About Us

Our Mission Statement

Combining the best of academia and practitioner experience, The Oxford Exchange offers courses in security studies, international relations, development and management tailored to the needs of our customers.


The Oxford Exchange is a non-profit organisation established in the United Kingdom that specialises in delivering bespoke security, management, and international relations courses (closed or open) for government and non-government clients. The Oxford Exchange hires faculty from top universities and think tanks around the world.

Our Mission Statement

Founded in 1096, Oxford University is the oldest university in the English-speaking world and is one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the world known for exacting standards. In 2021, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings listed Oxford University as the #1 university in the world for the fifth consecutive year.

Recently, Oxford University alumni and faculty members formed The Oxford Exchange as a non-profit educational organisation to be able to offer tailored courses to select government, military, or private organisations. The Oxford Exchange is rooted in deep ties with the University of Oxford and other British universities including the University of Cambridge and King’s College London.

About the Course Director

Mr Craig Tiedman earned an MBA and MSc in Management from Oxford University and an MSt in International Relations from Cambridge University. Mr Tiedman has served as a Departmental Tutor for the Oxford’s Diplomatic Studies Programme and as a Professor of Security Studies at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, Hawaii. More recently, he served as the Director of Policy & Research at a prominent London think tank advising the UK government on foreign and domestic policy.

Under appointment from the US Secretary of Defense, Mr Tiedman served as the Pentagon’s Economic Development Advisor to the Government of Afghanistan. While serving in this role, Mr Tiedman organised the largest airborne geophysical mission in the region managing a team from the US Naval Research Laboratory, NASA, USGS and USAID.

Prior to the Pentagon, Mr Tiedman served as NASA’s Lead to the  UK, India and France. He served as a Crisis Management Fellow to the US Department of State and as a Brookings Legis Fellow to the US Congress.

European Security Studies

Diplomacy Workshops

Think Tank Research

Policy Advisory