to Congress has led with cyber threats to national and international security.  Under...

Countering Violent Extremism

February 26, 2016

AbstractUnder Secretary Sewall will deliver remarks on Countering Violent Extremism, the U.S.

Missile Defense and Nuclear Risks in the Current Strategic Environment

January 4, 2016

Abstract: Once limited by concerns about its technological feasibility, affordability and destabilizing potential, today, missile defense is becoming a multinational enterprise deployed on a global...

Security Conundrum Series: An evening with U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein

May 29, 2015

The video recording of this event can be watched on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j57OuqbtD9Q&feature=youtu.beIn an age of terrorism, where should a democratic society draw the line...

The Limits of Counterterrorism: Constructing Policy Responses

May 21, 2015

Abstract: The purpose of this book project is to explain what it is about terrorism that makes it inherently difficult for the American government to formulate an effective counterterrorism policy....

Self-Regulatory Lessons From the US Commercial Nuclear Power Industry: Why Does It Work and Why Can’t It Be Replicated?

May 12, 2015

Abstract: In the early morning hours of March 28, 1979, began a series of events that led to a partial meltdown of the reactor core at Unit 2 of the Three Mile Island nuclear plant and the worst...

Judicial Review of National Security - the Israeli experience (1995-2013)

May 7, 2015

Abstract: Adjudication of national security poses complex challenges for courts.

From "Olympic Games" to the Sony Hack: The Future of Offensive Cyber in Statecraft

May 5, 2015

Abstract: When President Obama approved the "Olympic Games'' cyber attacks on Iran, he told aides that he was worried about what would happen when nations around the world began to use destructive...

Rewiring the Pentagon: Charting a New Path on Innovation and Cybersecurity

April 23, 2015

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, the Center for International Security & Cooperation, and the Hoover Institution are honored to co-sponsor the 2015 Drell Lecture with The...

The Enduring Role of US Nuclear Weapons

February 3, 2015

Due to the combination of a great response and our space constraints, this event is now full. We regret that we cannot accept any more RSVPs.

Responding to the Aftermath of Nuclear Terrorism

June 3, 2013

Despite hundreds of aboveground nuclear tests, the effects of a ground-level, low-yield nuclear detonation in a modern urban environment remain the subject of scientific debate.

People

Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Lawrence M. Wein Professor, Management Science
Samuel H. Lisbonne CISAC Honors Student
Kendra Ritterhern CISAC Honors Student
Betsy Cooper Betsy Cooper Affiliate
Mark Weatherford Mark Weatherford Affiliate
Mim John Miriam "Mim" John Affiliate
Robert Silvers Robert Silvers Affiliate
Raj De Raj De Affiliate
Bradley L. Boyd Senior Military Fellow
Jane Holl Lute Consulting Scholar