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The Center for Security Studies concentrates on research in the fields of international and Swiss security policy. Prof. Andreas Wenger’s main interests include transatlantic relations, US and Russian foreign and security policy, the European security architecture, and Swiss foreign and security policy. These topics are investigated from a current political as well as a historical point of view, as a means of establishing current trends.
The research activities of the CSS follow a broad, interdisciplinary approach and clusters in six areas: New Risks, Security Institutions, Strategy and Doctrine, Regional Studies, State Failure and State Building, Swiss Foreign, Security, and Defense Policy. At the heart of each theme are key questions of security and strategic studies, i.e., questions about the interaction between the causes and consequences of organized violence among groups, states, and/or societies, on the one hand, and institutions, political processes, and/or policies that can contribute to the prevention, management, stabilization, and mitigation of political violence, on the other. The CSS utilizes synergies with established technological and natural science research related to security studies. With its scientific achievements and its willingness to enter into cooperation with other organizations, the CSS supports the further development of contacts to international security policy organizations and promotes the dialog between academia, the federal government, and the private sector.

DIIS is an independent research institution for international studies, financed primarily by the Danish state. We carry out research and analysis on a wide range of issues within the areas of globalisation, security and development. We participate in national and international debates and academic networks, and publish in high-ranking academic journals, always striving to excel in academic scholarship. At the same time, we assess Denmark’s foreign and political situation and inform the Danish media, politicians and the public about our work. We have approximately 100 employees comprising both research and support staff. We have different academic backgrounds, mostly in social studies, international development studies, military studies and anthropology. We contribute to the education of researchers both at home and in developing countries, and we employ a number of practitioners from relevant ministries for limited periods of time. These practitioners contribute to our understanding of how our work is used outside academic circles, and this strengthens our ability to bridge the gap between theoretical and applied research. As part of our work as researchers at DIIS we carry out policy-relevant and policy-oriented research within our disciplines.
Our research areas are defined on the basis of what we, as researchers, find to be current areas of special interest, and in relation to the surrounding societal and political context. We do basic research, research-based consultancies and commissioned work. Commissioned policy work is most often requested by the Danish Parliament, ministries, or other clients. DIIS also has a special obligation to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive, and thus carries out continual educational and informative work on this subject.
Currently, we are focusing on eight research areas: Defence and security, Foreign policy and EU studies, Global economy, regulation and development, Holocaust and genocide, Migration, Natural resources and poverty, Politics and governance, The Middle East.
Our different academic and professional backgrounds, combined with a flexible organisational structure, make it possible for us to adapt smoothly to current trends without losing the continuity necessary for long-term studies, and also enable us to conduct valuable multidisciplinary studies.
DIIS is headed by a board mainly consisting of members drawn from academia, which ensures that we live up to our scholarly obligations. The director is appointed by the board and she is in charge of the daily management of the institute. An internal research committee provides advice on strategic research planning.

RIS was established in 1991 as a result of a private initiative. Despite a strongly compartmentalized domestic environment, IRIS has progressively established itself as a leading actor in international and strategic studies among various French think tanks.
IRIS was created with three fundamental objectives in mind:
– to contribute to the research and debate on international and strategic matters by offering an original and innovative approach on national and international issues;
– to create a truly independent center of expertise;
– to create a space for dialogue and reflection between the strategic actors and specialists from different professional and philosophical backgrounds : politicians, government officials, industry and military leaders, experts and academics.
IRIS focuses primarily on issues relating to foreign policy, strategic policy, security and defense. As an independent and non-partisan center of expertise, IRIS’s team of specialists, extensive networks, and high-quality analysis make the institution both a strong corporate partner for international business development and a reliable contact for public institutions. Through numerous exchanges with foreign research centers and with the political, economic and diplomatic circles, IRIS has developed a network of specialists around the world, permitting the institution to broaden and improve its range of activities as well as its audience, helping it to become a true „think tank”, ranked among the top 50 think-tanks in the world. (James G. McGann, The Global „Go-To Think Tanks”: The Leading Public Policy Research Organizations in the World, University of Pennsylvania, 2009.)

