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Escaping the Deadly Embrace: Encirclement at the Origins of World War I

October 8, 2020

* Please note all CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone.   Seminar Recording:  /*-->*/   About the Event: What lies at the origins of major wars?

Is Ebola the “The ISIS of Disease?": When Counter-Terrorism Meets Humanitarian Medicine

October 8, 2020

* Please note all CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone.

India's National Security Challenges and Decision-Making

December 3, 2018

Bio: Dr. Arvind Gupta recently retired as India's Deputy National Security Advisor.

Rethinking the Kargil conflict: What did Pakistan learn from a nuclear crisis?

March 8, 2018

Abstract: In November 1998, ‘mujahideen’ warriors climbed the heights above Kargil in Indian held Kashmir, crossed the Line of Control, and occupied Indian military posts.

Regional Powers and Nuclear Force Development: Explaining India’s Nuclear Submarine Program

December 19, 2017

Abstract: This research investigates why and how regional nuclear powers come to develop specific kind of nuclear delivery systems, especially a submarine-based ballistic missile (SSBN) force.

India and the United States in the 21st Century: Charting a Path for the Indo-Pacific

February 24, 2016

The United States and India continue to expand strategic ties and areas of collaboration in unprecedented ways. This of course has not come without constraints or significant obstacles.

Nuclear Dynamics in South Asia

March 30, 2015

About the Speaker: Lieutenant General (retired) Khalid Kidwai is advisor to Pakistan’s National Command Authority and pioneer Director General of Pakistan’s Strategic Plans Division, which he...

The Strategic Culture of the Pakistan Army: Explaining Pakistan's Persistent Revisionism

March 5, 2015

Abstract: I seek to explain Pakistan’s persistent revisionism towards India even though it has bequeathed mostly failures, brought international opprobrium upon Pakistan, and has imperiled the...

Two technical projects in international humanitarian innovation: Africa and India

February 10, 2014

Africa (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2013): USAID and the UN's World Food Program have proposed strategies for allocating ready-to-use (therapeutic and supplementary) foods to...

Project Fox: Assessing Impact Risks from Near Earth Objects

October 21, 2013

Abstract:  The recent events in Chelyabinsk serve as a reminder that while rare, encounters with near-Earth objects (NEOs) can have significant consequences for humanity.

America, India, and the Politics of Humanitarian Intervention

May 16, 2013

About the Topic: A study of how two major democracies, the United States and India, responded to one of the worst humanitarian crises of the 20th century: the 1971 atrocities in East Pakistan ...

“Let’s Talk! Facilitating Track Two Dialogue between India and Pakistan”

February 19, 2013

About the Topic: The scholarly literature on Track Two in South Asia has traditionally held that the region is inhospitable to this kind of dialogue.

India's Energy [In]Security and Growing Competition from China

December 10, 2012

There is considerable optimism that India will continue to grow economically, address the crippling poverty that the majority of the population still faces and become a great nation. Dr.

Dealing with Kazakhstan’s Soviet nuclear legacy

October 15, 2012

When the Soviet Union dissolved at the end of 1991, the independent Republic of Kazakhstan was left with the world’s fourth largest nuclear arsenal and a huge nuclear infrastructure, including lots...

The Mysterious Flash of 9/22/79: The Case for an Israeli Nuclear Test

March 5, 2012

This seminar is based on a recently published article that reviews the history of the September 22, 1979 double flash recorded by the VELA satellite and concludes that the flash was an Israeli...

Nuclear Non-Proliferation: History and Current Issues

February 13, 2012

This presentation provided a history of efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons beginning with the discovery of nuclear fission continuing through the development of the bomb and the cold...

What to Do about Flu? A Public Health Challenge

November 28, 2011

Infectious diseases, especially those transmitted from person to person through the respiratory route, continue to pose a threat to the global community.

U.S. - India: Doing Business Together

November 11, 2011

Information is available on the World Affairs Council of Houston website. 

The Politics of Nuclear Development: China as a Case Study

October 10, 2011

Nuclear energy is politically sensitive.

Understanding Three Decades of Lag in Indian Nuclear Decision-Making

April 28, 2011

This talk reviews three decades of Indian nuclear decision-making.

Nonproliferation Policy Crossroads: The Strange Case of U.S.-India Nuclear Cooperation

October 21, 2010

Gerald Warburg earned his BA in Political Science and Education at Hampshire College and MA in Political Science at Stanford in 1979, where he worked closely with CISAC fellows.

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?

Nuclear Learning Revisited

June 4, 2009

Amandeep Singh Gill is a visiting fellow at CISAC.


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