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      Earth scientist and nuclear waste expert Rod Ewing joins Stanford

      News / May 20, 2013
      Rod Ewing, a mineralogist and materials scientist who is an expert on nuclear waste management, will join Stanford University to focus on sustainable energy, security and environmental research at the intersection of physical science and public policy.
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      Firewood becomes central to student research in Ethiopia

      News / May 17, 2013
      A Stanford student working on a project to bring together refugees and their host communities learns that firewood is often at the heart of rifts between the Ethiopians and the thousands of Sudanese seeking refuge in their back yards.
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      Tracking North Korean nuclear sites with cloud computing

      News / May 3, 2013
      Analysts at CISAC, together with the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, are playing a leading role in deriving new and timely information of global security relevance from a variety of open-source geospatial tools.
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      Stanford scholars: Lessons learned from the Afghanistan War

      News / May 1, 2013
      With the Taliban now open to peace talks, a political end to the war in Afghanistan appears in sight. A number of Stanford scholars have been closely involved with the war - as diplomats, soldiers, analysts and educators. In this video they discuss lessons learned from America's second-longest war and talk about what's next for Afghanistan.
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      CISAC Administrative Manager Homidi’s long road to Stanford

      News / April 29, 2013
      Ahmad Homidi's unassuming manner belies the turmoil he lived through as a child. He and his family fled the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, forcing his parents to start from scratch as refugees in the United States. His story is a study in fresh starts.
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      Political Scientists and Historians in Search of the Bomb

      Commentary / April 15, 2013

      Stanford's Scott Sagan and Columbia's Kenneth Waltz respond to a critique of nuclear proliferation theories presented in their book The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: An Enduring Debate. This paper demonstrates the enduring, and lively, debate about nuclear theory and policymaking. 

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      Sagan honored by ISA as Distinguished Security Scholar

      News / April 12, 2013
      Colleagues and former students join the International Studies Association to praise Scott Sagan as he wins the annual Distinguished Scholar in International Security Studies award.
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      Hecker responds to NKorea's intent to expand nuclear arsenal

      Q&A / April 10, 2013
      North Korea says it will restart its nuclear facilities, including its nuclear reactor in Yongbyon, which had been mothballed since 2007. CISAC's Siegfried Hecker -- who has visited North Korea numerous times and was given a tour of its uranium enrichment facility in 2010 -- and considers the consequences in this Q&A.
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      Law School celebrates Cuéllar's book on national security organizations

      News / April 9, 2013
      Stanford Law School celebrates the publication of CISAC Co-Director's new book, "Governing Security," and Cuéllar talks about why he wrote the book that explores the history of two major federal agencies: the Roosevelt-era Federal Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
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      New William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies honors a lifetime of work

      News / April 3, 2013
      In an homage to William J. Perry's lifetime commitment to national security, the National Defense University has renamed one of its major research centers the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, which will be known as the Perry Center.
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      Students get dose of reality at refugee camps in Ethiopia

      News / April 1, 2013
      Stanford students working on a CISAC-UNHCR collaboration discover their classroom work for a project to improve conditions at refugee camps takes on new meaning as they meet the first refugees in the camps along Ethiopia's western border with Sudan.
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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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