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Countering nuclear terrorism: Can the United Nations deliver?

December 18, 2017

Abstract: It has been more than a decade since the UN Security Council enacted Resolution 1540—the most far-reaching of international instruments to counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)...

The moderates’ dilemma: obstacles to mobilization against Islamist extremism

August 29, 2017

Abstract: Why do moderate majorities often fail to coordinate opposition to extremist minorities?

A Conversation with General Michael Hayden

April 27, 2017

About the Event: In conversation with Philip Taubman, General Hayden will discuss intelligence and cybersecurity challenges the United States faces in combatting terrorism, dealing with North Korea...

Preventing ISIS 3.0: Winning the Peace in Iraq

March 20, 2017

ABSTRACTThe Iraqi government, the Peshmerga, the international coalition and a consortium of militia have been winning the war against ISIS in Iraq.  The concern moving forward is whether Iraq’s...

Countering Terrorism

December 1, 2016

This event is at maximum capacity.

CISAC Honors Students Prize-Winning Presentations

May 18, 2016

- To ensure an accurate headcount for lunch, RSVPs are required -  

Jihadi Alliance Building (and Breaking): Osama Bin Laden, Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi, and the Strategy to Build the Caliphate in Syria

April 20, 2016

Abstract: In 2004, al-Qaeda’s security chief smuggled 42 handwritten pages out of Iran, where he was confined under a loose form of house arrest.

Additive Manufacturing & High-Performance Computing: Disruptive Latent Technologies Impacting Our National Security

March 25, 2016

Abstract: Dr. Goodwin’s presentation will discuss some of the rapid developments in additive manufacturing technology (3-D printing with metals and other materials) and their relationship to high...

Debunking Myths about European Jihad

March 18, 2016

Abstract: What drives jihadi violence in Europe? Terrorists of today are seen as pursuing social rather than political revolt, motivated by failed integration, identity crisis and nihilism.

The Politics of Emotions: France’s Responses to the 2015 Terrorist Attacks

March 18, 2016

How do democratic societies respond to acts of terror?

Countering Violent Extremism

February 26, 2016

AbstractUnder Secretary Sewall will deliver remarks on Countering Violent Extremism, the U.S.

Keeping The Gloves On? Anti-Torture Norms And British Counterterrorism From the IRA To Al Qaeda

February 4, 2016

Abstract: This paper seeks to understand the varying degrees to which security agencies perpetrate or collude in torture in the context of state responses to terrorism.

Choosing Terror: Rebels’ Use of Terrorism in Internal Armed Conflict

January 14, 2016

Abstract: Why do some rebel groups use terrorism as a tactic while others do not?

CANCELLED -- The Great War of Our Time: The CIA's Fight Against Terrorism - From al Qa'ida to ISIS

November 17, 2015

DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, MICHAEL MORELL HAD TO CANCEL HIS VISIT.

Doomed to cooperate: How American and Russian nuclear scientists joined forces to mitigate some of the greatest post-Cold War dangers - Part 2: The technical dimensions

November 16, 2015

Abstract: Two months after the breakup of the Soviet Union, I was in the Russian closed nuclear cities of Sarov and Snezhinsk, home of the Russian equivalent to the Los Alamos and Lawrence...

The Limits of Counterterrorism: Constructing Policy Responses

May 21, 2015

Abstract: The purpose of this book project is to explain what it is about terrorism that makes it inherently difficult for the American government to formulate an effective counterterrorism policy....

Judicial Review of National Security - the Israeli experience (1995-2013)

May 7, 2015

Abstract: Adjudication of national security poses complex challenges for courts.

Voluntary Disengagement from Terrorism: Why Doing Nothing is a Good Policy Option for Handling (Some) Returning Foreign Fighters

October 20, 2014

Abstract: The hundreds of young Westerners who have gone to fight with the group Islamic State in Syria/ Iraq have caused alarm among security practitioners and policy makers.Data on Western...

Does Terrorism Work? The Case of the Provisional IRA

April 10, 2014

About the Speaker: Richard English is the Wardlaw Professor of Politics in the School of International Relations, and Director of the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence ...

International Law and Social Facts: Some Experimental Data on War Crimes Investigations, Attitudes, and Perceived Credibility of Facts

March 13, 2014

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Shiri Krebs is a JSD Candidate at Stanford Law School, specializing in international criminal and humanitarian law.

The Impact of Armed Conflict on Health and Human Rights

March 6, 2014

Abstract:Armed conflict causes profound and widespread adverse consequences for health and human rights.

The Contested Corners of Asia: Subnational Conflict and International Development Assistance: A Report of The Asia Foundation

February 27, 2014

  Abstract: Subnational conflict is the most widespread, enduring, and deadly form of conflict in Asia.

People

Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Martha Crenshaw Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Joseph Felter Senior Research Scholar
Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Gail W. Lapidus Senior Fellow, Emerita Professor, Political Science, Emerita
Betsy Cooper Betsy Cooper Affiliate
David Elliott Affiliate
Anne Clunan Anne Clunan Affiliate
Jason Reinhardt Affiliate