Homeland Defence Programme
The Homeland Defence Programme (HDP) focuses on research that enhances the resilience of key niches of the national security ecosystem. As these niches change over time in response to the evolving threat landscape, the HDP’s research agenda, too, undergoes timely recalibration in order to ensure relevance and utility. At present, the main areas of enquiry are: (a) Strategic Communication – where strategies, platforms, approaches and global best practices pertaining to crisis as well as political communication are examined; and (b) Social Media Analysis – where social media usage in communication and investigation are evaluated.
The HDP also focusses on networking with the practitioner, policy, think-tank and academic communities. This enables researchers within the Centre and beyond to not only keep abreast of the latest developments in the field but also to develop synergies with these important communities. The programme regularly engages with experts from various local and international organisations. These include the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Communications and Information, the Home Team Academy, the UK Metropolitan Police, the New York Police Department, the Australian Federal Police, as well as various international think tanks.
Last updated on 10/05/2016