Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS)

Our multi-disciplinary approach to global security challenges creates innovative research, education, and training in conflict and cooperation.

The ICCS adopts a multidisciplinary approach to global security challenges to create innovative research, education, and training in conflict and cooperation in world politics. We aim to:

  • Sustain and advance a culture that enables world-leading research
  • Generate impact with practitioner communities
  • Be the destination of choice for students seeking knowledge and skills about global security challenges
  • Inspire meaningful engagement with real-world issues

Courses and training

  • Postgraduate degrees

    The ICCS runs two flagship masters programmes at the cutting edge of International Relations and Political Psychology.

  • Training

    ICCS runs a 5-day training course in Trust Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation. Information for 2021 coming soon.

Also in 'Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security'


11 February 2020

Dr Tereza Capelos on 'PIR Wired'

Political narratives that reject the present in favour of an imagined past find growing support. Dr Capelos argues that this is due to the growth of "reactionism" as a political orientation. Listen now.

05 August 2019

ICCS Annual Report 2018/19

Read the latest annual report from the ICCS, which highlights the significant research developments and achievements over the last 12 months.

02 August 2019

US-Iranian Relations and the Crisis of Trust

Profs David H Dunn and Nicholas J Wheeler write for the Birmingham Brief on the current Iranian crisis and the challenges of developing trust in international politics.

31 May 2019

Drones with Bad Intent

Prof David H Dunn was interviewed on his research on small drones by the Smithsonian's Air & Space Magazine.

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