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PLuS Alliance Global Security Launch

July 19, 2017

UNSW Sydney, Colombo House Theatres
High Street, Kensington, NSW 2052

Quantum advances in science have outpaced our governance frameworks in areas such as cybersecurity and biosecurity, with revolutionary new tools and technologies equally able to benefit or harm humanity.

Against a backdrop of global political instability and conflict, this accelerates the risk of war, terrorism, cyberattacks, bioterrorism, chemical, radiological and nuclear threats. In addition, disasters and forced displacement of people pose additional challenges which require an understanding of emergency response and disaster recovery. These threats extend beyond the reach of national boundaries, and require global solutions.

In 2016, Arizona State University, King’s College London and UNSW Sydney, formed the PLuS Alliance. This unprecedented and innovative alliance between three of the world’s leading universities enables us to join forces to help find research-led solutions to some of our most pressing global challenges. The three countries represented are also natural allies in security and defence, providing a framework for advancement of the first truly global security alliance in the world.

Mission Statement:

To enhance global security by preventing, detecting and mitigating global threats in the following areas:


  • Violent conflict and war
  • Cybersecurity
  • Terrorism
  • Disasters
  • Biosecurity


Global Security PLuS will be launched on July 19th 2017 with a one day symposium . Come and hear about research from UNSW, ASU and KCL experts. Industry and government stakeholders can view our research and network with academic experts. Student research prizes will also be awarded at this event.