As the twenty-first century unfolds, armed conflict is on the decline, while other forms of organized and interpersonal violence—often stemming from economic, environmental, and social upheaval—have spread. Inadequate understanding of the changing trends in conflict and violence has often left advocacy and policy communities to meet twenty-first century security challenges with twentieth century theories, institutions, and tools.
The Sié Center's award winning faculty is focused on different dimensions of this new security environment. Our many research projects aim to understand the evolving set of drivers, actors, and modalities of twenty-first century violence and conflict. As our program unfolds we endeavor to foster a research community focused on managing violence and enhancing resilience at the local, national, regional, and global levels.
Our unique research focus combined with a commitment to integrating teaching, research and practical problem solving has already attracted an internationally renowned faculty and stellar set of Sié Fellows. By involving these students in our research, maintaining connections with policy leaders, and making our work accessible to a broad public audience we are working hard to foster future leaders as well as a research, policy, and public community better equipped for the challenges it faces.
Deborah Avant, Sié Chéou-Kang Chair for International Security and Diplomacy and Director of the Sié Center, Josef Korbel School of International Studies