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April 6th, 2012

Martha Crenshaw briefs FBI counterintelligence group about her terrorist mapping project

CISAC News

Senior Fellow Martha Crenshaw recently addressed a FBI counterintelligence committee about her Stanford project to map militant organizations. Her research identifies patterns in the evolution of militant organizations in specific conflict theatres while studying the causes and consequences of their growth.



John and Jackie Lewis Fund for Asia research now accepting applications

CISAC, FSI Stanford Announcement

John Lewis, one of the world's renowned scholars on East Asia and a co-founder of CISAC, has generously set up a fund to support future thinkers working on issues in Asia. The John and Jackie Lewis Fund to Support Research on Asia will provide up to $1,000 to assist in areas such as (but not limited to) travel for research or conference attendance. Apply at the link below.



Why I Do Not Like Providing Health Insurance to My Employees

CHP/PCOR Op-ed: Washington Monthly on April 6, 2012

Harold Pollack notes a number of advantages of employer-based health insurance, including the potential for large employers to serve as more reliable (and potentially wiser) purchasing agents than are individuals at sea in the health insurance market. But my experience as an employer makes me intensely dislike this feature of the U.S. health insurance system nonetheless.




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The human touch in medicine
Modern medicine is in danger of losing a powerful, old-fashioned tool: human touch. Physician and writer Abraham Verghese describes our strange new world where patients are data points, and calls for a return to the traditional physical exam.
Mention of Abraham Verghese in WWNO on March 16, 2013

Open and Closed
Evgeny Morozov: "Openness is today a powerful cult, a religion with its own dogmas. 'Owning pipelines, people, products or even intellectual property is no longer the key to success. Openness is,' proclaims the Internet pundit Jeff Jarvis."
Mention of Evgeny Morozov in New York Times on March 16, 2013

Keep Calm and Carry On... Buying
Evgeny Morozov: "When former Wired editor Chris Anderson wrote of 'the long tail' — the idea that, thanks to the Internet, companies can look beyond blockbusters and make money on obscure products — he never warned us it would be so long and so ugly. Somehow, well-crafted niche products have surrendered to algorithmic schlock."
Mention of Evgeny Morozov in New York Times on March 9, 2013

How Facebook could get you arrested
Evgeny Morozov: "Smart technology and the sort of big data available to social networking sites are helping police target crime before it happens. But is this ethical?"
Mention of Evgeny Morozov in The Guardian on March 9, 2013

Q&A: Larry Diamond's documentary on democracy activism
The documentary, for which Diamond was a producer, won high praise from critics and leaders like Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The Daily spoke with Diamond about the film’s origins, its critical reception and its future.
Mention of Larry Diamond in The Stanford Daily on February 4, 2013

Law Professor Hank Greely to receive 2012 Lyman Award
Since 1991, Hank Greely, '74, has delivered talks for alumni groups, including participating in Classes Without Quizzes during Reunion Homecoming and speaking on numerous panels for various Stanford student and alumni audiences.
Mention of Henry Greely in Stanford University News on January 23, 2013

First Person: Scott Sagan, Nuclear Disarmament Expert
Scott Sagan, nuclear disarmament expert, Senior Fellow at CISAC and Stanford professor of political science, talks with Lisa Van Dusen in the fall of 2012 about his life-long career in academic research, teaching and policy devoted to disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation.
Mention of Scott Sagan in Palo Alto Online on January 20, 2013

Reduce greenhouse gas by exporting coal? Yes, says Stanford economist
Western U.S. coal companies looking to expand sales to China will likely succeed, according to Stanford University economist Frank Wolak. But, due to energy market dynamics in the United States, those coal exports are likely to reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases.
Mention of Frank Wolak in Stanford University News on January 15, 2013

How Obama Abandoned Bahrain's Democratic Reformers
Larry Diamond: "With the world watching other Middle East hotspots, the country's monarchy has continued suppressing anti-authoritarian dissidents -- and the White House has let it happen."
Mention of Larry Diamond in The Atlantic on January 9, 2013

Syria is Central to Holding Together the Mideast
Condoleezza Rice: "The civil war in Syria may well be the last act in the story of the disintegration of the Middle East as we know it. The opportunity to hold the region together and to rebuild it on a firmer foundation of tolerance, freedom and, eventually, democratic stability is slipping from our grasp."
Mention of Condoleezza Rice in Washington Post on November 3, 2012

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