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Governance, Organizations and Security

Governance and organization issues affect government agencies' ability to transcend cultural or bureaucratic problems that can bedevil security policy. They can also impact nations' ability to cooperate with one another. Understanding and addressing these issues is a major priority for CISAC.

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July 30th, 2013

Hecker: India's first-class nuclear program can still learn from Fukushima

CISAC News

CISAC's Sig Hecker talks to one of India's top newspapers about why he admires that country's nuclear energy program. India's world-class nuclear researchers can still learn many lessons from the Fukushima nuclear crisis. Read more »



July 25th, 2013

A look at the origins of the American national security bureaucracy

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

CISAC Faculty Member Tino Cuéllar sat down with C-SPAN's Book TV to talk about his book, "Governing Security: The Hidden Origins of American Security Agencies." Read more »



July 22nd, 2013

Hegghammer provides testimony to Congress on future of jihadi terrorism

CISAC in the news

Terrorism expert and CISAC Zukerman Fellow Thomas Hegghammer provided testimony to the House subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade. The hearing, titled "Global al-Qaeda: Affiliates, Objectives, and Future Challenges," focused on the future of al-Qaeda and related jihadi terrorist groups.




July 19th, 2013

Robert Hamerton-Kelly, former dean of the chapel and CISAC scholar, dies

CISAC in the news: Stanford Report on July 18, 2013

Robert Hamerton-Kelly spent more than two decades working at Stanford, including 13 years as dean of Stanford Memorial Church and 10 years as a senior research scholar in ethics at CISAC.



A soldier and diplomat: Karl Eikenberry talks about career, the military and Afghanistan

CISAC in the news

CISAC's Karl Eikenberry talks to UCtv about the future of the American all-volunteer military force and the situation in Afghanistan, through the lens of his own experiences as a soldier and diplomat.




July 11th, 2013

Women’s equality in China focus of research by CISAC honors student

CISAC, FSI Stanford News

CISAC 2013 Honors Student Flora Wang heads to China on a Fulbright scholarship to study gender equality and reforms to China's outdated Marriage Law. She will be mentored by the dean of the law school in the fabled central city of Xi'an. +VIDEO+
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