A number of School of Public Policy doctoral graduates and students with close CISSM ties have made significant career moves this spring.
The Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) is seeking to hire two research associates to work on projects related to nuclear security, cybersecurity, and U.S.-Russia relations. One research associate would be most directly involved in a project about cooperative strategies to reduce the negative effects that disruptive technologies and interference in domestic politics are having on U.S.-Russian relations, bilaterally and in Europe.
In the wake of widespread protests in Iran, very large majorities of Iranians are critical of their government for economic mismanagement and corruption, yet equally large majorities reject the idea that Iran’s political system needs to undergo fundamental change, according to a new survey by the University of Maryland.
CISSM is saddened by the news of the death of former School of Public Policy faculty member and CISSM Senior Fellow Adm. Stansfield Turner, who died last week.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation awarded CISSM a new grant to examine how to minimize the risks of proliferation, terrorist access to fissile material, and use of nuclear or radiological weapons that are emerging from the expansion of nuclear energy capacity and exports from East Asia.
Satellites orbiting Earth collect data on a wide variety of factors that are key to understanding and addressing global environmental challenges. Yet access to some of this data—including data from unclassified, government-owned satellites—remains restricted, finds a new book by former CISSM Scholar Mariel Borowitz.
At the invitation of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, CISSM Senior Research Associate and Associate Research Professor Charles Harry has joined the Chamber's Cybersecurity Leadership Council.
Soon after arriving in College Park, MD, for his fellowship earlier this fall, Oleg Krivolapov sat down with CISSM to discuss his background and goals for his visit.
The University of Maryland's Office of the Provost has awarded CISSM a 3-year $300,000 matching grant to further develop its cyber risk assessment model and to apply the model to existing information technology systems.
This fall, CISSM welcomes Alec Worsnop and Catherine Worsnop. Alec joins CISSM as a research fellow and has also been appointed as an assistant professor at the School of Public Policy. Catherine joins CISSM as a research associate and has also been appointed as an assistant research professor at the School of Public Policy.
Research published by CISSM Research Associate Jaganath Sankaran was named a finalist for the 2018 Brodie Prize.
Sankaran’s research, published in the journal Contemporary Security Policy, evaluated the capabilities of missile defense installations in South Korea and the need for the South Korean government to reassure China of its intentions regarding its missile defense cooperation with the United States.
A new University of Maryland poll, "The Ramifications of Rouhani's Re-election," finds that 8 in 10 Iranians agree that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s re-election means most Iranians approve of his foreign policy and the nuclear deal he negotiated with the P5+1 countries. Less than a quarter (24 %) said it signified that most Iranians disapprove of the ideals of the Islamic revolution.
CISSM is pleased to welcome Kathleen Vogel, a recently appointed associate professor at the School of Public Policy, who will be a senior fellow at the center. Vogel, who is currently finishing a Jefferson Science Fellowship at the U.S. Department of State, will be joining the school full-time in the Fall of 2017.
On May 8 and May 10, 2017, CISSM Research Scholar Nilsu Goren spoke on two expert panels that the Geneva Center for Security Policy and the Academic Peace Orchestra Middle East (APOME), a collaborative research group consisting of some 100 regional and international experts, co-organized as side events to the 2017 Preparatory Committee of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) in Vienna, at the Vienna International Center (VIC).
Jill Maloney, a recent School of Public Policy graduate and CISSM graduate assistant, was awarded a graduate fellowship from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Maloney is the third graduate student and CISSM GA to accept a position through the NNSA fellowship program.
CISSM Research Scholar Amy Nelson was awarded a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship to conduct research and education on transatlantic relations in Germany.
While in Germany, Nelson will be researching German military innovation, including new developments and attitudes towards regulation and cooperation.
CISSM Director Nancy Gallagher and Research Scholar Charles Harry were awarded a UMD "Invention of the Year" award at "Innovate Maryland," a UMD celebration of innovation and partnerships held on April 12, 2017.
From March 27, 2017 to April 3, 2017, CISSM hosted a group of six students and a faculty member from Moscow’s Institute for U.S. and Canadian Studies (ISKRAN). This was ISKRAN’s fourteenth annual visit to CISSM.
The Carnegie Corporation of New York awarded a new $500,000 grant to CISSM in support of its research and educational programming to assess and fundamentally improve U.S.-Russian relations.
CISSM research on Iranian public opinion of Europe and European policies was featured prominently in the 2017 Munich Security Report, released in early February 2017. This year's report, subtitled "Post-Truth, Post-West, Post-Order?" focused on the effect of global policy challenges, including Mideast security challenges, on European secuirty policy.
Citing her leadership and scholarly accomplishments, the dean of the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, Robert Orr, appointed Nancy Gallagher as the next director of the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM).
For the second year in a row, CISSM was named one of the top 50 academic think tanks in the world in the 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index Ranking. The ranking presents the collective judgment of 2,543 think tank researchers, journalists, policy makers, and philanthropists from more than 140 countries, as well as the Index’s panel of experts.
President Donald J. Trump has said he will renegotiate the deal with Iran on its nuclear program, but a large majority of Iranians oppose making more concessions even if Trump offers incentives, according to a new poll conducted by the University of Maryland shortly after Trump’s election. Seven in ten Iranians reject giving up all uranium enrichment even if Trump were to offer to lift more U.S. sanctions on Iran. Six in ten are against lengthening the duration of special limits on Iran’s program in exchange for lifting more sanctions.