Science and Technology

Scholarly Publications

Uranium Africain, une histoire globale

April 2016

This is a 2016 French translation of Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade (2012), translated by Charlotte Nordmann and part of the series "L'Univers Historique."

"I am a Radioactive Mutant": Emergent Biological Subjectivities at Kazakhstan's Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site

February 2016

The Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site in Kazakhstan was conceived as an experimental landscape where science, technology, Soviet Cold War militarism, and human biology intersected.

A More Systematic Approach to Biological Risk

December 2015

Management of emerging risks in life science and technology requires new leadership and a sober assessment of the legacy of Asilomar.

Other Publications

What You Need to Know about the Third-Party Doctrine

December 2013

Affiliate John Villasenor explains how the American legal framework has not yet caught up to technological progress and how the U.S.

NSA's Creative Interpretations of Law Subvert Congress and the Rule of Law

December 2013

CISAC Affiliate and Forbes Contributor Jennifer Granick explains how NSA domestic surveillance activities might continue, even in the face of legal decisions to rein in the agency's activities. ...

U.S Government Surveillance: Bad for Silicon Valley, Bad for Democracy Around the World

June 2013

The University of Virginia's Christopher Jon Sprigman and CISAC's Jennifer Granick reveal how foreigners living in the United States do not have the same privacy protections as U.S.

News

Stanford faculty and guest speakers from around the country examine issues of race in STEM fields

March 2021

A new three-quarter sequence of courses provides insights from scholars around the nation on research related to race in the fields of science, technology and medicine, as well as their own lived...

For sale: The Moon

October 2020

It’s official: the Moon is open for business. Last week, NASA announced that seven countries had signed its so-called Artemis Accords, a series of bilateral agreements that allow national governments...

Cuéllar looks back on leading FSI

December 2014

For 14 years, Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar has been a tireless Stanford professor who has strengthened the fabric of university’s interdisciplinary nature.

Events

Uncertainty, Risk, and Responsibility: Lessons from Three Technologies

February 18, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/wKXawdBrCEs About this Event: Are we still in the Nuclear Age? Is this the Age of AI? Are we entering the Age of Synthetic Biology?

Seapower in the First and the Second Machine Ages: from self-propelled torpedoes to artificial intelligence

February 21, 2018

Abstract: What are the consequences of the emergence of robotics, big data, and artificial intelligence for international politics?

Chinese Investments in U.S. Venture Technology: Accessing the Crown Jewels of U.S. Innovation

February 12, 2018

Abstract: China’s participation in venture deals financing is at a record level of 10-16% of all venture deals (2015-2017) and has grown quite rapidly in the past seven years.  Technologies where...

Projects

Ballistic Missile Defense Technology and Policy

Missile defense capabilities play a key role in regional and international security issues.
English

Science, Technology and Security Seminars (2009-2010)

The Science, Technology and Security Seminars, which were suspended during the 2009-2010 academic year, featured advanced graduate students, faculty, and visiting scholars presenting their current...
English

People

Dr. Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
rsd19 072 0308a Paul N. Edwards William J. Perry Fellow
Anne Clunan Anne Clunan Affiliate
Mark Gorenflo Mark Gorenflo Affiliate
Chris Dunlap Christopher Dunlap Affiliate
Elliott, David David Elliott Affiliate
Anja Manuel Anja Manuel Affiliate
Pabian, Frank Frank Pabian Affiliate
John Villasenor John Villasenor Affiliate
Irving Lachow Irving Lachow Affiliate