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25 August 2016
Transparency in Commodity Trade: International and National Approaches
Switzerland has become one of the most important commodity trade hubs. Laurent Goetschel will give an introductory speech to initiate several key notes on the topic at this public KFPE event in Bern on September 20.

24 August 2016
"Ästhetik der Gewaltlosigkeit": Event on the International Day of Peace in Basel
Are there aesthetics of non-violence? This question will be discussed at the Univesity of Basel on 21 Sept. by three experts of arts and peace research: the new director of Kunstmuseum Basel Josef Helfenstein Prof. Goetschel and Prof. Ubl.

15 August 2016
Women's Inclusion in Myanmar's Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement
A number of women played an important role during the peace talks in Myanmar, which led to the cease-fire agreement in October 2015. They also had an informal supportive and monitoring function. To find out more, read the full analysis.

Latest publications

Sidonia Gabriel, Laurent Goetschel, 2016

Motivation of philanthropists in peacebuilding: promoting peace as personal satisfaction?

Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, 11(2): 51-65. Link. Full version.

Allison Muehlenbeck, Julia Palmiano Federer, 2016

Women’s Inclusion in Myanmar’s Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

Case study, Inclusive Security and swisspeace. Link.

Sara Hellmüller, 2016

Timing and Sequencing of Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Peacebuilding Efforts in DR Congo

In: Building Sustainable Peace: Timing and Sequencing of Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Peacebuilding. Arnim Langer and Graham K. Brown (eds.), Oxford University Press.

Julia Palmiano Federer, 2016

Navigating International Norms in Peace Mediation

Völkerrechtsblog, July 11 2016. Link.