The Oxford Programme on International Peace and Security (IPS) at the Blavatnik School of Government aims to provide a space for research on the critical challenges facing the law, norms, and institutions affecting the maintenance and enforcement of international peace and global security. IPS focuses equally on normative and strategic questions, as well as operational and tactical issues, with an eye to balancing of individual rights and collective security needs. Our work focuses on atrocity prevention and the protection of civilian populations, international diplomacy, civil-military relations, and global governance more generally. We engage equally with regional and international bodies, as well as domestic institutions with competence in foreign relations, defence, intelligence, and other relevant fields. We also constitute a hub for the study of public policy leadership and particularly individual contributions to normative and political theory. We are housed under the Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict (ELAC), and at the Blavatnik School of Government we also constitute the major channel through which MPP and DPhil students interested in ELAC’s work engage in policy-oriented research directly with us, or with or on behalf of our partner institutions.
For more information on the programme, please visit this link: https://www.elac.ox.ac.uk/oxford-programme-international-peace-and-security-ips.