War Studies at 50
The Department of War Studies celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. Established in 1962, the Department has since become a world leader in its field with around 100 staff and associated researchers studying all aspects of war, peace and security in the past, present and future. To celebrate its landmark anniversary the Department held a special event on Friday 27th January - ‘War Studies: a Department and a Discipline, Past, Present and Future’, featuring talks by the Principal, Professor Rick Trainor (pictured above), current staff, and former heads of the Department including Professor Sir Laurence Martin (below right), Professor Brian Bond, Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman and founder, Professor Sir Michael Howard. (Below left)
Watch interviews with current students, alumni and former Heads of Departments.
War Studies at 50 Seminar Series
To honor the Department’s anniversary, War Studies hosted a series of seminars under the banner “War Studies at 50.” In these seminars, senior faculty and associated members discussed the evolution and impact of the work of the Department of War Studies in their academic and professional communities — with senior officers, political operators, or other outside guests.