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

17 - 18 October 2014

Swiss Researching Africa Days

Sara Hellmüller, Martina Santschi and Didier Péclard from swisspeace took part in the third edition of the Swiss Researching Africa Days at the University of Bern. More info.


Mandate for Gerda Henkell Stiftung 2014

Research project on South Sudan

In collaboration with Cherry Leonardy of University of Durham, swisspeace researcher Martina Santschi conducted a project on land governance and conflict resolution in South Sudan.


22-26 June 2014

Conference on Inclusive Peacemaking

swisspeace expert Rachel Gasser participated in a conference on inclusive peacemaking in Washington, D.C.


23-24 June 2014

Responsible Extractives Summit

Andrea Iff participated at the "Responsible Extractives Summit" in London organized by Ethical Corporation.


Mandate for UN Women, 2014

Research project on women, peace and security in Myanmar

swisspeace is conducting a 6 months research project on women, peace and security in Myanmar. This project is a joint initiative between swisspeace, the Gender and Development Initiative (GDI) and UN Women.