Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS)

The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS) is based in the School of Government and Society at the University of Birmingham. It adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to global security challenges to create innovative research, education, and training in conflict and cooperation in world politics.

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Posted 13 April 2017

ICCS students join forces with conflict practitioners for annual training programme

In March 2017, the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security hosted its fourth annual training programme on 'Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation' at the University of Birmingham. The programme brought together current students with delegates from around the world, including from the Czech Republic, Nepal and the United States, to learn about the different approaches to conflict resolution in International Relations.

Posted 21 March 2017

Call for papers: 'Finding Trust in Social Sciences'

We invite proposals of individual papers on any theoretical, methodological, or empirical aspects of trust research. If interested in delivering a paper, please send a (working) title, an abstract of up to 400 words and a short bio by 19 May 2017.

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Events: Seminar Series 2016/17


In the ICCS Seminar Series 2016 - 17 guest academics and practitioners will present their latest research on a range of contemporary security issues.

Events: From the archive

Geneva Summit: 30th Anniversary Conference

Last year, the ICCS welcomed former Ambassadors Jack Matlock and Anatoly Adamishin to discuss the legacy of the 1985 Geneva Summit. 

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Posted 03 October 2016

Honorary Professor reacts to Parliamentary Report

Paul Schulte, Honorary Professor at the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security, talks to the Islam Channel about the recent Foreign Affairs Committee Report on the UK's 2011 intervention in Libya.

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