The Human Security Studies Group (HSSG) is an interdisciplinary team of faculty, staff, and students with interest, expertise, or experience in the wide variety of human security topics. HSSG was created to explore non-traditional and transnational security threats and their impact on U.S. strategic, national security, and economic interests.

HSSG Overview

HSSG serves as a focal point for information sharing related to major global and U.S. activities, policy, and opportunities in this field. Human security topics include, but are not limited to, economic insecurity, food insecurity, health insecurity, environmental insecurity, personal insecurity, community insecurity, political insecurity, among others. The HSSG provides a common forum to connect related topics across campus. Key issues include climate change, food and water scarcity, poverty and economic inequality, economic downturns, urbanization, pandemics, humanitarian crises, refugees, and corresponding vulnerable population and gender related initiatives. In cooperation with other groups, the HSSG seeks facilitate group meetings, guest speakers, dissemination of published research and articles, professional development and training opportunities, and workshops and conferences. The HSSG will also network affiliated faculty and subject matter experts with communities of scholars and professionals in other government agencies and academic institutions. This supports the CNO’s initiative of expanding and strengthening our network of partners by unifying related non-traditional security concerns which can be the root causes and complicating factors of conflict and essential elements to building and sustaining peace.