CIS seeks to foster a wide range of approaches to research, much of it interdisciplinary. It has become one of the largest centres in Europe for advanced research in international relations on topics within the broader themes of global governance and international peace and security. A wide range of research programmes and projects of varying size are associated with CIS, often in conjunction with a College or another Department. These programmes and projects seek their own funding independently from CIS, which can sometimes provide small seed funding and helps coordinate and maximise synergies between initiatives.
Changing Character of War (CCW) Programme Dr Rob Johnson and Dr Annette Idler
Civil Resistance and Power Politics: Domestic and International Dimensions Professor Sir Adam Roberts and Professor Timothy Garton Ash
Cyber Studies Programme Dr Lucas Kello
Emerging Powers and Global Order Professor Andrew Hurrell
Measuring Peace Consolidation Professor Richard Caplan
Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC) Dapo Akande, David Rodin and Jennifer Welsh
Oxford International History Research Network Professor Anne Deighton
Power and Region in a Multipolar Order (PRIMO) Professor Andrew Hurrell
Rethinking Europe in a non-European World (RENEW) Professor Kalypso Nicolaïdis
Teaching Contemporary Palestinian Political History Dr Karma Nabulsi
The Oxford University Archives of World Leaders Exit Interviews Professor Kalypso Nicolaidis and Professor Hartmut Mayer
Enacting Global Transformation This initiative aims to evoke critical rethinking of prevailing paradigms of power underlying today’s intertwined crises of war and governance.
UN Governance and Reform This project undertakes policy-orientated research on the structures, effectiveness and utility of the UN System.
University of Oxford Research
- Between European Law and International Relations This is an interdepartmental collaboration between the Oxford Law Faculty and the DPIR that aims to bring together scholars engaged in EU related research.
- Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict (CRIC) CRIC focuses on pathways to and from politically motivated violence and conflict resolution and training in various environments with diverse actors across the globe. Based at Harris Manchester College.
- Global Directions
Global Directions is a research group of the fellows and graduate students at Merton College working on pressing contemporary international challenges. International conferences and public events provide a stimulating environment for anyone interested in issues such as climate change, economic development and the regulation of armed conflict.
- Oxford Network of Peace Studies (OxPeace) The Oxford Network of Peace Studies (OxPeace) is a multi-disciplinary initiative to promote the academic study of peace, peacemaking, peacebuilding and peacekeeping at the University of Oxford. OxPeace comprises scholars and students from a variety of disciplines.
- Oxford Transitioinal Justice Research (OTJR)
Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) is an inter-disciplinary network of academics and students working on issues of transition in societies recovering from conflict and/or repressive rule. Founded in 2007, it is now a large and diverse academic community conducting research in this field.
- Political Economy of Financial Markets Programme (PEFM)
PEFM aims to shed light on the way in which institutions, including macroeconomic policy frameworks, interact with financial markets. It seeks to promote a better understanding of financial markets and to contribute to improved policy formulation and execution in the future.
- South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX)
SEESOX is part of the European Studies Centre at the University of Oxford. It focuses on the interdisciplinary study of the relationship between European integration and the politics, economics and societies of the Balkans, Greece, Turkey and Cyprus.
- The Global Economic Governance Programme
The Global Economic Governance (GEG) Programme was established in 2003 to foster research and debate into how global markets and institutions can better serve the needs of people in developing countries. GEG has a core group of scholars based in Oxford and a network of academics and practitioners across developed and developing countries, co-hosted by University College and the Blavatnik School of Government.
- The Oxford Princeton Global Leaders Fellowship Programme The Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellowship Programme provides exceptional early career researchers with a unique opportunity to work on global governance and the role of developing and emerging countries in the world political economy.
- War and Peace at Oxford. World-class research, teaching and debate on war, peace, conflict and security.
Completed Programmes and Projects
Completed Research Projects:
- EUK@Ox - Paul Flather
- The Paradoxical Role of Religion and Spirituality in Conflict, Peacebuilding and Governance - Dr Rama Mani
- Global Trade Ethics - Professor Kalypso Nicolaidis, Dr Carolyn Deere and Emily Jones
- International Politics: The Rules of the Game- Professor Yuen Foong Khong
- Disaggregating the globalized regulatory state: The cases of global regulation in food and transport - Professor Walter Mattli
- China, the United States and Global Order - Professor Rosemary Foot
- Exit Strategies and Peace Consolidation - Professor Richard Caplan
- The Anatomy of Informal Governance
- Global Migration Governance: Multiple and Contested Institutions - Dr Alexander Betts
- Human Security and the UN: A Critical History - Professors Neil MacFarlane and Yuen Foong Khong
- The International Administration of War-Torn Territories
- The Consolidation of Peace-building in Africa
- Inclusion without Membership: Bringing Russia, Ukraine and Belarus closer to EuropeBringing Russia, Ukraine and Belarus closer to Europe
- Winners and Losers: The Politics of Setting International Financial Reporting Rules
- The Great Powers and the Middle East since the First World War
- Workshop: Peacebuilding and Corruption
- Governing the Globe?
- Human Rights and Counter-terrorism in Global Governance: Reputation and Resistance
- Protracted Refugee Situations and Host State and Regional Security
- Europe's role in a changing world
- Sovereignty as Responsibility
- Ending Mass Atrocities: Echoes in Southern Cultures
- Conflict, Intervention and Social (Re)constructionn Dana Eyre and Whit Mason