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.


17 December 2014
swisspeace, CSS of the ETHZ and the FDFA present the
Peace Mediation Course 2015
Registration by 31 January. More information.

15 December 2014
Learn more about the conceptual, policy and implementation challenges of
Statebuilding in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Contexts
Register for the CAS in Fragility, Conflict & Statebuilding on 2-11 March 2015.
Registration by 31 December 2014. More information.

12 December 2014
Rina Alluri presented a paper and held an input on
Role of local business in post-war Sri Lanka
At the Institute of Social Studies in the Hague and the University of Amsterdam.

10 December 2014
The Center for Mediation in Africa, GSUM and swisspeace are organizing an
Academic Conference on International Mediation
in May 2015 in Pretoria. Concept note and call for paper.

4 December 2014
OSCE Parallel Civil Society Conference handed over to OSCE Chairperson-in-office D. Burkhalter
Recommendations of Civil Society for the OSCE Ministerial Council
See Basel Declaration; set of recommendations. Press release in German, French and EnglishMedia clipping.

New Publications

Martina Caroni, Tobias Grasdorf-Meyer, Lisa Ott and Nicole Scheiber, 2014


Stämpfli Verlag, Bern. Link.

Julie Bernath, 2014

Book Review: „Resisting Gendered Norms. Civil Society, the Juridical and Political Space in Cambodia” by Mona Lilja (Farnham: Ashgate, 2013)

Journal of Contemporary Asia. 2014. Link.

Sara Hellmüller, Corinne von Burg and Mathias Zeller, 2014

Can Mediation Do Harm? Conflict Sensitivity in International Peace Negotiations

swisspeace Essential 4|2014. Download.

Hellmüller, Sara, 2014

Que signifie la paix en République Démocratique du Congo : des perspectives locales sur les stratégies internationales

Annuaire français de Relations Internationales, Vol. XV