The Global Security Programme ­­(GSP) conducts cutting-edge research on global security in the contemporary world. Taking a genuinely interdisciplinary approach to global security research, GSP focuses on security dynamics in the context of armed conflict, cross-border violence, and the global illicit economy; transitions from war to peace, and responses to insecurity. We emphasise the connections between localised insecurities and global shifts in power and order. While grounded in Political Science and International Relations, our work also draws on insights from other social science disciplines and is in dialogue with the humanities, the arts and STEM. Our research combines various methods ranging from ethnographic approaches and visualization techniques to quantitative methods such as GIS analysis. We place emphasis on both developing rigorous theorizations of security as well as carrying out applied research. To enhance the positive impact of our work, we have long-standing partnerships with various UN bodies as well as universities in conflict zones, and advise governments and international organisations.


Webinar Series Podcast: Global Security—from evidence-based research to networked impact

This eight-episode webinar series explores the meaning and practice of global security, looking at the theoretical underpinning of global security, its historical context, the contested nature of the global, and the implications for policies and strategies to enhance global security.

This webinar was co-hosted by the Minerva Global Security Programme, Blavatnik School of Government, and the Global Security Programme, Pembroke College.

Generously funded by the DT Institute.





Global Security Roadmap

Global security consists of political, economic, and social dimensions. Understanding global security requires identifying how these dimensions interact with each other dynamically. Our roadmap provides guidance to government officials, civil society actors, academics, and private companies on how to best analyse and think about global security. We co-hosted a webinar series with 27 world-renowned expert speakers from academia, civil society, and government to discuss and reflect on how to productively think about and analyse global security. We supplemented the findings from our webinar series with an extensive review of the global security literature. This roadmap synthesises the key insights from both the webinar series and our literature review to derive key recommendations that can inform better security policy and programming design.


Hoja de Ruta para la Seguridad Global: de la Investigación Basada en Evidencia al Impacto Coordinado (2024)—ESP


Innovation Conversations: Rethinking Conflict, Building Peace with Juan Manuel Santos, Annette Idler