Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS)

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The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS) was established at the University of Birmingham to promote a multidisciplinary approach to address the security challenges that arise from global interconnectedness. 

Postgraduate Degrees

The ICCS has recently been awarded a major grant to develop a new research stream in neuroscience and security, building on its vibrant research culture in the fields of trust-building and cooperation. As a result, the ICCS is seeking to appoint a series of new posts, in partnership with the School of Psychology.

Our new flagship MSc in Global Cooperation and Security contains an exciting mix of academic teaching with professional training. For 2014/15 we offer a number of dedicated work placements.

Our Autumn ICCS Seminar Series lineup has now been released, and features some exciting talks about R2PRussian geopolitics and UAVs in Pakistan. We are also pleased to announce that Professor Robert O. Keohane will be delivering a distinguished lecture on the Liberal quest for world order as part of a joint POLSIS / ICCS initiative.

The ICCS blog was established to showcase our cutting-edge research, and to invoke discussion and reflection on conceptual ideas related to security and the challenges of global cooperation.