Wednesday, 02 April 2014

Conversion Studies for a more peaceful world—BICC turns 20

BICC is celebrating its 20th anniversary on 2 April 2014. It is one of the leading peace and conflict research institutes in Germany and was founded in 1994 on the initiative of the then UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and the former Minister President of NRW, Johannes Rau, in Bonn. » more

Friday, 28 March 2014

From Ypres to Damascus: The Quest for Global Abolition of Chemical Weapons

BICC, ZEF, the Right Livelihood College (RLC) Campus Bonn and the United Nations University cordially invite to a lecture of Dr. Paul F. Walker, Director, Environmental Security and Sustainability Green Cross International, Laureate of the Right Livelihood Award 2013, on 9 April 2014, 18:00 hrs, at ZEF in Bonn. » more

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Conversion. An artist’s impression of the transformation process of former military bases

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of BICC, Professor Conrad Schetter, BICC, Michael Deitmer, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Industry of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, and Ulrike Lenk, Managing Director of the Wissenschaftszentrum Bonn, will open the exhibition "Conversion. An artist’s impression of the transformation process of former military bases“ on 10 April at the Wissenschaftszentrum. The ceremony will start at 12:45 hrs. » more

Workshop on the arms registration and marking process in Darfur

On 16 February 2014, BICC organized a workshop at the Friendship Hall in Khartoum to validate the findings of a study on the arms registration and marking process in Darfur. Consultant Sami Faltas and BICC’s Technical Advisor in Sudan had conducted the study in August 2013 using focus group discussions, individual interviews with relevant stakeholders as well as desk research in Khartoum and West Darfur. » more

Forging Two Nations. Insights on Sudan and South Sudan

The newly published book, edited by Elke Grawert, illuminates facets of the complex consequences of the division of Sudan into two states. Like spotlights, many of the papers collected in this book provide insights into a particular social setting focusing on specific actors and their interrelations while some consider the links to the wider social and political context. » more

BICC in the Media

"Mehr parlamentarische Kontrolle bei Rüstungsexporten", DW Themen, 15 April 2014 (in German) 

"Weltweite Militärausgaben gehen zurück", Der Tagesspiegel, 14 April 2014 (in German) 

"Paul Walker über das tödliche Erbe der Weltkriege", General-Anzeiger Bonn, 12 April 14 (in German)

"Japan hebt Verbot für Waffenexporte auf", Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 1 April 2014 (in German)

"Asien rüstet auf". DW Themen, 17 March 2014 (in German)




DW Themen, 16 April 2014: "Oil companies are at risk in South Sudan" (Interview with Elke Grawert, in English)

WDR Aktuelle Stunde, 15 April 2014: "Klage gegen Rüstungsexporte" (Interview with Jan Grebe, in German)

hr info, 15 April 2014: "Der gläserne Panzer: Experte zum Thema Rüstungsexporte" (Interview with Jan Grebe, in German)

Stimme Russlands, 14 April 2014: "Rüstungsexporte hinter Tür und Angel" (Interview with Jan Grebe, in German)

WDR 5, 7 April 2014: "Einfluss der Taliban nicht einzuschätzen" (Interview with Conrad Schetter, in German)

SWR 2, 4 April 2014: "Reifeprüfung für Afghanistan" (Interview with Conrad Schetter, in German)

hr info, 4 April 2014:"Afghanistan hat die Wahl" (Interview with Conrad Schetter, in German

 "Krankenhäuser und Schulen allein reichen nicht". Welt-Sichten, 2014/03, pp. 8-9 (Interview with Wolf-Christian Paes, in German)., 26 February 2014: "Hermesdeckungen: Bürgt der Staat für den Krieg?" (Interview with Jan Grebe, in German)

SWR 2 Aktuell, 5 February 2014: Conrad Schetter on Afghanistan ( mp3, in German)



New Publication

Lena Guesnet, Marie Müller: "Compensation Matters. Securing community interests in large-scale investments".

Ahmed Khalifa, Witold Mucha: "The Military in Egypt Peacemaker with Expiration Date?", Africa & Francophonie. Air & Space Power Journal, Volume 1, 2013/1, pp.68-88 (in English)

Wolf-Christian Paes: "Südsudan: Tragödie als Chance?" (in German). In: Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik 2/2014, pp. 29-32.

Asghar Tahmasebi, Eckart Ehlers, Conrad Schetter: "Climate Change and Mountain Pastoralism - The Shahsevan of Northwest Iran" (in English). In: Erdkunde 67 (4), pp. 309-323