About

Named after the man best remembered for salvaging the United Nations’ efforts during the Korean War, the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies believes that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. The Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies at the University of Pittsburgh is dedicated to generating scholarship that educates the next generation of security analysts. Its purpose is to produce original and impartial analysis that informs policymakers who must confront diverse challenges to state and human security.

Institutional Support

The Ridgway Center is a joint collaboration between the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and The University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

Our Partners

We partner with numerous institutions and organizations in an effort to produce collaborative, cutting-edge research, events, and resources for both the university and the international security community. Some of our partners include:

The Ford Institute for Human Security

Women in International Security – Pitt Chapter

The University Center for International Studies

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Our Mission

The Ridgway Center believes that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. From this starting point, the Center's mission is to investigate and analyze past and emerging security problems.

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Our Research

The Ridgway Center is  generating original research and intellectual capital as a resource to practitioners addressing the vast array of problems that the U.S. and international community face.

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News and Events

Stay up to date on all of the amazing projects going on at Ridgway, publications from our researchers, and upcoming events.