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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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Information Session - Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program

January 18, 2020

This event is open to Stanford undergraduate students only.  The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will be accepting applications from eligible juniors on who are...

Book Talk "Stalin and the Fate of Europe: The Postwar Struggle for Sovereignty" with Norman M. Naimark

November 13, 2019

The Cold War division of Europe was not inevitable―the acclaimed author of Stalin’s Genocides shows how postwar Europeans fought to determine their own destinies.Was the division of Europe after...

States and Nature: The Effects of Climate Change on Security

November 12, 2019

This event is cosponsored with the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment Abstract: Joshua Busby, University of Texas-Austin, will present the main argument and empirical work from his draft...

Inside the Five-Sided Box

November 5, 2019

This event is co-sponsored with The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Seminar Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vHBvzWHcpw&feature=youtu.be Abstract: The world’s...

Indonesian Foreign Policy 2019-2024: Promise vs. Practice

October 23, 2019

On 20 October 2019, Indonesia’s president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo began his second five-year term in office.  In his first successful presidential campaign in 2014, he promised to transform the...

Quid Pro Quo? Impeachment, Ukraine, and Russia

October 23, 2019

 This event is now full and we are unable to take any further reservations.

CPC Lunch Seminar Series: Platforms, Speech and Governance

October 22, 2019

Abstract:Facebook recently announced its own version of the Supreme Court: a 40-member board that will make final decisions about user posts that Facebook has taken down.

CPC Lunch Seminar Series | Cybersecurity Futures: Tempering the Dystopia

October 22, 2019

Abstract:Predicting the future is a fool's errand. Or is it?

CPC Lunch Seminar Series | Partisan Enclaves and Information Bazaars: Mapping Selective Exposure to Online News

October 22, 2019

Abstract:  Using behavioral web-tracking data collected over the 2016 U.S.

CPC Lunch Seminar Series | Disinformation as Collaborative Work: The Disinformation Campaign Against the White Helmets

October 22, 2019

Abstract:This talk describes the disinformation campaign targeting the Syria Civil Defense (or “White Helmets”), a humanitarian response group that works in rebel held areas of Syria.

Molten-Salt and Salt-Cooled Nuclear Reactors: The Opportunities and Challenges Faced in Providing a Global Solution to Clean Energy

October 3, 2019

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/8JDHuY0HMCM  /*-->*/ Abstract: The motivation to develop nuclear energy waned in the latter part of the twentieth century.

Xinjiang’s Muslims and the PRC

September 27, 2019

Sponsored by Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of LawWE HAVE REACHED VENUE CAPACITY AND ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING RSVPSNOTE: THIS EVENT IS...

Rethinking U.S. Nuclear Doctrine: The Rule of Law and the Role of Strategy

September 25, 2019

Abstract: In 2013, the Obama Administration’s “Nuclear Employment Strategy” guidance announced that all war plans and operations would be “consistent with the fundamental principles of the Law of...

A.I., Semiconductors and Beyond: A U.S. Strategy for Winning the Tech Race with China

September 24, 2019

Stanford University's Hoover Institution in Washington is pleased to invite you to attend the next National Security and Technology Congressional Briefing. The briefing, centered on the U.S.

Authoritarian Legitimation and Insecure Collective Identity: Lessons From Putin’s Russia

September 20, 2019

/*-->*/ Livestream: This event will not be live-streamed or recorded. Abstract: This study brings together social identity theory and the literature on ontological security in international...

Russian Grassroots Activism for the Environment and Beyond

September 16, 2019

Livestream: This event will not be live-streamed or recorded. Abstract: Despite a lull after the fall of the Soviet Union, grassroots activism in Russia is on the rise.

Hong Kong: A City in Turmoil

September 13, 2019

WE HAVE REACHED VENUE CAPACITY AND ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING RSVPSNOTE: THIS EVENT IS CLOSED TO THE MEDIA UPDATE: We will provide a live video stream of the conference on this link: https://youtu.be...

Pressing North Korea on Human Rights is Key to Making Progress on Security Issues

September 10, 2019

President Trump has stopped even mentioning North Korea’s abysmal human rights record in order to secure meetings with Leader Kim Jong-un ostensibly to make progress on serious security issues with...

The Struggle for Political Change in the Arab World

September 9, 2019

DAY 1: Friday October 11 8:30 – 9:00am         Breakfast 9:00 – 9:15am         Introductory Remarks 9:15 – 11:15am       Panel 1: The Boundaries of Authoritarianism post-Arab UprisingsAmr Hamzawy,...

Conversation on Iraq and American Grand Strategy

September 9, 2019

Abstract: We have learned a great deal about Iraq since the fateful decision to invade the country in 2003.

Beyond “Bots and Trolls” — Understanding Disinformation as Collaborative Work

September 6, 2019

Abstract: Russia’s challenge to the West includes information operations (e.g., disinformation, political propaganda, and other forms of online manipulation) aimed at destabilizing the common...

Russian Political Warfare: Past, Present, and Future

September 5, 2019

Click here to RSVP Abstract:  Russian influence operations during the 2016 US elections, and the investigations that followed, revealed the broad scope of Russian political warfare against Western...

30 Years on From the Velvet Revolutions of 1989: Time For a New Liberation?

August 30, 2019

WE HAVE REACHED VENUE CAPACITYREGISTRATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTEDPLEASE CHECK BACK FOR VIDEO/LIVE STREAM OF THIS EVENT30 years ago, communist rule ended across central Europe in a dramatic...

Drell Lecture: US National Security in an Era of Great Power Competition and Technological Disruption

August 5, 2019

Click here to view TranscriptClick here to watch Video The world is experiencing an unprecedented period of geopolitical change and technological disruption. How should we rethink U.S.

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Gustavo Robles Research Scholar, CDDRL
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Brett McGurk Lecturer
Portrait of Prof. Andrew Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Avner Greif Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Joseph Felter Lecturer
Megan Palmer Senior Research Scholar
Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
Jacquelyn Schneider Jacquelyn Schneider Hoover Fellow
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science