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Nora Bensahel


Nora Bensahel is an Adjunct Professor in the Security Studies Program. Dr. Bensahel is currently a Policy Analyst at the RAND Corporation, specializing in military strategy and doctrine. She has held fellowships at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, and the John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University. She previously worked as a research assistant for former Secretary of Defense William Perry. She has authored several studies on multinational military coalitions, NATO’s institutional development, and U.S. interventions in Somalia, Bosnia, and Kosovo. Dr. Bensahel received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford University.



Coit D. Blacker



Coit Blacker is the director of Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; the Olivier Nomellini Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education; an FSI Stanford senior fellow; and a professor of political science, by courtesy.

During the first Clinton administration, Professor Blacker served as special assistant to the president for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for Russian, Ukrainian and Eurasian Affairs at the National Security Council (NSC). At the NSC, he oversaw the implementation of U.S. policy toward Russia and the New Independent States, while also serving as principal staff assistant to the president and the National Security Advisor on matters relating to the former Soviet Union.

From 1998 to 2003, he served as co-director of the Aspen Institute's U.S.-Russia Dialogue, which twice each year brings together prominent U.S. and Russian specialists on foreign and defense policy for discussion and review of critical issues in U.S.-Russian relations. He was a study group member of the U.S. Commission on National Security in the 21st Century (The Hart-Rudman Commission) throughout the Commission's tenure.

A member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, he also serves on the Board of Directors of the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) in Washington, DC. Currently, he is also co-chair, with Professor Elisabeth Paté-Cornell, of the Faculty Steering Committee of the International Initiative.

He has held fellowships at Harvard University, Stanford University and the Council on Foreign Relations. In 1993 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Russian Academy of Sciences for his work on U.S.-Russian relations. He is a graduate of Occidental College (AB, Political Science) and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (MA, MALD, PhD).



James D. Fearon


James Fearon is the Theodore and Frances Geballe Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, a professor of political science and CISAC affiliated faculty member at Stanford University. His research has focused on democracy and international disputes, explanations for interstate wars, and, most recently, the causes of civil and especially ethnic violence. He is presently working on a book manuscript (with David Laitin) on civil war since 1945. Representative publications include "Neotrusteeship and the Problem of Weak States" (International Security, Spring 2004), "Ethnicity, Insurgency, and Civil War" (APSR, February 2003), and "Rationalist Explanations for War" (International Organization, Summer 1995). 

Fearon won the 1999 Karl Deutsch Award, which is "presented annually to a scholar under the age of forty, or within ten years of the acquisition of his or her Doctoral Degree, who is judged to have made, through a body publications, the most significant contribution to the study of International Relations and Peace Research." He was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences in 2002.



Tom Graham


Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr. is the President of the Lawyers Alliance for World Security (LAWS). Ambassador Graham served as the Special Representative of the President for Arms Control, Non-Proliferation, and Disarmament from 1994-1997. He led U.S. Government efforts to achieve a permanent Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) leading up to and during the 1995 Review and Extension Conference of the NPT. Ambassador Graham headed the U.S. Delegation to the 1996 Review Conference of the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty. He also headed the U.S. Delegation to the 1993 ABM Treaty Review Conference. In addition, he led a number of delegations to foreign capitals in the period 1994-1996, first to persuade countries to support indefinite extension of the NPT and in 1996 to urge conclusion of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland (the CTBT was signed in September 1996). In November 1995 and June 1996, Ambassador Graham lead a U.S. Delegation to Indonesia to discuss with ASEAN nations the emerging Southeast Asia Nuclear Free Zone Treaty.



Micheal May


Michael May is Professor Emeritus (Research) in the Stanford University School of Engineering and a senior fellow with the Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. He is the former co-director of Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation, having served seven years in that capacity through January 2000.

May is a director emeritus of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he worked from 1952 to 1988, with some brief periods away from the Laboratory. While there, he held a variety of research and development positions, serving as director of the Laboratory from 1965 to 1971.

