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About the Sié Center

Sié Center Research Community

The Sié Center frequently partners with other universities, foundations, organizations and government agencies to fund and conduct its research and programs.

Research Partners and Funders

The United States Institute of Peace is a national, nonpartisan, independent institute, founded by Congress and dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent conflict is possible, practical, and essential for U.S. and global security. In conflict zones abroad, the Institute works with local partners to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict. To reduce future crises and the need for costly interventions, USIP works with governments and civil societies to help their countries solve their own problems peacefully. The Institute provides expertise, training, analysis, and support to those who are working to build a more peaceful, inclusive world. USIP works in partnership to sponsor the 2019 IGLI Summer Institute


One Earth Future (OEF) fosters sustainable peace by building effective networks and resilient societies in fragile and post-conflict environments around the world. Because complex problems can only be solved by adaptive organizations, OEF is structured as an incubator of semi-autonomous programs. Each program works for sustainable solutions to a specific problem while gathering and sharing lessons about cooperative governance more broadly. OEF is working with the Sié Center to host a postdoctoral research fellow. 


Secure Fisheries is a program of One Earth Future. Secure Fisheries works with local, regional, and international stakeholders to strengthen fisheries governance, combat illegal fishing, and promote sustainability in fragile and post-conflict regions as a pathway towards greater peace and stability. Secure Fisheries is working with the Sié Center to pioneer a new joint postdoctoral research fellow position.


Oxfam America is a global organization working to end the injustice of poverty. Oxfam America helps people build better futures for themselves, hold the powerful accountable, and save lives in disasters. Oxfam America does this work by, (1) using advocacy to tackle the systems, policies, and practices that keep people trapped in poverty, (2) providing grants and technical support to local organizations around the world, and (3) by working with local people to lead humanitarian responses that provide immediate relief during conflicts and disasters, and to build resilience against future threats.Oxfam America is working with the Sié Center to pioneer a new joint postdoctoral research fellow position. 


The Carnegie Corporation of New York focuses on the issues that Andrew Carnegie considered of paramount importance: international peace, the advancement of education and knowledge, and the strength of our democracy. The Corporation funds the Sié Center's projects on Nonviolent Strategies in Violent Settings and Innovations in Peacebuilding.


Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) is an international foundation established in 2000 on the initiative of the Swiss Confederation, as the 'Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces'. DCAF contributes to enhancing security sector governance through security sector reform. DCAF has a dedicated program on the Private Security Governance and has partnered with the Sié Center on the Private Security Monitor project to track the existing laws and regulations applicable to PMSCs on an international, sub-regional, national and sub-national level.


The Henry R. Luce Foundation, through the Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion and International Affairs, supports scholarly work to deepen interdisciplinary understanding of the role of religion in world affairs, and to link this knowledge to a range of policy issues, communities, and wider publics. The Foundation currently supports the project on Religion and Social Cohesion in Conflict-Affected Countries at the Sié Center.


The U.S. Department of Defense, through its Minerva Initiative, supports the research. The Minerva Initiative is a DoD-sponsored, university-based social science research initiative focusing on areas of strategic importance to U.S. national security policy. The goal of the Minerva Initiative is to improve DoD's basic understanding of the social, cultural, behavioral, and political forces that shape regions of the world of strategic importance to the United States.