Changing Character of War Centre (CCW)
Director: Dr Rob Johnson
The Changing Character of War Centre (CCW) is an Interdisciplinary research centre for the study of change in armed conflict. We are part of the University of Oxford, based at Pembroke College.
CCW has been examining the developments of armed conflict and its consequences since 2003. From the outset the intention was to bring together scholars from several disciplines, especially History, Politics, International Relations, Law, and Philosophy. CCW is now based in the naturally multi-disciplinary environment of Pembroke College and has built further links with Politics and International Relations, Anthropology, Psychology and Economics, as well as a number of related Oxford centres of excellence such as the Centre for International Studies, Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict, Oxford Internet Institute and Blavatnik School of Government. New links have been created with the sciences, including computer science, mathematics, and engineering, which reflects the significance of new technologies in the conduct of armed conflict today. We examine change, through the analysis of practice, conceptual development, and the theoretical foundations.
CCW is generously funded by the Ax:son Johnson Foundation (Sweden). Specific projects are funded by grants received from UK research councils, the UK Government, the US Government, and the Canadian Government.