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CISAC-SCICN Special Seminar: Investigating Post-Conflict Violence at the Micro-Level: Accounting for Patterns among Victims of Past Atrocities in Liberia

January 31, 2013

Anupma Kulkarni is currently a Fellow of the Stanford Center for International Conflict and Negotiation (SCICN) and Co-director of the West Africa Transitional Justice (WATJ) Project, a cross...

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

November 29, 2012

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar is a professor and Deane F.

War and Democratic Constraint: Parties, the Press, and Public Influence on Decisions of War and Peace

November 27, 2012

About the Topic: Media outlets in multi-party electoral systems tend to report on a wider range of policy issues and present more competing policy frames than media in two-party systems.

The Shadow War

September 28, 2012

About the Topic: Osama bin Laden’s demise was merely one sensational moment in the first decade of America’s shadow war, the transformation of the national security apparatus into a machine...

Applications of Evolutionary Psychology to Deterrence

September 27, 2012

Rose McDermott is a Professor of Political Science at Brown University. McDermott received her Ph.D.(Political Science) and M.A. (Experimental Social Psychology) from Stanford.

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...

2012 Payne Distinguished Lecture: The Future of the American Military

May 3, 2012

Karl Eikenberry is the Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

Forum Choice for Terrorism Suspects

March 8, 2012

Aziz Huq earned his BA summa cum laude in International Studies and French from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996 and his law degree from Columbia Law School in 2001, where he...

Designing Policy using Modeling within Complex Socio-Technical Systems

December 1, 2011

Robert Glass, Jr. is the 2011-2012 Perry Fellow at CISAC.

Mexico’s Fight for Security

November 18, 2011

Since 2006, more than 40,000 people in Mexico have died in drug-related homicides, and recent figures indicate that the pace and severity of drug-related violence is increasing.

The Arab Spring Comes to the UN Human Rights Council

November 11, 2011

During its first term as a member of the UN Human Rights Council - the United States has capitalized on the human rights challenges that have erupted during the "Arab Spring" to change the agenda...

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.

The Politics of Nuclear Development: China as a Case Study

October 10, 2011

Nuclear energy is politically sensitive.

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 Conference

October 3, 2011

The conference will bring together a multidisciplinary group of political scientists, economists, and lawyers, together with policy makers and military experts in Mexico and the United States,...

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...

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...

George Packer in Conversation with Tobias Wolff and Debra Satz

May 20, 2011

George Packer is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author, most recently, of The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq.

U.S. Preventative War in the Nuclear Age: A Reassessment

February 10, 2011

Francis J. Gavin is the Director of the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law and the first Tom Slick Professor of International Affairs at Lyndon B.

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.

How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle

October 28, 2010

Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose will describe how the United States has failed in the aftermaths of every major 20th-century war-from WWI to Afghanistan-routinely ignoring the need to create a...

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?

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.

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?