The Human Security Initiative examines a range of factors that influence or threaten the physical, social and economic well-being of humans.  These factors include natural resource and agricultural availability, climate change, political violence and political protest, human rights and migration, political repression and others.

Recent Publications

Conrad, Justin and William Spaniel. 2021. Militant Competition: How Terrorists and Insurgents Advertise with Violence and How They Can Be Stopped (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

Han, Rongbin and Li Shao. 2021. “Scaling Authoritarian Information Control: How China Adjusts the Level of Online Censorship” Political Research Quarterly.

Munisamy, Gopi and Dikshit Poudel. 2021. “Exploring the Disparity in Global Food Security Indicators,” Global Food Security.

Turnbull, Megan. 2020. “Elite Competition, Social Movements, and Election Violence in Nigeria.” International Security.

Kiyani, Ghashia and Amanda Murdie. 2020. “Unintended Restrictions: Women’s Rights INGOs and Women’s Civil Society Restrictions,” Human Rights Review 21: 349–372.

Whitaker, Beth Elise, James Igoe Walsh, and Justin Conrad. 2019. “Natural Resource Exploitation and Sexual Violence by Rebel Groups.” Journal of Politics 81(2): 702-706.