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. 

Scholarly Publications

The Virus and the Vote: Administering the 2020 Election in a Pandemic

A Compendium of Research from the Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project

Amplification and Its Discontents

Essay published by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University

Democratic Source Code for a New U.S.-EU Tech Alliance

November 2020

Appeared originally in Lawfare, November, 2020 Code is law.

Other Publications

News

How Stanford Scholars Are Teaching the Next Generation About 9/11

September 2021

On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, four Stanford scholars and leading experts in national security, terrorism and contemporary conflict – Condoleezza Rice, Amy Zegart, Martha Crenshaw and Lisa Blaydes...

Topologies and Tribulations of Gettr

August 2021

A month in the life of a new alt-network

Marietje Schaake Included in POLITICO’s Tech 28: Class of 2021

July 2021

POLITICO’s annual ranking of the 28 power players behind Europe’s tech revolution includes the Cyber Policy Center's Marietje Schaake. The list is divided into three categories — rulemakers,...

Events

The Administrative State of Content Moderation

October 20, 2021

In this talk, Evelyn Douek argues that the stylized picture of content moderation that dominates academic, public and regulatory discourse needs reframing.

Improving User Agency in E2EE Communication Services

October 19, 2021

People who use messaging services need to be able to exercise agency in how they communicate.

Mapping the Ecosystem of Disinformation on Social Media: The Case of Facebook

September 21, 2021

PART OF THE FALL SEMINAR SERIES Join us at the weekly Cyber Policy Center (CPC) seminar on Tue, October 12th from 12 PM - 1 PM PST featuring Soojong Kim, postdoctoral fellow at the Program on...

People

Professor Larry Diamond Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
1 RSD13 085 0052a 001 David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto Director, Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance
woman in a black shirt smiling Karen Nershi Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Internet Observatory
Gregory Falco Gregory Falco Cybersecurity Postdoctoral Fellow
Man in a black suit smiling Ronald E Robertson Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Internet Observatory
headshot of Josh Goldstein Josh A. Goldstein Predoctoral Fellow, Stanford Internet Observatory
woman smiling Samantha Bradshaw Postdoctoral Scholar, CDDRL
vanessa molter Vanessa Molter Graduate Research Assistant, Stanford Internet Observatory
Alex Zaheer Headshot Alex Zaheer Graduate Research Assistant Technical Research Assistant
renee diresta Renee DiResta Research Manager, Stanford Internet Observatory