About Us

The Center for Global Collective Action coordinates research and educational efforts in the study of global collective action.

Global collective action is when two or more countries must coordinate actions to achieve a mutually desirable outcome that cannot be achieved by either country acting alone.

Global collective actions apply to problems such as:

Our goal is to identify mentors and to assemble researchers on these problems, conduct workshops and short stays for scholars in residence, and to advance publication of publicly beneficial research on the topic of global collective action.

Recent work from the Center has evaluated the net benefits of INTERPOL's counterterrorism linkages; donors' motives for foreign aid to address HIV/AIDS in Africa; the proper mix of offensive and defensive counterterrorism activities; funding for UN and non-UN peacekeeping missions; the challenges of addressing global warming; and the provision of intergenerational goods.