The Programme consists of permanent, core members of staff, an Academic Board drawn from Pembroke College and the academic disciplines with which the programme is engaged, and an Advisory Board made up of influential persons who have played a fundamental role in supporting the development of the CCW over the years. Breadth and diversity is added by the Visiting Fellowship programme, which attracts participants from across the globe (approximately twelve per year) as well as our Oxford-based Student Associates.
Strategic Studies: Prof Dominic Johnson
Strategy, Futures and Middle East: Dr Rob Johnson
Migration and Human Dimensions of Armed Conflict: Professor Dawn Chatty and Professor Anke Hoeffler
International Relations China and South Asia: Dr Jonathan Ward
Ethics of War and Peace: Prof Cheney Ryan
Military History and Cultures of War: Prof Peter Wilson; Dr Adrian Gregory
Dr Rod Bailey
Law, Rights and Armed Conflict: Prof Sir Adam Roberts Emeritus
Organisational Theory and Practice: Dr Eamonn Molloy
Information Age, Cyber Security and International Relations: Graham Fairclough and Jamie Collier (OII); Lucas Kello (Cy Sy)
Intelligence: David King and Gwilym Hughes (OIG)
Conflict Resolution: Lord Alderdice (CRIC)
The Oxford Changing Character of War Centre (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, and CCW is now based in the naturally multi-disciplinary environment of Pembroke College, where the current directors, Dr Robert Johnson and Dr Annette Idler, have built further links with 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 and digital humanities centre.
However, CCW has always been more than a meeting point for scholars: We have built connections with government and armed forces, and many institutions around the world who conduct research into all aspects of war and its effects. We further our impact by inviting a selection of academic and qualified practitioner visiting research fellows. We partner with individuals and institutions all over the world, including SAIS at Johns Hopkins, the NATO Defence College and the Defence University in Colombia. CCW also contributes to the life of the College and the university by running events that are open to all faculty members and students, by the supervision of several DPhils, the Foreign Service Programme, and contributions to masters’ and undergraduate teaching. As ‘good citizens’ of Oxford and Pembroke, CCW staff mark examinations, conduct vivas, offer research advice to students and colleagues, and make financial contributions to Pembroke, to DPIR (University of Oxford’s Department for Politics and International Relations), and act as an ambassador for the College by demonstrating the quality of our research to a much wider audience.