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February 28th, 2013

Students take part in UN simulation to debate Iran's nuclear program

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

CISAC faculty member Amy Zegart writes in Foreign Policy about Stanford's popular UN Security Council simulation, which this year took on a hypothetical nuclear crisis in Iran. More than 150 students represented 23 countries in the 48 hours of mock debate. Read more »



February 27th, 2013

Hecker steps down as co-director, but not away from CISAC

CISAC, FSI Stanford News

Siegfried Hecker, CISAC's co-director for five years, is stepping down from his leadership role to take a sabbatical and work on his book. He'll return this summer as a senior fellow at CISAC and FSI and to co-teach the popular "Technology and National Security" class. Read more »



February 14th, 2013

Hecker takes hard look at North Korea's nuclear test

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

CISAC's Siegfried Hecker, one of the world's leading experts on North Korea's nuclear program, takes a hard look at Pyongyang's underground nuclear test. Read more »



February 12th, 2013

North Korea keeps its pledge to conduct nuclear test

CISAC, FSI Stanford, Shorenstein APARC, KSP News

North Korea keeps its pledge to conduct a third underground nuclear test. We ask our experts to weigh in on the detonation condemned by the White House as destabilizing. Read more »



February 5th, 2013

Perry, Hecker discuss Pyongyang's threat of a third nuclear test

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

CISAC's William J. Perry and Siegfried Hecker attend an international security conference in Seoul, South Korea, where the North's threat of another nuclear test dominates. Read more »



February 1st, 2013

Obama awards Sidney Drell National Medal of Science

CISAC, FSI Stanford News

President Barack Obama awards CISAC's founding science co-director Sidney Drell the National Medal of Science, the highest honor bestowed by the government on scientists, inventors and engineers. Read more »




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