The purpose of PSWG is threefold: To cultivate a community of progressives interested in security policy, based at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (hereafter "SIPA") but building bridges to both Columbia University broadly and the wider progressive community. To generate ideas about security policy and the politics of security policy that are rooted in the understanding that international security and domestic politics are fundamentally intertwined. To empower members to distribute and advocate for those ideas.