Friday, 12 September 2014

Lecture: Ukraine conflict-Challenges for a new European neighbourhood policy

BICC cordially invites the interested public to a presentation followed by a discussion (in German) on “Ukraine conflict: Challenges for a new European neighbourhood policy” on Monday, 22 September 2014 with Dr Andreas Heinemann-Grüder, political scientist and co-author of the Friedensgutachten 2014 (Peace Report 2014). » more

Thursday, 04 September 2014

Panel discussion: The changing face of war and peace: 1914 to 2014

On Monday, 29 September 2014, BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion) and the German Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) in co-operation with the Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia would like to invite you to the panel discussion “The changing face of war and peace: 1914 to 2014” at the Representation house in Berlin. » more

Monday, 18 August 2014

Facing Organized Violence: Research Agendas and Conversion Potentials

On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) will be hosting a two-day international academic conference on “Facing Organized Violence: Research Agendas and Conversion Potentials” from 27 to 28 October 2014 in Bonn. » more

“The German arms industry needs a diet!”

Dr. Marc von Boemcken comments on a possible new orientation in German arms export policy, initiated by Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs. There is reason to hope that at least the export of land-based weapons systems to states that systematically violate human rights or fan regional conflict dynamics might soon be history. » more

Discussion: "Bad times for arms control and disarmament?"

With its process “Review 2014”, the German Foreign Office aims to critically review German foreign policy and has asked 50 renowned experts: “Is there anything wrong with German foreign policy and if so, what? The German Foreign Office also participates in public discussions at the local level. BICC has taken this opportunity and has invited the interested public on 4 September to its premises to “inspire German foreign policy” (discussion in German). » more

BICC in the Media

"Japan, Germany shake off WWII arms constraints. A cause for concern?", Conrad Schetter in The Christian Science Monitor, 9 September 2014 (in German)

"The reality of 1984 is now: Are we all terrorists?", Conrad Schetter in Tea after Twelve, 3 September 2014 (in German)

"Wer liefert Waffen in den Irak?", ZDF, 30 August 2014 (in German)

"Brauchen die Kurden deutsche Waffen?", ZDF, 29 August 2014 (in German)

"Waffenlieferungen in den Nordirak", Jan Grebe in "Redationskonferenz", DRadio Wissen, 20 August 2014 (in German)

Aktuelle Stunde, Jan Grebe on German Arms Exports, 19 August 2014 (in German)

"Israels Geschäft mit dem Krieg", Spiegel Online, 19 August 2014 (in German)

"Deutsche Waffenfirmen hoffen auf den Irak",, 17 August 2014 (in German)


"Die Rüstungsindustrie braucht eine Diät" (Interview with Marc von Boemcken, in German), ZDF, 5 September 2014

"Lässt sich Frieden lernen?" (Conrad Schetter in "Tagesgespräch", in German), WDR 5, 1 September 2014

"Hohe Hürden für Rüstungsexporte in den Irak" (Interview with Jan Grebe, in German), afp, 12 August 2014

"Europe struggles to find consensus on arming Iraq's Kurds" (Interview with Jan Grebe, in German), Washington Post, 12 August 2014

"Anspruch auf Schadensersatz" (Interview with Jan Grebe, in German), taz, 5 August 2014

"Stopp ist ein klares politisches Signal" (Interview with Jan Grebe, in German), Deutschlandfunk, 4 August 2014


Risk and Uncertainty for Sustainable Development Lecture: “Innovation for Sustainable Intensification: the roles of ecology, genetics and socio-economics" on 22 September, 10:30-11:30 hrs, at Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF)

Authors' Presentation: "Businessmen in arms. How the military and other armed groups profit in the MENA Region", on 1 October, 10:00–17:00 hrs, at BICC