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.
Civil Action and the Dynamics of Violence
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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Explore the implications of technological change for security, governance and social justice.Learn More
Size up the social, economic and security challenges imposed by environmental change and our comparative responses to it.Learn More
Business and Social Justice
Research the impact businesses have on social justice, from human rights to inequality to environmental sustainability.Learn More
Research the economic impacts of political interrelationships among global entities acting on the world stage.Learn More
Governance and Democracy
Gain comparative perspective on a variety of global dynamics associated with governance and democracy.Learn More
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.