Grantee Profile

Stanford University Center for International Security and Cooperation

Grants to Stanford University Center for International Security and Cooperation

  • $350,000

    2016 (Duration 2 years)

    STANFORD, CALIFORNIA — Founded in 1986, the Center for Security and International Cooperation (CISAC) is Stanford University’s hub for researchers addressing some of the world’s most pressing security and international cooperation problems. This award provides support for a two-year research, writing, and policy outreach project to better understand public and elite opinion about nuclear weapons use in the United States, Israel, and the United Kingdom. The research team designs and runs a set of survey experiments in each country focused on real world conflicts, publishes results, and briefs senior policy makers on the findings. Outcomes include an improved public understanding of nuclear risks and an ability to contribute to discussions and debates about nuclear weapons among policy makers.

  • $500,000

    2016 (Duration 2 years)

    STANFORD, CALIFORNIA — Founded in 1986, the Center for Security and International Cooperation (CISAC) is Stanford University’s hub for researchers addressing some of the world’s most pressing security and international cooperation problems. The award supports CISAC’s Nuclear Risk Reduction project, which seeks to make steady progress in reducing the greatest international nuclear risks and security challenges. The primary focus is on three countries – Russia, China, and Pakistan – whose cooperation is essential in global nuclear risk reduction. It seeks to make progress in keeping nuclear weapons and materials out of the hands of terrorist and sub-national groups, and preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and mitigating the risks of the proliferation of weapons and technologies.

  • $2,370,000

    2014 (Duration 4 years)

    International Peace & Security

    STANFORD, CALIFORNIA — The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University conducts scholarly, policy-relevant research on international security issues, teaches Stanford undergraduates, and trains the next generation of security specialists—pre- and postdoctoral fellows—to make original policy-relevant scholarly contributions. It is one of the International Peace and Security program area’s five nuclear security education and training grantees. This grant would support four to six fellows per year, a senior mentor with extensive policy experience, media training for the fellows and project-related administrative and research activities. It would equip these fellows to lead the future formulation of nuclear security policies and engage effectively in the public debate.

  • $175,000

    2015 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    STANFORD, CALIFORNIA — The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) is Stanford University’s hub for researchers tackling some of the world’s most pressing security and international cooperation problems. The Project on Peace and Cooperation in the Asian-Pacific region consists of an annual conference on U.S.-China security and cooperation, and ongoing dialogues related to Northeast Asian security and geopolitics. The project aims to mitigate tension and increase mutual understanding between the United States and China on strategic nuclear issues, maritime instability off the western coast of the Korean Peninsula, and cybersecurity. This final, tie-off award supports CISAC’s Project on Peace and Cooperation in the Asian-Pacific Region, and closes the International Peace and Security program’s dedicated funding for Track 2 dialogues on general security issues.

  • $175,000

    2014 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    STANFORD, CALIFORNIA — The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) is Stanford University’s hub for researchers tackling some of the world’s most pressing security and international cooperation problems. This grant would provide one year of support for CISAC’s Project on Peace and Cooperation in the Asian-Pacific Region. The project addresses inadequacies of the existing security architecture within Northeast Asia by focusing on two areas where dialogues could help increase transparency and mutual understanding: U.S.-China nuclear and military strategy, confidence-building between the U.S. and China in the West Sea (west of Korea).

  • $450,000

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    STANFORD, CALIFORNIA — Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), part of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), is an interdisciplinary university-based research and training center addressing some of the world's most difficult security problems with policy-relevant solutions. This renewal grant supports the Nuclear Risk Reduction (NRR) initiative, which engages technical and policy experts to reduce nuclear risks by promoting collaboration between the United States and Russia, China, and Pakistan. To achieve this, NRR conducts academic research and hosts events to encourage expanding scientific collaboration around nuclear materials security and accountability, diversion scenarios of nuclear materials, and emergency response to nuclear terrorism.

  • $150,000

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    STANFORD, CALIFORNIA — Founded more than 20 years ago, the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) is Stanford University’s hub for researchers tackling some of the world's pressing security and international cooperation problems. This project will conduct original research on public attitudes toward nuclear weapons use, in the U.S., Israel, and India, with the aim of encouraging prudent policy choices regarding nuclear weapons employment doctrine and declaratory policy. Funds would be used for the development and delivery of these surveys, policy outreach briefings, partial research salary support, and travel.

  • $175,000

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    STANFORD, CALIFORNIA — The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) is Stanford University’s hub for researchers tackling some of the world's most pressing security and international cooperation problems. This grant would provide support for CISAC’s Project on Peace and Cooperation in the Asian-Pacific Region, which employs a Track II approach to focus on nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation as a means to ease regional conflicts. This grant fits with our support for Track II work that aims to resolve major conflicts or disputes between states through unofficial communications. Funds will be used for partial staff salaries, travel, meetings, and exchanges.

  • $2,000,000

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    STANFORD, CALIFORNIA — To train the next generation of experts in the field of nuclear security policy (over four years).

  • $450,000

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    STANFORD, CALIFORNIA — Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), part of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), is an interdisciplinary university-based research and training center addressing some of the world's most difficult security problems with policy-relevant solutions. This grant supports two risk reduction projects -- between the United States and Russia, and the United States and China. It involves academic research and outreach to nuclear specialists and government officials in all three countries to encourage collaboration to reduce nuclear risk.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Stanford University Center for International Security and Cooperation $6,795,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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