May was a technical adviser to the Threshold Test Ban Treaty negotiating team; a member of the U.S. delegation to the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks; and at various times has been a member of the Defense Science Board, the General Advisory Committee to the AEC, the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, the RAND Corporation Board of Trustees, and the Committee on International Security and Arms Control of the National Academy of Sciences. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy, and a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

May received the Distinguished Public Service and Distinguished Civilian Service Medals from the Department of Defense, and the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award from the Atomic Energy Commission, as well as other awards.

His current research interests are in the area of nuclear and terrorism, energy, security and environment, and the relation of nuclear weapons and foreign policy. A few of his specific projects are listed here:

May is the Principal Investigator on a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) project in cooperation with the Naval Postgraduate School centering on organizational learning research for the DHS. He will focus particularly on learning from exercises, following up CISAC's previous work with the DHS on the federal-state-local coordination exercise Topoff-2. This project is managed with Scott Sagan and Lynn Eden. With CISAC affiliate Roger Speed, May is completing work on a chapter on "The Bush Doctrine and Nuclear Weapons" for the forthcoming CISAC book on U.S. nuclear postures. The chapter has been published in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.

May is continuing work on creating a secure future for civilian nuclear applications. This work will build on the "Atoms for Peace Fifty Years Later" project, administered with LLNL in 2003; this work led to several international workshops and a journal publication ("Stronger Measures Needed to Prevent Proliferation," Issues in Science and Technology, Spring 2004) with Tom Isaacs. May and Chaim Braun have submitted ideas for better securing the International fuel cycle to the International Atomic Energy Agency's Experts Group. These ideas are being discussed in various forums, especially in connection with the current Iran-related problems.



Steve Miller


Steven E. Miller is Director of the International Security Program, Editor-in-Chief of the quarterly journal, International Security and also co-editor of the International Security Program's book series, BCSIA Studies in International Security (which is published by the MIT Press). Previously, he was Senior Research Fellow at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and taught Defense and Arms Control Studies in the Department of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is co-author of the recent monograph, War with Iraq: Costs, Consequences, and Alternatives (2002) and a frequent contributor to Nezavisimaya Gazeta. Miller is editor or co-editor of some two dozen books, including, most recently, Offense, Defense, and War (October 2004), The Russian Military: Power and Policy (September 2004), Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict —Revised Edition (2001), and The Rise of China (2000).

Miller is a member of the Committee on International Security Studies (CISS) of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, co-chair of the U.S. Pugwash Committee, a member of the Council of International Pugwash, a member of the Advisory Committee of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), a member of the Scientific Committee of the Landau Network Centro Volta (Italy), and formerly a member of the Council of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). Within Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, Miller serves on the steering committees of the Kokkalis Program on Southeastern and East-Central Europe and of the Harvard Ukrainian Project.

Miller was born and raised in North Hollywood, California. He did his undergraduate degree at Occidental College in Los Angeles. He received a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) and a Ph.D. in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He is married to Deborah K. Louis. They have two sons: Jonathan (1989) and Nicholas (1997).



Elisabeth Pate-Cornell



Elisabeth Paté-Cornell is the Burt and Deedee McMurtry Professor in the School of Engineering and has been chair of the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University since its creation in January 2000. From 1978 to 1981, she was assistant professor of Civil Engineering at M.I.T. She has been a faculty member at Stanford in the department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from 1981 to 1999. Her primary areas of teaching and research are engineering risk analysis and risk management, decision analysis, and engineering economy. Her research, in recent years, has focused on the extension of probabilistic risk analysis models to include organizational factors with application to a wide variety of problems such as the management of the tiles of the space shuttle, offshore platforms during oil and gas production, and anesthesia during surgery. She is currently working on mathematical models that allow management of programmatic risks for the development of safety-critical systems, for instance in the space industry. She has been (and continues to be) a consultant to numerous industries and government organizations.

She is a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, of the National Academy of Engineering and of its Council, and of the California Council on Science and Technology, and formerly a member of the Air Force Science Advisory Board and of the NASA Advisory Council. She is a past president and a fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis. She is currently chair of the Comittee on Research of Stanford University.

