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The Strike on Qassem Soleimani: Implications for Iran, the Middle East and the World

January 6, 2020

Panel discussion with Stanford international affairs experts on escalating U.S.-Iran tensions. Register: Click here to RSVP Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream. About this Event: U...

Just Enough: The Politics of Accountability for Mass Atrocities

October 15, 2015

Abstract: This project looks at the politics of accountability for mass atrocities.

Moral Cognition and the Law and Ethics of Armed Conflict: A Theory of Moral Discourse and International Norms

February 19, 2015

Abstract: In contemporary political science, many believe that normative restrictions on armed conflict are an outgrowth of Western culture and the Judeo-Christian just war tradition.  Drawing on...

International Law and Social Facts: Some Experimental Data on War Crimes Investigations, Attitudes, and Perceived Credibility of Facts

March 13, 2014

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Shiri Krebs is a JSD Candidate at Stanford Law School, specializing in international criminal and humanitarian law.

The Tower of Babel: Human Rights and the Paradox of Language

January 16, 2014

ABOUT THE TOPIC: Key human rights instruments and leading scholars argue that minority language rights should be treated as human rights, both because language is constitutive of an individual’s...

The Marketplace of Ideas at War: Elites, International Law, and Public Attitudes towards Drone Warfare

December 5, 2013

ABOUT THE TOPIC: The use of unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, as a counterterrorism tool has become the subject of considerable debate.

Rethinking the First World War from the Perspective of International Law

November 26, 2013

About the Topic: Re-establishing and strengthening the rule of international law in international affairs was a central Allied aim in the First World War.

The Prospects for Cybersecurity Cooperation After Snowden

October 24, 2013

ABOUT THE TOPIC: In his talk, Jack Goldsmith will explain why he is skeptical about significant cybersecurity cooperation among military rivals, especially at the treaty level.

Computer Network Attacks and International Law

October 10, 2013

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Elaine Korzak joined CISAC in September 2013 as a predoctoral cybersecurity fellow. She is a PhD student in the Department of War Studies at King's College London.

Shadow or Shade – The Roles of International Law in Palestinian-Israeli Peace Talks

May 21, 2013

About the Speaker: Omar Dajani is one of the nation's foremost experts on the legal aspects of the conflict in the Middle East.

Protecting Rights from Within? Inspectors General and National Security Oversight

February 14, 2013

Shirin Sinnar joined the faculty at Stanford Law School in 2012 as an assistant professor.

How to Engage Iran: Abe Sofaer in conversation with Allen Weiner on Diplomacy and the Iranian Nuclear Crisis

January 15, 2013

About the Speakers: Abraham Sofaer was appointed the first George P. Shultz Distinguished Scholar and Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution in 1994.

"Afghan good enough"? The US Drawdown and the Fate of Afghan Women

January 12, 2012

Helen M. Kinsella is an assistant professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Lifting the Veil of Secrecy: Preventive Detentions in the Israeli Supreme Court

December 8, 2011

Shiri Krebs earned her LL.B. in Law and B.A. in International Relations, with honors, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2005. In 2007 she earned her M.A.

"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...

Nuclear Power Without Nuclear Proliferation?

October 29, 2009

The global nuclear order is changing.

Why Nuclear Disarmament Matters

April 4, 2008

Since 2003 Dr. Blix has been chairman of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission (WMDC), an independent body funded by the Swedish government and based in Stockholm.

Terror and Consent: The Wars for the 21st Century

March 7, 2008

Join Philip Bobbitt, one of the nation's leading constitutional theorists and the Thomas C.

Implementing UN Security Council Resolution 1540

May 15, 2007

On April 28, 2004, the United Nations Security Council, acting under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, unanimously passed UNSC 1540.

The Wars on Three Fronts: Iraq, the Pentagon, and Main Street

March 9, 2007

Drell Lecture Recording: NA   Drell Lecture Transcript: Click here to view   Speaker's Biography: Thom Shanker is the national security and foreign policy correspondent for the New York Times.

Courts Without Borders: The Politics and Law of Extraterritorial Regulation

November 30, 2006

Tonya Putnam is currently a visiting scholar at CISAC and an assistant professor of political science at Columbia University.

Network Attribution Theory: A New Approach to Internationally Wrongful Acts

April 20, 2006

Matthew Rojansky is a JD candidate at Stanford Law School and a CISAC predoctoral fellow. His research focuses on international law and security, counter-terrorism and counter-proliferation.


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