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July 11th, 2014

Jonathan Hunt: Cold War offers lessons for US-Iran diplomacy

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

CISAC McArthur Nuclear Fellow Jonathan Hunt says the secret history of Cold War détente offers a case study in how back-channel discussions at multilateral talks might help the United States and Iran resolve their differences. Read more »



June 20th, 2014

White House reappoints Ewing to nuclear waste review board

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

The White House has reappointed CISAC's Rod Ewing as chairman of the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board, which oversees the Department of Energy activities related to the safe disposal of high-level radioactive waste. Read more »



May 19th, 2014

Microsoft VP Scott Charney discusses privacy and security

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

Scott Charney, corporate vice president for Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Group, addresses a CISAC seminar about the evolving pursuit of security and privacy. You can watch the entire talk here. Read more »



April 9th, 2014

Insider threats biggest challenge to nuclear security

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

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



April 8th, 2014

May recognized for work on nuclear weapons and energy policy

CISAC News

CISAC's Michael May is awarded the Joseph A. Burton Forum Award by the American Physical Society for his lifetime of work educating the public about nuclear weapons and energy. 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 »



February 21st, 2014

Hecker and Davis in Bulletin: SKorea has model nuclear energy program

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on February 19, 2014

Siegfried Hecker and his research assistant, Peter E. Davis, write in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists that South Korea's nuclear energy program has become model that countries aspiring to obtain nuclear energy should emulate. Read more »




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