Welcome to the Centre for Geopolitics, an interdisciplinary space created in 2015 by leading academics to consider within their historical contexts the world’s most pressing current geopolitical questions.

The Centre seeks to deepen the study of grand strategy and statecraft at the University of Cambridge, offer innovative opportunities for collaboration with practitioners, and deliver impactful engagement with the wider world.

Mission Statement

We apply historical analysis, area studies, political science and the experience of practitioners to major problems of conflict and world order: past, present and future. We offer a deeper understanding of where the world’s most pressing geopolitical challenges have come from, how they may develop and how they might be resolved.

We do this by:

  • Understanding – we conduct rigorous scholarly research into historical and contemporary geopolitical challenges and grand strategy.
  • Educating – we teach and inform current and future global decision-makers and the wider public.
  • Connecting – we bring together the world of academia, government, civil society, politics and business.
  • Shaping – we deepen and re-frame geopolitical understanding to shape debates and generate creative solutions.

The Centre and its programmes are funded by generous donations from individuals and grant-making bodies. If you are interested in supporting our efforts,