Our main fields of activity are academic research and the provision of advanced educational and consultancy services to governmental institutions and private companies.
At the interface of the state, the economy, and the military C SET provides a unique forum for excellence in interdisciplinary research, scientific consulting, and education. The centre possesses considerable expertise regarding economic aspects of security and defence.
C SET was founded in 2007 as a cooperative endeavor between the Federal Department of Defense Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) and the University of St. Gallen's Institute for Political Science (IPW-HSG). We work in in close cooperation with other research institutes of the University of St. Gallen including the Institute for Systemic Management and Public Governance (IMP-HSG) and the Institute of Technology Management (TECTEM).
With support of the Smith Richardson Foundation (Westport, USA).
Prof. James W. Davis, Ph.D. with Professor Daase, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich.
In this postdoctoral research project, Dr. Manali Kumar explores whether and how a state’s national identity and interests change as it becomes a rising power in the international system. The focus is on the case of India from 1980-2020 and involves constructing an original interpretivist dataset of its national interests, which is being funded by the University of St. Gallen. Head of the project is Dr. Manali Kumar, an international postdoctoral research fellow at IPW-HSG. She also studies the value of prudence in statecraft especially as an approach for decision making under uncertainty.
A project abstract is available here: