Our Partner Organizations

Ford Institute for Human Security 

Our mission of the Institute is to promote effective responses to the severe threats faced by individuals and communities affected by conflict and deprivation. It supports research on the causes and consequences of economic underdevelopment and political violence, and works to advance the idea that governments have a sovereign responsibility to protect their people.

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

The Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) is a professional school with a diverse, cultured community of faculty, staff, students and alumni. GSPIA helps students hone their passions for making the world a better place in a purposeful direction and action. As part of the University of Pittsburgh, they are a leader in education, a pioneer in research and a partner in regional development - as well as one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States.

Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies

Named after the man best remembered for salvaging the United Nations’ efforts during the Korean War, the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies believes that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. Creating original and impartial analyses, the Ridgway Center helps inform policymakers who confront diverse challenges such as the spread of international terrorism, counterinsurgency, and the rise of transnational organized crime.

University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing changes the face of nursing practice by preparing nurses to deliver the highest quality care—care that is guided by research, intellect, and passion.  U.S. News & World Report ranks its graduate programs among the top 10 programs in the country, alongside accolades from other organizations.

University Center for International Studies

The University Center for International Studies (UCIS) is home to six area and thematic studies centers, three of which have been designated National Resource Centers (NRC) by the US Department of Education, certifying their status as leading centers of their kind in the United States. All of the centers explore world regions and themes through multidisciplinary undergraduate and graduate academic programs, interdisciplinary faculty development, and community outreach.

Women In International Security - Global 

Women In International Security (WIIS) is the premier organization in the world dedicated to advancing the leadership and professional development of women in the field of international peace and security. WIIS (pronounced “wise”) sponsors leadership training, mentoring, and networking programs as well as substantive events focused on current policy problems. WIIS also supports research projects and policy engagement initiatives on critical international security issues, including the nexus between gender and security.