Did you know that ACDIS offers a Certificate in Global Security?

It’s true, we do! Available to University of Illinois Undergraduates, the Certificate in Global Security:

  • Develops foundational knowledge of global security studies
  • Complements studies of existing majors
  • Prepares students for work in government, the private sector, and professional careers, NGO’s, and academia
  • Provides an important credential to present to potential employers

ACDIS also has a Security Studies RSO that meets weekly. In addition, we offer the opportunity to be published in our student journal, the Illini Journal of International Security.

Want to know more? Please visit the Academics tab on this page to find out how you can get involved!

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ACDIS publishes a weekly newsletter that updates readers on ACDIS sponsored events, provides scholarship information, area studies centers events, and shares security related events taking place on campus. Interested? Please sign up below.

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Events & Announcements

GEOG 379 Added to Course List!

Introduction to GIS Systems is now an approved course for the Certificate in Global Security. It is available each semester and in the summer, and is worth 4 credit hours toward the Social Science requirement.

NPRE Professor Dr. Angela Di Fulvio joins ACDIS Core Faculty

Professor Angela Di Fulvio’s primary research area is radiological science, and her educational background is a great fit for ACDIS. Please welcome Professor Di Fulvio to the Core Faculty at:


B.Sc. Bioengineering, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 2002 – 2005
M.Sc. Bioengineering, Electronics and Information curriculum, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 2005 – 2007
Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering and Industrial Safety, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 2008 – 2011

For more information, please visit the NPRE website:


Library Guide on Arms Control, Domestic & International Security

Need help researching topics in security? Use the library as a resource!

The Arms Control Collection consists of indexes, yearbooks, handbooks, bibliographies, monographs and serials dealing with arms control, disarmament, and international security. The collection does not represent all of the library’s holdings on these subjects; additional materials on these subjects are available throughout libraries on campus, and the call numbers listed below will help you find materials on the shelves. In addition, the Library has a large number of electronic (e-) books and journals. E-books can be found in the Online Library Catalog and e-journals can be found in the Online Journals & Databases.