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An Open World: How America Can Win the Contest for Twenty-First-Century Order

September 17, 2020

* Please note all CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone.

US-Ukraine Relations: Strengths and Weaknesses of US Policy Toward Ukraine with Recommendations for Future Initiatives

February 5, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/Se8UcB6HFNo About this Event: Based on his recent experience in Kyiv, Ambassador Taylor will evaluate current US policy toward Ukraine and make recommendations...

Do Morals Matter?

January 29, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/qanfBvhmTQM About this Event: In Do Morals Matter?, Joseph S.

Health and Human Capital in Putin’s Russia

December 4, 2019

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/5c8Un2Y9-sw Abstract: Over the last fifteen years, the Russian government has invested significantly in improving Russia’s education and health care systems and...

Putin, Putinism, and US-Russian Relations

September 13, 2019

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/nTFLMMdK9Zc Abstract: What is Putin up to?

Internet Research Agency's Main Job: What Bots Do for Vladimir Putin Inside Russia?

March 12, 2019

Abstract: Successful use of bots and trolls as tools of its expansionist foreign policy demonstrated the Russian government's superior capability in computational propaganda.

The Hell of Good Intentions: America's Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy

September 19, 2018

Click here to RSVPAbstract: In 1992, the United States stood at the pinnacle of world power and Americans were confident that a new era of peace and prosperity was at hand.

The Politics of National Decline

February 16, 2018

Abstract: Over the past decade, fears about the decline of the United States relative to other countries (especially China) have become a prominent feature of American political discourse.

The Cold War: A World History

April 19, 2017

Abstract: The Cold War was about the rise and the solidification of US power. But it was also about more than that.

Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?

April 19, 2017

This event is a joint sponsorship between The Center for International Security and Cooperation and The Hoover Institution Video of Graham Allison "Destined for War" Book Event...

Inside the CIA: A Conversation with Michael Morell

January 11, 2017

This event is at maximum capacity. We thank you for your interest and regret that we cannot accept more registrations.- This event is part of the Robert G.

Backlash: Resistance and Defiance to International Norms

November 18, 2016

Abstract: This paper develops a theoretical approach to norm resistance and defiance in international affairs. Conventional models of norm dynamics (e.g.

Obama’s Foreign Policy Legacy

August 30, 2016

Abstract: Derek Chollet will offer his inside assessment of Barack Obama’s foreign policy legacy, tackling the prevailing consensus to argue that Obama has profoundly altered the course of American...

Revisiting Hiroshima in Iran: Real American Attitudes about Dropping the Bomb

March 3, 2016

Abstract: Numerous polls show that U.S. public approval of Truman’s decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki has declined significantly since 1945.

Countering Violent Extremism

February 26, 2016

AbstractUnder Secretary Sewall will deliver remarks on Countering Violent Extremism, the U.S.

India and the United States in the 21st Century: Charting a Path for the Indo-Pacific

February 24, 2016

The United States and India continue to expand strategic ties and areas of collaboration in unprecedented ways. This of course has not come without constraints or significant obstacles.

The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power

January 11, 2016

- Please note that this Social Science Seminar is held in a Science Seminar time slot - Abstract: Many see China as a rival superpower to the U.S.

World Order Politics: The Carter Administration’s Bid for a New U.S. Foreign Policy (and What We Can Learn From It)

February 17, 2015

Please note new location in theReuben Hills Conference Room ("East" Conference Room)Encina Hall, 2nd floorAbstract: In 1977, the Carter administration began working to implement a new guiding...

The Future of Post-Election Afghanistan

May 13, 2014

Due to the interest generated by this seminar, we have exceeded our seating capacity and are not able to accommodate any more guests.

Strategy in Theory and Strategy in Practice

April 1, 2014

Sir Hew Strachan, Chichele Professor of History of War, University of Oxford, will discuss "Strategy in Theory and Strategy in Practice."

Military Operations and National Policies, 1914-1918

March 31, 2014

Sir Hew Strachan, the Chichele Professor of History of War, University of Oxford, will discuss "Military Operations and National Policies, 1914-1918."

International Law and Social Facts: Some Experimental Data on War Crimes Investigations, Attitudes, and Perceived Credibility of Facts

March 13, 2014

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Shiri Krebs is a JSD Candidate at Stanford Law School, specializing in international criminal and humanitarian law.

The Tower of Babel: Human Rights and the Paradox of Language

January 16, 2014

ABOUT THE TOPIC: Key human rights instruments and leading scholars argue that minority language rights should be treated as human rights, both because language is constitutive of an individual’s...

The Marketplace of Ideas at War: Elites, International Law, and Public Attitudes towards Drone Warfare

December 5, 2013

ABOUT THE TOPIC: The use of unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, as a counterterrorism tool has become the subject of considerable debate.

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michael mcfaul 2 Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto Director, Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance
weinstein Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
oriana mastro 1 Oriana Skylar Mastro Center Fellow
Dr. Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
Women looking straight forward Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
headshot of Josh Goldstein Josh A. Goldstein Predoctoral Fellow, Stanford Internet Observatory
Anja Manuel Anja Manuel Affiliate
Benjamin Valentino Benjamin Valentino Affiliate
Chris Dunlap Christopher Dunlap Affiliate
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