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The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University is an interdisciplinary research and training center that provides policymakers in the US and abroad with independent advice on some of the world's most difficult security problems. A grant to the Center for International Security and Cooperation would allow CISAC's nuclear experts to embark on an important joint project with the Russian Committee of Scientists for Global Security and Arms Control to develop and assess proposals for US/NATO-Russian cooperation on ballistic missile defense. The US and Russian experts on missile defenses will meet over the course of a year to assess the current and future ballistic missile threats to the United States, NATO countries and Russia, examine the role of BMD in past and present military doctrines for each country, and analyze the role that BMD might play in going to lower numbers of deployed nuclear warheads. Finally, the project will search for agreed upon politically and technically sound recommendations for the US and Russian governments in the realm of ballistic missile defense. The project could help move the next round of US-Russian negotiations forward by providing realistic options for dealing with one of the most problematic strategic issues between the two countries.
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for a new paradigm for utility wildfire safety in California
The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment’s mission is to produce breakthrough environmental knowledge and solutions that sustain people and planet today and for generations to come. This grant supports the institute’s ability to identify more effective utility wildfire safety solutions in California, which is critical to achieving both wildfire resilience and climate goals. (Substrategy: Wildfire)
for the Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons project
Former secretary of state George Shultz’s Toward a World Free of Nuclear weapons project has renewed and catalyzed worldwide interest in reestablishing the vision of, and taking steps toward, significant reductions in global nuclear arsenals and their ultimate elimination. In the coming year, Secretary Shultz, renowned physicist Sidney Drell, and former Ambassador James Goodby plan to enlist the support of countries that have nuclear weapons capabilities and those that are potential nuclear weapon states to encourage step-by-step progress toward a reduction in the role of nuclear weapons worldwide. Such steps could include beginning joint aerial monitoring for nuclear weapons testing and developing methods to encourage active participation of the nine nuclear weapons states in accelerating disarmament.
for the Woods Institute Leopold Fellowship
This grant to the Woods Institute at Stanford University would provide communication training to outstanding scientists working in a broad range of environmental fields. The goal is to impart the skills necessary for scientists to translate their knowledge in non-academic settings in a manner that is understandable to decision makers, media, and the public.