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Collaboration networks in Conference Diplomacy: The Case of Non-Proliferation Regime

February 20, 2019

Abstract: Multilateral conferences are the bread-and-butter of international politics.

Discussion on the DPRK with Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun

January 28, 2019

 UPDATE: This event will be live streamed on our Facebook page.

Negotiation in War

September 8, 2016

Abstract: What role do negotiations play in the midst of interstate wars?

Countering Violent Extremism

February 26, 2016

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

Strategies of Insurgent Diplomacy

February 25, 2016

Abstract: From the Trent Affair of 1861, to Yasser Arafat’s speech at the United Nations in 1974, to Syrian opposition lobbying today, acts of insurgent diplomacy have defined some of the most...

Wales to Warsaw: NATO and the Current State of Transatlantic Security

April 7, 2015

At the NATO Summit in Wales in September 2014, NATO leaders were clear about the security challenges on the Alliance’s borders.

Why France and the European Union Still Matter for the United States

February 19, 2015

Is Europe "elderly and haggard", and could France become "the crucible of  Europe" (Jan.

Making and Breaking Territorial Agreements: Explaining European Exceptionalism

January 30, 2014

ABOUT THE TOPIC: While the overall record of compliance with interstate territorial agreement since 1815 is quite high, Europe experienced a disproportionate share of treaty failures compared to...

Conversations with History: Force and Diplomacy

July 11, 2013

CISAC's Karl Eikenberry talks to UCtv about the future of the American all-volunteer military force and the situation in Afghanistan, through the lens of his own experiences as a soldier and...

“Let’s Talk! Facilitating Track Two Dialogue between India and Pakistan”

February 19, 2013

About the Topic: The scholarly literature on Track Two in South Asia has traditionally held that the region is inhospitable to this kind of dialogue.

Global Health Diplomacy in North Korea: the Stanford Tuberculosis Project in the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea

November 26, 2012

About the topic: Stanford University, in collaboration with humanitarian NGOs, WHO, the Global Fund and the North Korean Ministry of Public Health have undertaken to develop that country's first...

Secretary or General? The U.N. Secretary-General's Diplomatic Interventions in International Conflicts

April 19, 2012

Lonjezo Hamisi is currently a predoctoral fellow at CISAC and a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Stanford.

Question and Answer Session on the DPRK-U.S. Agreement

March 5, 2012

Advance Reading Recommended:  Speakers will not give prepared remarks. They ask that attendees read the Q&A with Siegfried Hecker and David Straub on the recent agreement.

The Road Ahead for America and Pakistan

February 17, 2012

About the topic: When democracy returned to Pakistan, Americans and Pakistanis had high expectations of an improved partnership.

Cyber Diplomacy and Advancing the US International Strategy for Cyberspace

February 3, 2012

About the topic: Mr. Painter will discuss the cyber threats we are facing, and U.S. diplomatic efforts to achieve an open, interoperable and secure cyberspace.

The Transition to Afghan Sovereignty: Assessing Progress and Identifying Challenges

January 31, 2012

Ten years into the war in Afghanistan, Payne Distinguished Lecturer Lt. Gen. Karl W. Eikenberry, the former U.S.

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...

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.

Nuclear Risk Reduction Through Science Diplomacy: The North Korean Case

September 30, 2010

About the Speaker: Siegfried S.

Escaping the 'Half-pipe of Doom:' Is the IPCC Model Transferable to Issues of Safety and Security of Biotechnology?

May 13, 2010

Exponential advances in the life sciences, particularly in the realm of biotechnology, have been held to raise the classic concerns of "dual-use" research: the same technologies that propel...

Nuclear Nonproliferation in Central Asia

May 7, 2010

Sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies Jeff Richardson recently retired after 35 years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.  At LLNL he held a variety of...

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...

Science Diplomacy and Nuclear Threats (Video)

April 8, 2010

From Conversations with History- Institute of International Studies, University of California at Berkeley Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Siegfried S.


Dr. Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
oriana mastro 1 Oriana Skylar Mastro Center Fellow
jaclyn kerr Jaclyn A. Kerr Affiliate
michael onderco Michal Onderco Affiliate
Eric Min Eric Min Affiliate
sidra hamidi Sidra Hamidi Affiliate
Matthew Fuhrmann Matthew Fuhrmann Affiliate
yeajin yoon Yeajin Yoon Affiliate
Chris Dunlap Christopher Dunlap Affiliate