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Center for International Security and Cooperation

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'Its centre of gravity will always be in the transatlantic space'

How NATO can adapt to future challenges: An interview with Rose Gottemoeller, former Deputy Secretary General, NATO
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Special forces veteran and Stanford scholar applies data and scholarship to conflict

Joseph Felter underscores the importance of rigorous data and scholarship in understanding violent conflict and reducing casualties. He brought scholars into the field when he was deployed overseas and he draws on this experience to give his Stanford students a first-hand look into challenges facing the U.S. military.
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Become a CISAC Fellow

The application for 2021-2022 Fellowships at the Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) is now open.
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Encouraging Students in a Time of Uncertainty and Existential Crisis

It is important not to underestimate the power of individuals to change the world — but we gain even more power if we care about and act to advance the interests of others in our communities, our nations, and our planet — in that effort, we will find ourselves not alone at all.

War & Peace: The Future of NATO 

On War & Peace, former NATO Deputy Secretary-General Rose Gottemoeller discusses whether the alliance, 70 years into its conflict prevention mission, can still contend with the defence challenges of today and tomorrow, both internally and as an actor on the world stage. READ MORE

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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.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

A world that is safer and more just.

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Research

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

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Education

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

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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