CCW has built on its existing partnerships and forged new links with other academic departments and institutions. The following list illustrates the ones that exemplify the most significant developments in 2016-17. These links and the nurturing of our relationships with academics at Oxford, nationally and around the world, are crucial to facilitate our programme of study days and conferences.
Oxford War TROX and Peace Studies
CCW is now part of a confederation of research groups at Oxford engaged in the study of war and its implications. Dr Rob Johnson and Dr Annette Idler are two of the Co-Directors, along with Dr Kalypso Nicolaidis and Dr Julia Amos. The list of Research Groups concerned with strategic studies spans five University Departments and demonstrates the unique interdisciplinary approach that Oxford University brings to the study of war as well as the range of colleagues from a variety of disciplines.
TROX (Terrorism Research at Oxford)
Dr Rob Johnson and Dr Annette Idler have been invited to be part of this emerging network at the university.
Centre for International Studies (CIS) – serves as the focal point for International Relations research in Oxford, convening seminars and conferences, hosting visiting scholars and organising externally funded research projects.
Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict (CRIC) – recently established by Lord Alderdice at Harris Manchester College.
Blavatnik School of Government – aims to educate global leaders and to conduct research which is challenge-focused and practice-based. Researchers take historical, comparative, multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches to identifying and developing practical strategies for dealing with the challenges facing policy makers.
Oxford Network of Peace Studies (‘Oxpeace’) – a multi-disciplinary initiative to promote the academic study of peace, peacemaking, peacebuilding and peacekeeping at the University of Oxford.
The Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (Oxford Martins School) –has a ‘‘world leading” reputation in the area of cyber security across all aspects of the problem set from policy and strategy formulation to education and training and from all disciplines, including Strategic Studies.
The Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security and Oxford Internet Institute (OII) within the Computer Science Department – has close links with the MOD and with the Intelligence Agencies, particularly GCHQ, who fund number of specific scholarships.
Scars of War Foundation is based at The Queen’s College. The project uses brain science to determine how the traumas of war affect the brain, then seeks to coordinate other disciplines to provide solutions.
Oxford Intelligence Group, Nuffield College – convenes seminars on ‘intelligence’, as part of academic ‘intelligence studies’ and their connections with political science, international relations, and modern history. The main focus is understanding the place of intelligence in the modern world, in the UK and overseas.
Oxford Centre for Global History – a research centre in the History Faculty which seeks to encourage cooperation between historians of different periods, as well as places, in the study of themes of global significance.
The Oxford Department of International Development at Queen Elizabeth House is the focus for postgraduate teaching and applied research on international development issues at the University of Oxford. ODID is known for its frontier research on economic growth and instability, trade and investment, poverty and inequality, insecurity and conflict, migration and refugees, global governance and environment, children and human development and the history of social and political change. The 70 academic and research staff in the department, and six externally funded groups, represent most social science disciplines and world regions.