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.


22 April 2015
swisspeace is looking for
Two PhD Research Fellows
on the role of norms in international peace mediation Apply Now.

21 April 2015
Invitation to the swisspeace Information Events on the
Postgraduate Courses in Civilian Peacebuilding 2015/16
with the participation of Laurent Goetschel.
More information.

21 April 2015
Annual meeting of
Women for Peace, Switzerland
with the participation of Annemarie Sancar.
More information.

09 April 2015
Global South Unit for Mediation (GSUM) will organize its
Winter School on Mediation
with the participation of Sara Hellmüller
as lecturer from 13-24 July in Rio de Janeiro. More information.

07 April 2015
The Centre for Peacebuilding KOFF has published its
Annual Report 2014
Available in French or German

02 April 2015
Matthias Siegfried of swisspeace on Switzerland as mediation hub in the TV news program of SRF

New Publications

Dominik Balthasar, 2015

From Hybridity to Standardization: Rethinking State-Making in Contexts of Fragility

Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 2015. Link.

Andrea Iff and Ulrike Joras, 2015

Agribusiness: Risks and Impacts in Conflict-Affected Areas

Background Paper, February 2015. Link.

Annemarie Sancar, Sidonia Gabriel, 2015

Gendergerechte Friedenspolitik – Friedensarbeit und Frauenrechte im Spiegel von KOFF

swisspeace Essential 1|2015. Download.

Sara Hellmüller, 2015

From Hybrid War to Hybrid Peace: Extending the Spectrum

Blog contribution as response to Susanne Schmeidl. Link.