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FSI scholars produce research aimed at creating a safer world and examing the consequences of security policies on institutions and society. They look at longstanding issues including nuclear nonproliferation and the conflicts between countries like North and South Korea. But their research also examines new and emerging areas that transcend traditional borders – the drug war in Mexico and expanding terrorism networks. FSI researchers look at the changing methods of warfare with a focus on biosecurity and nuclear risk. They tackle cybersecurity with an eye toward privacy concerns and explore the value of new actors like hackers.

Along with the changing face of conflict, terrorism and crime, FSI researchers study food security. They tackle the global problems of hunger, poverty and environmental degradation by generating knowledge and policy-relevant solutions. An interdisciplinary team of scholars accomplishes this mission through teaching and honing a research portfolio focused on agriculture, aquaculture, and climate change.

 

Recent Events

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Ivo Daalder: "America First: Donald Trump and the New World Order"

April 3, 2017

Ivo Daalder has been president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs since July 2013.

Mark Leonard: "The connectivity wars: European security and the weaponization of the internet, trade, migration and international institutions"

April 3, 2017

THIS EVENT HAS REACHED FULL CAPACITY. PLEASE CONTACT MAGDALENA magdafb@stanford.edu TO GET ON THE WAITLIST Our world is built on links and connections.

The Kremlin's Trojan Horses?: Russia and the European Far Right

March 30, 2017

A wave of far-right populism is sweeping across Europe. Euroskeptic, nationalist, populist parties, once on the fringes of European politics, are poised to enter the mainstream.

Bits and pieces: Liberal democracy in the digital era

March 14, 2017

 The event is a joint sponsorship between CISAC, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, the European Security Initiative (in The Europe Center) and the Center for Russian, East...

Ivan Krastev, "The Imitation Imperative"

March 2, 2017

Although the post-1989 world is the world that America and Europe made, it has now become the world that America and Europe have started to fear and sometimes even hate.

US Ambassador to Poland, Paul Jones

February 14, 2017

          The Ambassador's remarks will address:U.S. military deploymentsPoland’s regional and global relations with the European Union, NATO and the United States  Poland’s current domestic...

"Russian Military Reform and its Consequences" by Aleksandr Golts

February 3, 2017

In March 2014 Russian Armed Forces managed to deploy thousands troops on Ukrainian bordere in less than 48hs. This fact was crucial in capturing Crimea.

Book Talk: "Everyone Loses" by Samuel Charap and Timothy Colton

February 3, 2017

Disorder erupted in Ukraine in 2014, involving the overthrow of a sitting government, the Russian annexation of the Crimean peninsula, and a violent insurrection, supported by Moscow, in the east...

"Europe-Russia: a lasting confrontation" by Dr Marie Mendras

January 11, 2017

"Europe-Russia: a lasting confrontation"European states expect the confrontation with Russia to last.

Book Event: "Genocide: A World History" with Norman M. Naimark

December 12, 2016

  Genocide occurs in every time period and on every continent. Using the 1948 U.N.

Former Foreign Minister of Russia, Andrei Kozyrev. “The Future of U.S.-Russian Relations”

October 6, 2016

  As the Trump administration prepares to take office, it joins with the previous incoming Bush and Obama administrations in promising to improve U.S.-Russian relations.

Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak: "The State of U.S.-Russia Relations"

October 5, 2016

  Sergey Kislyak was appointed Russian Ambassador to the United States in 2008.

Brexit: What's next for the UK and Europe?

August 16, 2016

  The United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union this summer promises to fundamentally alter the political and economic future of the UK and the rest of the European Union.

**Cancelled** Brexit, Trump and the politics of fear: is populism here to stay?

July 12, 2016

**This event has been cancelled** With the backdrop of the Brexit vote in the UK, Nick Clegg will explore the factors behind the rise of the politics of identity, populism and nationalism in the UK...

"How America Retrenches: Foreign Policy Pullbacks in Historical Perspective" - A Lecture by Stephen Sestanovich

April 20, 2016

Sorry, we've reached registration capacity. Please contact us if you would like to be added to the waitlist. Barack Obama is not the first U.S.

"Ukraine: a turning point for the post-Soviet space or just another failure?" A Lecture by Ilya Ponomarev

April 4, 2016

 Event is Full. To be added to the waitlist please email Karen Haley: khaley@stanford.edu Ilya Ponomarev is an opposition member of the Russian Parliament (State Duma).

Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall of Russian Media — a talk by Ilia Krasilshchik

April 1, 2016

Despite the increasing state control over free speech, the Russian media market is still alive — and huge.

The Politics of Emotions: France’s Responses to the 2015 Terrorist Attacks

March 18, 2016

How do democratic societies respond to acts of terror?

Current Challenges of International Security: Consequences for Germany and Europe, A talk by German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen

March 10, 2016

REGISTRATION FULL. No walk-ins, no substitutions. Door opens at 3:45pm for registered guests.

"Russia and the West: Handling the Clash of World Views" A Lecture by Vygaudas Ušackas, EU Ambassador to Russia

March 3, 2016

REGISTRATION FULL. Ambassador Ušackas will dwell on security challenges faced by Europe.

"The Unmaking of a Continent: Europe on Edge" A Talk by Roger Cohen

February 2, 2016

NOTE: Event registration is full.

Whither the Russian Economy? A Lecture by Sergei Guriev

January 5, 2016

This event is now full.  We are no longer able to accept further RSVPs.   The Russian Economy is in a recession due to a perfect storm of the low oil prices, sanctions and the lack of reforms....

18th Annual Dallin Lecture: Russia as a Global Challenge

November 11, 2015

The Russian System of personalized power has been demonstrating an amazing capacity for survival even in the midst of decay.

People

David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science
Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Fellow, S-APARC, Affiliate, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Timothy E. Josling Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Food Research Institute, Emeritus
James J. Sheehan Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Emeritus
Roland Hsu Affiliate