Paté-Cornell received her Engineer Degree in Computer Science in 1971 from the Institut Polytechnique of Grenoble, France, a master's degree in operations research in 1972 and a PhD in Engineering-Economic Systems in 1978, both from Stanford University.



Charles Perrow


Charles Perrow is a professor emeritus of sociology at Yale University and CISAC Organizational Learning for Homeland Security fellow. His current interests are in managing complexly interactive, tightly coupled systems (including hospitals, nuclear plants, chemical plants, power grids, aviation, the space program, and intelligent transportation systems); the challenge and limits of network centric warfare; self-organizing properties of the Internet, the electric power grid, networks of small firms, and terrorist organizations; and the possibilities for restructuring society to reduce our vulnerability to increasing disasters, whether natural, industrial/technological, or deliberate. These grow out of his work on "normal accidents," with its emphasis upon organizational design and systems theory. His consultancies and workshops include the Forest Service, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NASA, FAA, Naval War College, NIH, NSF, Intel Corp., and DamilerChrysler.

He is a past Vice President of the Eastern Sociological Society; a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (1981-2, 1999); Fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science; Resident Scholar, Russell Sage Foundation, 1990-91; Fellow, Shelly Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies, 1995-96; Visitor, Institute for Advanced Studies, 1995-96, Princeton University; former member of the Committee on Human Factors, National Academy of Sciences, of the Sociology Panel of the National Science Foundation, and of the editorial boards of several journals. Currently he is a member of the National Academy's committee on dependable software systems. An organizational theorist, he is the author of six books (three receiving prizes)--including The Radical Attack on Business (1972), Organizational Analysis: A Sociological View (1970), Complex Organizations: A Critical Essay (1972; 3rd ed., 1986), Normal Accidents: Living with High Risk Technologies (1984, revised, 1999), The AIDS Disaster: The Failure of Organizations in New York and the Nation (1990) with Mauro Guillen, and Organizing America: Wealth, Power, and the Origins of American Capitalism (2002)--and over 50 articles.



William Perry


William Perry is the Michael and Barbara Berberian Professor at Stanford University, with a joint appointment at FSI and the School of Engineering. He is a senior fellow at FSI and serves as co-director of the Preventive Defense Project, a research collaboration of Stanford and Harvard Universities. He is an expert in U.S. foreign policy, national security and arms control. He was the co-director of CISAC from 1988 to 1993, during which time he was also a professor (half time) at Stanford. He was a part-time lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at Santa Clara University from 1971 to 1977.

Perry was the 19th secretary of defense for the United States, serving from February 1994 to January 1997. He previously served as deputy secretary of defense (1993-1994) and as under secretary of defense for research and engineering (1977-1981). He is on the board of directors of several emerging high-tech companies and is chairman of Global Technology Partners. His previous business experience includes serving as a laboratory director for General Telephone and Electronics (1954-1964); founder and president of ESL Inc. (1964-1977); executive vice-president of Hambrecht & Quist Inc. (1981-1985); and founder and chairman of Technology Strategies & Alliances (1985-1993). He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

From 1946 to 1947, Perry was an enlisted man in the Army Corps of Engineers, and served in the Army of Occupation in Japan. He joined the Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1948 and was a second lieutenant in the Army Reserves from 1950 to 1955. He has received a number of awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1997), the Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal (1980 and 1981), and Outstanding Civilian Service Medals from the Army (1962 and 1997), the Air Force (1997), the Navy (1997), the Defense Intelligence Agency (1977 and 1997), NASA (1981) and the Coast Guard (1997). He received the American Electronic Association's Medal of Achievement (1980), the Eisenhower Award (1996), the Marshall Award (1997), the Forrestal Medal (1994), and the Henry Stimson Medal (1994). The National Academy of Engineering selected him for the Arthur Bueche Medal in 1996. He has received awards from the enlisted personnel of the Army, Navy, and the Air Force. He has received decorations from the governments of Albania, Bahrain, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Poland, Slovenia, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. He received a BS and MS from Stanford University and a PhD from Penn State, all in mathematics.



