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Martha Crenshaw, PhD

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February 26th, 2014

Security class gets extra help from technology created by Stanford grads

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

When some 140 Stanford students and faculty recently gathered to simulate an emergency session of the UN Security Council, they had some real-world data that had never been used before: satellite images of Iran’s Arak nuclear facility. They came from Skybox Imaging, a Silicon Valley start-up launched by Stanford grads working at the intersection of technology and security. Read more »



January 24th, 2014

Stanford experts: Sochi Games difficult to defend against terrorism

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games are a prime target for terrorism, say Stanford scholars, including CISAC's Amy Zegart and Martha Crenshaw. The proximity and intensity of the neighboring Chechen separatist threat as well as the Russian handling of the security issue are heightening fears about possible attacks. Read more »



August 28th, 2013

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

CISAC, FSI Stanford Q&A

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. +VIDEO+
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June 25th, 2013

Terrorism studies: an "unruly field" at universities

CISAC in the news: Chronicle of Higher Education on June 24, 2013

International terrorism has defined the major events of this past decade, yet the academic study of terrorism remains a black sheep at universities. CISAC's Martha Crenshaw and Thomas Hegghammer, along with CISAC Alumni Jake Shapiro and Lisa Stampnitzky, talk about their experiences and why terrorism studies can't find its niche. Read more »



February 28th, 2013

Students take part in UN simulation to debate Iran's nuclear program

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

CISAC faculty member Amy Zegart writes in Foreign Policy about Stanford's popular UN Security Council simulation, which this year took on a hypothetical nuclear crisis in Iran. More than 150 students represented 23 countries in the 48 hours of mock debate. Read more »




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MIDDLETOWN REACTIONS: Death of bin Laden brings closure for some
Martha Crenshaw, a former professor at Wesleyan and another expert on terrorism, said bin Laden’s death "brings closure to a pursuit that began well before the 9/11 attacks." Crenshaw, who now works at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., said bin Laden’s death showed the U.S. military’s tenacity, and its ability to keep a secret as it zeroed in on his location in the past several months.
May 2, 2011 in Middletown Press