About Societies at Risk

Societies at risk is a multi-disciplinary research program at Uppsala University that brings together scholars from public health research, economics, political science, peace and conflict research, and natural disaster science to study the impacts of armed conflict in much more detail and comprehensiveness than before. 

The project will focus on six interlinked systems: economy, health, social-psychology, water availability, forced displacement, and political institutions. By pooling the insights of specialists from Uppsala University, Karolinska Institutet (KI), V-Dem at University of Gothenburg, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), International Security and Development Center (ISDC), Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (ASED-CRED asbl), and University of Pittsburgh, it seeks to provide the comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, and forward-looking assessment that is necessary for well-informed decision-making and anticipatory action.

Societies at Risk is funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and Uppsala University. It will run from January 2022 – December 2027 under the leadership of Professor Håvard Hegre. 

Photo of Gamla Torget, Uppsala
Gamla Torget, Uppsala
Last modified: 2022-10-14