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.

 

$11 million+

in research expenditures in FY 2017

 

More than 130

affiliated faculty representing over 12 college-level units

 

#6

in the nation for DARPA young faculty awards

Recent news and events

A line of Marines run to a waiting helicopter.

GSI Director Nadya Bliss discusses the growing complexity of security challenges around the globe, and how research can help address these challenges.

GSI took a new approach to an old problem, using advances in big data and visualization technology to create a conservation planning tool that will help philanthropists, governments, and NGOs better prioritize conservation efforts around the world.

CDF Associate Director Adam Doupé discusses the evolution of hacking in the wake of another large data breach

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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