Scott Sagan


Scott Sagan is a professor of political science and director of Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation. Before joining the Stanford faculty, Sagan was a lecturer in the Department of Government at Harvard University and served as a special assistant to the director of the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon. He has also served as a consultant to the office of the Secretary of Defense and at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Sagan is the author of Moving Targets: Nuclear Strategy and National Security (Princeton University Press, 1989), The Limits of Safety: Organizations, Accidents, and Nuclear Weapons (Princeton University Press, 1993), and with co-author Kenneth N. Waltz, The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: A Debate Renewed (W.W. Norton, 2002). He is the co-editor of Peter R. Lavoy, Scott D. Sagan, and James L. Wirtz, Planning the Unthinkable (Cornell University Press, 2000). Sagan was the recipient of Stanford University's 1996 Hoagland Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and the 1998 Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching. As part of CISAC's mission of training the next generation of security specialists he founded Stanford's Interschool Honors Program in International Security Studies in 2000.

His recent articles include "The Madman Nuclear Alert: Secrecy, Signaling, and Safety in October 1969" co-written by Jeremi Suri and published in International Security in the Spring 2003; and "The Problem of Redundancy Problem: Will More Nuclear Security Forces Produce More Nuclear Security?" published in Risk Analysis in 2004. The first piece looks into the events surrounding a secret nuclear alert ordered by President Nixon to determine how effective the alert was at achieving the president's goal of forcing negotiations for the end of the Vietnam War. It also questions many of the assumptions made about nuclear signaling and discusses the dangers of new nuclear powers using this technique. Sagan's article on redundancy in Risk Analysis won Columbia University's Institute for War and Peace Studies 2003 Best Paper in Political Violence prize. His article, "Realism, Ethics, and Weapons of Mass Destruction" appears in Ethics and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Religious and Secular Perspectives, edited by Sohail Hashmi and Steven Lee. In this article, Sagan looks at how we should think about nuclear security and the emerging terrorist threat, specifically whether more nuclear facility security personnel increases our safety. In addition to these works, Sagan is also finishing a collection of essays for a book tentatively entitled A Fragile Peace: Understanding Our Nuclear History and Nuclear Future.

Currently, his main research interests are nuclear proliferation in South Asia, ethics and international relations, and accidents in complex organizations. As a result, he is working on an annual conference on South Asia and nuclear proliferation, for which he hopes to create an edited volume of the issues and papers discussed. He also continues to participate with Working Group 1 in the Five Nation Project.



Col. Reed Sawyer



J. Alexander Their


J Alexander Thier was legal advisor to Afghanistan's Constitutional and Judicial Reform Commissions in Kabul in 2003-2004, where he assisted in the development of a new constitution and judicial system. In 2002 Alex worked in Kabul as a Constitutional and Legal expert to the British Department for International Development, and as Senior Analyst for the International Crisis Group.

Thier worked as a UN and NGO official in Afghanistan from 1993-1996 through the civil war, and was the Officer-in-Charge of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance to Afghanistan (UNOCHA) in Kabul. He also served as Coordination Officer for the UN Iraq Program in New York.

An attorney, Thier was a Skadden Fellow, and interned in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania. He was also a graduate fellow at the U.S. National Security Council's Directorate for Near-East and South Asia. He has a BA from Brown University, an MALD from the Fletcher School, and a JD from Stanford Law School.

Thier has appeared as an expert commentator on NPR, CBS, and the BBC, and in the pages of the New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, among others. He recently served as Project Advisor for "Hell of a Nation" a documentary film by Tamara Gould about the constitutional process in Afghanistan. With additional support from the US Institute of Peace, he is writing a book about state-building and Afghanistan.

His publications include "The Politics of Peacebuilding," in Donini et al, ed., Nation-Building Unraveled: Aid, Peace, and Justice in Afghanistan, (Kumerian, 2003), "The Road Ahead: Political and Institutional Reconstruction in Afghanistan," in Barakat, ed., Reconstructing War-Torn Societies: Afghanistan, Third World Quarterly Series, (Palgrave, 2004), "Afghanistan: A Case Study," in Stares and Durch, eds., 21st Century Peace Operations, (USIP, 2005), "Attacking Democracy from the Bench." (Opinion) New York Times, January 26, 2004, and "Planning Considerations for International Involvement in Post-Taliban Afghanistan." with Jarat Chopra and Jim McCallum, Brown Journal of World Affairs, Winter 2002.



