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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 value 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. An interdisciplinary team of scholars accomplishes this mission through teaching and honing a research portfolio focused on agriculture, aquaculture, and climate change.

 

Scholarly Publications

Overview of the Korean War and Its Legacy

October 2010

The year 2010 marks the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, which began on June 25, 1950.

Why Has War Become Obsolete in Europe

April 2010

It is quite remarkable that a continent, which for much of its modern history was embroiled in internecine warfare, now seems to be one of the most stable regions of the world.

Social Conflict and Political Violence in Africa

April 2009

A growing fraction of the world's civil wars seem to be breaking out on the African continent, and in the last few decades it has acquired a reputation as a hotbed of violence and warfare.  Social...

News

Conference at Stanford examines why Korea matters to American education

July 2016

All things Korean – economics, culture, politics – are the subject of an educational conference on campus this week.The fifth annual Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S.

President Obama visits Hiroshima: perspectives and classroom resources

May 2016

On May 27, 2016, President Obama will become the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima.

Cuéllar looks back on leading FSI

December 2014

For 14 years, Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar has been a tireless Stanford professor who has strengthened the fabric of university’s interdisciplinary nature.

Events

JASA: Asia's Longest & Most Successful Alliance

March 6, 2012

In this lecture, Professor Okimoto discusses the Japan American Security Alliance (JASA).

Multimedia

Art in a Time of Crisis

July 2016

Since 2002 SPICE has collaborated with the Silk Road Project to conduct teacher professional development seminars and develop curricular materials.

Long-term Radiation Effects

December 2013

The following lectures were recorded at a day-long teacher workshop, "Examining Long-term Radiation Effects," co-sponsored by Stanford's Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and SPICE.

JASA: Asia's Longest & Most Successful Alliance

March 2012

In this lecture, Professor Okimoto discusses the Japan American Security Alliance (JASA). He examines reasons behind its longevity and success as well as short- and long-term prospects for its sustainability   DOWNLOADLesson Five: JASA  

People

Rylan Sekiguchi Curriculum Designer