The Security in Context Network

Building a More Comprehensive Perspective

The SiC project is housed at the Institute for Social Science Research at University of Massachusetts Amherst, with strategic partnerships at the Arab Studies Institute in Washington DC, the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies at UC Santa Barbara, the Center for Peace and Development at the University of Oklahoma Norman, The Syrian Center for Policy Research in Vienna, Austria, the Arab Council for the Social Sciences, in Beirut, Lebanon, and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Global South, Northwestern University, in Doha, Qatar.

Together, the network critically examines the challenges of peace and conflict from multiple perspectives and geographic locations. It produces the data and research to advance inclusive and social-justice oriented conceptions of security.

Learn more about the team members