Thursday, 25 June 2015

New Publication: Geographies of violence

The anthology “Geographies of violence” edited by Benedikt Korf and Conrad Schetter reflects upon wars, conflicts and the organisation of space in the 21st century. » more

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Culture and Foreign Policy in Refugee Camps

Ifa (Institut für Auslands-beziehungen – Institut for International Cultural Relations) and BICC are pleased to invite to the one-day workshop “Culture and Foreign Policy in Refugee Camps”. » more

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

BICC-Workshop at the Global Media Forum 2015

More than 100 representatives of the media and civil society participated in BICC’s workshop “Fighting gun cultures—Challenges for research, practice, diplomacy and the media” on 23 June 2015 at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2015. » more

Peacekeeping at the crossroads: Current challenges for the United Nations

In the lecture series “The United Nations at 70: Fit for ‘The Future we want’?” Conrad Schetter, Director for Research, BICC, and Francesco Galtieri, Chief, Peace Programming Section, UN Volunteers (UNV) will give a talk “Peacekeeping at the crossroads: Current challenges for the United Nations” (in English). » more

Friedensgutachten 2015 launched

On 9 June the Friedensgutachten (Peace Report), funded by the German Foundation for Peace Research (DSF) and published by the five major German peace research institutes, was presented in Berlin. » more

New Publications

Isikozlu, E. & Heinke, S. (2015). Facing Organised Violence. Research Agendas and Conversion Potentials. (Knowledge Note 2) Bonn: BICC.

Korf , B. & Schetter, C. (2015). Geographien der Gewalt. Kriege, Konflikte und die Ordnung des Raumes im 21. Jahrhundert. (Studienbücher der Geographie) Stuttgart: Borntraeger.




"Ein Schrecken ohne Ende? Talibanangriff auf Parlament in Kabul". Interview with Conrad Schetter (in German), in, 22 June 2015

"Kriegsrhetorik in Münster". TV feature with an interview with Conrad Schetter (in German), WDR Aktuelle Stunde, 21 June 2015

"Afghanistan-Experte Conrad Schetter: Die Taliban dürfen nicht ausgegrenzt werden". Interview with Conrad Schetter (in German), in Südwest Presse, 13 June 2015

Radio Feature

"Vergewaltigung als Kriegsstrategie: Jede Nacht haben sie andere geholt". Feature with Elvan Isikozlu, WDR5 (in German), 4 June 2015


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