swisspeace is a practice-oriented peace research institute. Our mission is to contribute to the improvement of conflict prevention and conflict transformation.
24 June 2016
New video: learn about Peace & Conflict
This video provides an insight and shows interviews held with participants and faculty from different courses in 2016 at the University of Basel. The trainings create a space for exchange, dialogue and inspiration among peacebuilding, development and humanitarian actors. Further information.
23 June 2016
Stefan Bächtold defended his PhD thesis and earned the honor “summa cum laude”
We warmly congratulate our swisspeace colleague Stefan. As part of his doctoral thesis on Myanmar, he researched what effects the growing trend toward quantitative impact assessment is having on peacebuilding.
21 June 2016
swisspeace is looking for a new Head of its Statehood Program
The Statehood Program conducts research, mandates and trainings related to statehood and to the relationship between business and peace. It provides expertise for peacebuilding, development and private sector actors. Job ad.
18 June 2016
Last days: register for the CAS in Civilian Peacebuilding Essentials
This course provides a holistic understanding of civilian peacebuilding and is designed for practitioners and academics interested in bridging their own experiences with current conceptual insights and practical knowledge. Details. Apply.
Sara Hellmüller, Lars Kirchhoff et al., 2016
Challenges to Mediation Support in Hot Wars: Learnings from Syria and Ukraine
Lars Kirchhoff, Sara Hellmüller et al. Mediation Support Network (MSN) Discussion Points N° 7, Atlanta. Link.
Martina Santschi, Cherry Leonardi, 2016
Dividing Communities in South Sudan and Northern Uganda: Boundary Disputes and Land Governance
Published by the Rift Valley Institute. Nairobi. Find the report here.
Observation of the criminal case related to the 2011 incidents in Yalisika, DR Congo
The report covers the trial observation of the first instance criminal trial against Colonel Koyo et al in the Yalisika case. The trial lasted from June 2015 to December 2015 and was heard by the Military Court of the Équateur Province in Mbandaka in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Full report.
Laurent Goetschel, Sandra Pfluger, 2016
Die Beurteilung von Qualität in der Friedensforschung
In: Qualitäts- und Leistungsbeurteilung in den Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften: Prinzipien, Ansätze und Verfahren. swiss academies reports 11(2), 2016. S. 74-81.