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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 »



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 »



February 20th, 2014

Cyber fellow Jonathan Mayer pieces together NSA reach

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

CISAC cybersecurity fellow Jonathan Mayer is featured in a Huffington Post story for his reverse-engineering of the NSA surveillance program. Mayer's research has shown that the agency's call-tracking program might be even bigger than previously thought. Read more »



February 14th, 2014

Hecker receives AAAS Award for Science Diplomacy

CISAC, FSI Stanford News

CISAC Senior Fellow Siegfried Hecker is awarded AAAS's annual Science Diplomacy Award for his "lifetime commitment to using the tools of science to address the challenges of nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear terrorism and his dedication to build bridges through science." Read more »



February 11th, 2014

A nuclear energy program that benefits the Iranian people

CISAC, FSI Stanford, CDDRL News

Siegfried Hecker and Abbas Milani argue that only a truly peaceful nuclear energy program can bring Iran the prosperity and innovation it deserves. The new Iranian leadership might be listening – their journal article was translated into Farsi and republished on an official government website, perhaps a sign of an open debate on the issue. Read more »




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