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FSI scholars produce research aimed at creating a safer world and examing the consequences of security policies on institutions and society. They look at longstanding issues including nuclear nonproliferation and the conflicts between countries like North and South Korea. But their research also examines new and emerging areas that transcend traditional borders – the drug war in Mexico and expanding terrorism networks. FSI researchers look at the changing methods of warfare with a focus on biosecurity and nuclear risk. They tackle cybersecurity with an eye toward privacy concerns and explore the value of new actors like hackers.

Along with the changing face of conflict, terrorism and crime, FSI researchers study food security. They tackle the global problems of hunger, poverty and environmental degradation by generating knowledge and policy-relevant solutions. An interdisciplinary team of scholars accomplishes this mission through teaching and honing a research portfolio focused on agriculture, aquaculture, and climate change.

 

Recent Events

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The Long Hangover: Putin's New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past

December 14, 2017

Shaun Walker provides new insight into contemporary Russia and its search for a new identity, telling the story through the country's troubled relationship with its Soviet past.

Rethinking National Security

December 6, 2017

Abstract: In 1945, our homeland was inviolate. Since then, we have invested trillions of dollars to improve our national security, yet we now can be destroyed in under an hour.

Good Grids Make Good Neighbors: Peace and Sustainability in the Post Paris World

December 5, 2017

Abstract: Clean energy provides a number of benefits at scales from household to village to city and region.

The Legacy of John W. Lewis

November 30, 2017

Colleagues, policymakers, and other friends of John W. Lewiswill celebrate his contributions as scholar, activist and mentor.     This event is co-sponsored by:    

Improving Recognition of Near-Miss Events

November 27, 2017

Abstract: Despite decades of research on organizational disasters, such events remain too common.

Managing the Impact of Emerging Technologies on Strategic Stability

November 16, 2017

Abstract: Sustaining strategic stability vis-a-vis Russia and China is a long-standing U.S. national security goal.

Saudi Arabia: Can Economic Reform Succeed without Political Change?

November 15, 2017

ABSTRACTThe formation of Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption commission and the arrest of dozens of princes and former ranking officials have brought to focus the prospects for political and economic...

Eastern European Security with Bronislaw Komorowski, former president of Poland

November 14, 2017

Bronisław Komorowski, a former anti-communist opposition activist, member of Parliament, Minister of National Defence, and Marshal of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, was President of Poland...

Russian-American Relations: Present and Future

November 14, 2017

This event has reached capacity. Please email sj1874@stanford.edu to be placed on the waitlist.

18th Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

November 8, 2017

In this eighteenth session of the Strategic Forum, former senior American and South Korean government officials and other leading experts will discuss current developments in the Korean Peninsula...

17th Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

November 8, 2017

In this seventeenth session of the Strategic Forum, former senior American and South Korean government officials and other leading experts will discuss current developments in the Korean Peninsula...

Yo-Yo Diplomacy

November 2, 2017

The third of the “Tom Plate on Asia” series, Yo-Yo Diplomacy compiles the compelling and insightful columns on Asia by award-winning journalist Tom Plate over the past two years.

Introduction to Hacking: Exploiting Web, Binary, and Crypto Vulnerabilities

October 25, 2017

Are you interested in cybersecurity? Have you wanted to learn offensive cyber techniques  but don't know where to get started?

By More Than Providence: Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific Since 1783

October 18, 2017

Soon after the American Revolution, certain of the founders began to recognize the strategic significance of Asia and the Pacific and the vast material and cultural resources at stake there.

The Rise of Duterte: A Populist Revolt against Elite Democracy

October 13, 2017

Co-sponsored by the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Center for East Asian Studies, and the Southeast Asia Program Who is Rodrigo Duterte?  How did he become president of the...

2017 Lee Shau Kee World Leaders Forum: The U.S. and the Asia-Pacific

October 12, 2017

- To RSVP please click here -Please note that this event will take place in Beijing, P.R.C.

Civil Wars, Global Disorder, and the Future of the International System

October 11, 2017

Join Amb. Karl Eikenberry, Prof.

Hospitality or Human Rights? Indonesia Welcomes the Rohingya

October 11, 2017

Indonesia has not signed the 1951 Refugee Convention and does not offer legal pathways for the permanent integration of refugees into its society.

Labor Activism under Egypt’s New Authoritarianism

October 4, 2017

ABSTRACTDespite security surveillance, forced dismissals of labor activists, and referrals of labor activists and protesters to military trials, labor activism remains at the forefront of societal...

U.S.-China Rivalry and the Origins of Taiwan's Developmental State

October 1, 2017

Abstract Scholars have credited a model of state-led capitalism called the developmental state with producing the first wave of the East Asian economic miracle.

Humanitarian Hypocrisy

September 28, 2017

Abstract:Although peace operations are the main policy instrument for directly protecting civilians from severe violence, only a few are designed to reflect threatened civilians’ security needs.

Evolving perspectives on risk in biology and the life sciences

September 27, 2017

Abstract: Against a backdrop of emerging and reemerging infectious diseases of natural origin, fueled by changes in land use and global climate, there is an ongoing revolution in the life sciences...

North Korea's Trajectory: A Dangerous Path to Self-destruction?

September 26, 2017

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un now boasts that his country is in the final stages of completing a nuclear weapons development program, one capable of loading nuclear warheads on an ICBM that can...

Bitcoin: adoption, usage and privacy

September 25, 2017

Abstract: This presentation will review research from two papers about Bitcoin.  The first paper uses data from the MIT digital currency experiment to shed light on consumer behavior regarding...

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Scott D. Sagan Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar Professor of the Practice, Law
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Didi Kuo Research Scholar Academic Research & Program Manager, American Democracy in Comparative Perspective
Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science