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Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War

October 8, 2020

All CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone. This event is part of the year-long initiative on “Ethics & Political Violence” jointly organized by the Center for International...

Which Militants Receive Missiles? Explaining How Organizational Similarities Influence External Provision of Support

April 27, 2020

Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream webinar via Zoom or log-in with webinar ID 944 5730 9104. About this Event: Why do some governments give foreign militants missiles that can...

US-Ukraine Relations: Strengths and Weaknesses of US Policy Toward Ukraine with Recommendations for Future Initiatives

February 5, 2020

Seminar Recording: About this Event: Based on his recent experience in Kyiv, Ambassador Taylor will evaluate current US policy toward Ukraine and make recommendations...

Iran and the Limits of Economic Statecraft: Sanctions, Energy, and the Effectiveness of Maximum Pressure

January 30, 2020

Seminar Recording: About this Event: Since the United States left the Iran nuclear deal in May 2018, the Trump administration has pursued a maximum economic pressure...

Do Morals Matter?

January 29, 2020

Seminar Recording: About this Event: In Do Morals Matter?, Joseph S.

Demystifying China

January 23, 2020

Livestream: Registration is required and will close 24 hours before the event. Click here to register.This event is available only to CISAC faculty, fellows, staff, and honors students. About this...

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...

Wales to Warsaw: NATO and the Current State of Transatlantic Security

April 7, 2015

At the NATO Summit in Wales in September 2014, NATO leaders were clear about the security challenges on the Alliance’s borders.

Reset of U.S. Nuclear Waste Management Strategy and Policy

February 17, 2015

The United States’ strategy for the storage and disposal of highly radioactive nuclear waste is at a stalemate: spent nuclear fuel accumulates at nuclear power plants, yet there is no long-term,...

How the Cold War Came to Afghanistan, 1945-1952

March 6, 2014

ABOUT THE TOPIC: No country was as devastated by the Cold War as Afghanistan, yet the historical understanding of how the global conflict came to Kabul remains tentative, generally limited to...

Disarmament, Arms Control, and Stability: The Community of Nuclear Arms Controllers, 1957-1960

February 27, 2014

ABOUT THE TOPIC: The intellectual history of nuclear arms control has largely been written as a history of ideas, untethered from personal biography and social context.

Why Nuclear Weapons Became Unsustainable: Modernization Theory, International Norms, and the Environmental Roots of the Nuclear Taboo, 1958-1968

February 13, 2014

ABOUT THE TOPIC: Why was nuclear war deemed unwinnable in the United States? Pace conventional wisdom, the truth was not self-evident.

Doing History for IR -- Interpreting the A-Bomb Decision: Using Documents to Construct and Understand History

January 23, 2014

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Barton J. Bernstein is Professor Emeritus of History at Stanford University. He was Professor of History at Stanford from 1965-2012.

An Experimental Analysis of Muslim-American Attitudes toward U.S. Law Enforcement

November 14, 2013

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Rachel Gillum is a PhD student in Political Science at Stanford University, and joined CISAC as a predoctoral fellow in September of 2013.

A comparative look at Iran's nuclear program

October 28, 2013

Speaker bio: Siegfried S. Hecker is a professor (research) in the Department of Management Science and Engineering and a senior fellow at CISAC and FSI.

Red Lines and Faits Accomplis in Interstate Coercion and Crisis

October 17, 2013

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Daniel Altman is a Stanton Nuclear Security predoctoral fellow at CISAC for the 2013-2014 academic year.

General C. Robert "Bob" Kehler

October 8, 2013

This event is now full. We cannot accept any more RSVP's, but you can e-mail Zhila Emadi (, if you would like to be placed on a waitlist.   About the Speaker: General C.

Migration and Integration: Global and Local Dimensions

September 19, 2013

A 2-day interdisciplinary conference where the questions and consequences of great scale movements of peoples, processes of inclusion and exclusion and community formation in the contemporary world...

Conversations with History: Force and Diplomacy

July 11, 2013

CISAC's Karl Eikenberry talks to UCtv about the future of the American all-volunteer military force and the situation in Afghanistan, through the lens of his own experiences as a soldier and...

Status Deficits and War

June 6, 2013

Jonathan Renshon is a Trice Faculty Scholar and Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (on leave).

Film screening and discussion: "The Hornet's Nest"

May 30, 2013

Armed with only their cameras, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning conflict journalist Mike Boettcher and his son Carlos, provide unprecedented access into the longest war in U.S.

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 ...

Book Party: "Governing Security"

May 9, 2013

The Stanford University Libraries is pleased to invite you to a book party to celebrate a new publication by Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar: "Governing Security: The Hidden Origins of American Security...

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.


Women looking straight forward Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Martha Crenshaw Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Emerita, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Emerita
Sagan, Scott 2012 photo Scott D. Sagan Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
2015 eileen donahoe 04 web Eileen Donahoe Lecturer, CDDRL
woman smiling Megan Palmer Executive Director, Bio Policy & Leadership Initiatives, Department of Bioengineering (BioE)
Chaim Braun Chaim Braun Affiliate
Jan Stupl Jan M. Stupl Affiliate
Betsy Cooper Betsy Cooper Affiliate
maxime polleri Maxime Polleri Affiliate