CGSC is home to three major journals:
The European Journal of International Security, which is edited by two CGSC researchers - Professors Newman and Ralph (as well as Prof True, Monash). Published by Cambridge University Press, EJIS is an official journal of the British International Studies Association.
The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, hosted by CDE, is edited by four CGSC researchers - Drs Honeyman, Hayton, and Anderson, and Prof Holland (as well as Dr Edyvane in CDE). BJPIR is an official journal of the UK's Political Studies Association.
Civil Wars, which started here in 1998, has returned to Leeds, edited by Drs Worrall and Waterman.
Staff in the Centre contribute teaching to BA International relations, as well as MA/MSc programmes in Security, Terrorism and Insurgency, Conflict, Development and Security, and Security, Conflict and Justice, offering modules such as the popular second-year Security Studies, third-year Nuclear Weapons and Global Politics and postgraduate Terrorism module.
Our teaching is research-led, drawing on our own funded project findings and publications, as well as pedagogical publications and textbooks. We work closely with the Centre for Teaching Innovation and Scholarship and have a vibrant research community that includes taught undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. Our award-winning teaching has been recognised through several national teaching prizes and we regularly publish pedagogical research.
Global security challenges
Some examples of our recent research projects which focus on security challenges around the globe.
President Biden's foreign and security policy
Conflict in the Lake Chad region
Protest and Reform: The Arab Spring in Oman
Australian foreign and security policy
Hollywood and Homeland
The rise of China
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)
International Green Academy
The role of the EU in global security
Trust in Health Diplomacy
The war on drugs
Southeast Asian field work
Political violence in Ghana
Nuclear weapons and nuclear legacy
The history of conflict in Yemen
Obama's foreign policy in Libya
9/11 and Afghanistan
The Syrian Civil War
The normalization of 'exceptional' counter-terrorism powers: the case of France.
European foreign, security and defence policy
The Iraq War
Prevent, counter-terrorism and education
Arabic news framings of terrorist attacks
Trump and Jacksonian America
global threats such as climate change, health epidemics, food insecurity
Thai politics and political violence
News & Blog
A POLIS research team, led by Professor Garrett W. Brown, was awarded an ESRC grant to investigate the sustainability of future pandemic preparedness and response...
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Professionals and Professionalism(s) in International Criminal Justice: International Workshop (Call for Papers)
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The Global Insecurities Centre, University of Bristol and Centre for Global Security Challenges, University of Leeds, are holding an IdeasLab...
Far Out in Three Dimensions: Solar Geoengineering and Security from the Middle of the USA - Dr Elizabeth Chalecki
Join the CGSC and the Priestley Centre on 1st June for a talk by Dr Elizabeth L. Chalecki.