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Educational and Entrepreneurial Initiatives to Support Youth in Places of Violence

April 28, 2015

CONFERENCE OVERVIEWThe heavy presence of youth and young adults in the world of criminality is an issue that has been gaining increasingly more attention in the agendas of policymakers and...

World Order Politics: The Carter Administration’s Bid for a New U.S. Foreign Policy (and What We Can Learn From It)

February 17, 2015

Please note new location in theReuben Hills Conference Room ("East" Conference Room)Encina Hall, 2nd floorAbstract: In 1977, the Carter administration began working to implement a new guiding...

Radiological Terrorism: A Risk Based Perspective

May 6, 2013

Dr. Connell will give an overview of radiological terrorism, focused on high activity radiation sources in the US and the risk they pose for malevolent use.

CDDRL-CISAC Special Seminar: The Logic of Violence in Drug Wars: Cartel-State Conflict in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia

March 1, 2013

Abstract: Why have militarized crackdowns on drug cartels had wildly divergent outcomes, sometimes exacerbating cartel-state conflict, as in Mexico and, for decades, in Brazil, but sometimes...

Can Nuclear Power Evolve Beyond Light Water? An Examination of the US and China

February 25, 2013

The United States commercial nuclear industry started just a few years following the conclusion of the second world war with the start of operation of the Shippingport reactor.

Anternet: Ant Colony Networking Solutions to Ecological Problems

November 5, 2012

Like many distributed systems, both natural and engineered, ant colonies operate without any central control. No ant can assess what needs to be done.

Illicit Transnational Actors and Security: Myths, Misconceptions, and Historical Lessons

October 23, 2012

About the Topic: Conventional accounts of the proliferation of illicit transnational actors--ranging from migrant smugglers to drug traffickers to black market arms dealers--describe them as...

Predictability of Human Behavior

April 30, 2012

     Vast resources are devoted to predicting human behavior in domains such as economics, popular culture, and national security, but the quality of such predictions is usually poor.

Trans-spectrum Global Security: Foundations

February 27, 2012

Our objective is to formulate and then build a capability that could focus on the design of influence in Global CASoS.

The Limits of Sovereignty: How the United States Has Policed Its Border with Mexico Since 1993

February 16, 2012

C.J. Álvarez is a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Chicago and a predoctoral fellow at CISAC for 2011-2012. He is interested in US-Mexico relations, the state, and legal history.

Standards & Regulations for Yucca Mountain: What Went Wrong?

January 27, 2012

About the topic: Standards and regulations for the management, transportation and disposal of radioactive materials have been key to the development of strategies for the handling and disposing of...

Designing Policy using Modeling within Complex Socio-Technical Systems

December 1, 2011

Robert Glass, Jr. is the 2011-2012 Perry Fellow at CISAC.

Mexico’s Fight for Security

November 18, 2011

Since 2006, more than 40,000 people in Mexico have died in drug-related homicides, and recent figures indicate that the pace and severity of drug-related violence is increasing.

"Presumed Guilty" and post-film discussion with the director

October 8, 2011

Winner of the 2011 Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Journalism, “Presumed Guilty” follows the story of two young lawyers and their struggle to free Toño Zúñiga, a young man from Mexico City...

International Insurance: Why Militant Groups and Governments Compete with Ballots Instead of Bullets

October 6, 2011

Aila Matanock is a pre-doctoral fellow at CISAC. She is also a Ph.D. Candidate in Stanford's Political Science Department (degree expected in June 2012).

2011 Payne Distinguished Lecture: Improving Governance and Combating Drugs

October 4, 2011

On October 3, Karl Eikenberry, the former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, will deliver this year's inaugural Payne Distinguished Lecture at Cemex Auditorium at the Knight Management Center.

Violence, Drugs and Governance: Mexican Security in Comparative Perspective

October 3, 2011

On October 3-4, 2011, the Stanford University Program on Poverty and Governance at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law and the Center for International Security and...

Violence, Drugs and Governance: Mexican Security in Comparative Perspective Conference

October 3, 2011

The conference will bring together a multidisciplinary group of political scientists, economists, and lawyers, together with policy makers and military experts in Mexico and the United States,...

Environmental Impact of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

March 10, 2011

Rod Ewing is the Edward H. Kraus Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Michigan.

Film: "War Photographer"

October 15, 2010

Film and Faculty Talk Back

The Nature of Technology

April 12, 2010

This is part of the Stanford seminar series on Science, Technology, and Society. AbstractHow do transformative new technologies arise, and how does innovation really work?

Systems Resilience: A New Analytical Framework for Nonproliferation?

February 4, 2010

Nonproliferation efforts have traditionally focused on controlling supply of proliferation-relevant technology, expertise, and material.

The United States' Nuclear Weapons Stockpile and Complex: Past, Present and Future

November 10, 2009

Prior to coming to CISAC, Joe was the project director and leader for the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s team in the Reliable Replacement Warhead (RRW) design feasibility study.  He will share...

Screening of documentary about physicist Joseph Rotblat at UN Film Festival

October 19, 2009

Screening of "The Strangest Dream," the story of nuclear physicist Joseph Rotblat, the only member of the secret Manhattan Project to leave on moral grounds.


Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences