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Our researchers are at the forefront of cutting-edge research that creates new empirical knowledge and understanding, develops and employs innovative theory, and has direct and sustained impact on international security debates, policy and practice. With our unparalleled research power, we aim to be a global hub for subject innovation, partnering and inter-disciplinarity in the field and beyond.
The School is home to multiple research centres and groups which are organised under eight broad research themes. With our unparalleled research power we aim to be a global hub for subject innovation, partnering and inter-disciplinarity in the field and beyond.
Our research centres and groups.
Our world-leading research directly informs academic and policy debates in the UK and…
Learn more about our eight Research Themes that bring together researchers from across the School.
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The War Studies podcast brings you world-leading research from the School of Security Studies, the largest community of scholars in the world dedicated to the study of all aspects of security, defence and international relations.
We aim to explore the complex realm of conflict and uncover the challenges at the heart of navigating world affairs and diplomatic relations, because we believe the study of war is fundamental to understanding the world we live in and the world we want to live in.
28 November 2023
Students, academics, staff and visitors came together to discuss priorities for climate action ahead…
22 November 2023
Jo Lakey has been appointed as the new Interim Director of Operations for the Faculty of Social…
04 December 2023
Join us to watch the final presentations from the Department of War Studies’ ‘Hacking Defence…
05 December 2023
This event explores reconceptualising violent political conflict.