George Perkins Marsh Institute

Center for Risk and Security Research


To advance knowledge from the fields of risk analysis and technological hazards management to address security issues such as: terrorism, disaster management, law and human rights, resource allocation, critical infrastructure, social dimensions of risk, and international trade security.


  • Adaptive management and emergency response;
  • Generalized resource allocation for security and protection - case of urban transportation;
  • Risk and security frameworks for hazardous materials such as LNG, spent fuel, radiological, and nuclear materials;
  • Models for public-private emergency coordination during disasters;
  • Economic issues of global trade security;
  • Building risk and security issues; and
  • Risk perception and emergency evacuation issues.