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The Department of War Studies (DWS) is the world’s leading academic institution for the study of war. The success of DWS owes much to its founder, Sir Michael Howard, one of Britain’s most eminent and celebrated historians.
While there has been huge growth in DWS’s size and scope, its academic rigour, inter-disciplinary approach and commitment to vital policy issues remain perfectly intact, as does its mission to be ‘in the service of society’ by ensuring that, as Michael Howard put it, public discussion of war should be well-informed, rather than not informed at all. DWS’s vision, creativity and service carries us forward into a promising future, built on an exciting present and a rich past.