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Scott D. Sagan, PhD

Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science; FSI and CISAC Senior Fellow

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April 9th, 2014

Insider threats biggest challenge to nuclear security

CISAC in the news

In a new research paper published by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Stanford Political Science Professor and CISAC Senior Fellow, Scott Sagan, and Matthew Bunn, a professor of practice at the Harvard Kennedy School, write that insider threats are perhaps the most serious challenge that nuclear security systems face today. Read more »



March 10th, 2014

FSI Implementation Lab puts focus on international policy in practice

CISAC News

FSI's new International Policy Implementation Lab will support a project led by CISAC political scientist Scott Sagan that uses online polling to better gauge the public’s tolerance for the use of nuclear weapons under certain scenarios. Read more »



December 13th, 2013

Why Saddam Hussein never used chemical weapons in Gulf War

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

On the 10-year anniversary of the capture of Saddam Hussein, CISAC's Scott Sagan and PoliSci grad student Benjamin Buch use new information in this Foreign Policy piece about why the fallen Iraqi leader never used chemical weapons in the Gulf War. Read more »



August 8th, 2013

Hiroshima: A pledge to go from Ground Zero to Global Zero

CISAC, FSI Stanford News

A survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, 68 years ago, recalls the horror of that day before a Stanford delegation led by Scott Sagan, who is helping the city reinvent itself as a beacon for Global Zero - the movement for a world without nuclear weapons. Read more »



June 24th, 2013

On 150th anniversary of Gettysburg, one officer's family secret revealed

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

With the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg this July, Scott Sagan and his son, Samuel, take a look at a family secret harbored by Civil War Gen. George Edward Pickett. Known for the bloody Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, the general's widow kept secret Pickett's other charge: the son he had with a Native American woman. Read more »




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First Person: Scott Sagan, Nuclear Disarmament Expert
Scott Sagan, nuclear disarmament expert, Senior Fellow at CISAC and Stanford professor of political science, talks with Lisa Van Dusen in the fall of 2012 about his life-long career in academic research, teaching and policy devoted to disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation.
January 20, 2013 in Palo Alto Online

Nuclear investigations
Could you justify the use of nuclear weapons against the enemy? For Stanford political science professor Scott Sagan, the answer is simple–no.
April 3, 2012 in The Stanford Daily

5-minute Lowy lunch: Nuclear genie
Leading nuclear expert Professor Scott Sagan, from Stanford University, gave lectures and interviews around Australia during his visit last week, and on Thursday he was at the Lowy Institute in Sydney to take part in a panel discussion about nuclear power and nuclear proliferation.
December 6, 2011 in Lowy Interpreter

Why We Won't Use the Bomb
The choice by United States leaders to not use nuclear weapons in conflict—we haven't dropped a nuke since 1945—may have more to do with public attitude than with militaristic decisions, according to Stanford political science professor Scott Sagan.
November 7, 2011 in Patch.com

VIDEO: US Strategic Nuclear Policy: A Video History, 1945-2004
Sandia Labs historical video documents history of U.S. strategic nuclear policy. [...] Interviewed were university researchers including Stanford University professors Lynn Eden, Scott Sagan, and David Holloway, University of Pittsburgh professor Janne Nolan, University of Wisconsin professor Paul Boyer, and the late ...
October 12, 2011 in Center for Research on Globalization

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