The Centre for the Study of Security and Development (CSSD) is a multi-disciplinary hub for collaborative research and public outreach, housed within the Department of Political Science at Dalhousie University. The CSSD facilitates research, organizes events, and supports teaching on international politics. For more details, visit our About page.

Defence and Security Foresight Group

CSSD is a core partner in a new academic network for research on defence and security issues, co-led by Profs. Bessma Momani (Waterloo) and Brian Bow (Dalhousie). Network activities and publications will be supported by a 3-year grant from DND’s new Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security (MINDS) funding program.


The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative

Founded by retired lieutenant-general and celebrated humanitarian Roméo Dallaire, the RDCSI is a global partnership committed to ending the use and recruitment of child soldiers worldwide, through ground-breaking research, advocacy, and security-sector training.

The Initiative is housed at the Centre for the Study of Security and Development at Dalhousie University.