If you want to do analysis, to solve problems, to search for an answer no matter how far it takes you, you have arrived at the right place – the Mercyhurst College Institute for Intelligence Studies (MCIIS). As part of the Department of Intelligence Studies, MCIIS offers research, analysis, and training services for clients in the national security, law enforcement, and private sectors as well as academic research into the field of intelligence. Building on the capabilities of Mercyhurst College’s faculty, staff, and students, the Center for Intelligence Research, Analysis, and Training (CIRAT) is prepared to partner with diverse clients to provide tailored open source research, analysis, and training.

La débat stratégique est la publication bimestrielle du CIRPES, une coordination interdisciplinaire de recherches sur la paix et d’études stratégiques. Le débat stratégique, fondé il y a 18 ans, s’efforce d’être à la fois un organe de communication entre chercheurs spécialisés dans les questions de défense et un organe d’opinion sur les problèmes de guerre et de paix. Il se donne à publier des articles brefs qui sont à la fois des communications de problématiques, des conclusions intermédiaires de recherches en cours et des prises de positions politiques ou éthiques en ces matières et à communiquer sur le mode du débat direct, les idées qui nous passent par la tête soit dans l’examen de l’actualité, soit dans les rétroviseurs de l’histoire du long terme, soit dans la prospective. Le CIRPES a aussi publié une série importantes de « cahiers d’études stratégiques » une collection d’ouvrages, collectifs ou non dont les titres apparaissent dans les pages d’accueil et qui traitent d’une part de problèmes stratégiques d’autre part de problèmes économiques liés à l’armement et aux budgets militaires.Nous pensons remplacer cette collection traditionnelle par une collection en ligne une série de « notes stratégiques » intermédiaire entre l’article et le livre ou le recueil collectif à considérer comme prépublication ouverte à débats. Nous avons pris deux décisions, qui sont d’ailleurs conforme à notre propre évolution et à la philosophie nouvelle qui anime aujourd’hui l’apparition de nombreuses revues en ligne. Nous supprimons l’édition papier qui touchait quelques dizaines d’abonnés et allons mettre sur notre site cirpes.net, sous la forme qui était déjà la sienne : un numéro virtuel tous les deux mois d’accès totalement libre et gratuit. La formule actuelle nous permettra d’héberger des articles plus longs ou très courts sans souci de mise en page. Nous ouvrirons enfin au lecteurs qui souhaiteraient s’exprimer sous cette forme, une rubrique de « documents à l’appui « fait de citations brèves ou moyennes ayant un intérêt stratégique politique ou scientifique immédiat pour la compréhension de ‘actualité.

The Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) is an independent think-tank working with leaders in government, media and the private sector. Through its educational, policy and cultural programmes it works to challenge long-range threats to international and communal peace and to enhance Europe’s capacity to act strategically in the global arena. Activities include research, specialised task forces, high level policy briefings, scholarships and cross border networks that foster leadership and stability across Europe and its wider neighbourhood, actively bridging inter-communal, religious, socio-economic and political divides.

The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) is a U.S. Department of Defense academic institute that officially opened Sept. 4, 1995, in Honolulu, Hawaii. The APCSS addresses regional and global security issues, inviting military and civilian representatives of the United States and Asia-Pacific nations to its comprehensive program of executive education and conferences, both in Hawaii and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The Center supports the U.S. Pacific Command’s objective of developing professional and personal ties among national security establishments throughout the region. With a non-warfighting mission, the Center focuses on a multilateral and multi-dimensional approach to defining and addressing regional security issues and concerns. The most beneficial result is building relationships of trust and confidence among future leaders and decision-makers within the region.

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) was founded with the purpose of furthering the study of the Middle East at Harvard University. This mandate features a primary emphasis on the centuries since the rise of Islam and a concern with the wider Islamic world. CMES serves Harvard as the coordinating body and the primary source of support for the various courses and academic programs that cover the region from Morocco and North Africa to Turkey and Iran.

