The Conflict Analysis Research Centre (CARC) at the University of Kent is a multi-disciplinary Faculty Research Centre. It is based in the School of Politics and International Relations but can draw on the expertise of other Schools such as History, Anthropology, Psychology, the School of Social Policy and Social Science Research, Law, Health Sciences, and the Kent Business School.
The aims of the Conflict Analysis Research Centre are:
- to be a centre of excellence in the study of political conflict, developing original theory and analysis of conflicts
- to undertake and publish international quality research in the broad areas of peace, conflict, security and human rights
- to support creative approaches to the management and transformation of violent conflict
- to teach the practical skills of negotiation and mediation to enhance professional capabilities.
- to participate in the development of European and international networks in the field of conflict analysis
- to build partnerships with policy and practitioner communities with a view to connecting theory and practice.
- to offer advanced training and research opportunities, and to train new entrants to the field, through taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and PhD research