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About Us

The Centre for Security Governance (CSG) is a non-profit, non-partisan think tank and registered charity based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Founded in 2013, the Centre works to advance new ideas and approaches to addressing some of the international community’s most pressing security and governance challenges.

The international system has entered an era of disruption that has unleashed a new array of global security and governance challenges threatening to upend the architecture of the rules based international order erected after the end of the second world war. Driven by rapid technological change, environmental degradation, emergent political populism, and shifting cultural norms, among many factors, this volatile period is redefining how international relations are conducted. According to most metrics the world is more affluent, healthy and secure than ever before, yet in Western countries polling shows that people are feeling increasingly pessimistic and alienated. With so much information and misinformation at the fingertips of publics through social media and other traditional and non-traditional news sources, organizations dedicated to promoting public dialogue on critical public policy issues have never been more important than ever. The mission of the Centre for Security Governance (CSG) is to present sound fact-based analysis of contemporary challenges in an accessible form. We are committed to raising awareness of crucial international security and governance problems and promoting vigorous public debate on ideas to address them. The CSG believes that informed publics strengthen democracy and lead to more effective public policy. Accordingly we don’t just target our work at the policy-making establishment but concerned and engaged publics more broadly.

Mark Sedra, PhD

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Dr. Mark Sedra is a specialist on international security issues with an emphasis on the stabilization of conflict-affected and fragile states.

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