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.

Research at CARC is focused on theoretical themes on conflict, cooperation and international security; empirical studies of ongoing conflicts, peace-building and human rights; the role of international organizations in conflict management; and state failure and reconstruction. Specifically, research covers issues surrounding migration and diaspora role in conflict and peacebuilding, the potential and limits of mediation as a conflict management tool and critical perspectives on the nature of terrorism and the ethical issues linked to dialogue and negotiation.