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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).
Category: Events, Highlight

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.
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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.
Category: Events

Monday, 18 August 2014

“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.
Category: Press

Sunday, 17 August 2014

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).
Category: Events

Thursday, 07 August 2014

German foreign cultural and education policy in transformation countries—The example of Myanmar

In the study “Auswärtige Kultur-und Bildungspolitik in Staaten im Umbruch am Beispiel Myanmars”, Anna Kaitinnis, visiting researcher at BICC in 2013, looks at the complicated process of democratization of Myanmar under its military dictatorship and the role German foreign cultural and education policy can play in the process. The study has been published in the ifa-edition “Culture and Foreign Policy.”
Category: Press

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”)
Category: Press

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”.
Category: Events

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

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.
Category: Press

Thursday, 12 June 2014

"Preventing the diversion of small arms and ammunition"

The UN Programme of Action (PoA) laid the foundation for action countering the illicit trade and uncontrolled circulation of small arms and light weapons at the national, regional and global levels. In accordance with the two-year cycle of PoA meetings, the Fifth Biennial Meeting of States will take place in New York from 16 to 20 June 2014. BICC will participate in an Extra informal Meeting of the Group of Interested States (GIS) on practical disarmament measures at the German House, New York.
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