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.


4 - 7 December 2014
Sidonia Gabriel and Nicola Diday will participate in a
Film Festival on Human Rights (FilmTage Luzern: Menschenrechte)
The festival will take place on 4 to 7 December in Lucerne. Flyer. More information.

18 November 2014
swisspeace's KOFF has conducted a roundtable on
Natural Resource Conflicts - Land Grabbing in Cambodia
watch some insights: Part 1. Part 2.

13 - 14 November 2014
swisspeace, together with the LSE and the SPAU organized a conference on the
Syrian War Economy
The conference was supported by the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF) and the Human Security Division of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and took place from 13 to 14 November in Basel.

12 November 2014
The swisspeace Annual Conference 2014 on
Resilient Societies: Alternatives for Better Conflict Prevention
took place successfully on 12 November. 


09 November 2014
swisspeace is looking for a
Senior researcher on the dynamics of violent conflict, peacebuilding and statebuilding (100%)
Starting date: 1 February 2015 (or by agreement). Job ad

New Publications

Cécile Druey and Anna Hess, 2014

Das Engagement der Schweiz im Südkaukasus: Friedensförderung während des OSZE-Vorsitzes und darüber hinaus

In: Bulletin 2014 zur schweizerischen Sicherheitspolitik, Christian Nünlist und Oliver Thränert (eds.), Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich, 2014. Link.

17 November 2014

The Transformation of Intractable Conflicts

Conference Report on "The Transformation of Intractable Conflicts - Perspectives and Challenges for Interactive Problem Solving" with a contribution by Sidonia Gabriel The conference was organized at the Herbert C. Kelman Institute. Download.

14 November 2014

Any lessons from Operation Lifeline Sudan?

Report by IRIN on lessons that can be learned from the Operation Lifeline Sudan (OLS) experience. Link.

Anna Leissing, 2014

Implementation of the Swiss Guidelines on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders

KOFF Essential, 3|2014. Download.