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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.

Protest over Investment Projects in Land and Natural Resources

Call for Papers - Workshop des AK "Natur, Ressourcen, Konflikte" der AFK. Closing date: 2 October 2015

Throughout history, people have been evicted from land and dispossessed from their resources. The workshop investigates when, where, why, and how people have protested (or not) to (re)claim what they consider belonging to them.

Human security, peace and conflict: African perspectives

Special Issue - Strategic Review for Southern Africa

The Strategic Review for Southern Africa is an internationally accredited and peer-reviewed periodical of the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria. Guest Editor of the current special issue (Vol 37 (1), May 2015) is 'Funmi Olonisakin, Distinguished Andrew Mellon Foundation Scholar, University of Pretoria.

A new climate of peace

G7 pledges stronger joint commitment to addressing the climate risks faced by fragile states

International Alert - Press release - 17 April 2015 - Climate change is one of the biggest global security threats of the 21st century, and world leaders should put it at the forefront of foreign policy, according to a major new report commissioned by the G7 group, presented at the meeting of G7 foreign ministers in Berlin on 15 April 2015.

US military spending falls, increases in eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) annual update on world military expenditure

World military expenditure totalled $1.8 trillion in 2014, a fall of 0.4 per cent in real terms since 2013, according to figures released today by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

Interdisciplinary Research Group on Macro-Violence

Doctoral Scholarships and Postdoctoral Positions at Hamburg Institute for Social Research

The Hamburg Institute for Social Research is about to establish an interdisciplinary research group on macro-violence and invites young scholars from disciplines such as sociology, political science, history, anthropology, etc to apply.

Disillusions and Accomplishments: How Transitional Justice changes societies

Call for Papers for workshop at Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM). Closing date: 2 May 2015

As part of the ORA-NWO Project ‘The Impact of Transitional Justice Measures on Democratic Institution-building’, SIM organizes a workshop on Transitional Justice on 30-31 July 2015.