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A centre devoted to studying all aspects of armed conflict on society, from civilians and military personnel to groups, institutions, economies, laws, literature and public policies.

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Competitive advantage 

The Centre maintains collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders, including:

  • Australian Federal Departments of Defence, Veterans’ Affairs, Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Australian Defence Force and their various research and development centres
  • National institutions such as the Australian War Memorial, National Archives of Australia, and the National Library of Australia
  • King’s College London, UK
  • Arizona State University, USA
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime


The Centre holds public symposia to develop and enhance the national dialogue on conflict and security. These events are designed for a diverse audience: defence, industry, federal government, academia, historical associations and secondary schools.

Capabilities and resources

The Centre is able to bring together multi-disciplinary expertise in the areas of:

  • Military History: Australia’s Vietnam War, Australian Naval History
  • Australian Imperial Force
  • Military Operations: Space / Land / Air / Sea / Cyber
  • Regulation and Governance: Ethics / Moral Injury / Law / International Relations / Public Policy
  • Society: Literature