About the Journal

Editor-in-Chief Welcome

Welcome to the Journal of Human Security & Resilience!

These are exciting times for the security academics and practitioners. The broad discipline continues to mature and diversify, with core functions expanding into wide-ranging fields such as public health, environmental security and climate change dynamics, immigration, Arctic security and mental health among others. By opening the aperture on what constitutes “security,” our community indeed may get closer to understanding the foundational elements of what makes people feel and be more secure. A primary objective of the JHS&R is to encourage this understanding, and to translate knowledge into practice — real practice in communities, in and among nations, and within our evolving global system.

I am very pleased to present the JHS&R and both humbled and honored to serve as the first Editor-in-Chief. Clearly, creating the Journal has been a team effort. I would like to thank the commitment of our extraordinarily capable and experienced Advisory Board members and especially to Managing Editor, Mr. Steve Recca. They are a truly dedicated group, which has supported the development of the JHS&R from the very beginning. I also want to thank our Editorial Board, which soon will be very busy in the review and selection process of peer-reviewed articles to be published on this site. Finally, I offer special thanks and appreciation to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) School of Public Affairs and the UCCS Center for Human Security for providing the conceptual framework for the JHS&R and the initial funding.

Please look through this introductory issue of the Journal, and the perspectives on human security offered by our Advisory and Editorial Boards. Note also the “Call for Papers” for the first full issue. We welcome diverse and content-rich submissions relevant to this emerging discipline.

I look forward to working with you — as readers and contributors — to enable the JHS&R as a venue for idea generation and informed discussion on the most pressing human security topics of today and tomorrow.

Again, welcome to the JHS&R!

Edin Mujkic
Editor-in-Chief

Editorial Review Board

Hugo Asencio, PhD
California State University Dominguez Hills

Harry Bader, JD
University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Lauren Brengarth, PhD
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Ed Campbell, PhD
Chief, Joint Education Branch, NORAD-USNORTHCOM

Cameron Carlson, PhD
University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Magdalena Denham, EdD
Sam Houston State University

Ygnacio Flores, EdD
Rio Hondo College

Schuyler Foerster, DPhil
United States Air Force Academy

James Johnson, PhD
Central Michigan University

Patrick Kilby, PhD
Australian National University

Linda Kiltz, PhD
Walden University

Donald Klingner, PhD
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Anna Kosloski, PhD
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Damir Kukic, PhD 
University of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Michael McDaniel, JD
Cooley Law School

Edin Mujkic, PhD
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

James Nathan, PhD
American University

Boško Picula, PhD
The Dag Hammarskjöld University College of International Relations and Diplomacy

James Ramsay, PhD
University of New Hampshire

Steve Recca
Naval Postgraduate School

Vision

The vision of the Journal of Human Security & Resilience is to be the premier source of peer-reviewed information for human security and resilience scholarship and practice.

Mission

The Journal of Human Security & Resilience (JHS&R) is a refereed professional electronic publication focused on identifying, developing and maturing the emerging fields of human security and resilience. The Journal welcomes scholarship, analysis and discourse from related disciplines including but not limited to climate change, food/water security, gender security, nationalism studies, immigration, resilience, critical infrastructure protection and/or community preparedness that advance our understanding of the human condition and its relationship to individual, community, national and global security.

Goals

1. Enhance the decision-making and professional development of human security policymakers, practitioners, educators, researchers, and students.

2. Focus on innovative concepts and models, strategies, technical tools, and theoretical and observational analyses and provide a platform for translational research that connects education to practice.

3. Condense state-of-the-art information essential to human security policymakers, practitioners and educators into an easily accessible online format.

4. Offer progressive ways for confronting and managing human security and resilience issues or concerns.

5. Provide a peer-reviewed venue for scholarship and debate in the broad academic areas of human security and resilience.

6. Represent and uphold the highest ideals and ethics of the security professions.

Peer Review Policy

All papers submitted to JHS&R undergo a rigorous blind peer-review process. Research that involves human subjects must include documentation of institutional research board permission on the part of a college/university or organization.

Advisory Board

Harry Bader, JD
University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Cameron Carlson, MA
University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Magdalena Denham, EdD
Sam Houston State University

Schuyler Foerster, DPhil
United States Air Force Academy

Ygnacio Flores, EdD
Rio Hondo College

James Johnson, PhD
Central Michigan University

Linda Kiltz, PhD
Walden University

Donald Klingner, PhD
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Michael McDaniel, JD
Cooley Law School

Edin Mujkic, PhD
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

James Nathan, PhD
Auburn University at Montgomery

James Ramsay, PhD
University of New Hampshire

Steve Recca
Naval Postgraduate School