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The following is a collection of commentary about members (current or former) of CISAC found on various external, unaffiliated websites via an automated process:

January 20, 2013

First Person: Scott Sagan, Nuclear Disarmament Expert

Mention of Scott Sagan via Palo Alto Online

Scott Sagan, nuclear disarmament expert, Senior Fellow at CISAC and Stanford professor of political science, talks with Lisa Van Dusen in the fall of 2012 about his life-long career in academic research, teaching and policy devoted to disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation. Read more »


July 5, 2012

UN council affirms support for Internet freedom

Mention of Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe via The Hill (blog)

“This outcome is momentous for the Human Rights Council,” said Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe. “It’s the first ever UN resolution affirming that human rights in the digital realm must be protected and promoted to the same extent and with the same commitment as human rights in the physical world.” Read more »


May 30, 2012

Jennifer Granick to Direct New Civil Liberties Initiative at Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society

Mention of Barbara van Schewick via MarketWatch (press release)

Led by faculty director Barbara van Schewick, the Center for Internet and Society is a public interest technology law and policy program that studies the interaction of new technologies and the law and is a part of the Law, Science and Technology Program at Stanford Law School. CIS strives to improve both technology and law, encouraging decision makers to design both as a means to further democratic values. Read more »


May 21, 2012

Researchers create rewritable digital storage in DNA

Mention of Drew Endy via Scope (blog)

Scientists at Stanford have invented a way to store, erase and code digital data in the DNA of living cells. The team, led by Drew Endy, PhD, calls the flipping device a “recombinase addressable data” module, or RAD. Endy commented in a release on the method’s potential biomedical applications ... Read more »


April 3, 2012

Nuclear investigations

Mention of Scott Sagan via The Stanford Daily

Could you justify the use of nuclear weapons against the enemy? For Stanford political science professor Scott Sagan, the answer is simple–no. Read more »


March 21, 2012

US expert: N.Korea shouldn`t be allowed to test missiles

Mention of Siegfried Hecker via The Dong-A Ilbo

A leading American nuclear weapons expert said Wednesday that North Korea should no longer be allowed to launch missiles, conduct additional nuclear tests, or develop centrifuges. Read more »


Hecker: More Certain NK Has More Uranium

Mention of Siegfried Hecker via Wall Street Journal (blog)

The American scientist to whom North Korea decided in 2010 to reveal its uranium enrichment program, Siegfried Hecker, says he's become more persuaded since that time that he didn't see all of it. Read more »


February 29, 2012

North Korea suspends nuclear testing

Mention of Siegfried Hecker via Nature.com

Sig Hecker, a metallurgist at Stanford University in California, saw 2000 centrifuges during an informal visit he made to the site in 2010, but international inspectors have never officially had access to the facility. This isn't the first time that ... Read more »


January 26, 2012

North Korea's new nuclear plant a safety worry: expert

Mention of Siegfried Hecker via Chicago Tribune

Siegfried Hecker, who has visited the North's main Yongbyon nuclear facility four times since 2004 and was the last foreign expert to visit the site in late 2010, said he was very concerned the reactor could be technically flawed. Read more »


January 19, 2012

The Way China Copes With Its Economic Challenges Will Have an Impact on Us All

Mention of Thomas Fingar via Jakarta Globe

Thomas Fingar: "For the past two decades China has been a poster child of successful globalization, integrating with the world and in the process lifting millions of citizens out of poverty. But China’s integration into the world economy and global trends drive and constrain Beijing’s ability to manage growing social, economic and political challenges." Read more »




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