Watson Institute



A globalized world faces new security challenges, shaped by a range of dynamics, from climate change and nuclear proliferation to the rise of transnational cybercrime and identity politics. Engaging faculty in fields as diverse as anthropology, environmental studies, and computer science, the Institute's research spans these and traditional security issues, including armed intervention, post-conflict reconstruction, and military spending.


Climate and Development Lab

Costs of War

Global Governance and Transnational Civil Society

Illicit Globalization

Medics and Political Violence

The Rise and Fall of the Roman Republic, 1848-1850

Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Peacekeeping

Terrorist Transformations: IMRO and the Politics of Violence