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Our Aims


  • To foster new interdisciplinary links across the university, around the theme of security as it relates to issues including climate change, global health, terrorism and political violence, International law, and disarmament, within the context of shifting global power structures and challenges to established political orders.
  • To promote the CGSC and POLIS as a hub for the study of security through the hosting of the European Journal of International Security edited by Professor Ted Newman, Professor Jacqui True, and Professor Jason Ralph, the establishment of a high-profile Annual Lecture, workshops and an invited speaker series and the disciplinary leadership of Centre members.
  • To promote large-scale interdisciplinary grant bids that bring the expertise within the School together with University of Leeds and external partners, as well as encouraging colleagues at all stages of their career to develop appropriate funding applications that will support their career development.
  • To impact policy, making a positive contribution to society, by working closely with policy makers and practitioners.
  • To disseminate the findings of security research and shape public debates, through media outreach and public engagement activities.
  • To attract top, funded doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers, working on the centre's core themes, and to engage them in the work of the Centre.
  • To engage the undergraduate community in the work of the CGSC through talks by invited speakers, guest teaching by CGSC practitioner partners and POLIS and CGSC community events as well as incorporating undergraduates as research partners.
  • To place issues of equality, diversity and inclusivity at the core of our research and teaching practices and to particularly support the work of underrepresented scholars and early career researchers.