Research at the Sié Center connects security with technological change, environmental change, business and social justice, gender, political economy, governance and democracy, and the roles of non-state actors. Sié-affiliated research enhances innovative teaching at the Korbel School and often involves graduate and undergraduate students. Explore highlights of this research below.

Explore the current research projects of our affiliated faculty below.


Highlighted Project:

Civil Action and the Dynamics of Violence

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For years, scholars focused primarily on macro-narratives, states, and violent actions to understand conflict. Building on recent research surrounding the role of micro-dynamics, non-state actors, and non-violent action, Sié Center faculty worked together (with support from the Carnegie Corportation of New York) to develop the concept of civil action. We then brought together a stellar group of global researchers to examine the repertoire of civil action in conflicts throughout the world. This effort is a testament to the role of collaboration and creativity at the Sié Center. You can find more information about the book here.

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Research Areas

Technological Change

Explore the implications of technological change for security, governance and social justice.

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Environmental Change

Size up the social, economic and security challenges imposed by environmental change and our comparative responses to it.

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Business and Social Justice

Research the impact businesses have on social justice, from human rights to inequality to environmental sustainability.

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Engage in projects guided by feminist research questions and methodology.

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Political Economy

Research the economic impacts of political interrelationships among global entities acting on the world stage.

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Governance and Democracy

Gain comparative perspective on a variety of global dynamics associated with governance and democracy.

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Non-State Actors

Gain a unique perspective on how the role of non-state actors in security impacts prosperity and social justice.

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Data Downloads

Data created by the research projects at the Sié Center is typically available for public use.

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Student Involvement

On business and human rights, private security events, non-violent events in Africa, and more, graduate and undergraduate student researchers play key roles in data collection, coding, and sometimes co-authorship. Research opportunities at the Sié Center provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and develop new skills.  

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