Integrated Security and Global Sustainability

International security in the 21st century is not feasible in only military and state-centric terms. While the risk of conventional large-scale wars has declined substantially, new threats from ecological disasters to state fragility have risen on the horizon. Combined with an enlarged group of actors besides nation states, a comprehensive approach of security should be used as a theoretical basis for academic security studies for better understanding regional security complexes and related phenomena, but also as a contemporary strategic concept connecting multinational and multilateral cooperation in domestic and external security.

In an interdependent and globalized world, one cannot discharge the weight of global threats like climate change or pandemics for German, European or Transatlantic security. This interdisciplinary research project analyzes the role of global sustainability for not only military, but social, economic, ecological and cultural aspects of comprehensive security. Multi-method research shall help to develop valid strategic scenarios and options to promote effective and sustainable cooperation of most if not all relevant actors.


Avatar Kronenberg

Prof. Dr. Volker Kronenberg

+49 228 73 50 73

Avatar Hilz

Prof. Dr. Wolfram Hilz

+49 228/73-5069 (-3553)

Avatar Schlie

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schlie

+49 228 73-7639

Participating Researchers

Avatar Ayuk

Dr. Maria Ayuk



Avatar Fels

Dr. Enrico Fels

+49 228/73-62995

Avatar Mayer

Prof. Dr. Maximilian Mayer

+49 228 73 5640

Avatar Turlach

Marcel Turlach

+49 1514 4632489

Research Projects


Assessment of Evolving International Infrastructures and Pandemic Management

CompCoRe - Expertise for Policy in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dialogue Series "Security and Development Policy Consequences of Climate Change in Africa"

A Comparative Analysis of the Initiative for Sustainability, Stability and Security in Africa (3S Initiative) and the Euro-African Dialogue on Migration

Bonn Future Lab on Strategic Foresight 2022 "Climate Change and Security"

Eine Wissenschaftlerin und ein Wissenschaftler arbeiten hinter einer Glasfassade und mischen Chemikalien mit Großgeräten.

Bonn Future Lab on Strategic Foresight 2023 "Global Energy Transitions"

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