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Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland

CISSM conducts research, informs policy debates, and helps current and future leaders find creative solutions to complex global challenges. Our agenda has four cross-cutting themes:

- managing competition and cooperation in international relations
- reducing risks from dual-use technologies
- enhancing human security
- improving multi-stakeholder global governance

Learn about and discuss pressing global security challenges; attend CISSM forums and events.

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Familiarize yourself with CISSM's current research program areas ranging from nuclear policy to managing violent conflict and more. Learn more

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CISSM holds biweekly forums featuring policy scholars & practitioners working on pressing policy topics related to international security and development. Learn more

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