swisspeace is a practice-oriented peace research institute. Our mission is to contribute to the improvement of conflict prevention and conflict transformation.


(c) Kathrin Schulthess

20 May 2017
Award of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences
This Saturday, Julie Bernath was awarded the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences award for her published article "Complex Political Victims in the Aftermath of Mass Atrocity: Reflections from the Khmer Rouge Tribunal".

15 May 2017
CAS Civilian Peacebuilding Essentials
Get insights in research and practice of civilian peacebuilding and broaden your skills to work in fragile contexts. This course provides a holistic understanding of civilian peacebuilding and is designed for practitioners and academics interested in connecting their experiences with conceptual and pratical knowledge on civilian peacebuilding. More information

9 May 2017
Conflict Sensitivity Resource Facility
Our latest project intends to maximize the positive impact for peace of humanitarian initiatives in South Sudan. The project is implemented jointly by swisspeace, Saferworld and CDA Collaborative Learning and funded by Canada, the United Kingdom and Switzerland. Project website.

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27 April 2017
2 PhD research fellows vacancies
The Swiss National Science Foundation granted swisspeace a three-year research project proposed by Prof. Goetschel and Dr. Balthasar. The projet "From Fragility to Resilience: Accounting for the Diversity of State-Making Trajectories" analyzes why many countries have not succumbed to conflict and fragility while others do. Read the offer.

24 April 2017
The knowledge production of archives
Archivist Trudy Huskamp Peterson talks with swisspeace about the opportunities and risks of the use of archives to deal with the past. In the project "Knowledge for Peace" the role of archives increases as they create knowledge about peace. Watch the entire interview here.

Latest publications

Altanian Melanie, 2017

Archives against Genocide Denialism? Challenges to the Use of Archives in Turkish-Armenian Reconciliation

swisspeace Working Paper 1 | 2017, Januar 2017, ISBN 978-3-906841-04-5. Order / download.

Dominik Balthasar, 2017

Quo vadis Afrika?

Afrika Bulletin Nr. 165 - Aktuelle Brennpunkte: Äthiopien, Mozambique, Zimbabwe. Download.

Anna Leissing, Vesna Matovic, Dagmar Reichert & Meret Schlegel, 2017

Art Initiatives in Fragile and Conflict Affected Regions

Critical Reflection following the KOFF Roundtable from November 2016. Download

swisspeace, CEG, 2017

Case Study on Guatemala - Observations and Reflections on the Negotiation and National Dialogue Process

In-depth case study of the Handbook National Dialogue. Download the case study in English and Spanish.