Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS)

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.

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Posted 20 December 2016

ICCS launches new MSc degree for 2017

The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS), in partnership with the Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS), is delighted to announce the introduction of a new MSc degree in the Political Psychology of International Relations.

Posted 14 December 2016

Why leadership matters

In order to avoid the anxiety of wondering about the 'what ifs' in life, humans have a tendency to think that things will carry on much as they did before. It's what psychologists term 'continuity bias'. However, 2016 is testimony to the fact that this assumption is not always reflective of events. This year, 'change' was the watchword and changes in political leadership characterised 2016.

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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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