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Global Power

Global power


How do we reorientate our view of the world for the 21st century?By looking from a different direction.

The map of global power is shifting.

To create a world that is more just and equal we must build relationships based on mutuality and reciprocity. To play a meaningful role in resolving global conflict and assist in the development of other countries, we need to develop a greater understanding of other cultures. To live in a peaceful world, we must develop ways to transform conflict into constructive relations.

To increase cultural understanding, we’ve created a network of Global Institutes focused on Brazil, Russia, India and China. These will promote understanding of fast-changing parts of the world and encourage engagement with 21st century powers. They are designed to build connections – through study, staff and student exchange, research collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Our academics in War Studies continue to play a meaningful role in resolving global conflict. The department maintains an internationally-leading reputation for excellence in academic and policy-relevant research.

The King's India Institute

The India Institute will be the leading academic centre for the study of and research on contemporary India. It is through graduate teaching, high-quality research, high-profile events and mutually beneficial partnerships that an understanding in Europe of the issues India faces today will be developed.

As Head of the Institute, Avantha Professor and Director Sunil Khilnani, is committed to fostering long-range thinking on India's most essential dilemmas and to deepening international comprehension of the distinctive character of India's growth path and its challenges. 

The Lau China Institute

The Lau China Institute focuses on interdisciplinary research into contemporary China and its impact on world affairs; coordinating and developing China-related research capabilities and China-focused programmes of study; while also building links with Chinese organisations in education, the cultural and creative sectors, business and government. 

Under the directorship of Professor Xinzhong Yao, the Institute has already become a focal point in London for research and teaching on contemporary China.

The King's Brazil Institute

In the last 20 years, there has been a shift in Brazil’s global economic and political role. King’s has established the Institute to research, nurture and encourage the study of modern Brazilian society, politics, culture and economy in the UK. 

Under the directorship of Professor Anthony Pereira, the Institute will promote greater understanding and exchange in an increasingly diverse global society.

The Department of War Studies

The Department of War Studies participates in national and international networks, maintaining its internationally-leading reputation for excellence in scholarship and policy-relevant research. The Department hosts The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR) which is the product of a unique partnership bringing together King's College London, the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, the University of Pennsylvania and the Regional Centre on Conflict Prevention, Amman.

King’s College London is one of the leading universities in the UK. It has been home to ten Nobel laureates and is ranked among the top 20 universities in the world. Its location in central London places it at the heart of the capital’s political, intellectual, artistic, legal, financial and commercial life.

We need your help to cultivate an expansive understanding of the mechanisms that will drive change in a globalised world.

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