Nuclear Security and Risk
Since its founding as the Center for International Security and Arms Control, CISAC has worked through scholarly research and Track II diplomacy to influence policies that will help reduce the dangers posed by nuclear weapons.
The mineralogist and materials scientist is an expert on nuclear waste management and policy and is the chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board. He becomes the inaugural chair established with a $5 million gift from the Stanton Foundation. Read more »
CISAC in the news
Jennifer Granick, a CISAC affiliate and director of civil liberties at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, and University of Virginia law professor Christopher Jon Sprigman, argue in two editorials that NSA surveillance is criminal and bad for democracy. Read more »
CISAC, Shorenstein APARC, KSP Op-ed: The Financial Times (in Chinese language)
Shorenstein APARC experts comment that South Korean President Park Geun-hye's visit to China this week attests to the magnitude and importance of geostrategic changes in Northeast Asia. Read more »
CISAC in the news: European Leadership Network on June 17, 2013
CISAC Faculty Member and former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J. Perry tells the story of how he became a nuclear weapons abolitionist. He recounts six personal experiences that led him to turn away from his lifelong career of developing and managing nuclear weapons, and pursue the goal of eliminating them. Read more »
Join the 2013 Honors Program students on graduation day and learn more about the students and where they're headed in this interactive social media story. Read more »
CISAC in the news
Following revelations of the NSA's massive public surveillance program, called PRISM, CISAC cyber and intelligence experts respond with important questions necessary for an informed policy debate, and tell us that terrorists were already aware of increased surveillance. Read more »
Surveillance exposures more of a wake-up call than an alarm to terroristsCISAC in the news: Bloomberg News on June 11, 2013
Former Deputy Director of National Intelligence Thomas Fingar spoke with news websites about the disclosure of U.S. surveillance programs. Fingar said that although these revelations may cause some terrorists to change their behavior, it's likely that they were already aware of increased electronic surveillance.