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Joseph Felter, PhD

Senior Research Scholar, CISAC; Research Fellow, Hoover Institution

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February 11th, 2014

Philippines military recognizes Felter for counterterrorism work

CISAC, FSI Stanford News

CISAC's Joe Felter is awarded a badge of honor by the Philippines Army in recognition of his support in forming the country’s first counterterrorism unit. The Light Reaction Battalion has been battling terrorists and rebels in the Southeast Asian nation for a decade. Read more »



May 1st, 2013

Stanford scholars: Lessons learned from the Afghanistan War

CISAC, FSI Stanford, CDDRL News

With the Taliban now open to peace talks, a political end to the war in Afghanistan appears in sight. A number of Stanford scholars have been closely involved with the war - as diplomats, soldiers, analysts and educators. In this video they discuss lessons learned from America's second-longest war and talk about what's next for Afghanistan. +VIDEO+
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January 29th, 2013

Carnegie awards CISAC $1 million grant for research and training

CISAC News

Carnegie Corporation of New York, the foundation that promotes "real and permanent good," has awarded a $1 million grant to CISAC to fund research and training on international peace and security issues. Read more »



January 15th, 2013

Empirical Studies of Conflict Project launches data archive

CISAC News

CISAC Senior Research Scholar Joe Felter and colleagues at Princeton and UC San Diego launch an exhaustive research and data archive for the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project. Read more »



December 21st, 2012

Custer makes last stand in Stanford T-shirts and Ray-Bans

CISAC, FSI Stanford News

Stanford University's Sophomore College students take a staff ride at the Little Bighorn battleground outside Billings, Mo., as part of their Face of Battle class co-taught by CISAC's Scott Sagan and Joe Felter. Read more »




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CISAC experts reflect on Iraq withdrawal
“It’s not a surprise,” said Colonel Joseph Felter, a senior research fellow at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). “We’ve planned to leave for quite some time.” “[The announcement] is good news … I served there in the days when many people would have been doubtful that we’d come this far. It’s a tribute to a lot of hard work and sacrifice."
October 31, 2011 in The Stanford Daily

Using Open Data To Understand War And Peace
A new study of wars and conflicts headed up by Stanford and Princeton University academics and funded by the U.S. Department of Defense will make hard-to-find data on war and conflict available to academics and help crowdsource military tactics.
August 29, 2011 in Fast Company

Faculty College seeks to drive classroom innovation
Col. Joseph Felter Ph.D. ‘05, senior research scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, will work on the Ethics of War project. His teammates include political science professor Scott Sagan, philosophy professor Debra Satz, senior Law School lecturer Allen Weiner J.D. ‘89 and School of Medicine professor Paul Wise.
July 7, 2011 in The Stanford Daily

Foreign Policy: Teaming Up With Enemies In Libya
Joseph Felter is a US Army colonel and a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. Brian Fishman is a counterterrorism research fellow at the New America Foundation and a fellow at the Combating Terrorism Center at the US Military ...
March 31, 2011 in NPR

Hoover fellow: New revelations in Afghanistan are same old, same old
Joseph Felter, commander of the Counterinsurgency Advisory and Assistance Team of the US-led International Security Assistance Force in Kabul.
July 27, 2010 in Stanford University News