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 the dissemination of results towards practice on the other.
Besides policy relevance, inter- and transdisciplinary approaches based on partnerships with academics worldwide, particularly in the South, are key principles of research at swisspeace.
15 March 2014
Nahrungsmittelpreisexplosion und Versorgungskrisen als Chance für Entwicklungsländer?
Presentation by Myra Posluschny at the conference "Climate - Conflicts - Consequences" organized by the German Federal Agency for Civic Education. Link.
Vientiane Times, 15 February 2014
First science-policy exchange aims to improve decision making
Article on the science-policy exchange in Laos, co-organized by the Swiss Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE) with the participation of swisspeace Director Laurent Goetschel. Link.
3-5 February 2014
J.A.C.S. Horn of Africa
Didier Péclard participated in the concluding meeting of the NCCR North-South on "J.A.C.S. Horn of Africa" in Addis Abeba.
31 January 2014
Governance under fire: War and state formation in Africa since the end of the Cold War
Presentation by Didier Péclard at the Swiss Political Science Association's annual Conference. Link.
swisspeace and Oxford Transitional Justice Research, 2013
Transitional Justice Methods Manual: An Exchange on Researching and Assessing Transitional Justice
Published within the research project "Ways of Knowing After Atrocity: A Knowledge Exchange on Methods Used to Formulate, Implement and Assess Transitional Justice Processes". Download.