Our Centre is named after Michael Nicholson, a pioneer in formal and quantitative analysis of conflict and cooperation.
We are distinctive in our scientific orientation to the study of conflict, emphasising rigorous formal theory and the development of systematic data and statistical methods for evaluating theory. We are a provider of research that can underpin evidence-based policy.
We have close ties to our Department's courses in conflict resolution and international relations. We provide links between research and education by actively integrating our students in research projects.
We also host seminars, facilitate contact with other institutions and welcome academic visits.
Our recent and ongoing research projects deal with:
Projects are funded by the European Commission, British Academy, Leverhulme Trust, Folke Bernadotte Academy and the Economics and Social Research Council.