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CISAC Honors Program Info Session

January 28, 2019

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From revolutionizing the way we detect and visualize radiation to enhancing community resilience

February 25, 2018

Abstract: The Berkeley Applied Nuclear Physics Program leads developments of new concepts and technologies to address challenges in fundamental physics, medicine, nuclear security, and safety....

Mobilizing Public Law: The Lost Wartime Origins of American Administrative Law

November 29, 2012

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar is a professor and Deane F.

Advanced Energy Technologies: Prospects and Challenges for Developing Countries

June 4, 2012

Dramatic improvements and cost reductions in renewable energy technologies have occurred over the past decade and even greater improvements are expected in the years to come.

The Hart-Rudman Commission: Time for a Second Look?

June 1, 2012

About the Topic: As fiscal year 2001 came to an end, the Hart-Rudman Commission and its recommendations for a post-Cold War national security structure were still on the agenda of Washington...

Regulatory Implications of Fukushima for Nuclear Power Plants in the U.S.

May 22, 2012

About the Topic: Japan’s March 2011 Great Tohoku earthquake and tsunami led to core damage in three reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station.

Managing Uncertainties in the Regulation of Nuclear Facilities and Materials

May 21, 2012

This presentation will describe the NRC’s mission, the traditional approach to regulation of nuclear power facilities, and the NRC’s more recent use of probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) in...

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...

Cybersecurity and Cyberwarfare

January 9, 2012

Zittrain will discuss the false starts in understanding the simultaneously underappreciated and overhyped fields of cybersecurity and cyberwarfare, and offer a view on where the deepest problems...

The Battle of Chernobyl (Film Screening and Public Panel)

May 26, 2011

The Battle of Chernobyl (Russian/Ukraine/USA, 2006; dir.

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...

Nonproliferation Policy Crossroads: The Strange Case of U.S.-India Nuclear Cooperation

October 21, 2010

Gerald Warburg earned his BA in Political Science and Education at Hampshire College and MA in Political Science at Stanford in 1979, where he worked closely with CISAC fellows.

The Security Implications of Information Technology

May 6, 2010

AbstractInformation access and distribution is expanding exponentially.  Recent technological advancements have created a state of information openness where the general public has easy access both...

Engineers of Jihad: The Interpretation

April 22, 2010

Diego Gambetta is a sociologist at Nuffield College, Oxford, working on theories of trust and signals.

Reducing Nuclear Proliferation Risk Through Multinational Cooperation: North-East Asia and the Mongolian Nuclear Initiative

January 28, 2010

Undraa Agvaanluvsan is a native of Mongolia. She is currently a visiting professor at CISAC.

Got Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube? Mastering Social Networks for Academic Outreach

January 13, 2010

Margot Gerritsen is an Associate Professor in Energy Resources Engineering.

Preventing Genocide: Practical Steps Toward Early Detection and Effective Action

November 4, 2009

David Hamburg is president emeritus at Carnegie Corporation of New York, where he served as the Corporation's eleventh president from 1982 to 1997.

Special IPS-CISAC Colloquium - Beyond Hearts and Minds: The Impact of Afghan Political Disenchantment on US Options in Afghanistan

October 28, 2009

With a flawed Afghan election and a request for more troop increases by General Stanley McChrystal, there is renewed attention toward whether and how the United States can turn the situation in...

Programmers, Managers, and Defense Dollars: The Contrary Networking of "Software Engineering"

October 15, 2009

"I think that, by and large, the managers wouldn't know a good technique if it hit them in the face." The prominent computer scientist Alan Perlis spoke these words at a second NATO-sponsored...

Physics for Presidents and Other World Leaders

March 4, 2009

Although we recognize that our world leaders need to know the difference between Shiite and Sunni, we often assume that they don't need to understand the difference between a plutonium bomb and a...

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.

National Cultures and Soccer Violence

May 15, 2008

Edward Miguel received his PhD at Harvard in 2000, the same year he joined UC Berkeley as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor in 2005.

Assessing Social Support for Suicide Bombing

April 10, 2008

Dr. Chiozza investigates the popular basis of support for suicide terrorism carried out against Americans and other Western targets in Iraq.


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