Centre for International Intervention

Operating at the intersection of academia, government, private sector and third sector, we provide a forum for research, discussion, and education around international intervention, providing an engaged yet critical perspective on intervention that promotes more effective, ethical, and sustainable intervention practice.

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We seek to help you develop your understanding of the world and give you the tools to express that.

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Our research

Our research seeks to understand how intervention is conceptualised, justified, and conducted, across four broad themes: humanitarianism, law, ethics, and geopolitics.

Our staff members

Dr Nicholas Kitchen

Senior Lecturer in International Relations; Director, Centre for the Study of Global Power Competition (CGPC)

I joined Surrey in 2018 from the London School of Economics, where I had been Assistant Professorial Research Fellow in the United States Centre, Executive Director of the LSE Diplomacy Commission, and Head of Analysis at LSE IDEAS.I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Visiting Fellow at LSE IDEAS, and Treasurer and Acting Convenor of the US Foreign P...

Dr Alex Leveringhaus

Lecturer in Political Theory; Co-Director, Centre for International Intervention

I joined Surrey in January 2018 from the University of Manchester, where I was a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow in the Centre for Political Theory. Prior to working at Manchester, I was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, University of Oxford, as well as a James Martin Fellow in the Oxford Martin School. I received...

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In person in June 😃 Executive Short Course on Intervention @surreypolitics w. @MikeAaronson, @NickKitchen1, Susan S… https://t.co/vwg7JbBHXF
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