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Determinants of Territorial Conflicts in Africa

October 13, 2011

Hein Goemans received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Chicago in 1995 and currently serves as Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Rochester in New York...

International Insurance: Why Militant Groups and Governments Compete with Ballots Instead of Bullets

October 6, 2011

Aila Matanock is a pre-doctoral fellow at CISAC. She is also a Ph.D. Candidate in Stanford's Political Science Department (degree expected in June 2012).

2011 Payne Distinguished Lecture: Improving Governance and Combating Drugs

October 4, 2011

On October 3, Karl Eikenberry, the former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, will deliver this year's inaugural Payne Distinguished Lecture at Cemex Auditorium at the Knight Management Center.

Violence, Drugs and Governance: Mexican Security in Comparative Perspective

October 3, 2011

On October 3-4, 2011, the Stanford University Program on Poverty and Governance at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law and the Center for International Security and...

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.

Civilians in War Zones

January 21, 2011

Richard Goldstone served on South Africa's Transvaal Supreme Court from 1980 to 1989 and the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court from 1990 to 1994.

Who Should Fight? The Ethics of the Draft

December 3, 2010

This panel discussion focuses on the draft versus the volunteer army in the U.S.

The Politics of Militancy: Evidence from Pakistan

February 18, 2010

Combating militant violence-particularly within South Asia and the Middle East-stands at the top of the international security agenda.

When is an "Oil War" Not about Oil?: The Bakassi Dispute

February 11, 2010

This paper challenges the conventional wisdom that oil causes international contention by explaining how the high costs of petroleum conquest deter territorial aggression.

The Regional Context of Turkey's Foreign Policy

January 25, 2010

Co-sponsored by the Mediterranean Studies Forum Taking a contemporary policy-focused approach, this presentation will focus on the changes in Turkey's neighborhood and the concomitant...

Responding to Catastrophe: Democratic Responses to Complex Humanitarian Emergencies

January 21, 2010

Why do Western democracies respond militarily to complex humanitarian emergencies when and as they do?  Why do they send peacekeepers or combat forces to some conflicts and not others?  When they...

Bankruptcy, Guns or Campaigns: Explaining Armed Organizations' Post-War Trajectories

November 12, 2009

What happens to armed organizations after they sign peace accords? Why do they dissolve, return to war, or form non-violent political parties?

Why Democracy Matters

November 12, 2009

Condoleezza Rice is the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution and professor of political science at Stanford University.

CISAC Directors' Seminar featuring Honors Students

June 2, 2009

Regimes of Terror: The Relationship between Democracy and Terrorism in Chile By Jane Esberg How does democracy influence terrorism?

Can Development Aid Contribute to Social Cohesion? Evidence From a Field Experiment in Post-Conflict Liberia

May 28, 2009

James Fearon is the Theodore and Frances Geballe Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, a professor of political science and CISAC affiliated faculty member at Stanford University.

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.

Network Analysis for International Relations

February 26, 2009

Alexander Montgomery, a visiting assistant professor in 2008-09, was a postdoctoral fellow at CISAC in 2005-2006 and is an assistant professor of political science at Reed College.

US Civil - Military Relations and the Implications of the Private Military Contractors

February 19, 2009

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Locating the Oil Wars

December 4, 2008

Emily Meierding is a Ph.D. Candidate in the University of Chicago Department of Political Science.

Ethnofederalism and the Mismanagement of Nationalism

May 27, 2008

Philip G. Roeder (Ph. D. Harvard University, 1978) is professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego.

The Dynamics of Change in Global Energy Systems

April 2, 2008

The world’s energy infrastructure stands on the brink of a major revolution.

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.

Deference, Dissent, and Dispute Resolution: An Experimental Intervention Using Mass Media to Change Norms and Behavior in Rwanda

February 28, 2008

Elizabeth Levy Paluck (speaker) received her PhD in 2007 from Yale University in Social Psychology.