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Stanford students visit refugee camps in Ethiopia on design project

News / March 15, 2013
Four Stanford students traveled to Ethiopia, making their way to remote refugee camps along the Sudanese border to research ways in which technology and design innovation can improve conditions for refugees and their surrounding communities. The trip evolved out of a UN-CISAC project and Stanford Law School class, "Rethinking Refugee Communities."
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Funding research in the world's poorest places

News / February 25, 2013
FSI's Global Underdevelopment Action Fund fuels interdisciplinary work across Stanford and helps put researchers in the field where they're trying to solve some of the world's toughest problems.
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A Soon-To-Be Global Nuclear Leader? The European Union in Global Nuclear Politics

Commentary / February 19, 2013
Since its inception, the European Union has come under criticism that it has consistently shied away from taking full-fledged global political and security responsibilities despite its role as an economic powerhouse on the world stage. Francesca Giovannini, TEC and CISAC Post-Doctoral Fellow, discusses how this is now changing, with the EU clearly taking the lead in global nuclear governance and how this assumption of a global leadership role presents both opportunities and challenges within the EU.
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North Korea keeps its pledge to conduct nuclear test

News / February 12, 2013
North Korea keeps its pledge to conduct a third underground nuclear test. We ask our experts to weigh in on the detonation condemned by the White House as destabilizing.
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Stanford law professor, security expert to lead FSI

News / February 11, 2013
When Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar takes the helm of FSI in July, he'll oversee the institute's 11 research centers and programs along with a variety of undergraduate and graduate education initiatives on international affairs. His leadership will be marked by a commitment to build on FSI’s interdisciplinary approach to solving some of the world’s biggest problems.
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Cuéllar outlines complexities of border security and immigration policy

Q&A / February 1, 2013
In an interview for the Stanford Report, Co-Director Tino Cuéllar discusses the complex link between border security and immigration policy, and says that bad legislation could impede the full regularization of millions of prospective immigrants.
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Obama awards Sidney Drell National Medal of Science

News / February 1, 2013
President Barack Obama awards CISAC's founding science co-director Sidney Drell the National Medal of Science, the highest honor bestowed by the government on scientists, inventors and engineers.
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CISAC welcomes microbiologist David Relman as co-director

News / January 30, 2013
David Relman, a Stanford microbiologist and professor of infectious diseases, has taken up the mantle as CISAC co-director alongside Stanford law professor Tino Cuéllar, both of whom intend to broaden the center’s research in biosecurity and the life sciences.
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Carnegie awards CISAC $1 million grant for research and training

News / January 29, 2013
Carnegie Corporation of New York, the foundation that promotes "real and permanent good," has awarded a $1 million grant to CISAC to fund research and training on international peace and security issues.
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Interactive cartoon introduces cybersecurity fellows, their work

News / January 22, 2013
CISAC is expanding its research into cybersecurity and for the first time has three fellows devoted to Internet freedom, privacy and government controls: Jonathan Mayer, Andrew Woods and Tim Junio.
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