The Department of Defense’s Minerva Initiative awarded a 3-year, $1.9 million research grant to a team of researchers led by Elisabeth Gilmore, CISSM research fellow and assistant professor in the School of Public Policy, to investigate how climate change could affect human well-being and lead to civil conflict with the goal of identifying interventions to mitigate these risks.
CISSM Director John Steinbruner delivered a keynote address on the political and social implications of climate change at WorldAffairs 2013. Video of his remarks is available here.
A National Research Council panel chaired by CISSM Director John Steinbruner released its report, "Climate and Social Stress: Implications for Security Analysis."
CISSM welcomes ISKRAN Fellow Alexey Stepanov and Fulbright Fellow He Yun, a doctoral candidate from Tsinghua University, who are spending the fall and the full-year, respectively, at the School of Public Policy.
The Yamamoto-Scheffelin Endowment for Dissertation Research awarded Jaganath Sankaran, a CISSM research scholar, its first ever dissertation prize upon completion of Sankaran’s dissertation, “Debating Space Security: Capabilities and Vulnerabilities.”
Arms control and nonproliferation policy students met with State Department officials to discuss the latest U.S. arms control and cooperative security initiatives.
The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) has awarded CISSM a $270,000 grant to investigate the role that nuclear material accounting can play in reducing the risks posed by the expanded global use of nuclear energy and in facilitating deep reductions in global nuclear weapons stockpiles.
CISSM hosted a workshop with students and faculty from area universities and MSPP on September 23, 2011 as part of its project on morality and security.
CISSM Director John Steinbruner and Research Director Nancy Gallagher each addressed a congressional seminar on nuclear weapons and nuclear security that was sponsored by the AAAS''s Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy. Read Steinbruner''s and Gallagher''s remarks.