Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies – Risk Briefing


The threat of war is constantly in the headlines, from Ukraine to Middle East to hot-spots in Korea, India-Pakistan, and other locations around the globe.

We are currently living through one of the longest periods of peace in history, and this has caused many commentators to suggest that traditional wars may not be a threat that modern society needs to prepare for. However history shows that similar periods of apparent peace and implausibility of war can be shattered by unexpected conflict.

In this briefing, the research team of the Centre for Risk Studies at the University of Cambridge will provide an update on risk research on the potential for a major nation-state conflict to disrupt social and economic activity. They will outline a proposed ‘Risk Test Scenario’ for investment stress testing, business preparedness, and insurance loss estimation. 

Download the presentation (pdf, 2.78MB) 19 February 2015

Sold out event 

Lunch generously provided by Lighthill Risk Network.

Report on Geopolitical Conflict Stress Test Scenario

China-Japan Conflict Stress Test Scenario – A Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies Report

A review of geopolitical conflict as a threat to modern business, and a stress test scenario of a conflict in Southeast Asia for use in business and policy-making. 

Download the report (pdf, 2.72MB)