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Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies

The purpose of The Corbett Centre is to develop and promote the understanding and analysis of maritime policy and strategy through the interaction of policy-makers, practitioners, academics, industry and commerce:

  • To enhance the national and international visibility of maritime affairs
  • To develop links among academics and academic departments, as well as policy-makers and other individuals and institutions with an interest in this subject area
  • To foster policy-relevant research, both individual and collaborative projects
  • To provide a forum for policy debate and analysis
  • To support and develop research-driven education.

Its aim is to provide a focus for all interested parties, stimulate debate and disseminate the outcome through publications and public comment.  The Corbett Centre draws on the expertise and wider networks of the Defence Studies Department of King’s College London, based at the Joint Services Command and Staff College at the Defence Academy of the UK.

The centre benefits from the expertise of Visiting Senior Research Fellow Rear Admiral Bruce Wililams CBE BSc CCMI and Associate Research Fellow Dr C. J. Jenner and collaboration with the Brazilian Naval War College.

To apply for Associate Status of the Corbett Centre, please email  the following information to name (inc title), Position and Organisation, Academic Qualifications, Area of interest: Contemporary Maritime, Maritime History, British Naval, World Naval, Maritime Security, Naval Technology, Shipping, Insurance or other.


Postponed - 'Maritime Power, Maritime Strategy, Maritime Security in a Global Context: Past, Present and Future' 

In view of the massive disruption caused by the COVID-19 crisis to national and international travel, the ability to guarantee suitable facilities and the overall high degree of uncertain surrounding so many of the elements required in order to hold the conference in London in early September I have taken the decision to postpone the Corbett Centre Maritime Conference schedule for September 8-11 2020. At this point it is not certain when or where the re-scheduled conference will take place. However, rest assured there will be such an event at some point in the future. Thank you to everyone who submitted proposals, who promised support to the event and those who had shown interest in attending and participating. I look forward to seeing you all at another time. Be safe, stay well and take care.


Greg Kennedy



Contact us

Please direct your enquiries to:

The Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies
Defence Studies Department
Joint Services Command and Staff College