May 7, 2016

Science, Technology, and Security: New Institutions to Manage Global Security in the 21st Century

An interdisciplinary graduate student & faculty initiative supported by the University of Illinois Graduate College Focal Point Program

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As part of its core mission, the Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security (ACDIS) at the University of Illinois is committed to training today's graduate students with interests in global security to develop and apply their disciplinary knowledge within an interdisciplinary context. This commitment follows from a conviction that the vast majority of contemporary security problems can best be understood and managed by combining insights from diverse areas of expertise in the natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, and humanities.

ACDIS is currently carrying out its graduate student training primarily through an exciting new project entitled, "Science, Technology, and Security: New Institutions to Manage Global Security in the 21st Century." This is a student-led initiative with supervision and instructional contributions by the ACDIS faculty. Funding support for the project comes from the University of Illinois Graduate College's Focal Point program.

We invite you to browse the pages linked from the menu above to learn more about the project, participating student and faculty members, and specific activities such as our interdisciplinary graduate seminar and conference.


* Note: for additional information about student involvement at ACDIS and the services that ACDIS provides to students, please consider visiting our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.