Securing Safe & Successful Societies
Securing safe and successful societies in the 21st century and beyond is a defining component of our research focus.
Scholars from a range of sub-disciplines at Queen’s study the methods and outcomes of efforts to secure human, financial, political, and physical assets.
When catastrophic natural events — like tsunamis and earthquakes — and human events associated with political change occur, our security is threatened. Internet developments also bring risks and opportunities. Our researchers frame how these events will affect both individuals and society.
Themes in this area include:
Supporting democratic, economically viable systems of governance through active engagement in public policy
Improving the quality and effectiveness of information, including the security of communications tools, with particular focus on networks and telecommunications
Contributing to the secure design of infrastructure, with a focus on security of water and large resource extraction processes
Spotlight: Amir Fam (Civil Engineering), Canada Research Chair in Innovative and Retrofitted Structures
Spotlight: Ian Moore (Civil Engineering), Canada Research Chair in Infrastructure Engineering
See also: GeoEngineering Centre at Queen's-RMC