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Stanford faculty and guest speakers from around the country examine issues of race in STEM fields

March 2021

A new three-quarter sequence of courses provides insights from scholars around the nation on research related to race in the fields of science, technology and medicine, as well as their own lived...

For sale: The Moon

October 2020

It’s official: the Moon is open for business. Last week, NASA announced that seven countries had signed its so-called Artemis Accords, a series of bilateral agreements that allow national governments...

Cuéllar looks back on leading FSI

December 2014

For 14 years, Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar has been a tireless Stanford professor who has strengthened the fabric of university’s interdisciplinary nature.

Vinton Cerf to talk about safety and security in a wired-up world

January 2014

Vinton Cerf, who helped develop the Internet while at Stanford, delivers the 2014 Drell Lecture about safety and security in a transnational environment.

Honors Student Mailyn Fidler awarded Marshall Scholarship

December 2013

Honors student Mailyn Fidler has been awarded a Marshall Scholarship to continue her studies in international technology policy.

Former FBI director targets cybercrimes

November 2013

Robert Mueller said terrorism is still the FBI's top priority. But the agency needs to find new ways of fighting cybercrimes, which he calls "the threat of the future."

One of the greatest nuclear nonproliferation stories never told

August 2013

CISAC's Siegfried Hecker has spent nearly two decades working with Russian and Kazakh scientists and engineers to secure the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site where fissile material was vulnerable to...

Rod Ewing named Frank Stanton Professor in Nuclear Security

June 2013

The mineralogist and materials scientist is an expert on nuclear waste management and policy and is the chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board.

Stanford's Drew Endy honored as White House Champion of Change

June 2013

CISAC's Drew Endy has been honored at the White House as a "Champion of Change." The award is given to experts and researchers who promote the use of open scientific data and publications for the...

Earth scientist and nuclear waste expert Rod Ewing joins Stanford

May 2013

Rod Ewing, a mineralogist and materials scientist who is an expert on nuclear waste management, will join Stanford University to focus on sustainable energy, security and environmental research at...

Perry, Weinstein honored for academic and policy achievements

April 2013

Two of CISAC's scholars, William J. Perry and Jeremy Weinstein, received honors in recognition of their groundbreaking work in international affairs.

Hecker steps down as co-director, but not away from CISAC

February 2013

Siegfried Hecker, CISAC's co-director for five years, is stepping down from his leadership role to take a sabbatical and work on his book.

Funding research in the world's poorest places

February 2013

FSI's Global Underdevelopment Action Fund fuels interdisciplinary work across Stanford and helps put researchers in the field where they're trying to solve some of the world's toughest problems.

Obama awards Sidney Drell National Medal of Science

February 2013

President Barack Obama awards CISAC's founding science co-director Sidney Drell the National Medal of Science, the highest honor bestowed by the government on scientists, inventors and engineers.

CISAC welcomes microbiologist David Relman as co-director

January 2013

David Relman, a Stanford microbiologist and professor of infectious diseases, has taken up the mantle as CISAC co-director alongside Stanford law professor Tino Cuéllar, both of whom intend to...

Commentary on "Communicating Uncertainty: Fulfilling the Duty to Inform"

December 2012

First paragraph of commentary: In “Communicating Uncertainty: Fulfilling the Duty to Inform,” (Issues, Summer 2012), Baruch Fischhoff offers a cogent and balanced set of actions that experts and...

North Korea surprises world with successful launch of long-range rocket

December 2012

North Korea successfully launched a long-range rocket and placed what it says is a satellite into orbit, a move that has provoked worldwide consternation and warnings.

CISAC honors students take on diverse global challenges

November 2012

This year's 12 CISAC Honors Students -- Stanford seniors intent on careers in public policy or foreign affairs -- represent the best of what the university has to offer: diversity, a passion for...

Stanford-UN collaboration rethinks refugee communities

October 2012

The UNHCR has called on CISAC's security experts to collaborate on a project to better protect and support the more than 42 million refugees, internally displaced and stateless people worldwide....

Fellows explore science & policy of nuclear power and weapons

August 2012

A fascination with the political and scientific fallout of nuclear weapons and the complexities of nuclear energy is what drives CISAC's six nuclear fellows.

Honors students win accolades for undergraduate research

June 2012

CISAC's honors program is a year of rigorous research and work, which culminates in the production of a senior thesis, with guidance from Stanford's renowned faculty.

Cybersecurity talk draws business and political leaders to Stanford CISAC

January 2012

Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation brought together lawmakers and Silicon Valley industry leaders to discuss what President Obama has called "one of the most serious...


Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
Dr. Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
rsd19 072 0308a Paul N. Edwards William J. Perry Fellow
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