The mission of the Mershon Center for International Security Studies is to advance the understanding of national security in a global context. One key way the center accomplishes this mission is by supporting faculty research projects in three core dimensions of national security:
The use of force and diplomacy.
The ideas, identities, and decisional processes that affect security.
The institutions that manage violent conflict.
Principal investigators come from a wide variety of departments – political science, history, sociology, public policy, women’s studies, and philosophy, to name a few – and their work represents a full spectrum of research on national security.
Also featured in this section are: Spotlights on specific Mershon faculty members, Graduate student research funded by the Mershon Center. The Mershon Center for International Security Studies fosters interdisciplinary faculty and student research on national security in a global context. To find out more, please read our Mission and History.The director of the Mershon Center reports to the associate provost for international affairs and a provost-appointed Oversight Committee. The Mershon Center is proud to support three endowed chairs in national security, military history, and peace studies. Each year, the Mershon Center gives the Furniss Book Award to an author whose first book makes an exceptional contribution to the study of national and international security. Each year the Mershon Center selects one lecture in honor of Joseph J. Kruzel, an Ohio State faculty member in Political Science who was killed in Sarajevo, Bosnia, while serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Affairs. The Mershon Center is a unit of the Office of International Affairs at The Ohio State University.

The National Defense Intelligence College is a dynamic learning community with a professionally diverse student body of over 700, representing a balanced mixture of experience in federal agencies and all branches of the US Armed Services. All students must be employed in the federal government and hold Top Secret security clearances. The College’s degrees, the Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence, and the Bachelor of Science in Intelligence are authorized by Congress.
The College was chartered by Department of Defense in 1962, and has since served as a leading institution for intelligence education and research. In December 2006, Department of Defense Instruction 3305.01 renamed the College and broadened its mission. The new Charter reflects the deep value attached to the College by the US national security community and the trust given to the College to educate future intelligence leaders in the Armed Services, the US Combatant Commands, and the Departments and agencies of the intelligence and homeland security communities. The College’s Bachelor of Science in Intelligence and Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence are both authorized in law by Congress. Among the nation’s federally chartered colleges and universities, the College has the unique distinction of annually awarding both graduate and undergraduate degrees in Intelligence. The College is a member of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area.

IAFIE was formed in June 2004 as a result of a gathering of sixty plus intelligence studies trainers and educators at the Sixth Annual International Colloquium on Intelligence at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania. This group, from various intelligence disciplines including national security, law enforcement and competitive intelligence, recognized the need for a professional association that would span their diverse disciplines and provide a catalyst and resources for their development and that of Intelligence Studies.

Purpose
Expanding research, knowledge, and professional development in intelligence education;
Providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information for those interested in and concerned with intelligence education;
Advancing the intelligence profession by setting standards, building resources, and sharing knowledge in intelligence studies;
Fostering relationships and cultivating cooperation among intelligence professionals in academia, business, and government;
Developing, disseminating, and promoting theory, curricula, methodologies, techniques, and best practices for pure and applied intelligence;
Serving as a liaison between other professional organizations and centers of excellence.

As a professional school specializing in the art of statecraft, The Institute of World Politics teaches the use of the various instruments of power. The Institute, however, recognizes that power, like liberty, can be misused and abused, and therefore its use must be accompanied by responsibility. As Theodore Roosevelt observed, „To educate a man in mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.” Thus, the Institute’s educational philosophy is guided by a recognition that education in ethics and civic virtue is a necessary prerequisite to the responsible conduct of statecraft.
The Institute’s philosophy proceeds first from a recognition that peace and security are the essential prerequisites for all functions of civil society, and that nothing in our public life – neither domestic governance, commerce, the exercise of civil liberties, nor organized charitable work – is possible without them.

The Canadian Centre of Intelligence and Security Studies (CCISS) is an Organized Research Unit established in 2002 under the aegis of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University. CCISS grew out of an already flourishing NPSIA research unit, the Centre for Security and Defence Studies (CSDS) to become a separate and distinct interdisciplinary research centre focusing specifically on Intelligence and National Security. It is Canada’s first and – still – only university centre dedicated to research in Intelligence and National Security Studies.

