The Mershon Center for International Security Studies fosters interdisciplinary faculty and student research on national security in a global context. 

The Mershon Center is proud to support three endowed positions in national security, military history, and peace studies.

The Mershon Center is also actively pursuing multidisciplinary research in several key initiatives in areas such as climate, peace studies, and democratization.

Each year, the Mershon Center gives the Furniss Book Award to an author whose first book makes an exceptional contribution to the study of national and international security.