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Civil society mobilisation in the Western Balkans and the Eastern Neighbourhood

Call for papers for panel for UACES 46th Annual Conference. Closing date: 15 January 2016

Civil society has emerged as one of the potential drivers of domestic change in a context where "enlargement fatigue" is rife and the EU has few concrete benefits to offer its neighbouring countries in exchange for their reform efforts. By offering insights from the ground and stimulating change "bottom-up", it is thought that organised civil society can complement top-down external incentives in fostering both policy adjustments and democratisation more broadly.

PhD scholarship

Call for applications by the School of International and Intercultural Communication. Closing date: 29 February 2016

The School of International and Intercultural Communication (SIIC), supported by MERCUR (Mercator Research Center Ruhr) and the UA-Universities Bochum, Dortmund and Duisburg-Essen, is offering one PhD Scholarship starting April 1, 2015.

2015 El-Hibri Peace Education Prize awarded to Raz Mohammed Dalili

Global Campaign for Peace Education - Press information - 30 October 2015 (Washington) - Raz Mohammed Dalili, one of Afghanistan’s most recognised peace educators, has been awarded the prestigious 2015 El-Hibri Peace Education Prize, the El-Hibri Foundation said here on Wednesday. Raz Dalili will accept an award of $30,000 for his organization at a private ceremony in late October, the foundation said in a statement. Three graduate students will also receive $5,000 scholarships at the ceremony to further their peace education studies.

Tunesia's National Dialogue Quartet credited for role in Arab Spring and aftermath

Nobel Peace Prize 2015 announced

Norwegian Nobel Committee - Press release - 9 October 2015 - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2015 is to be awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011.

Masculinities, Violence and (Post-)Conflict

Call for Papers for Postgraduate Conference at Ulster University in Belfast (Northern Ireland). Closing date: 15 November 2015

The Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) and the International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE) at Ulster University invite proposals for a
one-day postgraduate conference on "Masculinities, Violence and (Post-)Conflict" on Thursday, 14 January 2016. This student-led event will

Transforming violent war-economies: What we know and what we need to know

Call for Papers for the 3rd European Workshops in International Studies (EWIS) in Tübingen. Closing date: 2 October 2015
Profits resulting from the production and trade of valuable natural resources have long been identified as a driving force of violent conflict. The prospect of profits enables and exacerbates armed violence and facilitate the occurrence of (illicit) war-economies. Accordingly, the transformation of war-economic structures and dealing with involved entrepreneurs ranks high on the (inter-)national post-conflict peacebuilding agenda as both factors might constitute a major risk to the lasting peace and stability of post-conflict states.

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