The Ways of War Centre brings together scholars from every field of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences with a shared serious interest in understanding war. War is collective violence that is perceived as legitimate; in other words, it is violence shaped by culture. The Centre is committed to the study of the theories, practices, beliefs, and motivations that together have together constituted the phenomenon. Some of us have a background in the study of strategy; others include historians, political scientists, international relations theorists, and international lawyers. We share a hope that better understanding of warfare’s past and present may, at the margin, modify its future.