Ford Institute for Human Security

Placing people at the center of security and development analysis.

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About the Ford Institute

Our mission is to promote effective responses to the severe threats faced by individuals and communities affected by conflict and deprivation. The institute 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.

Affiliates and Funding

Faculty, students, and affiliates are actively investigating the enduring problems of political violence and economic development, and their effects on people and communities. We’re proud of our affiliate and funding partnerships, which help enable this research.

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Research and Publications

Explore books, reports, briefs, and more that start conversations, spark debate, and drive change in this industry.

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