The Swiss Peace Foundation is a practice-oriented peace research institute. We analyze the causes of violent conflicts and develop strategies for their peaceful transformation.


14 April 2014
As part of a GCSP/DCAF course on International Relations & Democratization Rina Alluri facilitated
A Panel at the Swiss Parliament on Sustainable Investments
for a delegation from Myanmar. The course was sponsored by the FDFA. More information.

11-12 April 2014
Andrea Iff facilitated the CAS thematic block on
Business, Conflict and Peacebuilding
at the swisspeace Academy in Basel. More information.

09 April 2014
The KOFF roundtable on the
Situation in Ukraine
can be watched on Ustream. Link.

04 April 2014
swisspeace Director Laurent Goetschel participated in the TV discussion
Arena: "Krim-Krise: Neutralität auf dem Prüfstand"


03 April 2014
swisspeace, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and SWISSINT are organizing the
Swiss Peacebuilding Training Course 2014 (15th)
from 31 August – 12 September 2014. Apply by 15 May 2014. More information. Flyer.



New Publications

Rina M. Alluri, 2014

Conflict sensitive business practices: The case of Nomades Swiss

Final report published by swisspeace following a project collaboration between swisspeace and Nomades Swiss Sàrl, co-funded by the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). Download.

Sara Hellmüller, 2014

Explaining the Congo wars

Book review of "Congo, by Thomas Turner. Polity Press. 240 pp." by Sara Hellmüller. In: The Political Quarterly, Vol. 85, No. 1, January–March 2014. Download.

Sara Hellmüller, 2014

International and Local Actors in Peacebuilding: Why Don’t They Cooperate?

swisspeace Working Paper, 4|2014, April 2014, ISBN 978-3-908230-92-2. Order / download.

Andrea Iff, 2014

What guides businesses in transformations from war to peace?

In: Companies in Conflict Situations. Building a Research Network on Business, Conflicts and Human Rights. ICIP Research 01/2014, pp. 153-178. Download.