The Evolving Securities Initiative (ESI) was created with the aim of bringing together scholars and professionals from across the globe to challenge responses to 21st century harmscapes.

The ESI network of scholars and security professionals generates knowledge about existing and emerging harmscapes and associated security governance developments. 

The ESI brings together security scholars and professionals undertaking innovative research and thinking on today’s security challenges.  ESI fosters disciplinary and cross-disciplinary work among criminologists, historians, economists, anthropologists, political theorists, sociologists, international relations scholars, natural scientists, lawyers and security professionals from the public and private sectors.

The Evolving Securities Initiative is led by the Global Risk Governance team and is supported by the University of Cape Town, Griffith University, and  ProActive ReSolutions.