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President Zelenskky addresses Stanford students and community members via a live video address in the CEMEX auditorium.

President Zelenskyy Speaks to Stanford Students in Special Video Address

It was FSI's honor to welcome back the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, back to Stanford virtually for a special video on Ukraine's fight against Russia in its war for independence, freedom and global democracy.
President Barack Obama at the “Challenges to Democracy in the Digital Information Realm" conference.

Barack Obama Addresses Online Disinformation, Regulation and Democracy

The former president was the keynote speaker at a symposium on disinformation and its effects on democracy hosted by the Stanford Cyber Policy Center and Obama Foundation.
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North Korea’s Geopolitics, South Korea’s Pop Culture Wave Take Center Stage at Korea Program’s 20th Anniversary Conference

The Korea Program at Shorenstein APARC commemorated its 20-year anniversary with a two-day conference that brought together leaders from academia, government, and the K-pop industry.

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has eroded the nuclear taboo

Commentary / June 2, 2022
In 1999 Nina Tannenwald, a political scientist at Brown University, wrote a paper analyzing something she had observed among generals, politicians and strategists: the “nuclear taboo”.
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How the west became less anxious about Russia’s nuclear threat

Q&As / May 5, 2022
Despite sabre-rattling US and allies believe deploying such weapons would be too risky for Moscow
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Some of the original Ukrainian alumni from the Draper Hills Summer Fellowship gather in Kyiv in 2013.

A History of Unity: A Look at FSI’s Special Relationship with Ukraine

News / April 4, 2022
Since 2005, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies has cultivated rich academic ties and friendships with Ukrainian scholars and civic leaders as part of our mission to support democracy and development domestically and abroad.
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Scott Sagan to Co-Lead Center for International Security and Cooperation

News / July 27, 2021
Sagan, an expert on nuclear strategy and the ethics of war, will direct the center along with FSI Senior Fellow Rodney Ewing.
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FSI Implementation Lab puts focus on international policy in practice

News / March 10, 2014
FSI's new International Policy Implementation Lab will support a project led by CISAC political scientist Scott Sagan that uses online polling to better gauge the public’s tolerance for the use of nuclear weapons under certain scenarios.
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Hiroshima Pledge: From Ground Zero to Global Zero

News / August 8, 2013
A survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, 68 years ago, recalls the horror of that day before a Stanford delegation led by Scott Sagan, who is helping the city reinvent itself as a beacon for Global Zero - the movement for a world without nuclear weapons.
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Sagan honored by ISA as Distinguished Security Scholar

News / April 12, 2013
Colleagues and former students join the International Studies Association to praise Scott Sagan as he wins the annual Distinguished Scholar in International Security Studies award.
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Law professor noted for public service to be appointed CISAC co-director

News / November 9, 2010
Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar (MA '96, PhD '00), a lawyer, scholar, and former official in the Clinton and Obama administrations, will assume the position of co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at the conclusion of the current academic year, FSI Director Coit Blacker and Law School Dean Larry Kramer have announced.
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Scott Sagan honored for 'Outstanding Contribution to Nonproliferation Education'

News / December 4, 2009
Scott Sagan, Co-Director of FSI's Center for International Security and Cooperation, described as a "rock star" in the field of nonproliferation education, received the award December 3, 2009, at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies' 20th anniversary conference.
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Scott D. Sagan named Caroline S.G. Munro Professor

News / November 4, 2009
CISAC Co-Director Scott D. Sagan, a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute, has been named to an endowed professorship in political science.
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Sagan wins Gerner teaching award

News / April 15, 2008
The International Studies Association has awarded CISAC Co-Director Scott Sagan the 2008 Deborah "Misty" Gerner Innovative Teaching in International Studies Award for his simulation exercise that he has taught to Stanford undergraduates for the last decade through PS 114S "International Security in a Changing World."
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Russian students practice diplomacy in CISAC arms control exercise

News / July 12, 2006
Forty students from nine universities across Russia came to Yaroslavl, 150 miles northeast of Moscow, to participate in an arms control exercise led by CISAC director Scott Sagan and FSI director Coit D. "Chip" Blacker. In a mock UN Security Council session, students addressed Iran's nuclear program, to cap off courses they took this year through FSI's Initiative on Distance Learning.
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CISAC recognizes 10 honors program graduates, 2 award winners

News / July 20, 2005
Ten Stanford University undergraduates completed CISAC's Interschool Honors Program in International Security Studies this year, two of them earning awards for their theses.
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North Korea's nukes

News / October 17, 2003
A panel of five foreign policy experts, including CISAC Co-director %people1% and SIIS Senior Fellow %people2%, debated issues of North Korea and nuclear weapons on October 17, 2003 in a discussion titled "It's a Mad, Mad World: Prospects for Security, Diplomacy, and Peace on the Korean Peninsula." Moderated by %people3%, of SIIS and an associate professor of law and former State Department lawyer, the panelists examined the implications to U.S.-South Korea relations in light of continuing hostilities between North Korea and the United States.
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