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Diversity and Inclusion

The Defence Studies Department (DSD) includes academic and professional services staff members. DSD occupies a unique position: we are an integral part of both King’s College London and the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom.  At DSD, we are committed to ensuring the very best student and staff experience where everyone can flourish in a culture of respect and support. 

The Department seeks to foster a culture which recognises, respects and values differences and promotes an inclusive culture for all staff and students. The Defence Studies Department is committed to actively embedding equality, diversity and inclusion into its policies, practices and processes. We work closely with civilian and military colleagues at the Defence Academy as well as with colleagues at King’s, to create an inclusive working and learning environment.

D&I Committee

Our D&I Committee is made up of academic and professional services staff and military colleagues who meet once a term.  

Some key initiatives and projects over the last two years include:

  • In collaboration with military partners, instituting a Defence Academy Active Bystander Programme for staff and students

  • Prompting the inclusion of more diverse and inclusive images in the Defence Academy

  • Working with the Defence Academy Inclusivity Network to organise D&I related events through the year

  • On-going work on diversifying the curriculum

  • Mental well-being survey and action plan for DSD staff

Find out more about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at King's:

Contact Us

For any D&I related enquiries please email us

Inclusive events guide

The School of Security Studies is dedicated to holding fully inclusive events

It Stops Here

It Stops Here

Committed to saying It Stops Here to bullying, harassment, sexual misconduct and hate crime

Events and features

Women in Security Studies

Dr Aimee Fox

Dr Aimee Fox

Dr Aimee Fox discusses Military Innovation and the British Army

Dr Andrea Ellner

Dr Andrea Ellner

Dr Andrea Ellner on the Importance of Gender Balance in Peacebuilding

Helene Olsen

Helene Olsen

Helene Olsen on why we conceptualize mercenaries as illegitimate fighters

Dr Sukanya Podder

Dr Sukanya Podder

Dr Sukanya Podder's seminar on technocratic peacebuilding and transformative peace