Education

Scholarly Publications

A MOOC With Meaning

May 2017

Under the sponsorship of Stanford University, we designed a massive open online course (MOOC) to raise public consciousness about the past, present, and future dangers of nuclear weapons.

Perspectives on Complex Global Challenges: Education, Energy, Healthcare, Security, and Resilience

July 2016

This book discusses issues in large-scale systems in the United States and around the world.

The Conundrum of Close Calls: Lessons Learned for Securing Nuclear Weapons

March 2012

In a paper prepared for the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, CISAC research assistant Reid Pauly and senior fellow Scott Sagan share new evidence of instances when nuclear test sites,...

Other Publications

For Each and Every Child: A strategy for Education Equity and Excellence

February 2013

Selection from the report (Foreword by the commission co-chairs):This report summarizes how America’s K-12 education system, taken as a whole, fails our nation and too many of our children.

Ask the Experts: Preventing Sexual Violence

June 2012

Former CISAC fellow Dara Cohen, currently an assistant professor at Harvard University, wrote a co-authored blog post for the Council on Foreign Relations, discussing how to prevent sexual violence...

President Obama’s Asia Overdrive

November 2011

When Asia’s leaders gather in Honolulu next week for the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, Americans will get a glimpse of the Obama administration’s hyperactive Asia agenda.

News

Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks Discusses Importance of Strategic Partnerships with Stanford Faculty and Students

April 2022

A visit from the Department of Defense’s deputy secretary gave the Gordian Knot Center a prime opportunity to showcase how its faculty and students are working to build an innovative workforce that...

Introduction to Issues in International Security

March 2022

A new video curriculum series is released.

CISAC Faculty 2018 Winter Break Reading List

December 2018

Martha Crenshaw, senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and professor, by courtesy, of political science, recommends:My Brilliant Friend, by Elena FerranteKarl...

Old Events

CISAC Honors Program Info Session

January 28, 2019

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From revolutionizing the way we detect and visualize radiation to enhancing community resilience

February 25, 2018

Abstract: The Berkeley Applied Nuclear Physics Program leads developments of new concepts and technologies to address challenges in fundamental physics, medicine, nuclear security, and safety....

Mobilizing Public Law: The Lost Wartime Origins of American Administrative Law

November 29, 2012

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar is a professor and Deane F.

Projects

Consortium for Research on Information Security and Policy

As part of a response to growing government concern over the threat of cyber attacks directed against critical national infrastructures, the National Security Agency (NSA) contracted with Stanford...
English

MacArthur Consortium on International Peace and Cooperation

A consortium composed of Stanford University, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Wisconsin has applied to the John D. and Catherine T.
English

Multimedia

The Heart of the Matter: The Humanities and Social Sciences for a Vibrant, Competitive and Secure Nation

November 2014

Karl Eikenberry, a distinguished fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, believes that the humanities belong at the center of American foreign policy. And his voice matters.

Remarks for the Annual Meeting of the National Humanities Alliance

March 2013

Karl Eikenberry, a distinguished fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, former U.S.

People

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