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Homeland Security

Scholarly Publications

Color Bind: Lessons from the Failed Homeland Security Advisory System

October 2007

An effective terrorism alert system in a federal government has one central task: to motivate actors to take costly protective measures.

Terror and Beauty - The European Institute for Mathematical Methods in Counterterrorism

September 2005

Concepts and techniques from mathematics--specifically, from lattice theory and reflexive theory--have already been applied to counterterrorism and computer security problems.

The Next Catastrophe: Reducing Our Vulnerabilities to Natural, Industrial, and Terrorist Disasters

December 2011

Charles Perrow is famous worldwide for his ideas about normal accidents, the notion that multiple and unexpected failures--catastrophes waiting to happen--are built into our society's complex...

Other Publications

Disrupting Terrorist Travel: Safeguarding America's Borders Through Information Sharing

September 2004

Testimony before the U.S.

Improving Math Ed--Bush Right About That

March 2006

In his State of the Union address in January, President Bush stressed the importance of improving math education.

Censoring Science Won't Make Us Any Safer

June 2005

In 1920, the Irish Republican Army reportedly considered a terrifying new weapon: typhoid-contaminated milk.

News

CISAC's Paul Stockton to write for HLSWatch

March 2009

Paul Stockton, CISAC senior research scholar, has been asked to write for HLSwatch, a blog about "critical issues in homeland security."

CISAC's 2004-2005 fellows selected

May 2004

CISAC is announcing the selection of its 2004-2005 fellows.

Arms control workshop honoring George Bunn explores obstacles to nonproliferation

June 2004

Those who advocate nuclear arms control have many reasons for concern, with obstacles including a lack of public interest in the issue; inadequate security controls at facilities storing nuclear...

Events

Agent Orange: The Toxic Trail

November 1, 2007

Jeanne Mager Stellman (speaker) has just recently joined the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn N.Y as Professor and Director of the...

Suicide Attacks: Incorrect Arguments and Anomalies

October 18, 2007

Martha Crenshaw (speaker) is a senior fellow at CISAC and FSI and a professor of political science by courtesy.

Projects

Emergency Preparedness Measures Project

BackgroundOur research team at Stanford University, Battelle Memorial Institute, and the University of California at Davis (UC-Davis), under contract with the Agency for Healthcare Research and...
English

Empirical Studies of Conflict

The Empirical Studies of Conflict Project (ESOC) addresses critical challenges to international security through methodologically rigorous, evidence-based analyses of insurgency, civil war and...
English

The Security Conundrum Speaker Series

In an age of terrorism, where should a democratic society draw the line on government surveillance?
English

Multimedia

Drell Lecture: Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter

April 2015

The Honorable Ashton B. Carter, 25th U.S.

People

Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Lawrence M. Wein Professor, Management Science
Kendra Ritterhern CISAC Honors Student
Samuel H. Lisbonne CISAC Honors Student
Raj De Raj De Affiliate
Bradley L. Boyd Senior Military Fellow
Jane Holl Lute Consulting Scholar
Matthew Spence Matthew Spence William J. Perry Fellow
Matthew Nanes CDDRL Postdoctoral Fellow
Betsy Cooper Betsy Cooper Affiliate
Mark Weatherford Mark Weatherford Affiliate