Implementing Human Security: Methods & Tools

The World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS) is gearing up for an exciting online event titled “Quantitative Methods and Tools for Human Security,” part of its prestigious WAAS Talks Series. 

June 13, 2023 at 10am EST / 4pm CET

The event promises invaluable insights into the intersection of data-driven approaches and global stability. Eminent experts and scientists from a variety of disciplines will come together to share their expertise and explore the potential of quantitative methods in addressing the challenges facing humanity today.


This webinar aims to provide a framework for free debate and exchange of ideas, best practices and knowledge in order to identify new directions to be followed for scientific, evidence-based approaches to Human Security. In addressing complex global problems such as conflict, poverty, environmental degradation, and social inequalities, the role of data in decision-making has become increasingly important.


Invitations will be extended to international and governmental responsible bodies representing different dimensions of human security, members of parliaments, government officials, academicians, students, NGOs and experts in the field. Computational modelling, statistical analysis, network science, data visualization, and machine learning will be among the topics covered. These tools enable researchers to analyse large amounts of data, identify patterns, and predict future trends to improve our understanding of human security challenges and support policy formulation.

In addition, the event will explore data-driven approaches to addressing socio-economic inequalities and promoting sustainable development. Using quantitative tools, researchers can map poverty, inequality, and resource allocation patterns, facilitating the identification of marginalized populations and enabling policymakers to implement targeted interventions. These methods also help monitor progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by providing accurate and timely data for evidence-based policy formulation. As we embark on this journey, it is important to acknowledge the ethical considerations and challenges associated with quantitative methods in human security research. Discussions during the event will revolve around topics such as privacy, bias and the responsible use of algorithms. Experts will emphasize the importance of ensuring transparency, accountability, and inclusivity in the use of quantitative tools, thereby promoting ethical practices that prioritize the well-being of individuals and communities.

This event offers a unique opportunity to engage with leading experts, gain insights into the latest advancements, and be part of the ongoing discussions shaping the future of global stability.


Phoebe Koundouri, Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business & Technical University of Denmark; President, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists; Chair, SDSN Global Climate Hub


Garry Jacobs, President and CEO, World Academy of Art & Science


Jeffrey Sachs, President, UN SDSN; Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University


Adrian Bejan, J.A. Jones Distinguished Professor, Duke University


Eden Mamut, Director, Black Sea Universities Network; Professor, Ovidius University


Konstantinos Dellis, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Piraeus and ATHENA RC