swisspeace is a practice-oriented peace research institute. Our mission is to contribute to the improvement of conflict prevention and conflict transformation.


15 June 2017
Annual Report 2016
Get insights into the activities of swisspeace in the year 2016. In this annual report, we are taking you to Myanmar, Tunisia and Colombia to present you our ongoing activities. In that way, we want to illustrate the «light-footprint approach», which guides our work at swisspeace. Read the report in English / German / French

07 June 2017
We are hiring
swisspeace is looking for a new administrative officer (80-100%) for its course and research departement and also a new communications officer (70%). Find the job announcements here.

1 June 2017
CAS Civilian Peacebuilding Essentials
Get insights in research and practice of civilian peacebuilding and broaden your skills to work in fragile contexts. This course provides a holistic understanding of civilian peacebuilding and is designed for practitioners and academics interested in connecting their experiences with conceptual and pratical knowledge on civilian peacebuilding. More information

29 May 2017
Lessons from the Stasi Records Agency
Nicola Diday participated in a visit of the Albanian Authority on the Sigurimi files at the Stasi Records Agency in Berlin. The goal of the visit was to learn from the experience of the Stasi Records Agency in making accessible the records of the former secret police of Eastern Germany.

(c) Kathrin Schulthess

20 May 2017
Award of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences
This Saturday, Julie Bernath was awarded the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences award for her published article "Complex Political Victims in the Aftermath of Mass Atrocity: Reflections from the Khmer Rouge Tribunal".

Latest publications

Leben Moro, Martina Santschi, Rachel Gordon, Philip Dau and Daniel Maxwell, 2017

Statebuilding and legitimacy: experiences of South Sudan

SLRC Research Report. More information and download

Altanian Melanie, 2017

Archives against Genocide Denialism? Challenges to the Use of Archives in Turkish-Armenian Reconciliation

swisspeace Working Paper 1 | 2017, Januar 2017, ISBN 978-3-906841-04-5. Order / download.

Dominik Balthasar, 2017

Quo vadis Afrika?

Afrika Bulletin Nr. 165 - Aktuelle Brennpunkte: Äthiopien, Mozambique, Zimbabwe. Download.

Anna Leissing, Vesna Matovic, Dagmar Reichert & Meret Schlegel, 2017

Art Initiatives in Fragile and Conflict Affected Regions

Critical Reflection following the KOFF Roundtable from November 2016. Download