The Centre for Global Security Challenges (CGSC)

The Centre for Global Security Challenges (CGSC) at the University of Leeds aims to promote collaborative, interdisciplinary, methodologically diverse and impactful research to investigate contemporary insecurities. The CGSC is a large research centre, possessing world-leading, multi-method expertise in the study of security over three substantive and overlapping areas: 1) Peace and Conflict, 2) Political Violence, and 3) Global Reordering.

Research at the CGSC is conducted with the understanding that the complexity of contemporary issues of security and insecurity requires work that has a broad and inclusive understanding of the many forms of security and insecurity that includes but also goes beyond traditional state-based understandings of security studies. Our research engages with how security/insecurity is understood and practiced from the inter-state to the local level, with the understanding that these levels are not separate areas of study.

Contact information

Point of contact

Dr Laura Considine

University of Leeds

Leeds LS2 9JT

+44(0)113 343 4936

The team

Contacts Resume Speciality
Jack Holland,
  • international relations; international security; (counter-)terrorism; US foreign policy, UK foreign policy, Australian foreign policy; Critical Security Studies; Critical Terrorism Studies
Laura Considine,
  • global nuclear politics; nuclear disarmament; the history of arms control; politics, literature and language