Security

Security

FSI scholars produce research aimed at creating a safer world and examing the consequences of security policies on institutions and society. They look at longstanding issues including nuclear nonproliferation and the conflicts between countries like North and South Korea. But their research also examines new and emerging areas that transcend traditional borders – the drug war in Mexico and expanding terrorism networks. FSI researchers look at the changing methods of warfare with a focus on biosecurity and nuclear risk. They tackle cybersecurity with an eye toward privacy concerns and explore the implications of new actors like hackers.

Along with the changing face of conflict, terrorism and crime, FSI researchers study food security. They tackle the global problems of hunger, poverty and environmental degradation by generating knowledge and policy-relevant solutions. 

Recent Events

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Weapons of the Weak State: Contracts and Consent in Post-Conflict Statebuilding

May 29, 2020

* Please note all CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone. Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream webinar via Zoom or log-in with webinar ID 924 4971 4330. About the...

Seizing the Moment: America's Alliances and the Technology Race

May 15, 2020

This event is co-sponsored with the Cyber Policy Center and the Center for a New American Security.* Please note all CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone Livestream: Please click...

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...

Trustlessness: The Paradoxes of Cryptocurrency for International Security

April 23, 2020

 Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/cLeMYCUzXvE About this Event: This talk will offer an explanation for a contradiction in cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies: similar tools and platforms...

CISAC Honors Program Presentations | Antigone Xenopoulos, Kelly Devens, and Jonah Martin Glick-Unterman

April 17, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/yh5HVfzLgy0 About this Event: Antigone Xenopoulos1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Introductions will start at 1:30pm.

CISAC Honors Program Presentations | Bryan Metzger, Andrew Lokay, and Adam Elliott

April 17, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/j9S_CKmku00 About this Event: Bryan Metzger1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Introductions will start at 1:30pm.

CISAC Honors Program Presentations | Ben Boston and Eva Frankel

April 17, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/vrUV4VtYZsE About this Event: Ben Boston1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Introductions will start at 1:30pm.

CISAC Honors Program Presentations | Sophia Boyer, Samantha Feuer, and Elena Crespo

April 17, 2020

Seminar Recording:  /*-->*/ https://youtu.be/sQynE60SFTc About this Event: Sophia Boyer1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Introductions will start at 1:30pm.

CANCELED: Reorienting U.S. Policy toward Great Power Competition and Russia

March 2, 2020

CISAC will be canceling all public events and seminars until at least April 5th due to the ongoing developments associated with COVID-19.------------------------------------------------------------...

Putin vs. The Internet

February 6, 2020

This event is co-sponsored with the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/cPaeCJiRWuM About this Event: In 2011, the impact of the Arab Spring...

Bolstering the Information War’s Weakest Front: How to Build Citizen Resilience to Disinformation and Fake News

January 29, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/AJxhy6pf95U About this Event: Rampant disinformation threatens democracy, security, and even public health worldwide.

CANCELLED: Things Look Fine, But We’re Doomed: Studying, and Stopping, Catastrophe

January 17, 2020

  NOTICESeminar CancellationThe Things Look Fine, But We’re Doomed: Studying, and Stopping, Catastrophe seminar has been CANCELLED.

Good Science and Silenced Security: On Anticipatory Governance in Biobanking

January 15, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/P1-Q0OSo4yM About this Event: The governance of big data and the prevention of their misuse is among the most topical issues in current debates among security...

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...

Truthiness and Tribalism as Political Weapons: Fear, Cognitive Hacking and the Strategic Use and Abuse of Extra-factual Information

December 5, 2019

Livestream: This event will not be live-streamed or recorded. Abstract: When U.S.

States and Nature: The Effects of Climate Change on Security

November 12, 2019

This event is cosponsored with the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/yMVJu1gmRFk Abstract: Joshua Busby, University of Texas-Austin, will present the...

Inside the Five-Sided Box

November 5, 2019

This event is co-sponsored with The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Seminar Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vHBvzWHcpw&feature=youtu.be Abstract: The world’s...

Molten-Salt and Salt-Cooled Nuclear Reactors: The Opportunities and Challenges Faced in Providing a Global Solution to Clean Energy

October 3, 2019

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/8JDHuY0HMCM  /*-->*/ Abstract: The motivation to develop nuclear energy waned in the latter part of the twentieth century.

Rethinking U.S. Nuclear Doctrine: The Rule of Law and the Role of Strategy

September 25, 2019

Abstract: In 2013, the Obama Administration’s “Nuclear Employment Strategy” guidance announced that all war plans and operations would be “consistent with the fundamental principles of the Law of...

Authoritarian Legitimation and Insecure Collective Identity: Lessons From Putin’s Russia

September 20, 2019

/*-->*/ Livestream: This event will not be live-streamed or recorded. Abstract: This study brings together social identity theory and the literature on ontological security in international...

Russian Grassroots Activism for the Environment and Beyond

September 16, 2019

Livestream: This event will not be live-streamed or recorded. Abstract: Despite a lull after the fall of the Soviet Union, grassroots activism in Russia is on the rise.

Conversation on Iraq and American Grand Strategy

September 9, 2019

Abstract: We have learned a great deal about Iraq since the fateful decision to invade the country in 2003.

Beyond “Bots and Trolls” — Understanding Disinformation as Collaborative Work

September 6, 2019

Abstract: Russia’s challenge to the West includes information operations (e.g., disinformation, political propaganda, and other forms of online manipulation) aimed at destabilizing the common...

Russian Political Warfare: Past, Present, and Future

September 5, 2019

Seminar recording: https://youtu.be/fYUK-ALGqAE Abstract:  Russian influence operations during the 2016 US elections, and the investigations that followed, revealed the broad scope of Russian...

People

Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto Director, Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance
Brett McGurk Lecturer
Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
Colin H. Kahl Senior Fellow Steven C. Házy Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Scott D. Sagan Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Martha Crenshaw Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Emerita, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Emerita
Philip Taubman Lecturer
Joseph Felter Lecturer