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

Project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, 2016 - 2020

Right to Truth, Truth(s) through Rights: Mass Crimes Impunity and Transitional Justice

The swisspeace Dealing with the Past Program is a partner of this interdisciplinary research project conducted by the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva. The project examines the meanings and functions of the right to truth in contexts of persistent impunity. More information.


13-14 July 2016

Course on "Mediation in Somalia"

Dominik Balthasar taught a course on "Mediation in Somalia" at the Winter School of the Global South Mediation Unit (GSUM) at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.


30 June 2016

Workshop on Mediation at the Global Negotiation Conference

Julia Palmiano Federer gave a workshop on mediation at the Global Negotiation Conference that took place at the University of Bern.


Ukraine Calling, 2016

Competences on Ukraine in Dialogue

Cécile Druey of swisspeace has participated in the scholarship program of the University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) and the Robert Bosch Stiftung aimed at depending knowledge and competencies on Ukraine. About the project.


21-23 June 2016

International Academic Conference on Mediation

swisspeace, the Centre for Mediation in Africa (University of Pretoria) and the Global South Unit for Mediation (University of Rio) jointly organized an international academic conference on mediation in Basel. The conference was generously supported by the Bosch Foundation.