Oxford Research Group

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Sustainablesecurity.org is a project of the Sustainable Security Programme at Oxford Research Group (ORG). ORG, which is now based in two offices in London, is one of the UK’s leading of advocates for alternatives to global conflict. By combining in-depth political and technical expertise and experience in promoting serious analysis, dialogue and change, we develop alternative thinking on security issues.

With 30 years of building trust between policy-makers, military and civil society and academics,  ORG works to address the toughest security questions using detailed research and drawing on deep understanding of how human beings behave. Our consultants combine detailed knowledge of global security issues together with a deep understanding of political decision-making, and many years of expertise in facilitating constructive dialogue.

ORG is a registered charity, and a public company limited by guarantee under English law. It was first established in 1982 by Dr. Scilla Elworthy.  ORG, and its founder, was awarded the Niwano Peace Prize in 2003. The Independent newspaper named ORG as one of the top 20 think-tanks in the UK in 2005.

The Sustainable Security Programme

The programme aims to develop the sustainable security concept and promote it to a wide international audience, ensure that voices from the global South play a central role in its development, and define specific options for sustainable security policies. These aims are achieved via in-depth research, dialogues with analysts and decision makers and providing new avenues for creative thinking and discussion on the real threats to global security in the 21st century.

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