Lucy Shapiro


Lucy Shapiro received her A.B. at Brooklyn College, and her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She joined the faculty in the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1989 as Professor and Chair of the Department of Developmental Biology. She holds the Virginia and D. K. Ludwig Chair in Cancer Research and is the Director Designate of the Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine. Prior to coming to Stanford, Professor Shapiro was the Higgins Professor and Chair of Microbiology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, and prior to that she held the Lola and Saul Kramer Endowed Chair at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and was the Chairman of the Department of Molecular Biology, and Director of the Division of Biological Sciences.

Dr. Shapiro's extensive and ongoing involvement in public service to the biomedical community began early in her career. She served on study sections for both the NIH and the NSF and then was appointed to the Advisory Board for the NSF Biological and Behavior Sciences Directorate in 1982 and continued in that capacity until 1987. In 1988, she was named Co-Chairman of that Board and served as a liaison between the biomedical community and Erick Block, the Director of the NSF. Between 1980 and 1984 Dr. Shapiro was a member of the NIH Board of Scientific Counselors for NIAMKKD and reviewed the intramural programs for that Institute. For several years, she served as a member of the American Heart Association National Board where she both evaluated scientific programs and contributed to national policy. Dr. Shapiro was named to the Public Policy Committee of the American Society for Cell Biology (1989) and was elected to the Council of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (1990-1993), she served as a member of the San Francisco Presidio Council for the National Park Service (1991-1994), and was a member of the President's Council for the UC system overseeing the National Labs (1993-1997).

Dr. Shapiro was a member of the Board of Advisors for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Massachusetts General Hospital, The Whitehead Institute at MIT, the Helen Hay Whitney Foundation, and the Searle Scholars Program. As a biotechnology consultant for both G.D. Searle and Co., the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, and as a member of the Scientific Advisory Boards of PathoGenesis, Inc., the Biozentrum in Basel, and currently GlaxoSmithKline, she advises investigators doing basic pharmaceutical research. She was also on the Board of Directors of SmithKline Beecham, PLC, and Silicon Graphics, Inc. She is currently on the Board of Directors of GlaxoSmithKline, PLC. She founded the antibiotic discovery company, Anacor Pharmaceuticals, in 2001.

Professor Shapiro is the recipient of multiple honors, including The Spirit of Achievement Award, The Hirschl Career Scientist Award, Distinguished Alumna Award, Brooklyn College, the 1994 Excellence in Science Award, and election to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, 1991, The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1992, The American Academy of Microbiology, 1993, the National Academy of Sciences, 1994, and the American Philosophical Society, 2003. In addition, Professor Shapiro has given numerous honorary lectures, including the Keynote Address for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Commencement Address at Berkeley, and the Distinguished Leaders in the Life Sciences Lecture at the National Academy of Sciences.



Susan Shirk


Susan Shirk, a professor in the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego, is spending the academic year as a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. From July 1997 to July 2000, Dr. Shirk served as deputy assistant secretary for China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong at the U.S. Department of State. She is the author of How China Opened Its Door: The Political Success of the PRC's Foreign Trade and Investment Reforms and The Political Logic of Economic Reform in China, as well as numerous publications and scholarly articles on Chinese politics and foreign policy.



Ambassador Thomas W. Simons


Thomas W. Simons, Jr. is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a Consulting Professor of 20th Century International History at Stanford University.

Simons was first at Hoover in 1971-1972 as a Council of Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow. He retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in 1998 after a 35-year career that began in 1963. His most recent assignments were as U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan (1996-1998), Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union (1993-1995, in Washington) and U.S. Ambassador to Poland (1990-1993).

During the 1980s, Simons served in the State Department as the Deputy Assistant Secretary responsible for relations with the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and Yugoslavia (1986- 1989) and Director for Soviet Union Affairs (1981-1985).

