Research Projects

Sara Hellmueller, Julia Palmiano Federer, Jamie Pring, 2017

Are Mediators Norm Entrepreneurs? Exploring the Role of Mediators in Norm Diffusion

swisspeace Working Paper 3 | 2017, September 2017, ISBN 978-3-906841-06-9. Order / download.

Project funded by NVO-WOTRO, 2016-2017

Perceptions of Governance - The Experience of Local Administrative Councils in Opposition-held Syria

Final Report: Download.

Mazen Gharibah, Bahjat Hajjar, Leila Hilal, Martina Santschi, Mazhar Sharbaji, Corinne von Burg, 2017

Perceptions of Governance - The Experience of Local Administrative Councils in Opposition-held Syria

Bern: swisspeace & LACU. Full report (English), Abstract (English), Full report (Arabic), Abstract (Arabic)

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.

Mandate for Nyein (Shalom) Foundation, 2016

Supporting Policy-Relevant Research

In February and April 2016, swisspeace expert Stefan Bächtold supported the Nyein (Shalom) Foundation in Myanmar in a research project collecting data on community perspectives in all seven states.

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Academic Conferences and Teachings

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.

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.

29 February - 4 March 2016

Course on National Dialogue & Peace Mediation

swisspeace conducted the 5-day course at the University of Basel. In this course participants got insights into the design and the implementation of effective national dialogues while being trained in mediation skills. Further information

8 June 2015

Academic Mediation Conference

The event, held in South Africa, was co-organized by swisspeace. It might be planned in the future in form of a yearly conference. The main topics were norms and mediation, complexity theory and mediation, culture and religion and mediation.

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