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A nuclear energy program that benefits the Iranian people

February 2014

Siegfried Hecker and Abbas Milani argue that only a truly peaceful nuclear energy program can bring Iran the prosperity and innovation it deserves.

Hecker and Perry: Iran's path to nuclear peace

January 2014

CISAC and FSI Senior Fellows Siegfried Hecker and Bill Perry argue in this New York Times OpEd Iran should concentrate on building better nuclear power plants.

Perry's new class: Nuclear weapons remain dominant threat

December 2013

Former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry's new winter class will emphasize the continuing threat of nuclear weapons; slated as online course next year.

Stanford scholars consider historic nuclear deal with Tehran

November 2013

Three experts consider the technical and political consequences of the historic agreement reached with Iran to temporarily halt its nuclear weapons program.

4th Annual China 2.0 Conference Underscores Business Innovation, Social Impact and U.S.-China Links

October 2013

The China 2.0 initiative at Stanford Graduate School of Business hosted its 4th annual conference on October 3, 2013 at Stanford University.

Experts on intelligence, terrorism, international law and Mideast policy examine Syrian conflict

August 2013

While the U.S. weighs options and rallies its allies for a possible military strike against Syria, Stanford experts consider the implications of an attack on Damascus.

Hecker steps down as co-director, but not away from CISAC

February 2013

Siegfried Hecker, CISAC's co-director for five years, is stepping down from his leadership role to take a sabbatical and work on his book.

Liberation Technology: Social Media and the Struggle for Democracy

January 2013

Liberation Technology brings together cutting-edge scholarship from scholars and practitioners at the forefront of this burgeoning field of study.

Five foreign policy questions for Obama and Romney

October 2012

With the third and final debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney set to focus on foreign policy, researchers from the Freeman Spogli Institute ask the questions they want answered and...

Exploring new technologies at Stanford to monitor human rights

August 2012

Teaming up with the Brookings Institution and Google, CDDRL hosted a workshop to bring together four United Nations special rapporteurs, civil society activists, technologists and government donors...

Fellows explore science & policy of nuclear power and weapons

August 2012

A fascination with the political and scientific fallout of nuclear weapons and the complexities of nuclear energy is what drives CISAC's six nuclear fellows.

Renewing ties among American and Russian nuclear scientists

June 2012

CISAC Co-Director Siegfried Hecker made his 44th trip to Russia marking the 20th anniversary of America's collaboration with that country's nuclear scientists.

Students learn through assignments based on real global events

March 2012

Stanford students in the winter quarter course U.S.

MacArthur Foundation awards CISAC $2.45 million to enhance nuclear security research

March 2012

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has awarded Stanford’s CISAC a $2.45 million grant to support its mission of reducing the dangers of nuclear weapons.

Former U.S. Sen. Feingold and CISAC Co-Director Cuéllar encourage Americans to think globally

March 2012

Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold and CISAC Co-Director Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar encourage Americans to work with U.S.

Q&A: Fingar shares insight on Chinese vice president's U.S. visit

February 2012

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping recently visited the United States to meet with top officials and tour various cities.

Stanford's McFaul is next ambassador to Russia

December 2011

Michael McFaul, a senior fellow at FSI and President Obama's top Russia advisor, will be Washington's chief diplomat in Moscow.

O’Brien aims at protecting online journalists

November 2011

Danny O'Brien led the Nov. 10 Liberation Technology seminar on the topic, “Reports from the Bleeding Edge: What Journalism in Syria, China and Iran tell us about Silicon Valley's Future”.

Human Rights Watch comes to Stanford

October 2011

The Program on Human Rights at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is hosting the Human Rights Watch 2011 Voices for Justice honorees at a special event at Stanford...

An interview with Prince Moulay Hicham

October 2011

Prince Moulay Hicham ben Abdallah was interviewed in the September/October issue of the French journal Le Débat, providing his unique insight on the Arab Spring events as a member of the Moroccan...

Cuéllar, Magaloni on Iranian assassination plot and link to Mexican cartels

October 2011

As if the alleged Iranian plan to kill Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the U.S.

Turkey between Religion, Ideology and Politics: An Interview with Professor Roland Benedikter

September 2011

Interview of Professor Roland Benedikter conducted by Abuzar Baghi, Journalist and Editor-in-chief of the International section of Mehrnameh.

Repressing the Internet, Western-Style

August 2011

In a piece for the Wall Street Journal on August 13, visiting scholar Evgeny Morozov cautions Western nations to be mindful of the dangerous precedent they set to authoritarian regimes when...

The IMF: Violating Women Since 1945

June 2011

In reaction to the arrest of Dominique Strauss-Khan for allegations of rape in May, Kavita Ramdas and Christine Ahn argue in a piece for Foreign Policy in Focus that gender bias is embedded in the...