Health and the Environment
Health and environmental issues will heavily impact global security in the coming decades and pose important challenges for international cooperation. The relationship between the environment, and international security is attracting increased interest among scholars and policymakers alike.
Analysts at CISAC, together with the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, are playing a leading role in deriving new and timely information of global security relevance from a variety of open-source geospatial tools. Read more »
CISAC in the news: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on March 4, 2013
When it comes to feeding the world's poorest, aid organizations face the difficult choice of how to distribute food when there is not enough for all who need it. CISAC's Larry Wein and co-authors find that one approach can save lives and money. Read more »
CISAC, Shorenstein APARC in the news
The National Research Council released an 18-month study which finds that climate change, whether natural or man-made, poses a major threat to global security. Read more »
CISAC Op-ed: Atlantic Magazine
CISAC Affiliate Marc Goodman co-authors an article on how advances in biotechnology may be used in the near future to create personalized biological agents that target individuals based on their DNA. Read more »
CISAC, FSI Stanford, CHP/PCOR News
Dr. David Relman, a Stanford microbiologist and professor of infectious diseases, has been named the next CISAC co-director. An adviser to the federal government on emerging biological threats, Relman's new role will strengthen CISAC's core mission of making the world a safer place. Read more »
Study in Nature suggests wind power could meet global energy needsCISAC in the news: Nature Climate Change on September 9, 2012
Former Perry Fellow Katherine Marvel and colleagues at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory published a major study challenging conventional ideas about the limits of wind power. Through simulations and models, they find that wind power could meet global energy needs but caution that growth will likely be determined by economic, political, or technical factors and not global geophysical limitations.
- » Geophysical limits to global wind power
- » Washington Post: Could wind power ever meet the world's energy needs?
CISAC, FSE, FSI Stanford in the news
CISAC Co-Director Tino Cuéllar talks to BigThink.com about why government agencies have such a bad track record. He explains that some agencies are well aware of their shortcomings and are working to improve operations and their relationship with the public, particularly agencies protecting public health and the food supply. Read more »