The National Defense University is the premier center for Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) and is under the direction of the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. The University’s main campus is on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C. The Joint Forces Staff College is located in Norfolk, VA.
The National Defense University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Certificate in Terrorism Studies is a 16 week programme of study from the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) at the University of St Andrews and Informa.
Delivered entirely online, this is the leading terrorism studies course, vital if it’s part of your responsibility to protect people, infrastructure, organisations or investments.
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A 16-week online programme from the renowned Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) at the University of St Andrews and Informa which provides a sophisticated introduction to the fundamental issues behind terrorism as well as the motivations, ideologies and modus operandi of the various strains of terrorism in the world today. Knowing how and why terrorist organisations function makes an unmistakable difference to counter terrorism and security strategies, whilst providing a valuable context to operational duties. Study the leading terrorism studies course, which has enrolled students from over 72 countries.

The Division of International Security Studies The Division of International Security Studies addresses fundamental Wilsonian concerns affecting international order and U.S. national interests through its research, meetings, and publications. The Division focuses on the traditional security agenda in the transformed politico-military context of the post-9/11 era. It sponsors ongoing programmatic activities on the threats posed by terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, as well as on the “nexus” between these twin challenges. The Division also focuses on the new security agenda, whose scope has been broadened to encompass demographic, environmental, developmental, and social challenges. Its work reflects an emphasis on the use of history as a tool of policy analysis and on comparative analysis across geographical and disciplinary boundaries. The Division of International Security Studies administers the Environmental Change and Security Program and the History and Public Policy Program.

Cranfield Institute The Security Studies Institute is located on the Shrivenham campus of Cranfield University where the University is the academic partner in management, technology and leadership to the Defence Academy. The Defence Academy is a national and international centre of excellence, providing quality education and training at the postgraduate level and conducting research in fields related to defence and the wider security environment including Disaster Management and Resilience. The Institute, part of the Department of Applied Science, Security and Resilience draws on the University’s other main academic Departments at Shrivenham. It also works with the School of Management at Cranfield in Bedfordshire.

The Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College

The Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College publishes national security and strategic research and analysis which serves to influence policy debate and bridge the gap between Military and Academia.

Security Studies at Kansas State University is a rigorous interdisciplinary program offering MA and Ph.D degrees for students interested in national security, international affairs, world politics, and transnational problems. It boasts well-published faculty and an international student body. History and political science are the core departments in the Security Studies program, but students draw on expertise and coursework from other disciplines as well. Students range from recent graduates of traditional undergraduate programs to field grade officers in the US military. The diversity of experience among our students is one of its key strengths. Most students plan to use their degrees for professional careers in international affairs.

A Master’s degree in Security Policy Studies can open doors to future employment in the security policy institutions of the federal government, in the private sector, in international organizations such as NATO, and in the many non-profit institutions engaged in security policy work.


The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) is the world’s leading authority on political-military conflict.
The IISS, based in London, is both a limited company in UK law and a registered charity. It has offices in the US, in Singapore and in Bahrain.
The IISS was founded in 1958 in the UK by a number of individuals interested in how to maintain civilised international relations in the nuclear age. Much of the Institute’s early work focused on nuclear deterrence and arms control and was hugely influential in setting the intellectual structures for managing the Cold War.
The Institute grew dramatically during the 1980s and 1990s, expanding both because of the nature of its work and its geographical scope. Its mandate became to look at the problems of conflict, however caused, that might have an important military content. This gave fresh impetus to the Institute as it began to cover more comprehensively political and military issues in all continents. As this mandate developed, the Institute worked hard both to provide the best information and analysis on strategic trends, and to facilitate contacts between government leaders, business people and analysts that would lead to the development of better public policy in the fields of international relations and international security.
The IISS is the primary source of accurate, objective information on international strategic issues for politicians and diplomats, foreign affairs analysts, international business, economists, the military, defence commentators, journalists, academics and the informed public. The Institute is independent, owing no allegiance to any governments or any political or other organisations. The IISS stresses rigorous research with a forward-looking policy orientation and places particular emphasis on bringing new perspectives to strategic discussions.
The IISS is a membership organisation. The Council and Staff of the Institute are international and its Membership is drawn from more than 90 countries.
The Institute’s work is grounded in an appreciation of various political, economic and social problems that cause instability, as well as the factors that can lead to international cooperation. Through its ‘para-diplomatic’ activity it provides much of the oil that eases the friction of international affairs. The IISS has unique convening power. It brings together annually defence ministers, foreign ministers and national security advisers in various formats privately, and more publicly, to discuss and shape international security policy. It holds influential events each year in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia as well as in Latin America and Africa. The IISS is truly a global organisation.
IISS publications are read by key decision -makers and are commented upon within governments at Cabinet level. They include the authoritative annual The Military Balance, an inventory of the world’s armed forces; the online Armed Conflict Database; Strategic Survey, an annual retrospective of the year’s political and military trends; the Adelphi series of books which provides in-depth analysis of general strategic issues; Survival: Global Politics and Strategy, an international relations journal; and Strategic Comments, containing short briefings on breaking strategic issues. There are also occasional publications such as the IISS Strategic Dossier range.
The range of IISS publications, its convening power, and the Institute’s strong international policy perspective make the IISS a key actor in the global strategic debate.

