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Information, Ethnic Voting and Accountability: Evidence from Sierra Leone

April 23, 2013

It is often lamented that weak accountability and poor governance impede economic development in Africa.

Why Rebels Return: The Micro-Foundations of Surrender in Civil War

February 28, 2013

Dr. Joseph Felter joined CISAC as a senior research scholar in September, 2011.

The Problem of Emergence

February 7, 2013

Walter W. Powell is Professor of Education and (by courtesy) Sociology, Organizational Behavior, Management Science and Engineering, Communication, and Public Policy at Stanford University.

How do States Pursue the Bomb? Determinants of Nuclear Acquisition Strategies

November 15, 2012

Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer is a visiting associate professor and Stanton nuclear security junior faculty fellow at CISAC.

US Power, the Emerging Economies, and International Order

November 1, 2012

Dr. Bruce Jones is Director and Senior Fellow of the NYU Center on International Cooperation, and Senior Fellow and Director of the Managing Global Order Program at the Brookings Institution.

The Fukushima Nuclear Accident: Lessons Learned and Possible Implications for Enhanced Nuclear Safety and Security

October 29, 2012

Dr. Suzuki will speak about improving nuclear safety and security in Japan after the Fukushima Dai-ichi accident.

Global Health Impacts of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident

October 1, 2012

This study quantifies worldwide health effects of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident on 11 March 2011.

Can Information Security Survive?

June 11, 2012

Almost every company is asking the question of survivability – how to balance business needs and growth, while meeting regulatory compliance and mitigating security risks?

The Strategic Logic of Nuclear Proliferation

May 24, 2012

Alexandre Debs is a Stanton nuclear security faculty fellow at CISAC for 2011-2012 and an assistant professor of political science at Yale University.

Public Goods Provision and the Efficacy of Governance

May 18, 2012

On May 18-19, the Program on Poverty and Governance and the Center for Latin American Studies will host a two-day conference on the provision of public goods and good governance throughout the...

Chernobyl's Death Toll: What We Know for Sure, and Why It Must be Wrong

May 10, 2012

John Downer is a 2011-2012 Stanton nuclear security postdoctoral fellow at CISAC.

Predictability of Human Behavior

April 30, 2012

     Vast resources are devoted to predicting human behavior in domains such as economics, popular culture, and national security, but the quality of such predictions is usually poor.

Insurgency, Counterinsurgency, and Civil War: Insights from the Philippines

April 26, 2012

Dr. Joseph Felter joined CISAC as a senior research scholar in September, 2011.

Afghanistan: The Road Ahead

April 17, 2012

About the topic: This talk will provide a current affairs assessment of the situation in Afghanistan.

Living with the Enemy: The Ethics of Belligerent Occupation

April 13, 2012

Cecile Fabre is a political and moral philosopher whose work is located in Anglo-American normative thought.

Dynamics of Change in Military Organizations

April 12, 2012

Gil-li Vardi joined CISAC as a visiting scholar in December 2011.

The Defense of Inhumanity: Air Control and the British Idea of Arabia

February 10, 2012

Priya Satia's research interests span modern British cultural and political history, colonialism and imperialism, the experience and practice of war, technology and culture, human rights and...

Testing the Surge: Why Did Violence Decline in Iraq in 2007?

February 9, 2012

Jacob N. Shapiro is Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University and co-directs the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project.

An Experimental Investigation of the Democratic Peace

January 26, 2012

Michael Tomz is a Professor of Political Science at Stanford University.

Global Nuclear Security Governance Building through the Nuclear Security Summit Meeting

January 18, 2012

About the topic: Given the increased threat of nuclear terrorism by non-state actors, current global mechanisms addressing nuclear security have revealed serious limitations.

In War and Cold War: Edward Teller and the Other Martians of Science

November 1, 2011

An extraordinary group of scientists in the last century included the aerodynamicist Theodore von Kármán, the physicists Leo Szilard, Eugene P.

Rebel Governance, War Legacies, and Post-Conflict Democratization

October 20, 2011

Reyko Huang is a 2011-2012 Zukerman fellow and predoctoral fellow at CISAC. She is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Columbia University.

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.

Bruce Jones and Francis Fukuyama on the World Bank's Development Report

June 2, 2011

Bruce Jones will present on the World Bank's 2011 World Development Report, on "Conflict, Security and Development." The report, which is the World Bank's flagship annual research product, reviews...