Simons' previous assignments included Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in London (1979-1981), Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy Bucharest (1977-1979), Chief of External Reporting and Acting Political Counselor at Embassy Moscow (1975-1977), and Member of the State Department's Policy Planning staff (1974-1975). He also worked in the Department's Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, at Embassy Warsaw, and on the U.S. delegation to the Kennedy Round of GATT trade negotiations.

He was written many articles on Central and East European history and culture, and U.S. policy in East-West relations. He is the author of two books, Eastern Europe in the Postwar World (2nd rev. ed., 1993) and The End of the Cold War? (1990). Both books were published by St. Martin's Press in New York.

Simons was an adjunct professor of history at Brown University in 1989-1990. His analysis of Polish politics before and after the fall of Communism was published in Polish in Rzeczpospolita (Warsaw) in July, and he recently reviewed Unvanquished, former United Nations Secretary-General Boutrous Boutros Ghali's account of his struggle with the U.S., for the San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle Book Review.

Simons hosts a B.A. degree (magna cum laude) from Yale University (1958) and an M.A. degree (1959) and Ph.D. (1963) from Harvard University in West and Central European history. He speaks French, German, Polish, Romanian, and some Russian, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He and his wife Peggy live in Portola Valley. They have two grown children.



Allen Weiner


Allen Weiner is an associate professor of law (teaching) at the Stanford Law School, as well as the inaugural Warren Christopher Professor of the Practice of International Law and Diplomacy, a chair held jointly by FSI and the Stanford Law School. He is also an affiliated faculty member at CISAC. His expertise is in the field of public international law and the foreign relations law of the United States. His work focuses on the effect of positive international law rules on the conduct of foreign relations and other implications for the behavior of states, courts (both national and international), and other international actors. Current research interests focus on international law and the response to the contemporary security threats of international terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. He teaches courses in public international law and international criminal law at Stanford Law School.

Before coming to Stanford, Weiner served for 12 years as a career attorney in the U.S. Department of State. He served in the Office of the Legal Adviser in Washington, D.C. (1990-1996) and at the U.S. Embassy in The Hague (1996-2001), most recently as legal counselor, in which capacity he served as the U.S. Government's principal day-to-day interlocutor with the international legal institutions in The Hague, including the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal.

Weiner's most recent publication is "Indirect Expropriations: The Need for a Taxonomy of 'Legitimate' Regulatory Purposes," in the International Law Forum (August 2003). He received a BA from Harvard College and a JD from Stanford Law School.



Jeremy M. Weinstein


Jeremy Weinstein is an assistant professor of political science at Stanford University and an affiliated faculty member at CDDRL and CISAC. Previously, he was a research fellow at the Center for Global Development, where he directed the bi-partisan Commission on Weak States and US National Security. While working on his PhD, with funding from the Jacob Javits Fellowship, a Sheldon Fellowship, and the World Bank, he conducted hundreds of interviews with rebel combatants and civilians in both Africa and Latin America for his forthcoming book, Inside Rebellion: The Political Economy of Rebel Organization. He has also worked on the National Security Council staff; served as a visiting scholar at the World Bank; was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; and received a research fellowship in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution. He received his BA with high honors from Swarthmore College, and his MA and PhD in political economy and government from Harvard University.



Dean Wilkening


Dean Wilkening directs the Science Program at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University and spent 13 years at the RAND Corporation prior to coming to Stanford in 1996. His major research interests have been nuclear strategy and policy, arms control, the proliferation of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons, ballistic missile defense, and conventional force modernization. His most recent research focuses on ballistic missile defense and biological terrorism. His work on missile defense focuses on the broad strategic and political implications of deploying national and theater missile defenses, in particular, the impact of theater missile defense in Northeast Asia, and the technical feasibility of boost-phase interceptors for national and theater missile defense. His work on biological weapons focuses on understanding the scientific and technical uncertainties associated with predicting the outcome of hypothetical airborne biological weapon attacks, with the aim of devising more effective civil defenses, and a reanalysis of the accidental anthrax release in 1979 from a Russian military compound in Sverdlovsk with the aim of improving our understanding of the human effects of inhalation anthrax.


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