Most research in international relations remains focused on security issues, mainly in the context of military questions and national intelligence. In line with more recent discussions about broader concepts of security, our Centre considers conflict and co-operation more broadly. We bring together international and domestic politics and history, policy making and theory, as well as the advancement of professional practice and theoretical developments. We regularly provide our world-leading expertise to a wide audience by engaging directly with professionals in diplomacy, the military and other related areas. We are especially interested in exploring interdiscplinary issues related to conflict and co-operation in the context of gender and diversity, especially the question of conflicts over natural resources as well as the relationship between humans and animals.