Misiunea Centrului de Studii Est-Europene şi Asiatice (CSEEA) este de a produce cercetare independentă asupra problemelor care influenţează şi modelează mediul politic şi de securitate din spaţiul euro-asiatic, de a furniza analize relevante şi în timp real asupra acestor probleme şi de a reprezenta un forum independent, recunoscut la nivel regional, pentru dezvoltarea dezbaterilor academice, relevante politic, asupra evenimentelor şi problemelor din spaţiul euro-asiatic. CSEEA a fost fondata în octombrie 2007 în cadrul Şcolii Naţionale de Studii Politice şi Administrative din Bucureşti, în baza deciziei Nr. 128 din 09.10.2007 a Senatului SNSPA şi are drept scop promovarea studiilor eurasiatice în spaţiul academic românesc şi regional. CSEEA este prima şi, deocamdată unica instituţie de cercetare de acest gen din România.
Misiunea CSEEA este:
de a produce cercetare independentă asupra problemelor care influenţează şi modelează mediul politic şi de securitate din spaţiul eurasiatic;
de a furniza analize relevante şi în timp real asupra acestor probleme;
de a reprezenta un forum independent recunoscut la nivel regional, pentru dezvoltarea dezbaterilor academice, relevante politic, asupra evenimentelor şi problemelor din spaţiul eurasiatic.
Pentru a îndeplini acest deziderat, CSEEA dispune de o echipă de tineri experţi (doctori, doctoranzi şi masteranzi în domeniul Relaţiilor Internaţionale, a Analizei şi Soluţionării de Conflict, Studiilor Europene şi Ştiinţelor Politice), bine pregătiţi şi buni cunoscători ai relaţiilor socio-economice şi politice şi al dinamicii de securitate din spaţiul euro-asiatic.
Activitatea Centrului se desfăşoară prin atragerea de resurse din afara universităţii – proiecte şi granturi de cercetare, sponsorizări, donaţii, etc. CSEEA este o organizaţie non-guvernamentală, non-profit conform legislaţiei româneşti în vigoare.
Obiectivele CSEEA sunt:
dezvoltarea de proiecte de cercetare care să vizeze probleme prezente şi potenţiale în domeniul studiilor de securitate la nivel regional, al conflictelor regionale, al securităţii energetice, al ameninţărilor asimetrice şi noilor provocări la adresa securităţii regionale, al bunei guvernări, al reconstrucţiei post-conflict, prevenirii crizelor şi managementul consecinţelor acestora , etc care atrag un interes sporit la nivel corporativ, naţional, regional şi/sau internaţional;
dezvoltarea CSEEA ca punte de legătură între spaţiile euro-atlantic şi est-european şi asiatic în domeniul academic. Din acest punct de vedere, urmărim să favorizăm unui climat regional deschis către dezvoltarea de parteneriate în cercetarea în domeniul politic şi de securitate între instituţii de învăţământ superior şi centre de cercetare din spaţiile euro-atlantic şi eurasiatic, dezvoltarea de proiecte de cercetare transnaţionale şi regionale pe teme de interes comun, dezvoltarea unei reţele de experţi regionali în domeniile politicii externe şi studiilor de securitate recunoscuţi la nivel internaţional, organizarea şi desfăşurarea de conferinţe şi seminarii internaţionale având ca teme centrale chestiuni marcante la nivel regional, şi beneficiind de participarea unor experţi recunoscuţi occidentali, dar şi din spaţiul eurasiatic;
dezvoltarea CSEEA ca centru de excelenţă în cercetare în domeniul politicii externe şi studiilor de securitate destinat atât comunităţii academice şi politice dina ceste domenii, precum şi studenţilor de Relaţii Internaţionale şi Studii Regionale care se specializează pe spaţiul eurasiatic;
dezvoltarea curriculară a studiilor eurasiatice în România şi la nivel regional;
editarea de publicaţii proprii , relevante academic, dar şi politic şi recunoscute la nivel regional;


