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The Centre for Global Security Challenges is a large, interdisciplinary research centre, hosted in the School of Politics and International Studies at the University of Leeds. We possess world-leading, multi-method expertise in the study of security, covering a range of substantive areas (see Research).

Our research:

  • Attracts support from leading international funding bodies, such as the UKRI and EU, as well as a range of governments, foundations, and charitable trusts.
  • Features regularly in world-leading journals including the European Journal of International Relations, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Politics, and Review of International Studies, as well as presses, such as Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press.
  • Impacts policy makers and practitioners, as well as the general public. We work with partners including the FCDO, MoD, and Home Office, as well as Northeast and Northwest Counterterrorism offices, the EU, and UNDP.

The centre is structured in 6 research themes – environment, health, gender, conflict, terrorism, and order.