On September 8th, 2014, Dr. Simon Reich, Professor of Global Affairs, gave a lecture for the Ford Institute for Human Security in celebration of its 10th anniversary. Dr. Simon Reich spoke about the Institute’s past accomplishments, its development and its vision.
The Ford Institute is a part of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) at the University of Pittsburgh. It is dedicated to advancing the study and practice of human security by conducting policy-oriented academic research, providing resources on human security to a broad audience, and reaching out to a network of scholars and organizations engaged in human security work.
Professor Simon Reich founded the Institute and served as Director from 2004 until 2008. Since then, the Ford Institute has expanded to include instructional support in addition to research. The Institute was instrumental in developing one of the first human security majors for graduate students.
Dr. Reich’s current research continues to be related to human security. His most current book, Good-Bye Hegemony! Power and Influence in the Global System, was published in 2014 by Princeton University Press.
The lecture can be viewed here.