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COLIN KAHL to serve as CISAC co-director

Kahl, a top international security expert and veteran White House advisor, is the Steven C. Házy Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI) for International Studies. He begins his new position on September 1.
Photo Courtesy Siegfried Hecker

A COMPREHENSIVE HISTORY OF NORTH KOREA’S NUCLEAR PROGRAM

New research from Siegfried Hecker, Robert Carlin, and Elliot Serbin
Alex Stamos taught the first "hack lab" course at Stanford in Spring 2018.

Cybersecurity expert Alex Stamos joins CISAC

Former Facebook chief security officer, Alex Stamos, to bring rich real-world perspective on cybersecurity and technology policy

Who We Are

The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) is Stanford University’s hub for researchers tackling some of the world's most pressing security and international cooperation issues.

Founded 30 years ago, CISAC today is building on its historic strengths to seek solutions to the many longstanding and emerging challenges associated with an increasingly complex world. We are guided by our longstanding belief that a commitment to rigorous scholarship, openness to new ideas, and lively intellectual exchange can spur the creation and spread of knowledge to help build a safer world.

Research

CISAC is a unique interdisciplinary nexus that researches and offers solutions to the most pressing security challenges in the world today.

Education

CISAC is educating and training the next generation of thought leaders and policy makers in international security.

Policy

CISAC’s research and policy work offers context and insights to decision-makers in Washington D.C. and throughout the world.

Leadership

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Rodney C. Ewing

Co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation, FSI Senior Fellow
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Rodney C. Ewing

Co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation, FSI Senior Fellow
Professor in Nuclear Security; Professor, Geological Sciences
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Colin Kahl

Co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation, FSI Senior Fellow
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Colin Kahl

Co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation, FSI Senior Fellow
Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
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Harold Trinkunas

Deputy Director
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Harold Trinkunas

Deputy Director
Senior Research Scholar
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Andrea Gray

Associate Director for Administration and Finance
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Andrea Gray

Associate Director for Administration and Finance

FSI #WorldClass: When your government doesn’t want to govern with guest Harold Trinkunas

Martha Crenshaw, senior fellow at CISAC, shares her expertise on addressing the threat of terrorism.

News & Events

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Events

Thu Oct 4
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Is There a Trump Doctrine in Foreign Policy?

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, 616 Serra St, Stanford, CA 94305
Thu Oct 11
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

A Probabilistic Analysis of the Risk of Nuclear Deterrence Failure

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, 616 Serra St, Stanford, CA 94305
Wed Oct 17
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

How We Got The Iran Deal, And Why We Will Miss It

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, 616 Serra St, Stanford, CA 94305
Thu Oct 18
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Is India Shifting to a Nuclear Counterforce Strategy?

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, 616 Serra St, Stanford, CA 94305