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.
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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.
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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.
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Monday, 10 March 2014

How can development succeed in the context of investments in natural resources?

BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion), Brot für die Welt and the Working Group Chad are hosting an expert talk and will be presenting their publication: "Compensation Matters. An overview on practices and strategies" on 10 March 2014 in Berlin.
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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

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.
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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

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.
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Saturday, 08 February 2014

Vulnerable Victims: Redress through Reparative Justice

The Center for Development Research (ZEF), the United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), and the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) in Bonn jointly organize a seminar series on Risk and Uncertainty for Sustainable Development. The next lecture of the joint seminar series will be held by Ruben Carranza, Director of the Reparative Justice Program at the International Center for Transitional Justice.
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Thursday, 06 February 2014

Commentary: The new German foreign policy: Responsibility and interests

Only rarely does one experience such a unanimous and clear commitment to a new direction Germany’s foreign policy is taking as at the security conference late January in Munich. In unison, Federal President Joachim Gauck, Foreign Minister Walter Steinmeier and Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen are singing from the same song sheet and stress that Germany must take more responsibility in its foreign policy and thus also in military terms. This is a clear break with the foreign policy of...
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Wednesday, 05 February 2014

Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin: A U.S. Perspective on Russia

On Wednesday, February 5 2014, BICC, in cooperation with the Consulate General of the United States of America cordially invites to a talk on “Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin: A U.S. Perspective on Russia” (in English) by Fiona Hill, Director of the Center on the United States and Europe und Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Program at Brookings Institution.
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Monday, 03 February 2014

Documentary: “Weapons for the world—Export out of control”

In many regions of crisis, whether it be Mexico, Colombia, Sudan, South Sudan, on the Balkans or anywhere else, German small and light weapons are used and available in abundance. The documentary “Weapons for the world—Export out of control,” which is broadcast on arte on 4 February 2014 sheds light on the worldwide exports of these weapons. BICC experts were amongst those that supported the film makers in their research.
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