Security Reform and Human Security

About us

Professor Han Dorussen is principal investigator on a grant of the British Academy / Leverhulme Trust on security sector reform and human security in Timor Leste. Additional funding was provided by the Kikawada Foundation.

The one-year project examines how security sector reform implemented by the United Nations as part of its peacekeeping mission has addressed local conflict dynamics. What, if any, has been the impact of UN peacekeeping at the local level? As part of the project, Professor Han Dorussen conducted field experiments in Timor Leste in October 2013 to survey the perceptions of Timorese citizens of their safety and security after the departure of UN peacekeepers who had left in December 2012.