CISSM News

Media coverage of CISSM study of Iranian public opinion

February 05, 2016

The publication of "Iranian Attitudes in Advance of the Parliamentary Elections: Economics, Politics, and Foreign Affairs" garnered a number of mentions in newsmedia around the world. Below is a list of some of the more prominent mentions or uses of the study.

Gallagher and Hitchens discuss the weaponization of space

January 14, 2016

CISSM Interim Director Nancy Gallagher and CISSM Senior Research Scholar Theresa Hitchens participated in a January 11, 2016 discussion on "Space W

CISSM awarded UMD grant to crowdsource space object database

January 11, 2016

The CISSM project to crowdsource a comprehensive, open-access database of space objects received a boost when the University of Maryland awarded it with a $50,000 seed grant to demonstrate the proof of concept.

Q & A with Kirill Tanaev, 2015 visiting ISKRAN fellow

September 15, 2015

Soon after arriving in College Park, MD, for his fellowship earlier this fall, Kirill Tanaev sat down with CISSM to discuss his background and goals for his visit.

Majority of Iranian public approves of pursuing nuclear agreement, new study finds

June 23, 2015

NOTE: CISSM published a related study in collaboration with the University of Tehran in September 2014: "Iranian Attitudes on Nuclear Negotiations." CISSM and the Program for Public Consult

Nancy Gallagher appointed interim director of CISSM

May 21, 2015

Robert Orr, the dean of the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, announced today that he was appointing Nancy Gallagher, who has been the associate director of research at CISSM since 2001, to be CISSM's interim director.

CISSM and SPP launch student support fund in memory of John D. Steinbruner

May 19, 2015

To say that John Steinbruner always made time for colleagues and students would be an understatement. Dr.

Doctoral student wins UMD graduate fellowship

May 11, 2015

CISSM graduate assistant Zafar Imran was selected from among 4,000 graduate students to receive an

CISSM receives new funding to research U.S.-Russian relations

March 30, 2015

The Carnegie Corporation of New York awarded a new $500,000 grant to CISSM in support of its research and educational p

Graduate student awarded NNSA fellowship

March 16, 2015

Ian Andrews, a second-year masters of public policy student specializing in international security and economic policy, has been selected as a 2015 fellow for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)’s competitive Graduate Fellowship Program.

Majorities of Ukrainians do not support moving closer to EU or Russia, PPC study finds

March 09, 2015

CISSM senior research scholar and director of the Program for Public Consultation, Steven Kull, and CISSM senior fellow, Catherine Kelleher, part

Iran nuclear deal backed by large majority of Americans, new PPC study finds

March 03, 2015

NOTE: CISSM and its affiliate, the Program for Public Consultation, published a similar study on this topic in the summer of 2014: "American Attitudes on Negotiations with Iran:

Former UNIDIR director joins CISSM research team

January 21, 2015

Theresa Hitchens, the former director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), is joining CISSM as a senior research scholar after 5 years at the U.N. body.

CISSM launches updated website

January 12, 2015

As part of an effort to make CISSM research and the work of its faculty and associates more widely accessible, CISSM redesigned and relaunched its website this month.

ISKRAN visiting scholar weighs in on U.S.-Russian cooperation

November 25, 2014

Two University of Maryland School of Public Policy students, from two different backgrounds, came together to write an op-ed in the Baltimore Sun, "Opportunity in a Shared Enemy,"