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Shaping Beliefs: The Role of Organizations and Leaders

September 6, 2016

Abstract: Margaret Levi attempts to understand the conditions under which individuals act beyond their narrow economic interests in situations where logic suggests that self-interest should triumph...

The dilemma of multiple choices: Comparing the technical suitability of sites for a deep-mined, geologic repository for high-activity radioactive waste

August 31, 2016

Abstract: All nations that have selected a strategy for the long-term management of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel have opted for disposal in a deep-mined, geologic repository....

A Pragmatic Take on the U.S. Role in the World

August 25, 2016

 - This talk is co-sponsored by the Program in International Relations at Stanford University -Abstract: Debates about how the United States’ should behave rarely address the central problem....

Global Intelligence Oversight: Governing Security in the Twenty-First Century

August 24, 2016

Abstract: In a world that is increasingly unstable, intelligence services like the American CIA and the United Kingdom's MI6 exist to deliver security.

Knowledge Infrastructures for a Changing Planet: the past, present, and future of relations between climate science and nuclear weapons research

May 2, 2016

Abstract: Nuclear war and climate change present the two most serious threats to global security since World War II.

Assessing freshwater vulnerability: characteristics and policy evaluation models

April 25, 2016

Abstract: Various regions of the world struggle to properly manage their freshwater resources in a sustainable manner.

Jihadi Alliance Building (and Breaking): Osama Bin Laden, Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi, and the Strategy to Build the Caliphate in Syria

April 20, 2016

Abstract: In 2004, al-Qaeda’s security chief smuggled 42 handwritten pages out of Iran, where he was confined under a loose form of house arrest.

From Nations to Networks: The Changing Dynamics of Space Power and Governance

March 23, 2016

Abstract: The conventional wisdom about current space dynamics paints a picture of a rising China, a resurgent Russia, and a drifting United States.

Payment and Predation: The Politics Of Wages And Violence In the Congolese Army

March 10, 2016

Abstract: In fragile states, regimes must cultivate military forces strong enough to ward off external threats, but loyal enough to resist launching a coup.

Communist Coups: Authoritarianism And the Fate Of Three Revolutions

February 11, 2016

Abstract: How do leaders win power struggles in Leninist regimes?

Keeping The Gloves On? Anti-Torture Norms And British Counterterrorism From the IRA To Al Qaeda

February 4, 2016

Abstract: This paper seeks to understand the varying degrees to which security agencies perpetrate or collude in torture in the context of state responses to terrorism.

Ideology and Cybersecurity: Explaining the Origin and Structure of Civilian Cyber Defense

January 7, 2016

Abstract: Cybersecurity depends heavily on civilian cyber defense, which is decentralized, private, and voluntary.

The International Atomic Energy Agency and Nuclear Safeguards, 1953-1971

December 1, 2015

Abstract: The nuclear negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran moved the International Atomic Energy Agency to the center of public attention.

Nuclear command-and-control in the Millenials era

November 19, 2015

Abstract: Peter Hayes will talk about the risk of nuclear war and complexity.

Possible Nuclear Agreement with Iran

June 9, 2015

Due to the overwhelming response we received for this event and to our space constraints, registration is now closed.

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Secrecy, Security, and Oversight of Targeted Killing Operations

June 4, 2015

Abstract: Governments around the world have been targeting and killing individuals to prevent them from committing terror attacks or other atrocities.

Self-Regulatory Lessons From the US Commercial Nuclear Power Industry: Why Does It Work and Why Can’t It Be Replicated?

May 12, 2015

Abstract: In the early morning hours of March 28, 1979, began a series of events that led to a partial meltdown of the reactor core at Unit 2 of the Three Mile Island nuclear plant and the worst...

Judicial Review of National Security - the Israeli experience (1995-2013)

May 7, 2015

Abstract: Adjudication of national security poses complex challenges for courts.

From "Olympic Games" to the Sony Hack: The Future of Offensive Cyber in Statecraft

May 5, 2015

Abstract: When President Obama approved the "Olympic Games'' cyber attacks on Iran, he told aides that he was worried about what would happen when nations around the world began to use destructive...

Rethinking the Nuclear Age: The View from Africa and Its Implications for Policy

April 29, 2015

Abstract: Today’s international relations are plagued by anxieties about the nuclear state and the state of being nuclear.

Wales to Warsaw: NATO and the Current State of Transatlantic Security

April 7, 2015

At the NATO Summit in Wales in September 2014, NATO leaders were clear about the security challenges on the Alliance’s borders.

Nuclear Dynamics in South Asia

March 30, 2015

About the Speaker: Lieutenant General (retired) Khalid Kidwai is advisor to Pakistan’s National Command Authority and pioneer Director General of Pakistan’s Strategic Plans Division, which he...