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The moderates’ dilemma: obstacles to mobilization against Islamist extremism

August 29, 2017

Abstract: Why do moderate majorities often fail to coordinate opposition to extremist minorities?

Payment and Predation: The Politics Of Wages And Violence In the Congolese Army

March 10, 2016

Abstract: In fragile states, regimes must cultivate military forces strong enough to ward off external threats, but loyal enough to resist launching a coup.

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Secrecy, Security, and Oversight of Targeted Killing Operations

June 4, 2015

Abstract: Governments around the world have been targeting and killing individuals to prevent them from committing terror attacks or other atrocities.

Educational and Entrepreneurial Initiatives to Support Youth in Places of Violence

April 28, 2015

CONFERENCE OVERVIEWThe heavy presence of youth and young adults in the world of criminality is an issue that has been gaining increasingly more attention in the agendas of policymakers and...

Does Terrorism Work? The Case of the Provisional IRA

April 10, 2014

About the Speaker: Richard English is the Wardlaw Professor of Politics in the School of International Relations, and Director of the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence ...

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.

Building a Better Atrocities Early-Warning System

October 1, 2013

Please note that this event is from 3:30-5:00pm.  About the Topic: This presentation will describe a pilot program being developed by the U.S.

CDDRL-CISAC Special Seminar: The Logic of Violence in Drug Wars: Cartel-State Conflict in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia

March 1, 2013

Abstract: Why have militarized crackdowns on drug cartels had wildly divergent outcomes, sometimes exacerbating cartel-state conflict, as in Mexico and, for decades, in Brazil, but sometimes...

Why Rebels Return: The Micro-Foundations of Surrender in Civil War

February 28, 2013

Dr. Joseph Felter joined CISAC as a senior research scholar in September, 2011.

CISAC-SCICN Special Seminar: Investigating Post-Conflict Violence at the Micro-Level: Accounting for Patterns among Victims of Past Atrocities in Liberia

January 31, 2013

Anupma Kulkarni is currently a Fellow of the Stanford Center for International Conflict and Negotiation (SCICN) and Co-director of the West Africa Transitional Justice (WATJ) Project, a cross...

Responding to Terrorism: Provocation, Retaliation and Deterrence

October 25, 2012

Martha Crenshaw is a senior fellow at CISAC and FSI and a professor of political science by courtesy at Stanford.

The Shadow War

September 28, 2012

About the Topic: Osama bin Laden’s demise was merely one sensational moment in the first decade of America’s shadow war, the transformation of the national security apparatus into a machine...

Forecasting Drug Violence in Guatemala: An Application of a Probabilistic Tactical Warning Model

June 7, 2012

David Blum attends Stanford University, where he is a 4th year Ph.D. student in the Department of Management Science & Engineering, a U.S.

Does Repression Reduce Terrorist Attacks? Evidence from Israel

May 31, 2012

Erica Chenoweth is an assistant professor of government at Wesleyan University and will be an assistant professor at the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver as of...

The Global Religious Challenges to the Secular State

May 4, 2012

Mark Juergensmeyer is director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, professor of sociology, and affiliate professor of religious studies at the University of California,...

Insurgency, Counterinsurgency, and Civil War: Insights from the Philippines

April 26, 2012

Dr. Joseph Felter joined CISAC as a senior research scholar in September, 2011.

Testing the Surge: Why Did Violence Decline in Iraq in 2007?

February 9, 2012

Jacob N. Shapiro is Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University and co-directs the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project.

Burned Bridge: How East and West Germans Made the Iron Curtain

January 24, 2012

This talk presents an unconventional look at the creation of a deadly barrier between East and West Germany.  It reveals how the Iron Curtain was not simply imposed by communism, but had been...

“Burned Bridge: How East and West Germans Made the Iron Curtain”

January 24, 2012

Co-sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREEES), the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), The Europe Center and the German Studies...

Mexico’s Fight for Security

November 18, 2011

Since 2006, more than 40,000 people in Mexico have died in drug-related homicides, and recent figures indicate that the pace and severity of drug-related violence is increasing.

2011 Payne Distinguished Lecture: Improving Governance and Combating Drugs

October 4, 2011

On October 3, Karl Eikenberry, the former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, will deliver this year's inaugural Payne Distinguished Lecture at Cemex Auditorium at the Knight Management Center.

Violence, Drugs and Governance: Mexican Security in Comparative Perspective

October 3, 2011

On October 3-4, 2011, the Stanford University Program on Poverty and Governance at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law and the Center for International Security and...

Violence, Drugs and Governance: Mexican Security in Comparative Perspective Conference

October 3, 2011

The conference will bring together a multidisciplinary group of political scientists, economists, and lawyers, together with policy makers and military experts in Mexico and the United States,...

Mapping Militants: Causes and Consequences of Interactions among Militant Organizations

September 29, 2011

Martha Crenshaw is a senior fellow at CISAC and FSI and a professor of political science by courtesy.

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James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Kerry Persen Kerry Ann Carter Persen Predoctoral Fellow
Kaileen Pritchard CISAC Honors Student