Research and Learning Materials

HSDL websiteHomeland Security Digital Library

The nation’s premier collection of resources related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management. More…


Shared learning materials – syllabi, lectures, videos, interviews, exercises, presentation slides, self-study courses – from the CHDS graduate curriculum. Publications by CHDS instructors and students.  More…

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Homeland Security Affairs

CHDS’ peer-reviewed journal, providing a forum to propose and debate strategies, policies, and organizational arrangements to strengthen U.S. homeland security. More…


K-12 School Shooting Database

A project of the Advanced Thinking in Homeland Security (HSx) program documenting each and every instance a gun is brandished, is fired, or a bullet hits school property. More…

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CHDS Theses

CHDS Master’s participants have published over 800 theses.  To find them: search across the full text of each document in the Homeland Security Digital Library, link to a list of just the Outstanding Thesis Winners, or  read the Executive Summaries in Homeland Security Affairs.

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Applied Research Exemplars

Research and ideas generated from CHDS coursework and classroom collaboration that have been implemented across agencies, regions and the nation. Volumes 1-5. Download pdf…

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Book List from the CHDS Curriculum

Find out which books CHDS students have been assigned to read in courses from the last two years. More…