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

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.
Category: Events, Highlight

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.
Category: Events, Highlight

Tuesday, 03 June 2014

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...
Category: Press

Monday, 26 May 2014

20 years later: The genocide in Rwanda; Germany, and political lessons learned

20 years ago, more than half a million people were killed in less than 100 days during the genocide in Rwanda. The International Community did not intervene. On 11 June 2014, Genocide Alert and BICC invite to a panel discussion that will follow up on what has been learned from this by German foreign, security and development policy so that in future response to genocide and crimes against humanity can be quicker and more effective.
Category: Events

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Science Night with facts and figures on war and peace

BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion) is participating in the Bonn Science Night on 23 May 2014. In the ‘Blue Grotto’ of Bonn University, BICC will present the digital information portal ‘War and Peace’ which it has developed in association with the German Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb). ‘Digital Society’ is the motto of the Science Night 2014 which thus takes into account the topic of the Science Year 2014 of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Category: Events, Highlight

Tuesday, 06 May 2014

Parliamentary Evening on South Sudan

On Wednesday, 21 May 2014 BICC and other NGOs will be hosting the Parliamentary Evening in Berlin on “German and international actors in South Sudan: Did they get everything wrong and not learn a thing?"
Category: Events, Highlight

Thursday, 24 April 2014

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

On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, BICC presents the exhibition "Conversion. An artist’s impression of the transformation process of former military bases“ by Isabel Kiesewetter until 22 May 2014 at the Wissenschaftszentrum Bonn.
Category: Highlight, Events