Cato’s foreign policy vision is guided by the idea of our national defense and security strategy being appropriate for a constitutional republic, not an empire. Cato’s foreign policy scholars question the presumption that an interventionist foreign policy enhances the security of Americans in the post-Cold War world, and maintain instead that interventionism has consequences, including the formation of countervailing alliances, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and even terrorism. The use of U.S. military force should be limited to those occasions when the territorial integrity, national sovereignty, or liberty of the United States is at risk.


The Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT) at Syracuse University was established at the College of Law in 2003 through the vision of Professor William C. Banks, with the support of Dean Hannah R. Arterian. Beginning in the 2004-2005 academic year, the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, with the support of Dean Mitchell B. Wallerstein, joined the College of Law in sponsoring the Institute. The Maxwell School and the College of Law support a systematic, interdisciplinary approach to important questions of law and policy related to national and international security and counterterrorism.


The Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) is an independent academic institute that studies key issues relating to Israel’s national security and Middle East affairs. Through its mixture of researchers with backgrounds in academia, the military, government, and public policy, INSS is able to contribute to the public debate and governmental deliberation of leading strategic issues and offer policy analysis and recommendations to decision makers and public leaders, policy analysts, and theoreticians, both in Israel and abroad. As part of its mission, it is committed to encourage new ways of thinking and expand the traditional contours of establishment analysis.
Conceiving of security studies as a dynamic interdisciplinary field that involves military, intellectual, economic, and social resources, the Institute strives to reflect that diversity and complexity through research and policy recommendations of the highest standard. Complementing the traditional areas of defense, security doctrine, and politics, INSS has expanded its focus to include the “softer” components of national security, such as domestic trends and social processes.
The Institute is non-partisan, independent, and autonomous in its fields of research and expressed opinions. As an external institute of Tel Aviv University, it maintains a strong association with the academic environment. In addition, it has a strong association with the political and military establishment.


The National Security Institute will focus on the way all of the elements of power of the nation can contribute in a comprehensive and coordinated manner as part of a whole of government approach to national security. The Institute will:
Educate and train national security professionals in all stages of their careers,
Provide an umbrella organisation for a national security community at the University of Canberra Campus,
Coordinate a focused approach to the study of national security using the extensive resources of the University,
Engage in collaborative research, education and training activities, and
Independently research national and international issues relating to national security.


Established in 1985, The National Security Institute (NSI) provides a variety of professional information and security awareness services to defense contractor and U.S. government security practitioners. NSI’s core business is helping clients interpret and implement government security directives and establish sound security strategies that effectively safeguard classified and proprietary information.


Over the course of the university’s 100-year history, the Naval Postgraduate School has established a superior level of academic excellence. Throughout the institution’s four schools, its comprehensive institutes and several interdisciplinary centers and research groups are a wide breadth of relevant disciplines tailored to the direct needs of national and global security.


Our primary goal is to enhance the quality of education, research and management. Our faculty members have the expertise and skills to provide students with the highest quality education possible and to guide them into a lifelong process of learning. Thus, our students will begin by learning the fundamentals of the European construction processes, with all the entwining economical, political and diplomatic relations. The further the study the deeper the understanding of the complexity of the today’s world.


