As wars intensify and nuclear threats escalate globally, how can we all, as concerned scholars and citizens, engage creatively to change the paradigms of war and peace? Join us for an interactive encounter to enact global transformation. 12.30 - 2.30pm, Tuesday 2 May 2017.
The Changing Character of War Programme is pleased to announce that Dr Andrew Monaghan has been appointed as the Director of Research on Russia and Northern European Defence and Security. He will be responsible for the academic direction of research on Russia undertaken under the Programme’s auspices whilst also pursuing his own research in one of the core disciplines of the Programme.
Dr Monaghan will be joining us from Chatham House, where he was a senior research fellow in the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House. He was previously a visiting fellow at the Changing Character of War Programme, and until late 2012, he led the Russia related research in the Research Division of the NATO Defence College (NDC) in Rome. He has served as an expert witness to several parliamentary committees including the UK’s National Security Strategy Committee and the House of Commons Foreign Affairs and Defence Select Committees. He received his PhD in Russian foreign policy from the Department of War Studies, King’s College, from where he also obtained an MA in War Studies, graduating with the Simon O’Dwyer Russell prize.
This intensive one-week executive leadership course running from the 26th to 30th June 2017 will equip participants with a critical understanding of the changing character of armed conflict as well as the conceptual and practical tools necessary to anticipate and tackle future conflict. The course takes an interdisciplinary, participatory approach and combines academic rigour with innovative practical thinking. It is critical for current and future leaders involved in policy-formulation, practice or research related to security, defence and peacebuilding.
On 12th December Dr Rob Johnson, Senior Research Fellow at Pembroke and Director of the Changing Character of War Programme, received first prize in the Trench Gascoigne Prize from the Royal United Services Institute. Dr Johnson was presented with the prize by the Chief of the Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach. This annual essay prize has existed since 1874, and recognises original writing on contemporary issues of national and international defence and security.Read More
Due to the success of last year's Executive Leadership Course, the CCW will be hosting another one in 2017. The course will take place at Lady Margaret Hall between the 26th and 30th June.
More details and information about how to apply will be released shortly.
Pembroke College of the University of Oxford is looking for a part-time (50%) graduate intern to provide support to its Changing Character of War Research Programme (CCW). This varied role provides an excellent opportunity for a proactive, enthusiastic individual to gain experience of a successful, policy-relevant research programme based in one of the most dynamic and forward-looking of the Oxford Colleges. For full details of the role, please refer to the full job description and particulars on the Pembroke website.
The post is available immediately, for 12 months in the first instance. However, there is the possibility of renewal after 12 months. Candidates who would prefer a contract which runs until the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year would also be considered.
Applicants must hold the right to work in the UK.
A CV and covering letter, explaining why you think you would be suitable for the role, should be submitted to Jane Richmond by 5pm, Monday 9th January.Read More
OUSSG is excited to welcome our first speaker for 6th week, Major General Ahmad Mahmood Hayat, Director General for Analysis for Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency. Maj Gen Hayat will be speaking in the Pichette Auditorium at Pembroke College on Tuesday November 15th at 6:00pm. This will be a free event.Read More
We regret to inform you that the Violent Non-State Actors seminar on 9 November has had to be postponed until Hilary Term due to illness. We will announce details of the new date and arrangements as soon as possible.
The New Strategist Journal welcomes submissions from academics and policymakers across all disciplines including international relations, political science, military history, strategic studies, political sociology, political economy, anthropology, organisational and management studies, and all fields related to international affairs, security and policy. The New Strategist Journal aspires to be a forum for ‘disruptive’ thinking, critique, challenge, and innovation and therefore inter-disciplinary submissions are particularly welcome.Read More
CCW are looking forward to an array of interesting speakers and exciting events in the coming term. Our term card with information about the regular seminar series has just been published. Further information about special events such as a study day on Operational Art and a special lecture by Rob Johnson on the Great War in the Middle East will follow shortly.Read More
Andrew Monaghan, CCW Visiting Fellow, has just published a new book looking at why we tend to get Russia wrong -
and are surprised by it - and how we might go about thinking about it. It includes a chapter on Russia's relations with the Euro-Atlantic community, and two chapters on Russian domestic politics, one of them exploring the wider political landscape, the other looking at who's who and why.
The Changing Character of War Programme seeks a motivated and enthusiastic research assistant to join its Colombia project, Towards Sustainable Peace in Colombia and the World: A Critical Perspective on Army Transformation.Read More
Rob Johnson's latest book has been described by Roger Owen (Harvard) as 'far and away the best military history of the Great War in the Middle East'. Many of the most commonly accepted assertions about the First World War in the Middle East are more often stated than they are truly tested. Rob now seeks to put this right by examining in detail the strategic and operational course of the war in the Middle East.
The Great War in the Middle East will be published by OUP in October.Read More
CCW held its first Executive Leadership Course at St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford from 20-24 June. The course initiated stimulating exchanges on how to ‘Understand, Plan, Act’ in the light of the changing character of armed conflict.Read More