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

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,...

Old Events

Content Moderation in an End-to-End Encrypted World

May 13, 2022

Join the Stanford Internet Observatory, the Greater Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society, and the Center for Democracy and Technology on April 1 to discuss Content Moderation in an end-to...

Cryptocurrency and Societal Harm Symposium

May 13, 2022

The Stanford Internet Observatory will host a symposium, Cryptocurrency and Societal Harm, at Stanford University on Friday, May 13, 2022.

Journal of Online Trust and Safety Second Issue Webinar

May 13, 2022

REGISTER Come join The Journal of Online Trust and Safety, an open access journal for cutting-edge trust and safety scholarship, as we bring together authors published in our second issue for a...

People

Professor Larry Diamond Larry Diamond Mosbacher Senior Fellow in Global Democracy Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto Director, Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance
Gregory Falco Gregory Falco Cybersecurity Postdoctoral Fellow
woman in a black shirt smiling Karen Nershi Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Internet Observatory
Man in a black suit smiling Ronald E Robertson Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Internet Observatory
headshot of Josh Goldstein Josh A. Goldstein Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Internet Observatory
woman smiling Samantha Bradshaw Postdoctoral Scholar, CDDRL
david thiel David Thiel Chief Technical Officer, Stanford Internet Observatory Chief Technical Officer, Stanford Internet Observatory
renee diresta Renee DiResta Research Manager, Stanford Internet Observatory