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Oxford Programme on International Peace and Security (IPS)

As part of its mission, ELAC has established the Oxford Programme on International Peace and Security (IPS), to look beyond the threshold of armed conflict and contribute to our collective understanding of other forms of organised violence that threaten our international peace and stability.

The programme 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 individual rights and collective security needs.

In the context of our research, we engage with a range of stakeholders which include 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.