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Security

Security

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 implications 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. 

News

Technology, accountability and democracy in South Asia and beyond

September 2013

A call for papers has been issued for a conference on the intersection between technology, accountability and democracy will be organized in Mumbai, India in Jan 2014.

Exploring new technologies at Stanford to monitor human rights

August 2012

Teaming up with the Brookings Institution and Google, CDDRL hosted a workshop to bring together four United Nations special rapporteurs, civil society activists, technologists and government donors...

McLaughlin speaks on the expansion of the internet and its risks

October 2011

Andrew McLaughlin, a lecturer at the Stanford Law School and the executive director of the Creative Commons delivered the inaugural lecture for the fall season of the Liberation Technology Seminar...

Events

Turning the Virtual Tables: Government Strategies for Addressing Online Opposition with an Application to Russia

December 4, 2015

Abstract:Joshua Tucker and his colleagues have introduced a novel classification of strategies employed by autocrats to combat hostile activity on the web and in social media in particular.

Advancing Human Rights through Tech and Data

November 20, 2015

Human rights groups have only two assets: people and information.  Learn about Benetech's decade of putting information technology tools into the hands of human rights activists, with the goal of...

Trauma and Technology: The Role of ICT in Women’s Safety and Mental Health Interventions

February 28, 2014

  Abstract: This talk is motivated by increased efforts in ICTD to lower rates of violence against women (VAW) worldwide.

People

Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science