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The Cold War: A World History

April 19, 2017

Abstract: The Cold War was about the rise and the solidification of US power. But it was also about more than that.

Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?

April 19, 2017

This event is a joint sponsorship between The Center for International Security and Cooperation and The Hoover Institution Video of Graham Allison "Destined for War" Book Event...

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.

Backlash: Resistance and Defiance to International Norms

November 18, 2016

Abstract: This paper develops a theoretical approach to norm resistance and defiance in international affairs. Conventional models of norm dynamics (e.g.

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...

Revisiting Hiroshima in Iran: Real American Attitudes about Dropping the Bomb

March 3, 2016

Abstract: Numerous polls show that U.S. public approval of Truman’s decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki has declined significantly since 1945.

Countering Violent Extremism

February 26, 2016

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

India and the United States in the 21st Century: Charting a Path for the Indo-Pacific

February 24, 2016

The United States and India continue to expand strategic ties and areas of collaboration in unprecedented ways. This of course has not come without constraints or significant obstacles.

The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power

January 11, 2016

- Please note that this Social Science Seminar is held in a Science Seminar time slot - Abstract: Many see China as a rival superpower to the U.S.

World Order Politics: The Carter Administration’s Bid for a New U.S. Foreign Policy (and What We Can Learn From It)

February 17, 2015

Please note new location in theReuben Hills Conference Room ("East" Conference Room)Encina Hall, 2nd floorAbstract: In 1977, the Carter administration began working to implement a new guiding...

The Future of Post-Election Afghanistan

May 13, 2014

Due to the interest generated by this seminar, we have exceeded our seating capacity and are not able to accommodate any more guests.

Strategy in Theory and Strategy in Practice

April 1, 2014

Sir Hew Strachan, Chichele Professor of History of War, University of Oxford, will discuss "Strategy in Theory and Strategy in Practice."

Military Operations and National Policies, 1914-1918

March 31, 2014

Sir Hew Strachan, the Chichele Professor of History of War, University of Oxford, will discuss "Military Operations and National Policies, 1914-1918."

International Law and Social Facts: Some Experimental Data on War Crimes Investigations, Attitudes, and Perceived Credibility of Facts

March 13, 2014

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Shiri Krebs is a JSD Candidate at Stanford Law School, specializing in international criminal and humanitarian law.

The Tower of Babel: Human Rights and the Paradox of Language

January 16, 2014

ABOUT THE TOPIC: Key human rights instruments and leading scholars argue that minority language rights should be treated as human rights, both because language is constitutive of an individual’s...

The Marketplace of Ideas at War: Elites, International Law, and Public Attitudes towards Drone Warfare

December 5, 2013

ABOUT THE TOPIC: The use of unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, as a counterterrorism tool has become the subject of considerable debate.

Rethinking the First World War from the Perspective of International Law

November 26, 2013

About the Topic: Re-establishing and strengthening the rule of international law in international affairs was a central Allied aim in the First World War.

The Development of U.S. Missile Defense Policy, 1961-1972

November 21, 2013

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: James Cameron, Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow at CISAC for 2013-14, completed his PhD in July 2013 at the University of Cambridge. James is very interested in the...

The Prospects for Cybersecurity Cooperation After Snowden

October 24, 2013

ABOUT THE TOPIC: In his talk, Jack Goldsmith will explain why he is skeptical about significant cybersecurity cooperation among military rivals, especially at the treaty level.

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.

Computer Network Attacks and International Law

October 10, 2013

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Elaine Korzak joined CISAC in September 2013 as a predoctoral cybersecurity fellow. She is a PhD student in the Department of War Studies at King's College London.

Shadow or Shade – The Roles of International Law in Palestinian-Israeli Peace Talks

May 21, 2013

About the Speaker: Omar Dajani is one of the nation's foremost experts on the legal aspects of the conflict in the Middle East.

America, India, and the Politics of Humanitarian Intervention

May 16, 2013

About the Topic: A study of how two major democracies, the United States and India, responded to one of the worst humanitarian crises of the 20th century: the 1971 atrocities in East Pakistan ...

A New Paradigm for Engaging the War on Infectious Diseases

April 29, 2013

From the 1950s through the 1970s, the success of antibiotics and vaccines in controlling or eradicating infectious diseases (ID) worldwide resulted in decreased emphasis on development of ID...

People

Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science
Coit D. Blacker Senior Fellow Professor, Humanities and Sciences
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Fellow, S-APARC, Affiliate, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Yogesh Joshi Yogesh Joshi Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow
Steven Ward Steven Ward Junior Faculty Fellow
Minjia Zhong CISAC Honors Student
Elaine Korzak Elaine Korzak Affiliate
Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto William J. Perry Fellow
Thomas Fingar Fellow