Conditions, scope and forms of violence amongst conflict-related refugee communities

CfP (for an edited volume) at Centre for Conflict Studies, Marburg. Deadline for submissions: 30 November 2013

For most persons, the end of conflicts does not represent the end of violence. Current studies argue that escaping from war and repression to refugee and IDP camps only offers a certain degree of protection against violent assaults. In recent years, the body of literature about sexual violence against women and men in camps has grown, shedding some light on the scope of the abuses.

Climate Change and Development in Africa

Third ClimDev-Africa Conference addresses climate resilience and green economies

The annual conference organised by the consortium of organisations supporting the Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) Programme. Among other topics, the conference features discussions on building resilience in Africa, green economy and climate finance as well as the Africa-related perspective on the global climate negotiations.

European Youth Media Days 2013

Call for participants

Social movements, new political parties and civil society protests - what is in the future of the European Union (EU)? Who is working to ensure change and sustainability of the Union? What has been the actual impact of #Occupy and other movements on the policy-makers in Europe? If these are topics that interest you, we invite you to apply to become one of the 120 young journalists, aged between 18 and 30, reporting from the European Parliament in Brussels from October 15 to 17 2013.

Human Rights and Conflict Management

CfA from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, Italy. Deadline for applications: 17 October 2013

The MA programme is designed to provide students from different cultures and backgrounds with a deep understanding of the linkages between human rights and conflict management theory and practice. The curriculum, strongly field oriented, prepares participants for working with NGOs, governments, aid agencies, the UN system, regional organisations and other institutions where a deep understanding of these issues is critical.


Thinking about Peace Research in 21st Century Latin America

Special issue of Peace, Conflict & Development at University of Bradford released

With the end of military dictatorships in the Southern Cone and the signing of peace accords that followed the civil wars in Central America, most violent conflicts in Latin America have been considered to belong to the past. Consequently, the region has been overlooked by peace researchers.

World military spending falls, but China, Russia’s spending rises

New SIPRI data on military expenditure

According to figures released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on 15 April 2013, the Global Day of Action on Military Spending, world military expenditure totalled $1.75 trillion in 2012, a fall of 0.5 per cent in real terms since 2011.