Global Security Initiative

Wicked problems. Novel approaches. Impactful responses.

The Global Security Initiative (GSI) produces mission-relevant approaches and decision support tools to address some of the world’s most vexing and complicated security challenges.

As Arizona State University’s hub for global security research, we leverage the world-class expertise of ASU faculty and GSI’s connections with the global defense, security, development and diplomacy communities to take new approaches toward the world’s wicked problems.

The results are tools, technologies and systems that are impactful, timely and useful to policymakers and implementers.

 

$20 million+

in research expenditures in FY 2018

 

More than 150

affiliated faculty representing over 12 college-level units

 

#3

in the nation for DARPA young faculty awards

Recent news and events

boy looking at a robot

A look at how GSI researchers are working to help people, robots, and AI work together effectively

GSI helped organize the Code 8.7 Conference at the UN on how AI and computational science can help combat human trafficking. GSI Director Nadya Bliss discusses some takeaways from the conference.

GSI helped organize the Code 8.7 conference to bring the computational research and artificial intelligence (AI) communities together with those working to combat modern slavery and human trafficking.

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Mission support

GSI focuses on long-term security needs rather than short-term funding opportunities. Financial support for GSI’s efforts to address these long-term security needs are provided by government, industry and private foundations.

 

Funding Sources Graph

Annual report

Download our annual report for a sampling of our activities and accomplishments from the last year and learn how we’re continuing to advance security and defense research at ASU.

2018 report 2017 report