SFS Research


  • New GIWPS Index Measures How Safe Women Are in 153 Countries

    New GIWPS Index Measures How Safe Women Are in 153 Countries

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Faculty Research

SFS Professors Shareen Joshi and George Shambaugh published in research journal “Environmental Development”

SFS Professors Shareen Joshi and George Shambaugh research industrial waste management through public and private sector partnerships with the Indian government. While it may seem as though major investors and donors are helping with waste management, Professors Joshi and Shambaugh’s research shows that these public/private sector partnerships actually have a “boom-bust cycle” that ultimately may end up doing more harm in the long run to the very communities they’re trying to help.

Kroenig: The Case for the U.S. ICBM Force

Professor Matthew Kroenig recently published an article in Strategic Studies Quarterly pushing back against criticisms of ICBMs. “Far from unnecessary, ICBMs possess a number of distinctive attributes that contribute to core objectives of US nuclear strategy,” Kroenig argued.

Veeraraghavan releases research on technology-enabled cash transfers

Professor Rajesh Veeraraghavan recently published new research on technology-enabled cash transfers. According to a case study analyzed by Veeraraghavan and his colleagues, “technological solutions in the domain of government-to-citizen cash transfers are far from perfect.”

Student Research

Centers and Institutes

ISD publishes new report on the future of the Arctic

The Institute for the Study of International Diplomacy released its most recent report, “The New Arctic: Navigating the Realities, Possibilities, and Problems.” As ice caps continue to melt and new challenges in international travel are born, this paper serves as a guide for how to conduct “arctic diplomacy” in the years to come.

GIWPS releases study on Nigerian female empowerment project

GIWPS analyzed the successfulness of the ENGINE project, an effort to empower Nigerian girls to realize their full potential. The study reported positively on the program and noted that Nigerian women who participated generally felt more self-confident when compared to non-participants.

GIWPS On Using UN Sanctions To Prevent and Curb Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict

The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security published a report researching the UN Security Council’s use of targeted sanctions to address sexual violence in conflict. The report concludes that sanctions, not being used to their full potential, could advance women’s protection from sexual violence in conflict zones.