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Equality, Diversity, & Inclusion

The Department of War Studies is committed to ensuring that all students and staff, whatever their background, feel welcome and can flourish. We recognise that issues of structural racism, sexism, and other forms of discrimination pervade society, and that long-term work is necessary to ensure all staff and students can reach their full potential.

The EDI Committee

The Department is committed to an ambitious programme of reform led by the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee. Open to all War Studies staff (professional services, estates and facilities, and academic) and students (undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD), all members are invited to shape our activities and goals on an equal basis.

The EDI team is led by Dr Aggie Hirst and Dr Alan James, who work closely with School and Faculty EDI representatives Dr Susan Martin and Dr Amanda Chisholm. We encourage all students and staff to get in touch via diversity-warstudies@kcl.ac.uk  and come along to Committee meetings to help set the reform agenda and deliver positive change for everyone. 

Our activities:
  • EDI Committee Meetings approximately every six weeks, to which everyone is warmly invited.
  • EDI update at start of every Departmental Staff Meeting.
  • EDI Café events featuring key scholars and initiatives promoting equality and inclusivity.
  • ‘New Voices’ seminar series, showcasing the work of PhD and early career scholars.
  • Regular workshops and seminars in promotion of EDI goals.
Our key priorities for the academic year 2020-21

Inclusive events guides

The department is dedicated to holding fully inclusive events

It Stops Here

It Stops Here

It Stops Here is a collaborative campaign by King's College London and KCLSU to build an environment…

 

Events

Showcasing the work of female researchers leading the way in defence and security

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