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Hoover Institution panelists say women face significant barriers in national security, academia

Former NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller made no bones about the challenges of being a woman in foreign policy and national security. “You have to have a tough hide,” she said. “There’s no way around it … the games that can be played both by foreign counterparts and by your own country can be really extreme.”
Stanford Existential Risks Conference

Stanford Existential Risks Conference

SERI (Stanford Existential Risks Initiative) is hosting a virtual conference bringing together the academic community around mitigating existential and global catastrophic risks — large-scale threats which could permanently curtail humanity’s future potential. The weekend of April 17-18, from 10AM - 6PM PDT each day, leading academics will lead exclusive panels/discussions, talks and Q&As, and more.
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Stanford scholar explores humans’ complicated history with Earth’s mineral riches in new book

With the support of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, Gabrielle Hecht will research and write a new book about the mineral riches humans have turned the world inside out to unearth.
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Stanford experts discuss the lessons and legacy of the Fukushima nuclear disaster

A decade after a powerful earthquake and tsunami set off the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown in Japan, Stanford experts Rod Ewing, Eric Dunham and Jenny Suckale discuss revelations about radiation from the disaster, advances in earthquake science related to the event and how its devastating impact has influenced strategies for tsunami defense and local warning systems.

Martha Crenshaw on preventing domestic terrorism

“The problem the authorities faced on Jan. 6 was not an inability to respond, but failure to anticipate the threat,” Dr. Martha Crenshaw, senior fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies wrote in her Feb. 10 op-ed for the New York Times. In conversation with Leonard Lopate on WBAI, she examines the ways the national security apparatus missed the mark on domestic terrorism and what can be done to disrupt the same kinds of white nationalist groups that were behind the Capitol riots. READ MORE


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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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