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Extending the Shadow of the Law: Theory and Experimental Evidence

May 9, 2013

Can progressive, statutory legal reform improve the lives of the poor in places where formal legal institutions have limited reach?

From Campus to Camps: Presentations from the Student Research Trip to Ethiopian Refugee Camps

April 24, 2013

About the topic: The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees approached CISAC last year to collaborate on a project to improve conditions among global refugee communities.

Regulatory Implications of Fukushima for Nuclear Power Plants in the U.S.

May 22, 2012

About the Topic: Japan’s March 2011 Great Tohoku earthquake and tsunami led to core damage in three reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station.

Managing Uncertainties in the Regulation of Nuclear Facilities and Materials

May 21, 2012

This presentation will describe the NRC’s mission, the traditional approach to regulation of nuclear power facilities, and the NRC’s more recent use of probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) in...

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.

Role of Risk Informed Methods for Critical Nuclear Infrastructure

November 11, 2010

Edward Blandford is a Postdoctoral Fellow at CISAC. His research focuses on nuclear reactor design at the system level as it impacts security issues for future nuclear infrastructure.

Is 'Proliferation-Proof Technology' an Oxymoron?

January 7, 2010

I will provide an overview of current ideas for devising a nuclear fuel cycle that minimizes proliferation risks, ranging from alternatives to the current method of spent fuel reprocessing to novel...

Natural Security: A Darwinian Approach to a Dangerous World

May 28, 2008

Arms races among invertebrates, intelligence gathering by the immune system and alarm calls by marmots are but a few of nature’s security strategies that have been tested and modified over billions...

Space, American Exceptionalism, and the Next Cold War

February 12, 2008

 Is military conflict in space inevitable? Has former president Eisenhower’s vision of keeping space peaceful become outdated?

Terrorist Risk Assessment: The View from Londonistan

January 20, 2006

In the days after 9/11, there was a widespread sentiment that suicidal terrorist attacks were irrational acts well beyond the bounds of quantitative risk assessment.