Director, Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding
Chair Curt Gasteyger in International Security and Conflict Studies
Spoken languages
English, French
Areas of expertise
  • Armed conflicts, violence
  • Arms control, disarmament
  • Human security
  • Peacekeeping, peacebuilding, reconstruction policy
  • Small arms and light weapons
  • State-building


DPhil, Oxford 
Keith Krause is Professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, and Director of its Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP).

Professor Krause's research interests include concepts of security, the changing character of contemporary armed violence, and multilateral security cooperation. He has published Arms and the State (Cambridge) and edited or co-edited Critical Security Studies (Minnesota), and Culture and Security, and authored many journal articles and book chapters.

Professor Krause is Swiss-Canadian, and received his MPhil and DPhil from Balliol College, Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has been the Programme Director of the Small Arms Survey, an internationally-recognised research centre NGO he founded in 2001. The Small Arms Survey has produced annual volumes on issues of small arms proliferation, stockpiles, transfers, misuse and effects, as well as numerous field-based and issue-based studies. It serves as the main source of information and analysis for international public policy on small arms issues.

He also worked as a consultant for various international agencies and governments, comments frequently on international issues for the local and international media, and speaks regularly at scholarly and policy meetings and conferences.

Professor Krause is also the principal investigator on two multi-year research projects founded by the Swiss National Science Foundation: 



  • Contemporary conflicts and post-conflict reconstruction, Armed violence, Changing conceptions of security, Global governance.



  • Member, International Advisory Board, Journal of International Relations and Development (2004-present) 

  • Member, Cooperation and Conflict, Editorial Advisory Board, 2005-present. 

  • Member, Editorial Board, Contemporary Security Policy, 1998-present. 

  • Member, International Advisory Board, European Journal of International Relations, 2000-present.

Keith Krause

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