Friday, 27 June 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

Wednesday, 09 July 2014

New publication: BICC Bulletin 65

The BICC bulletin is a quarterly newsletter with a topical feature, a staff spotlight, project reports and notes. This bulletin's feature is entitled: "Human rights at the external borders of the EU" (Extract from “Peace Report 2014. Editors’ Statement: Current Developments and Recommendations”) » more

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

BICC Workshop at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2014

“From Information to Participation—Challenges for the Media” is the issue of the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum from 30 June to 2 July 2014 at the World Conference Center Bonn (WCCB). On 1 July, BICC will conduct the workshop “Western surveillance technologies and ‘ungoverned spaces’—Challenges to protect (media) freedom”. » more

Courage to change or continuation of structural deficits? German arms exports and parliamentary control

In Focus 13, BICC researcher Jan Grebe analyzes the changes in the reporting on German arms exports foreseen in the coalition agreement and the key issue paper of the governing parties. His conclusion is critical: All changes in arms exports control will have to be judged against whether they improve transparency and political reasoning of arms exports, whether they substantiate the role of parliament and, finally, strengthen restrictive arms exports policy. » more

Peace Researchers demand: The Peace Project Europe is not finished—it must be strengthened

Berlin. In the Peace Report 2014, which was presented on 3 June in Berlin, the five German leading peace and conflict research institutes call for a new alignment of European Neighbourhood Policy in view of the crisis in Ukraine. The ‘Peace Project European Union’ needs a comprehensive European security architecture. The peace researchers also critically reflect on European arms exports control and migration policy. In view of the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria, they appeal to the German... » more

BICC in the Media

Freihandel ist kein Frieden“, neues deutschland, 14 July 2014 (in German)

Conrad Schetter "International Ambassador" for the City of Bonn,, 04 July 2014

"Vom Entwicklungshilfeminister zum Waffen-Lobbyisten",, 02 July 2014 (in German)

"Auf neuen Wegen Frieden sichern", DW Themen, 02 July 2014 (in German)

"In die Jahre gekommenes Friedensprojekt"
, Frankfurter Rundschau, 6 June 2014 (in German)


Südwest Presse, 13 June 2014: "Die Taliban dürfen nicht ausgegerenzt werden" (Interview Conrad Schetter, in German)

Handelsblatt, 12 June 2014: "Ein Engagement der NATO ist nicht ausgeschlossen" (Interview Conrad Schetter, in German)

General-Anzeiger Bonn, 10 June 2014: "Milizionäre verursachen riesige Kosten" (Interview with Conrad Schetter, in German)

Entwicklung + Zusammenarbeit, June 2014: "Lokale Gewaltstrukturen bleiben wichtig" (Interview with Conrad Schetter, in German)

Development + Cooperation, June 2014: "Lasting relevance of violence" (Interview with Conrad Schetter, in English)