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Peace and Conflict Studies from the Margins to the Center: Rethinking Europe in an Unequal World

CfP for EuPRA 2017 and AFK Joint Conference. Closing date: 15 September 2016

In March 2017, the European Peace Research Association (EuPRA) and the German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, AFK) will hold a joint conference. We invite all scholars to present their academic work on the political challenges Europe is currently facing, while reflecting on the continent´s role and responsibilities in light of global power structures.

M.A. in Social Sciences for Refugees

„GeT MA for Refugees Program” at Humboldt University Berlin. Closing date for applications: 15 September 2016

The „GeT MA for Refugees Program” wants to enable refugees to continue their academic education in a regular study program and to obtain an M.A in Social Sciences. All applicants holding a B.A. degree or an equivalent degree in a relevant area of study (such as Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, History, Public Administration, Public Policy, Law, Economics, …) are welcome!

PeaceNexus Fund – New Organisational Development Call 2016

Small grants for peacebuilding NGOs. Closing date: 25 April 2015

Since it was founded in 2009, PeaceNexus Foundation has been supporting the organisational development of peacebuilding NGOs. With its Organisational Development (OD) support, PeaceNexus Foundation helps peacebuilding actors to become the organisations they want to be: better connected, more effective, able to adapt and innovate, and aware of their own capacities.

On Collective Violence. Actions, Roles, Perceptions

Reminder: Call for Papers by Centre for Conflict Studies, Marburg (Germany)
In recent years and since the micro turn within conflict studies, research on individuals within violent conflict has been increasing. Here perpetrators, bystanders and victims, rescuers, witnesses, mediators, peacekeepers and so forth have been the analytical categories applied to the plethora of actors who can be found in societies experiencing violent conflict. These concepts are mutually constituent of each other, with a victim only being one as such because of the acts of perpetration against it.

Human Rights Education

CfP for Georg Arnhold International Summer School 2016 at the Georg Eckert Institute in Braunschweig. Closing date: 2 May 2016

The Georg Eckert Institute and Teachers College of Columbia University are pleased to announce the third Georg Arnhold International Summer School, which will critically explore theories and practices of human rights education (HRE) at the secondary school level. “Human Rights Education in Secondary School Settings: Theories, Practices, and Teacher Training” will take place at the Georg Eckert Institute in Braunschweig, Germany, from July 25 to 30, 2016.

Launch of the Inclusive Peace and Transition Initiative (IPTI) website

The Inclusive Peace and Transition Initiative (IPTI) was created in July 2015, with the goal of supporting peace and transition processes through the comparative evidence accumulated over nearly a decade of research under leadership of Thania Pfaffenholz, at the Graduate Institute in Geneva.  

Neues Magazin Balkan.Perspectives erschienen

Gewaltsame Auseinandersetzungen und Kriege enden, die traumatischen Erinnerungen und psychischen Verletzungen bei den betroffenen Menschen bleiben jedoch bestehen. Die neue Ausgabe des Magazins Balkan.Perspectives beschäftigt sich daher mit den psychologischen Auswirkungen von Kriegen und Konflikten und richtet den Blick auf diejenigen, für die die Vergangenheit nicht enden kann. Wie bewältigen Menschen traumatische Erfahrungen? Welche Unterstützung bekommen sie aus ihrer Gesellschaft und wo ist verstärkte Hilfe notwendig?

Theorising Media and Conflict

Call for Papers for edited volume. Closing date: 29 February 2016

In a recent survey of the interdisciplinary literature on media and conflict, Schoemaker and Stremlau (2014) found that most existing studies display Western biases, normative assumptions and unsubstantiated claims about the impact of media in conflict situations. With their cross-cultural studies, ethnographic methods and ground-up theorising, anthropologists are well placed to make a
strong contribution to the advancement of this area of scholarship.

Conflict and Society

New journal presents advances in Peace and conflict studies

Organized violence - war, armed revolt, genocide, lynching, targeted killings, torture, routine discrimination, terrorism, trauma, and suffering - is a daily reality for some, while for others it is a sound bite or a news clip seen in passing and easily forgotten. Rigorous scholarly research of the social and cultural conditions of organized violence, its genesis, dynamic, and impact, is fundamental to addressing questions of local and global conflict and its impact on the human condition.

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