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Research Group on

Security, Risks Management and Conflict

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Research Group on Security, Risks Management and Conflict


Description and Research topics

Description:SEGERICO is composed of researchers from different disciplines including law, political science, international relations, psychology, education and neuroscience. Such diversity allows the research group to study and analyze from an interdisciplinary perspective modern day vulnerabilities, security threats and conflicts.

As we are witnessing a radical transformation of conflicts, particularity in their main actors, settings, and intensity, a new reflection is needed on measures to avoid conflicts –such as the promotion of Human Rights and development– and on the characteristics and root causes of conflicts. This unfolding new reality also invites us to reflect on the adequacy of humanitarian law norms, and on the management of post-conflict situations and peacebuilding.

SEGERICO was the incubator of a new doctorate program in Security and Risk and Conflict Analysis, offered by Nebrija.

Our main lines of research include::

  • Security issues, risk and conflict analysis.
  • The psychology of violence.
  • The transformation of war: Challenges to the global society and the diversification of actors.
  • Terrorism.
  • New security and defence spaces: oceans, space and cyberspace.
  • The relationship between conflicts and human rights.
  • The European Union: Security, defense and resilience.
  • Mechanisms for the pacific settlement of disputes: Adjudication, mediation, arbitration and conciliation.
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Conflict Management: Peacekeeping and peacebuilding

Research Projects


  • Funding entity: European Commission (H2020)
  • Interim code: 101004534
  • Start date: 01/01/2021
  • End date: 31/12/2024
  • Name of Principal investigators: PhD. Jane Carrigan and PhD. Tanya Lokot. Dublin University
  • Name of participating Nebrija researchers: PhD. Luis Miguel Pedrero Esteban, PhD. Marta Saavedra Llamas, PhD. Carlos Espaliu, PhD. Gracia Abad, PhD. Sonia Boulos and PhD. Branislav Radeljic

Towards the implementation of the human rights, gender and intersectionality approach in Madrid's municipal policies

  • Reference: IMPLEMAD-DH-GI
  • Funding entity: Ayuntamiento de Madrid, Programa de investigación “Ciudadanía Global y Cooperación Internacional 2018
  • Participant entity: Fundación Antonio de Nebrija
  • Execution period: 01/02/2019, 12 months
  • Name of Principal investigator: PhD. Maria Caterina La Barbera.
  • Grant amount: 49.161,60 euro.

Measures for access control, integration and prevention of radicalization of immigrant groups

  • Funding entity: Ministerio de Defensa, España
  • Participant entity: Universidad Antonio de Nebrija
  • Execution period: 2012 - 2015
  • Name of Principal investigator: PhD. Gracia Abad Quintanal
  • Grant amount: 2800€

Managing territorial conflicts in Latin America

  • Funding entity: USEK Chile
  • Participant entity: Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, +URJC+ ESPM Sao Paulo (Brasil)+ USEK Chile
  • Execution period: 2012 - 2015
  • Name of Principal investigator: PhD. Adela M. Alija Garabito
  • Grant amount:27.000€

The European Construction Process: A Spanish Perspective

  • Funding entity: Longlife Learning Programme, DG Educación y Cultura, Comisión Europea
  • Participant entity: Universidad Antonio de Nebrija
  • Execution period: 2012 - 2015
  • Name of Principal investigator: PhD. Adela M. Alija Garabito
  • Grant amount: 21000 €


Responsible PR

PhD. Carlos Espaliú Berdud
cespaliu@nebrija.es Abbreviated CV ORCID
PhD. Sonia Boulos PR Assistant sboulos@nebrija.es Abbreviated CV ORCID PhD. Gracia Abad Quintanal Researcher gabad@nebrija.es Abbreviated CV ORCID PhD. Juan Cayón Peña Researcher jcayon@nebrija.es Abbreviated CV ORCID PhD. Jesús Martín Ramírez Researcher jmartinramirez@nebrija.es Abbreviated CV ORCID PhD. Luis A. García Segura Researcher lgarcise@nebrija.es Abbreviated CV ORCID GSholar PhD. Adela Alija Garabito Researcher aalija@nebrija.es Abbreviated CV
PhD. Jordi Regi Rodríguez Researcher jregi@nebrija.es Abbreviated CV ORCID PhD. Ester M. Mocholi Ferrandiz Researcher emocholi@nebrija.es Abbreviated CV ORCID PhD. Susana Raquel de Sousa Ferreira Researcher ssousa@nebrija.es Abbreviated CV ORCID PhD. María Victoria Rodriguez Prieto Researcher mrodriguezpr@nebrija.es Abbreviated CV ORCID PhD. Geraldine Bethencourt Rodriguez Researcher gbethenc@nebrija.es Abbreviated CV ORCID PhD. Paola Rodas Paredes Researcher