Conflict, Violence and Terrorism Research Centre

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Conflict, Violence and Terrorism Research Centre (CVTRC) at Royal Holloway aims to carry out inter-disciplinary, and methodologically rigorous, research on violence, war, conflict and terrorism. The CVTRC’s research focuses upon the act of violence itself; the motivations and rationale of violent actor(s); the contemporary and historical contexts in which violence takes place; violent spaces; the antecedents of violence; the social, political and other consequences of violence; representations of violence in news media, film, and literature; memories of violence and commemoration; and conflict resolution and peace-building efforts.

This inter-disciplinary approach is reflected in the academic backgrounds of the Centre Research Fellows who hail from a range of disciplines including History, Law, Terrorism Studies, Politics, International Relations, Economics, Geography, and Psychology.

The principle activities of the centre include:

  • To carry out innovative inter-disciplinary research on violence, war, conflict and terrorism.
  • To host conferences, symposia, workshops and guest speaker events.
  • To serve as a hub to attract grant funding.
  • To provide an intellectual home to the growing cohort of postgraduate and PhD students studying violence, war, conflict and terrorism.
  • To serve as a hub for engaging with policymakers, practitioners, and publics.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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