What impact does peacebuilding have? How can it be measured? What are the particular challenges of working in fragile contexts? How do gender roles change during a war and what does this mean for post-conflict societies? When is the right time to begin mediation during a conflict and how can talks be set up? How can a society deal with gross human rights violations and breaches of international humanitarian law? How can an economic system that is conducive to peace emerge from a “war economy“? This Postgraduate Course in Civilian Peacebuilding (CAS) puts these questions centre stage.
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The newly launched Environmental Peacebuilding Platform is a joint initiative by the Environmental Law Institute, the United Nations Environment Programme, McGill University and the University of Tokyo with further partners. It reflects the research activities of these institutions over the past five years and documents current progress. The platform hosts a diverse collection of publications and news updates on environmental issues in (post-) conflict settings.
The Conference of the British Conflict Research Society is an interdisciplinary event that brings together academics, practitioners and policy makers to discuss a broad range of issues relating to peace and conflict studies. We welcome abstracts of proposed papers (200-300 words) or panels (500 words) before 30th April 2014. Submissions are welcome on any theme, but the organisers particularly welcome presentations that fit within the following sections.
This call aims to generate new ideas about how National Dialogues provide a distinct approach and a means of political settlement during and after war or political crisis. Externally mediated peace processes are increasingly being criticised by national actors accusing international mediators of partisanship and illegitimate interference. By contrast National Dialogue
The Research Centre in Information and Communication (ReSIC) at Université libre de Bruxelles, in the frame of EC-funded project INFOCORE coordinated by the University of Munich (LMU) seeks a postdoctoral researcher
PeaceNexus Foundation awards Organisational Development Grants with the purpose of supporting peacebuilding NGOs in increasing their ability to deliver on their missions.
What shapes peace? We are familiar with the top-down interventions organised around military, statebuilding and governance interventions, but what about the local infrastructures of peace that involve local agency? How does this agency create new institutions or interacts with existing ones? What are the sources of inspiration for these local infrastructures, and how do they relate to local, national, regional and international norms and structures of peacebuilding?
Analysing violent conflicts and peace building from a spatial perspective is slowly but steadily holding entry into critical peace and conflict studies. The objective of the edited volume is to advance this development by providing a collection of chapters which explore the relationship between space, conflict and peace, both empirically and theoretically. It seeks to map the diverse ways in which space and place are presently conceptualised and analytically employed to make sense of conflict and peace.
John Hunter, educator and creator of the World Peace Game - promoting the mission of peace and developing self-awareness in children is one of the awardees of this year’s Common Ground Awards.
The University of Kent and University of Marburg are now accepting applications for the international double degree programme Peace and Conflict Studies for the 2013-2014 year. This international double award is jointly offered by the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent and the Centre for Conflict Studies at the University of Marburg. Upon successful completion of the programme students will be awarded an MA degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from Kent University and an MA degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Marburg.