DPIR centres for research

The Department is home to the Oxford Constitutional Studies ForumOxford Conflict, Peace and Security HubOxford Centre for the Study of Social Justice; and Programme for Global Leadership. Forums for research production and engagement in their respective subject area, they forge connections within Oxford and building bridges with experts around the world.

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) is also part of the Department. Based at 13 Norham Gardens in Oxford, the institute is dedicated to exploring the future of journalism worldwide through debate, engagement, and research.

Our specialist networks

DPIR academics, researchers and students automatically join one of our three vibrant research networks. These networks reflect the Department's three pillars of research—in Comparative Politics and Government, Political Theory, and International Relations—and welcome Associates, Visitors, and College Staff working on these themes to join them. There is also the Oxford-Sciences Po (OxPo) Network, a joint venture between SciencesPo in Paris and the University of Oxford's Oxford Centre for European History, Departments of Politics and International RelationsSocial Policy and Intervention, and Sociology providing a meeting point for scholars at both institutions with the objective of fostering and stimulating joint scientific projects. 

Oxford's politics community

DPIR is part of a wider network of Oxford departments and colleges working in Politics and International Studies. Each hosts its own research centres and programmes that support specific in-depth research, engagement and impact in a way that is agile and responsive to real-world challenges. Explore our associated departments and centres below and discover the rich diversity of research specialisms here at Oxford. 


A long record of investment in research

There are several previous centres and research activity associated with DPIR. You can browse the rich archive of work and outputs from former DPIR research centres on our website.

Centre for International Studies logo

The Oxford Centre for International Studies supported research in international relations at Oxford for thirty years, from its establishment in 1992. The Network of International Relations and Oxford Conflict, Peace and Security Hub continue to support research and collaboration on similar themes at Oxford.

Centre for Technology and Global Affairs logo

The Centre for Technology and Global Affairs, funded by Kluz Ventures, shaped academic debate, provided policy-orientated leadership and network-building between 2015 and 2019.