Conflict & Security
Our faculty are experts in the causes, conduct, management, and consequences of conflict, as well as forced migration and criminal violence. They direct a number of large research projects supported by external funding.
Armed Non-State Actor Governance
Javier Osorio is a collaborator on this Department of Defense funded project on the characteristics and causes of Armed Non-State Actor’s governance in Colombia and Afghanistan.
Anatomy of Resistance Campaigns
Jessica Braithwaite is a co-PI on this USIP and Norwegian Research Council funded project exploring how networks of organizations in collective dissent influence democratization.
Academy for Security Analysis
Javier Osorio is the founder of this project supported by USAID-El Salvador that seeks to build institutional capacity on citizen security policies in the Northern Triangle region of Central America.
Foundations of Rebel Group Emergence (FORGE)
Jessica Braithwaite is a Co-PI on this project examining the roots of rebellion by considering the characteristics and activities of the "parent" organizations from which rebel groups emerged.