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Centre for Geopolitics

Providing historically-grounded approaches to enduring geopolitical problems.

We confront the major problems of world order, past, present and future. By applying historical analysis, political science and the experience of practitioners to the world's most pressing geopolitical challenges, we offer a deeper understanding of where these challenges have come from, how they may develop and how they might be resolved.

Our work is divided into research strands covering a wide range of interests.  We look at situations as far reaching as the Baltic, Rising China, Maritime Security, A Westphalia for the Middle East, Religion and International Studies, European Orders and Disintegration Studies.  We are developing a new research stream on the future of the island of Ireland, working alongside colleagues in the History Faculty.  Our work is carried out through academic research, public events such as talks and webinars, round table conferences and face-to-face meetings.   We have our own podcast channel with weekly podcasts, social media and published reports.  Our fellows are active on the international stage and in global media.  Our voice carries far and loud and the impact of our work is considerable. 

Join us

If geopolitics is of interest to you, look at our programme of events and join in our discussion.  We welcome your involvement and your questions.  Register your interest for an event, and if you like, tell us something about yourself and we will try and invite you to specific events that resonate with your interests.

Support us

Our work would not be possible without the support of our donors, for which we are immensely grateful.  The generosity of our benefactors has enabled us to run the Centre, fund research fellows and senior academics, hold conferences and publish academic papers and articles which make a major contribution to the discourse of geopolitics today.

If you would like to support the Centre, we welcome your contribution enormously and thank you for enabling us to continue our work.  Please click use the link to make a gift on the donation page of the Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations site.

If you are interested in a larger gift or would like to discuss your donation with Elizabeth Winter, our Development Consultant, please email her so she can reach out to you.  


We are extremely grateful for your support which helps us keeps our work current, focussed and relevant.  We look forward to seeing you at an event or hearing from you in person.

Professor Brendan Simms, director and Professor William Hurst, deputy director