Security and Statecraft Research Workshop

This information is for the 2022/23 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Anne Getmanski CBG.8.05 and Prof Fawaz Gerges CBG.10.03


This course is available on the MPhil/PhD in International Relations. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.

It is open to all interested research students and faculty with the Department and is available with permission to students on other programmes.

Course content

IR504 is part of the research-training programme for all research students working in the area of security and statecraft broadly defined.  The workshop's principal objective is to foster intellectual exchange by showcasing new and innovative work from leading and emerging scholars.  It provides a forum in which research students can present their work, discuss the theoretical and methodological problems involved, examine common challenges in conducting research in this area and obtain feedback on their work.   Research in this area draws on diverse theoretic and methodological approaches, and ranges across levels of analysis, regions, and eras.  Specific foci of research include diplomacy, foreign and security relations, foreign policy analysis, comparative strategy, identity and security, war and society, state-building, peace-building and conflict resolution, revolutions, human security and genocide.


A minimum of 6 hours of seminars in the MT. A minimum of 6 hours of seminars in the LT.  Some of these may be delivered online.


This course is not assessed.

Key facts

Department: International Relations

Total students 2021/22: 5

Average class size 2021/22: 5

Value: Non-credit bearing

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