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Scott Sagan to Co-Lead Center for International Security and Cooperation

Sagan, an expert on nuclear strategy and the ethics of war, will direct the center along with FSI Senior Fellow Rodney Ewing.
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How Stanford scholars are teaching the next generation about 9/11

On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, four Stanford scholars and leading experts in national security, terrorism and contemporary conflict – Condoleezza Rice, Amy Zegart, Martha Crenshaw and Lisa Blaydes – reflect on how their teaching of the terrorist attacks has evolved.
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UN Climate Panel Releases Latest Report

Stanford scholar Paul N. Edwards served as a lead author and answers questions about the report.
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A class project shines new light on an Iranian nuclear facility

Two women use machine learning and satellite images to analyze activity from afar.

The Future of Arms Control, With Rose Gottemoeller

Rose Gottemoeller, former deputy secretary general of NATO and Payne distinguished lecturer at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and its Center for International Security and Cooperation, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the efforts to regulate, if not eliminate, nuclear weapons.  READ MORE

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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Thu Sep 30
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Nationalist Authoritarianism and the Future of Democracy

Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall, First floor, Central
Tue Oct 5
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

9/11 and Afghanistan Twenty Years Later: Successes, Failures, Surprises, and Lessons

Virtual to Public. Only those with an active Stanford ID with access to William J Perry Conference Room in Encina Hall may attend in person. 
Thu Nov 4
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Director’s Series: Science, Technology, and Policy: Science and Technology for Nuclear Nonproliferation

Virtual to Public. Only those with an active Stanford ID with access to William J Perry Conference Room in Encina Hall may attend in person. This event will not be livestreamed.
Tue Nov 9

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