As a peace research institute, swisspeace scientists seek to understand the causes of wars and violent conflicts, and to formulate conflict mitigation and peacebuilding strategies.

Research at swisspeace aims to lay the ground for policy-making in peacebuilding on the one hand, and to contribute to academic debates on peace and conflict research as well as to disseminate practice-oriented results on the other.

In addition, inter- and transdisciplinary approaches based on partnerships with academics worldwide, particularly in the South, are key principles of research at swisspeace.

Latest Activities

11-12 December 2014

Role of local business in post-war Sri Lanka

Rina Alluri presented a paper at the Sri Lanka Roundtable organized by the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

10 December 2014

The Politics of Peace and Conflict: The Role of Local Business in Sri Lanka

Rina Alluri was a Guest Speaker at the Research in Progress Seminar at the Institute of Social Studies in the Hague, Netherlands. More information

4 - 6 December 2014

1st Austrian Conference on International Resource Politics

The conference in Vienna was entitled "Towards International Resource Fairness - Theories, Conflicts and Policies". Myra Posluschny participated with a speech on "Large-scale agro-investments in Ethiopia’s Oromia region: Exaggerated expectations?". More information.

Mandate for VW Stiftung

Youth and Politics in Angola

Within the scholarship of Koné Gnangadjomon financed by the VW Stiftung, he and Didier Péclard conducted research on politics in Angola and the role of the Youth demanding the resignation of President dos Santos.

Mandate for Gerda Henkell Stiftung 2014

Land Governance and Conlict Resolution in South Sudan

Relating to the mandate for the Gerda Henkell Stiftung, Martina Santschi participated in academic seminars and workshops at the University of Durham.