Initiatives

What should a feminist foreign policy look like in the 2020s?

Transnational participatory process

Using the collaborative online platform Policy Kitchen, as well as a series of online workshops, the Open Think Tank Network - Agora (UK), Argo (FR), foraus (CH), Polis180(DE) and Ponto (AT) -  invites the public to address this question in an accessible, engaging and interactive process: What should a feminist foreign policy look like in the 2020s?

Campaign on nuclear weapons divestment

ICAN briefing paper

The imminent entry-into-force of the United Nations’ Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) allows for a unique opportunity to hit the nuclear weapons producers where it hurts – their wallets. Through public pressure, we can make financial institutions respond to a new climate in which these weapons of mass destruction are recognised to be incompatible with sustainable, responsible and smart investment practices and pull their investments from companies that make nuclear weapons.

EUvsVirus Hackathon

The European Commission, in close collaboration with EU member states, will host a pan-European hackathon to connect civil society, innovators, partners and buyers across Europe to develop innovative solutions to overcome coronavirus-related challenges.

ASPR Online Survey: Impact of Covid-19 on the Field of Peacebuilding and Peacekeeping

Deadline: April 15, 2020

The Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR) invites you to participate in a web-based online survey on the impact of Covid-19 and related policy-responses on the occupational field of peacebuilding and peacekeeping. The purpose of this survey is to gain first insights into the perceptions of peacebuilders/peacekeeping on how the current crisis will impact their work.

Conventional Arms Control and Confidence- and Security-Building Measures in Europe

OSCE-IFSH Essay Competition

Are you under 35 years old and interested in military security in Europe? Do you want to win up to EUR 3,000 and present your work to diplomats in Vienna?

The OSCE and the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg, together with Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO University), Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and Vienna Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP), are launching an essay competition to encourage innovative thinking and help create a new generation of professionals studying challenges and opportunities related to conventional arms control and confidence- and security- building measures.

Call for Papers: Friedenslogik – Idee, Praxis, Kritik

Sicherheit und Frieden/ Security and Peace 3/2020

„Sicherheit und Frieden“ möchte einen eigenen Beitrag zur Friedenslogik leisten, denn der Ansatz besitzt das Potenzial, die beiden namensgebenden Begriffe der Zeitschrift in ihrer Eigenheit sowie ihrem funktionalen oder dysfunktionalen Zusammenspiel zu reflektieren. Gewünschtsind Aufsätze aus unterschiedlichen wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen, die das Thema in einem oder mehreren seiner Aspekte behandeln (Idee, Praxis, Kritik).

Call for Papers: "(Re)thinking Time and Temporalities in Peace and Conflict" at the University of Marburg, Oct 29-31 2020

Deadline: March 15, 2020

Thinking about time and temporalities is crucial to the study of peace and conflict. Both concepts are an essential part of how we make sense of the world around us and our existence within it. In consequence, they structure how we think about conflict and peace in a multitude of ways. Whether it’s the foundational distinction between times of peace and times of war (as well as the transitions between them) or the periodization of conflicts, the various ways in which we order conflict and peace temporally have consequences for our interpretations of the subject matter.

Call for Papers: Transnational Relations of Religion and Conflict

#EUARE2020: Annual Conference of the European Academy of Religion in Bologna, 22-25 June 2020

With social processes increasingly transcending political and geographic boundaries, religion does not remain unaffected. On the contrary, due to most religions' universal claims and respective transnational identities, transnational dynamics concern religion in particular. It is thus not surprising that religion in its dimensions such as identity, practice, doctrine or spirituality serves as substantial a conflict factor that drives related conflict dynamics beyond state borders. Among others, transnational religious movements, organizations, networks and communities challenge not only states' sovereignty claims, but also concern public security and societal cohesion. These dynamics question traditionally established hierarchies and negotiated leadership structures alike.

This panel is interested in the various manifestations of transnational relations between conflicts with religious dimensions. Contributions might focus on conflict situations involving minority or migrant communities, transnational practices, narratives, movements, organizations, transnationally influential individuals or international organizations.

Call for Applications for the Georg Arnhold Senior Fellow in 2021

Application Deadline: January 31, 2020

The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research. Member of the Leibniz Association (GEI) is pleased to announce the Call for Applications for the 2021 Georg Arnhold Senior Fellow. The appointment, for the fellowship including a research stay of up to six months at the GEI, offers outstanding scholars and experienced practitioners in the field of peace education the opportunity to carry out work in the area of education for sustainable peace, preferably with a focus on educational media and transformation societies, and to discuss their project and findings with other scholars and practitioners at the annual international Summer Conference of the Georg Arnhold Program.

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