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.
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.