Monday, 19 August 2019

Open Day of the GFFO in Berlin \ New BICC photo exhibition ”Safety First”

On the occasion of the Open Day of the German Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, BICC showed the new photo exhibition ”’Safety First’: Cross-border arms control for at-risk communities” in the “Europasaal” at the Foreign Office on 17 and 18 August 2019. » more

Friday, 12 July 2019

15th Annual General Meeting of IDDRTG

The 15th Annual General Meeting of the Integrated Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Training Group (IDDRTG) was hosted by BICC and co-chaired by the Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding (CCCPA) from 9-11 July 2019. » more

Tuesday, 09 July 2019

New publication \ Continuation of political conflicts or a new beginning? Turkish refugees in North Rhine-Westphalia

As early as in the 1960s, communities of people with a Turkey-related migrant background moved to the large cities, particularly in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). In BICC Working Paper 6\2019, Tim Röing analyses, among other things, how people who have come from Turkey to NRW at different times and with different motives relate to each other and how the political developments in Turkey affect these relationships. » more

Commentary \ Are the German government’s revised Political Principles on the Export of Military Weapons and other Military Equipment really more ‘restrictive’?

On 26 June 2019, the German cabinet updated the "Political Principles for the Export of War Weapons and Other Military Equipment". Max Mutschler (BICC) and Simone Wisotzki (HSFK) welcome “some minor progress in German arms exports policy”. At the same time, the authors fear in their Commentary that the passages on facilitating European arms cooperation will be used to circumvent German arms export controls by means of European arms cooperation. » more

Kick-off ceremony \ Innovation Campus Bonn presented itself

Bonn is developing into an international centre for sustainability research—this was the stimulus given by the opening event of the Innovation Campus Bonn (ICB). The Campus is to give research on this forward-looking topic a concrete location in the federal city. The ICB is initiated by the Bonn Alliance for Sustainability Research, which brings together six universities and scientific institutions. » more

BICC in the Media

"Streitkräfte und Strategien", Interview with Conrad Schetter (08:01min), NDR Info, 13 July 2019 (in German)

"Systemwechsel bei Rüstungsexporten notwendig?", Interview with Max Mutschler, WDR 5, 12 July 2019 (in German)

"Europäischer Türöffner: Die Neuauflage der Rüstungsexportrichtlinien", Telepolis, 11 July 2019 (in German)

"Forschung in der AKBP - Was Cybersicherheit mit Kultur zu tun hat. Mit Odila Triebel und Andreas Heinemann-Grüder", Die Kulturmittler - Der ifa-Podcast zu Außenkulturpolitik, 30 June 2019 (in German)

"Innovations-Campus Bonn stellt sich erstmals vor", General-Anzeiger, 26 June 2019 (in German)

"Andreas Heinemann-Grüder zum Treffen von Merkel und ihrem ukrainischen Amtskollegen am 18.06.19". Interview with Andreas Heinemann-Grüder, Phoenix (YouTube), 18 June 2019 (in German)

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