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.
The Skoll Global Threats Fund awarded CISSM a $180,000 research grant to engage religious communities in addressing the threats posed by nuclear weapons policies, climate change, and poverty and to explore these threats’ moral implications.
Russian students from the Institute of U.S. and Canada Studies visited CISSM as part of the Collaborative Education and Cooperative Security project. Read the complete trip report.
The Carnegie Corporation of New York has awarded CISSM a $410,000 grant in support of its collaborative work with the Institute of U.S and Canada Studies to train the next generation of U.S. and Russian security experts.
CISSM hosted Jane Holl Lute, the deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, for a special CISSM Forum in the Van Munching Hall atrium.
Visiting research assistant Anton Grishanov was interviewed [in Russian] by the Voice of America on November 22, 2010 about his views on NATO-Russia relations.
CISSM was awarded Pepsi Challenge Funding to host a screening and discussion of the acclaimed documentary film, Countdown to Zero, on campus.