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June 28th, 2013

Rod Ewing named Frank Stanton Professor in Nuclear Security

CISAC, FSI Stanford News

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 affiliate Jennifer Granick argues that recent NSA spying is criminal

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 »



June 26th, 2013

PRC-ROK summit underscores shared interests and common concerns

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 »



June 19th, 2013

William J. Perry's personal journey at the nuclear brink

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 »



June 18th, 2013

CISAC Honors students: The next generation of global thinkers

CISAC News

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 »



June 13th, 2013

What we need to know about PRISM

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 »



June 12th, 2013

Surveillance exposures more of a wake-up call than an alarm to terrorists

CISAC 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.





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