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International Studies-Degree Programs: International Security

This guide, created by Benjamin Applebee, Brett Schneider and Josh Patton, is broken into the 7 major degree programs. From International Security to Human Rights, this is your one-stop-shop for all matters Global. Last updated by CWA on 7/31/12.

Campus Connections

Organization of Security Students page is here.

The Organization of Security Students (OSS) is a diverse student group organized to:

1)  Promote an understanding of current international and national security issues

2)  Engage a variety of ideologies that influence and impact security issues

3) Challenge and further develop their own thoughts and beliefs.

Denver Women in International Security group can be found here.

"Welcome to the Denver Women In International Security (DWIIS) website!  DWIIS is affiliated with the national WIIS organization, based out of Washington D.C."

Security Databases

World Factbook  

PREX 3.15:
Also known as the CIA World Factbook.

Security Websites

  • Strategic Studies Institute (U.S. Army War College)
    SSI is the U.S. Army's think tank for the analysis of national security policy and military strategy. SSI's primary function is to provide direct analysis for Army and Department of Defense leadership, and serve as a bridge to the wider strategic community. PDF publications are available on a wide variety of security-related topics.
  • United States Institute of Peace  
    The USIP is an independent, nonpartisan federal institution created by Congress to promote the prevention, management, and peaceful resolution of international conflicts. Established in 1984, the Institute meets its congressional mandate through an array of programs, including research grants, fellowships, professional training, education programs from high school through graduate school, conferences and workshops, library services, and publications. Many of their publications are...
  • ISN: International Relations and Security Network
    Based at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETHZ), ISN is a rich resource for primary and secondary resources on all areas of international relations.

Foreign Policy/Affairs

Lowry Institute for International Policy (Think Tank)

"The Lowy Institute is an independent international policy think tank. Its objective is to generate new ideas and dialogue on international developments and Australia’s role in the world. Its mandate is broad. It ranges across all the dimensions of international policy debate in Australia - economic, political and strategic – and it is not limited to a particular geographic region."

The National Interest

"In recent years we have seen, regretfully, that on the critical foreign policy issues of the day (Iraq, Iran, China, North Korea, the Lebanese crisis and so on) there is too little real debate, often simply bumper sticker clichés reflecting American domestic politics more than complex and contradicting international realities." 

Hoover Institution (Stanford University)

"The principles of individual, economic, and political freedom; private enterprise; and representative government were fundamental to the vision of the Institution's founder. By collecting knowledge, generating ideas, and disseminating both, the Institution seeks to secure and safeguard peace, improve the human condition, and limit government intrusion into the lives of individuals."


"Founded in 1989, the Stimson Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to enhancing international peace and security through a unique combination of rigorous analysis and outreach. The Centerʼs approach is pragmatic — geared toward providing policy alternatives, solving problems, and overcoming obstacles to a more peaceful and secure world."

Research Center

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You can also get in touch with the Research Center Desk during our operating hours at (303) 871-2905.

Get Help from your International Studies Liaison

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Christopher C. Brown
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University of Denver

(303) 871-3404