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The Department of War Studies at King's College London
is a political and military research
War studies is the multi-disciplinary study of war. It is distinct from military history in that it encompasses a variety of fields:*Laws of war*Philosophy of war**Ethics of war***Just War Theory**Deterrence theory*Psychology of war...
and teaching facility, considered a world leader in the quality of its work output, as well as for the career prospects of its graduates. It is a department of the school of Social Science and Public Policy at King's College London
King's College London is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom and a constituent college of the federal University of London. King's has a claim to being the third oldest university in England, having been founded by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington in 1829, and...
, and is affiliated with numerous leading think-tanks and foreign policy institutions.
The War Studies department boasts a staff that includes many who are regularly sought by external institutions (be they governmental or media) for their expertise and opinions. One such example includes Sir Lawrence Freedman
Sir Lawrence David Freedman, KCMG, CBE, PC, FBA, FKC is Professor of War Studies at King's College London, and was a foreign policy adviser to Tony Blair...
, who currently sits on the ongoing Iraq Inquiry panel, and who was a foreign policy advisor to former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair
Anthony Charles Lynton Blair is a former British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2 May 1997 to 27 June 2007. He was the Member of Parliament for Sedgefield from 1983 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007...
The department offers a range of courses, both undergraduate and postgraduate, that cover contemporary political and historical topics. The department also runs remote postgraduate courses, such as its on-line War in the Modern World MA.