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 20 July 2017

Liberal Arts Internship

The ICCS is pleased to welcome Ayesha Hashim, who joins us for a 5 week internship organised and funded by Liberal Arts & Natural Sciences.

Posted 20 July 2017

The future of UK and EU security cooperation

Prof Nicholas J Wheeler, Director of the ICCS, is interviewed about the impact of Brexit on the UK's relationship with the EU regarding issues of defence and security policy.

Posted 12 July 2017

ICCS welcomes new research volunteers

Four students have joined the ICCS as part of its voluntary work placement scheme, which takes place over 10 weeks during the summer.

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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 15 May 2017

Time for Jimmy Carter to Go Back to North Korea

ICCS Director Professor Nicholas J Wheeler and Honorary Research Fellow Dr Marcus Holmes draw on their latest research in face-to-face diplomacy to argue a way forward for US foreign policy

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