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.


26 March 2015
swisspeace and the University of Basel offer a
Summer School „Syria – Lessons for Peace and Conflict Studies“
for PhD students and recent graduates. More information

25 March 2015
Guest commentary by swisspeace Director Laurent Goetschel
Für eine starke Friedenspolitik der Schweiz
Read the NZZ article.

25 March 2015
swisspeace is co-organising the conference
Uniting a Global Movement
by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). More information

New Publications

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.

Julia Palmiano Federer, 2015

Norms in Mediation Processes

In: Security and Human Rights Blog, 26 January 2015. Link.

Damiano de Felice and Andreas Graf, 2015

The Potential of National Action Plans to Implement Human Rights Norms: An Early Assessment with Respect to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Journal of Human Rights Practice, 2015. Link.