H5N1 Virus Renews Interest In 'Biological Research Oversight System'

December 29, 2011

The biological research oversight system outlined in the CISSM monograph, "Controlling Dangerous Pathogens," has received renewed public interest (see comments in Science and Bloomberg News, and by CISSM Director John Steinbruner) in light of controversial experiments on H5N1 flu virus.

CISSM Releases Poll: Faith and Global Policy Challenges

December 07, 2011
CISSM and its Program on International Policy Attitudes released the results of a public opinion poll, "Faith and Global Policy Challenges," exploring how individuals'' spritual obligations impact their policy preferences on climate change, nuclear weapons, and poverty.

Security Policy Students Meet With State Department

November 14, 2011

Arms control and nonproliferation policy students met with State Department officials to discuss the latest U.S. arms control and cooperative security initiatives.

Nuclear Threat Initiative Awards CISSM $270,000 Grant

November 01, 2011

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 Hosts Student Workshop On Morality And Security

September 26, 2011

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.

John Steinbruner To Chair National Research Council Panel

September 05, 2011
CISSM Director John Steinbruner was asked to chair the National Research Council''s Panel on Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Social and Political Stresses.

John Steinbruner, Nancy Gallagher Address Congressional Nuclear Weapons Seminar

August 12, 2011

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.

Skoll Global Threats Fund Awards CISSM $180,000 Grant

June 30, 2011

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.

Graduate Assistant Courtney Brasier To Be Foreign Service Officer

April 25, 2011
CISSM graduate assistant Courtney Brasier, who helped to coordinate CISSM''s collaboration with the Russian Institute of U.S.-Canada Studies, has accepted a position as a U.S. Foreign Service Political Officer.

Carnegie Corporation New York Awards CISSM $410,000 Grant

April 01, 2011

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.

Jane Holl Lute Hosted At CISSM Forum

March 17, 2011

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.

Steven Kull Releases Opinion Poll: Cut Defense Spending

February 04, 2011
Steven Kull, a senior research scholar at CISSM and director of the Center on Policy Attitudes, released a study from COPA''s Program for Public Consultation, "How the American Public Would Deal with the Budget Deficit," which shows substantial support for cuts to the defense budget.

Research Assistant Anton Grishanov Interviewed On VOA

November 22, 2010

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 Awarded Pepsi Challenge Funding

November 11, 2010

CISSM was awarded Pepsi Challenge Funding to host a screening and discussion of the acclaimed documentary film, Countdown to Zero, on campus.

CISSM Sponsors Screening Of The Battle of Algiers

October 26, 2010

CISSM sponsored a screening of the counterinsurgency classic, The Battle of Algiers, on October 26, in 1113 Van Munching Hall.

Dead Dogs: An American Tragedy Reading At CISSM

October 04, 2010

CISSM hosted a reading of "Dead Dogs: An American Tragedy," an 80-minute drama by playwright Greg Steinbruner. CISSM research fellow, Daniel Levine, led a post-performance discussion of the ethical issues raised by the play.

Dwight Raymond Speaks At CISSM Lunch Talk

September 30, 2010

CISSM co-sponsored a September 29 lunch-time talk by Dwight Raymond of the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute.

Fall Film Series Launch: 'Nuclear Tipping Point'

September 21, 2010

CISSM launched its fall 2010 film series with a September 21 showing of Nuclear Tipping Point at 7 pm in 1113 Van Munching Hall.

Russian Amb. Sergey I. Kislyak Gives Lunch Talk At CISSM

May 04, 2010

CISSM hosted a lunch talk by Russian Amb. Sergey I. Kislyak.  The event was part of the CISSM Forum series.

Russian Students Visit CISSM

April 30, 2010

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 full trip report.

CISSM Co-hosts African Security Panel

April 26, 2010

CISSM co-hosted an African Security Panel on April 23, which featured CISSM Research Fellow Daniel Levine, Graduate Assistant Michael Kniss, and others.

CISSM Receives John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Grant

March 08, 2010

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has awarded CISSM a $350,000 grant in support of its Advanced Methods of Cooperative Security Program.

Nancy Gallagher Addresses Middle Powers Initiative

January 25, 2010

CISSM Research Director Nancy Gallagher addressed the Middle Powers Initiative’s "Atlanta Consultation III: Fulfilling the NPT" conference.

Catherine Kelleher Appointed To Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative

January 04, 2010

Catherine Kelleher, a CISSM Senior Fellow and a College Park Professor, was recently appointed to the Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative (EASI), a high-level international commission sponsored by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, whose goal is to lay the intellectual foundation for an inclusive Euro-Atlantic security system for the twenty-first century....