Centrul de Geopolitică şi Antropologie Vizuală (CGAV), asociat Universităţii Bucureşti şi Masterului Studii de Securitate, aduce laolaltă studenţi şi cercetători dornici să se integreze comunităţii academice Euro-atlantice şi să facă remarcată Şcoala Româneasca de Studii Internaţionale.
Centrul a luat fiinţă în anul 2000 cu ajutorul grantului obţinut de la Banca Mondială pentru predarea şi cercetarea schimbărilor politice şi sociale ce au avut loc după Războiul Rece în Sud-estul Europei şi în Regiunea Mării Negre.
Principalele activităţi: Fiind asociat Universităţii, Centrul asigură expertiza pentru Masterul în Studii de Securitate din cadrul Universităţii Bucureşti. Încă de la început, Centrul a asigurat baza pentru o curriculă extinsă a Studiilor de Integrare Euro-atlantică: geopolitică, studii de securitate, relaţii internaţionale, organizaţii Euro-atlantice şi relaţiile democratice civili-militare. Este orientat către asimilarea temelor strategice de către diverşi experţi în ştiinţe politice, sociologi, istorici şi geografi cât şi de către civili ce servesc diferite ministere şi agenţii.
Activitatea de cercetare: Integrarea României în NATO şi procesul de integrare în structurile Uniunii Europene au generat noi oportunităţi de cercetare şi analiză: Lărgirea NATO şi UE, Arhitectura de securitate Euro-atlantică după Războiul Rece, Securitatea şi Cooperarea în Sud-estul Europei şi Regiunea Mării Negre.
Publicaţii, conferinţe, mese rotunde: În scurtul interval de timp ce s-a scurs de la înfiinţarea sa, CGAV a reuşit să realizeze un site pe Internet specializat pe probleme Euro-atlantice (accesibil la adresa http://www.geopolitica.ro). La sfârşitul anului 2002, Centrul a publicat primul număr tipărit al revistei Geopolitica – Revista de geopolitică, geoistorie şi sociologie comparativă. În ianuarie 2003 a urmat volumul Geopolitica Integrării Europene ce a comprimat întreg spectrul activităţilor Centrului. Odată cu Summit-ul NATO de la Praga, s-a organizat Conferinţa „Teme actuale ale securităţii europene” centrată pe identitate, conflict, migraţie şi terorism (22-23 noiembrie 2002). Până în anul 2010, a organizat conferințe alături de personalități marcante ale vremurilor actuale, a stabilit un contact permanent cu alte instituții (de pildă Centrul Cultural American, Centrul European de Studii Covasna-Harghita, Institutul de Sociologie al Academiei Române, Centrul European de Studii în Probleme Etnice (CESPE), etc.). Anul 2010 reprezintă revitalizarea revistei de geopolitică, intitulată acum Geopolitica Journal.
CGAV se implică în educarea publicului larg cu privire la temele strategice de securitate, dezvoltarea ariei de cercetări şi analize, organizarea de conferinţe cu teme centrate pe semnificaţiile lărgirii NATO şi UE, editarea de cărţi şi manuale universitare. De asemenea, Centrul este deschis invitării de noi membrii şi dezvoltării unor relaţii de cooperare internaţională cu centre similare din Europa şi SUA.


Programul de masterat în Managementul Securităţii în Societatea Contemporană îşi propune: pregătirea şi antrenamentul masteranzilor în managementul securităţii la începutul secolului XXI, pe baza unei riguroase metodologii de predare şi cercetare, îmbinând atât aspectele teoretice, cât şi cele practice; profesionalizarea studiilor de securitate în România, în vederea susţinerii profesiei de „manager şi negociator de securitate”. Avem în vedere o pregătire vocaţională a masteranzilor noştri, urmărind asigurarea unui nivel substanţial de cunoaştere şi dezvoltării aptitudinilor necesare înţelegerii, analizei, sintezei şi predicţiei fenomenelor şi proceselor lumii contemporane legate de problematica securităţii. Absolvenţii noştri vor putea contribui la formularea unei politici de securitate naţională adecvată în raport cu provocările din mediul internaţional de securitate şi compatibilă cu politicile de securitate ale instituţiilor europene şi euroatlantice.
Programul de studiu „Managementul securităţii în societatea contemporană” se adresează tuturor absolvenţilor de studii universitare, având în vedere gradul înalt de complexitate al specializării Studii de Securitate şi caracterul său interdisciplinar. Pe baza diplomei şi a competenţelor obţinute, absolvenţii noştri îşi vor putea găsi posturi atât în sectorul public (instituţii din sectorul securităţii şi apărării naţionale, administraţie), cât şi în sectorul privat (ONG-uri de mediu, agenţi economici etc.).
Un rol fundamental în dezvoltarea acestui program de studii îl are Institutul de Studii Internaţionale al Universităţii „Babeş-Bolyai”, unitate autonomă de predare şi cercetare ştiinţifică din cadrul Catedrei de Istorie Contemporană şi Relaţii Internaţionale. Experienţa de peste 8 ani şi realizările ştiinţifice remarcabile în domeniul relaţiilor internaţionale a personalului didactic al Catedrei de Istorie Contemporană şi Relaţii Internaţionale – care coordonează programul de masterat –, este un argument decisiv pentru cei care doresc să urmeze studiile de masterat în Managementul Securităţii în Societatea Contemporană.

