Project on the Political Economy of Security

The past decade has been rife with economic crises, austerity measures, and increased financial globalization. This economic climate has had serious and sometimes counterintuitive ramifications for national and international security. The study of the intersection of economics and security requires an interdisciplinary approach, involving insights and tools from the fields of Political Science, Economics, History, Sociology, and Anthropology, among others. Founded in 2014, our goal is to expand and promote the study of the relationship between economics and security by fostering a network of academics and supporting policy-relevant academic research and teaching.

Since then, the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies’ Project on Political Economy of Security (PPES) has collaborated with and invited numerous academics and graduate students from universities around the world to present their ongoing research. These events have centered on presentations of academic work at various stages of completion, ranging from final papers to early manuscript workshops.