Global analysis, also called analysis on manifolds, is the study of the global and topological properties of differential equations on manifolds and vector space bundles. Global analysis uses techniques in infinite-dimensional manifold theory and topological spaces of mappings to classify behaviors of differential equations, particularly nonlinear differential equations. These spaces can include singularities and hence catastrophe theory is a part of global analysisSince the end of the Cold War the institute has refocused on other projects: notably, it has identified a special focus on education in international affairs, sponsoring various programs in Philadelphia area schools as well as conferences and seminars for high school and junior college teachers and lectures for the general publicFPRI was founded by Ambassador Robert Strausz-Hupé. A native of Vienna, Strausz-Hupé immigrated to the United States in 1923 to work as an investment banker. Alarmed by the 1938 Anschluss, he began to lecture on the dangers posed by Nazi Germany, which in turn led to a teaching position at the University of Pennsylvania in 1940, where he also earned his masters and doctoral degrees.
Chair of the FPRI’s Program on National Security is John Lehman, who is also a member of the FPRI Board of Trustees and Chairman of J.F.Lehman & Company and OAOT Technology Solutions. Director of Research and Director of the Program on National Security at the Foreign Policy Research Institute is Michael P.Noonan. The former US Captain, is currently focusing his research on civil-military relations, the roles and missions of the U.S. military, and transnational foreign fightersEmphasizing on East Asia, including China and Taiwan, the Asia Program allows for analysis of important developments in Asia and promotes debate. The program has four interrelated initiatives which include, conferences, the Study Group on the United States and Asia, educational programs for teachers and the public, and research and publication. Program on the Middle East,Launched in 2005, the Project on Democratic Transitions focused primarily on the political transitions of Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia after 1989. Its goal was to better understand the successes and failures of democratization attempts in post-communist countries, and identify policy-relevant conclusions.
In January 2016, the Project on Democratic Transitions was developed into the Eurasia Program. It aims to analyze the ebb and flow of democratization in the post-communist states, but it will also focus more comprehensively on the geopolitical, economic, security and energy issues central to the overall dynamics of the region. Recently the post,Gathering facts, analysis, and policy evaluations whenever possible with the cooperation from other institutions scholars,Publications of its research in various mediums, holding briefings, seminars, lectures and symposiums to spread their findings.Co-chairman, Lawrence Husick, focuses on the study of terrorist tactics and counterterrorism strategies; while co-chairman, Edward A. Turzanski focuses his research on the Intelligence and espionage, terrorism and counterterrorism.As a result, research topics are also alike. The most common topics seem to be access and equity, globalization and internationalization of higher education, comparative or international studies, management and accreditation, assessment, and quality assurance.