Founded in 1976, the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (IFPA) is an independent, nonpartisan research organization specializing in national security, foreign policy, and defense planning issues. We help senior government policy makers, industry leaders, and officials in the public policy community make informed decisions in a dynamic and unpredictable global security environment. IFPA staff is a mix of scholars, business professionals, retired military officers, and foreign policy specialists who bring a uniquely broad array of talents and experiences to every task they undertake.

• Focused studies and quick-reaction analyses on current and emerging national security/foreign policy issues
• Classified and unclassified workshops and briefings in support of government and private sector clients
• Public outreach programs, including the organization of major conferences and smaller seminars
• Creation and conduct of Simulation and Gaming exercises
• Strategic planning for industry and federal and state government agencies
Interagency Programs and AnalysisThe Institute has an established track record of innovation and excellence in:
• Identifying global and regional trends and assessing their implications for policy planners
• Translating policy options into concrete program decisions
• Designing strategic plans for government and industry clients
• Establishing strategic partnerships with industry, think tanks, academia, and government
IFPA is associated with The Fletcher School, Tufts University, and has offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C. IFPA is incorporated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is a tax-exempt organization under section 501 (c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and has been granted status as a publicly supported, non-private organization under Section 509(a)(1). Contributions to the Institute are tax deductible.

Based on its 20 years of experience in promoting Atlantic values and Euro-Atlantic cohesion, ACB is now focusing its attention on the process of globalization over the next 20 years. Their new mission is to involve the youth in transforming the Alliance into the global security actor in 21st Century. It is also the ACB’s academic and political mission to support and promote the relationship between NATO, the EU, Russia and China as well as to reach out to Africa and Latin America. Keeping its profile as visionary think-tank, ACB has recently launched a program to contribute to developing foundations for space law. ACB is an active proponent of Bulgaria’s inclusion into the OECD, as well as being a proponent of the creation of a common European Defense policy and Anti-Missile Defense Shield in Europe.

Il Centro Studi per la Difesa e la Sicurezza con acronimo CeSDiS è nato con l’obiettivo di diffondere le tematiche riguardanti la Difesa e la Sicurezza interna ed internazionale attraverso studi, ricerche, convegni, tavole rotonde, conferenze ed iniziative mediatiche, realizzate con la collaborazione di tutti i soci disponibili a partecipare in modo attivo alla vita del Centro. Il CeSDiS si rivolge alle istituzioni civili e militari, agli operatori economici e finanziari, alle amministrazioni civili, alle organizzazioni non governative e più in generale ai media ed a quella parte dell’opinione pubblica che percepisce l’esigenza di acquisire maggiori informazioni sui temi della Difesa e della Sicurezza. I soci del CeSDiS riceveranno via e-mail i testi delle ricerche, degli studi e delle conferenze organizzate dal Centro Studi. Presidente del CeSDiS è l’Avvocato Claudio Maria Polidori, titolare dell’insegnamento di Diritto Penale Militare e Diritto delle Operazioni Militari presso l’Istituto Superiore di Stato Maggiore Interforze del Centro Alti Studi per la Difesa in Roma.

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