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The Button: The New Nuclear Arms Race And Presidential Power From Truman To Trump

May 5, 2020

* Please note all CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/wV3Jvqri5Ds About the Event: Throughout America’s atomic history, the president has...

The Tragedy of American Nuclear Policy

February 7, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/YQU4cuywdK8 About this Event: What sort of narrative defines the American experience with nuclear weapons?

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...

The Dilemma of Nuclear Insecurity and Limits of Law

November 27, 2019

This event is co-sponsored by the Program in History and Philosophy of Science; Program in Science, Technology, and Society; and Stanford Center for Law and History. Livestream: This event will not...

Security in a Post-Nuclear Age

October 28, 2019

Livestream: This event will not be live-streamed or recorded. Abstract: Seventy-five years after the introduction of nuclear weapons, it is no longer clear that these tools of security remain the...

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...

The War Scare That Wasn’t

April 18, 2019

Seminar recording: https://youtu.be/NUJqthUIGiU /*-->*/  Abstract: Did the Cold War of the 1980s nearly turn hot?

Maximizing Leverage: China’s Strategic Force Posture Choices in the Information Age

March 11, 2019

Abstract: How do nuclear-armed states coerce their adversaries in wars with limited aims without using nuclear weapons?

Revisiting the “Broken Promise” Controversy: The 1989-90 Origin of Post-Cold War NATO Expansion, Thirty Years On

March 11, 2019

Click here to RSVP Abstract:  As Russian President Vladimir Putin pursues a more assertive policy toward the West, one of his primary grievances is that NATO enlarged despite 1990 assurances to the...

European Security and Its Future – A “Cool” Perspective from Finland

February 8, 2019

Click here to RSVP Speaker Bio: Ms. Kirsti Kauppi became Ambassador of Finland to the United States in September 2015.

Russian Hybrid War, Ukraine, and US policy

February 7, 2019

Abstract: This talk will discuss the evolution of Russian hybrid war and how the Russians executed it to perfection to seize Crimea.

Nuclear Disarmament Verification via Resonant Phenomena

December 14, 2018

Click here to view paper Abstract: Nuclear disarmament treaties are not sufficient in and of themselves to neutralize the existential threat of the nuclear weapons.

The Stopping Power of Norms

December 14, 2018

Abstract: Sagan and Valentino's path-breaking survey of public opinion American attitudes towards the laws of war found Americans are relatively insensitive to international norms and taboos...

Foreign Adversary Threats to Democratic Institutions: Are Courts Next?

February 15, 2018

- This event is offered as a joint sponsorship with the Hoover Institution - Abstract: Russia’s interference in our election was part of an ongoing campaign to undermine democracy and its...

Peacebuilding and Political Order in Post-Conflict Societies

February 14, 2018

Abstract: The conventional international approach to post-conflict intervention has fallen short of expectations despite the enormous resources devoted to the endeavor.

Three Can Keep a Secret if Two of Them are Dead

February 12, 2018

Abstract: What do some of America’s adversaries think about U.S. scientists, engineers and technical specialists they meet?What is it really like to be an intelligence officer (IO) abroad?

NATO's Lessons in Crisis: Institutional Memory in International Organizations

December 18, 2017

Abstract: In crisis management operations, strategic errors can cost lives. Some international organizations (IOs) learn from these failures whereas others tend to repeat them.

Improving Recognition of Near-Miss Events

November 27, 2017

 Abstract: Despite decades of research on organizational disasters, such events remain too common.

Governing the AI Revolution: The Research Landscape

August 23, 2017

Abstract: Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly improving. The opportunities are tremendous, but so are the risks.

A Conversation with Jake Sullivan

March 24, 2017

- This joint CISAC/FSI event is at maximum capacity. RSVPs are for waitlist only. Thank you for your interest -About the Event: Jake Sullivan, Martin R.

Challenges and Perspectives for NATO in the 21st Century

February 24, 2017

About the Event: NATO is entering today the 4th phase of its history and must adapt to changes in today’s security environment in order to remain relevant.

The Presidency, the Media, and the Public: a Short History

February 10, 2017

Abstract: The formal constitutional character of the presidential office – that is, the method of electing the president, and the powers both granted and denied to the president -- was defined by...

American Military-Technological Superiority in the Age of Cyber Espionage, Globalization and of the Rise of China

January 31, 2017

Abstract: How easily and quickly can states rise in the military domain? Do industrial espionage and in particular cyber-espionage facilitate and accelerate this process?

Aspirational Power: Brazil and the International Order

December 16, 2016

Abstract: What do emerging powers want from the international order? Are their intentions generally benign or potentially harmful to global order?

People

Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Taubman Phil Philip Taubman Lecturer
michael mcfaul 2 Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
thumbnail ddo photo Joseph Felter Lecturer
Sagan, Scott 2012 photo Scott D. Sagan Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Martha Crenshaw Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Emerita, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Emerita
Wein Lawrence M. Wein Professor, Management Science
Alla Kassianova Alla Kassianova Research Scholar
Vardi, Gil li Gil-li Vardi Lecturer, GSB, History
lapidus Gail W. Lapidus Senior Fellow, Emerita Professor, Political Science, Emerita
steven pifer Steven Pifer William J. Perry Fellow