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Migration and Transnational Flows

CISAC scholars are actively engaged in seeking to understand the causes and effects of the movement of people, money, legal and illicit goods, and even ideas across boundaries and borders.

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January 17th, 2014

Vinton Cerf to talk about safety and security in a wired-up world

CISAC, FSI Stanford News

Vinton Cerf, who helped develop the Internet while at Stanford, delivers the 2014 Drell Lecture about safety and security in a transnational environment. Read more »



December 16th, 2013

Students across campus support innovation at U.N. refugee agency

CISAC, FSI Stanford News

A simple request by the U.N. agency that aids refugees worldwide has led to an array of projects across the Stanford campus and meaningful work for dozens of students. Read more »



September 25th, 2013

Stanford conference promotes new thinking on migration and integration

CISAC, The Europe Center, Shorenstein APARC News

Academics from American, European and Asian universities came together at Stanford University on September 19th and 20th to present their research on the large-scale movements of people, and engage in a multidisciplinary exchange of ideas and perspectives. Read more »



August 30th, 2013

The borderless view of Tino Cuéllar

FSI Stanford, CISAC News

In a Stanford Magazine profile, FSI Director Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar talks about his background, his scholarship and why there's a point to "taking on problems that are so difficult to solve that nobody can really expect that they're likely to be completely solved—ever." Read more »



August 14th, 2013

A story of hope: CISAC and UN visit refugee camps in Rwanda

CISAC, FSI Stanford News

In May 2013, CISAC traveled with UNHCR to refugee camps in Rwanda as part of the Stanford-UNHCR Project on Rethinking Refugee Communities. Learn more about their trip through this online journal. Read more »



July 11th, 2013

CISAC and Stanford students work with UN to rethink refugee communities

CISAC, FSI Stanford News

In a trip facilitated by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Rescue Committee, a group of Stanford students recently visited UNHCR refugee camps and surrounding communities in Ethiopia. The students came away with a better understanding of the complex issues facing refugees as well as new ideas for possible solutions. +VIDEO+
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July 8th, 2013

How Syria's Civil War Became a Holy Crusade

CISAC in the news: Foreign Affairs on July 8, 2013

Syria's civil war, already a microcosm of politics and power in the Middle East, could inflame religious tensions and political differences across the region. Theologian and top Sunni cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi has called for Sunni Muslims worldwide to fight in Syria against Bashar al-Assad, Hezbollah, and Shiite influence.  Read more »




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