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Seapower in the First and the Second Machine Ages: from self-propelled torpedoes to artificial intelligence

February 21, 2018

Abstract: What are the consequences of the emergence of robotics, big data, and artificial intelligence for international politics?

Safe Manipulation in Orbit: Grasping Objects in Space using Gecko-Inspired Adhesives

September 25, 2017

Abstract: As the orbital space around earth becomes increasingly crowded, there is an increasing need to capture and manipulate objects ranging from satellites and antennas to “uncooperative” space...

Curiosity, Frugal Science and Global health: Opportunities and Challenges

February 8, 2016

Abstract: Somebody once said, “What a damn fool can do for a dollar, an engineer can do for a nickel.” Thinking about cost as an engineering constraint brings new life to ideas.

Two technical projects in international humanitarian innovation: Africa and India

February 10, 2014

Africa (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2013): USAID and the UN's World Food Program have proposed strategies for allocating ready-to-use (therapeutic and supplementary) foods to...

Disrupting the Security Landscape

November 5, 2013

About the Topic: The cyber security landscape has seen dramatic changes in recent years with the advent and evolution of new, growing, and ever-present adversaries.

How Should We Evaluate the Threat of Cyber War?

April 16, 2013

Jon Lindsay is a Research Fellow at the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) in La Jolla, where he is a member of the Project on the Study of Innovation and...

Ensuring Hardware Cybersecurity

January 14, 2013

Despite the enormous amount of attention that has been directed to software security in recent years, relatively little attention has been given to hardware security.

Mapping Militants: Causes and Consequences of Interactions among Militant Organizations

September 29, 2011

Martha Crenshaw is a senior fellow at CISAC and FSI and a professor of political science by courtesy.

Money for Nothing: The Politics of Terminating Major Weapons Programs

January 6, 2011

Michael Sulmeyer is currently a pre-doctoral fellow at CISAC and a JD candidate at Stanford Law School, where he co-chairs the Stanford National Security Law Society and is a member of the...

The Genealogy of Terrorism

October 14, 2010

Martha Crenshaw is a senior fellow at CISAC and FSI and a professor of political science by courtesy.

The Nature of Technology

April 12, 2010

This is part of the Stanford seminar series on Science, Technology, and Society. AbstractHow do transformative new technologies arise, and how does innovation really work?

Markets, Information, and the Spreading of Risks: The Economic Meltdown and Organizational Theory

April 1, 2010

AbstractSocial science interpretations of the meltdown emphasize system characteristics such as complexity and coupling, and/or culture as in neo-institutional theories.  Examining regulatory...

Spies and Terrorists: Subversive Networks Across Ideologies and Times

April 30, 2009

Clandestine craft and low-tech methods still serve to evade and attack hi-tech defenses. Technologies change, yet covert organizing principles persist.

Co-ordinating Counterterrorism: Organizational Routines in the United States, France and Britain

March 12, 2009

Frank Foley, a 2008-09 Zukerman Fellow, is a postdoctoral student in international security at CISAC.

The Supply and Demand of Nuclear Terrorism

March 13, 2008

Paul Kapur (speaker) is a visiting professor at CISAC, on leave from the U.S. Naval War College, where he is an associate professor in the Department of Strategic Research.

Suicide Attacks: Incorrect Arguments and Anomalies

October 18, 2007

Martha Crenshaw (speaker) is a senior fellow at CISAC and FSI and a professor of political science by courtesy.

Ayatollahs on the Pareto Frontier: Islam, Identity, and Electoral Coordination in Iraq

April 26, 2007

David Patel (speaker) is a 2006-2007 predoctoral fellow at CDDRL (fall quarter) and postdoctoral fellow at CISAC (winter and spring quarters).

Enforcing the Peace: There Aren't Enough Canadians

January 27, 2005

Kimberly Marten is a tenured associate professor of political science at Barnard College, Columbia University, and also teaches at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).


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