Thursday, 11 February 2016

"JRF vor Ort": "Peaceland" by Severine Autesserre

On 2 March 2016, in the framework of the “JRF vor Ort” series of events, two member institutes, DIE and BICC, invite the interested public to the lecture by Severine Autesserre "Peaceland: Why everyday practices hinder the effectiveness of peace missions". » more

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Training Workshop in Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM)

From 25 to 29 January 2016, BICC supported a physical security and stockpile management (PSSM) training for the Ugandan Armed Forces in Jinja, Uganda. » more

Monday, 01 February 2016

Study on cultural work in refugee camps

In her study “Foreign Cultural and educational policy for refugee camps?“, Leila Mousa investigates the potentials of cultural work in refugee communities in the Lebanon. The study is published by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) in co-operation with BICC. » more

Global Think Tank Index Report: BICC again listed in two categories

In 2015, BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion) is again ranked among the leading think tanks worldwide. » more

Commentary \ The Seduction of Simplicity: Popular Claims Following the Paris Attacks

Elvan Isikozlu, researcher at BICC, comments on the aftermath of the Paris attacks. » more

New Publications

Grebe, Jan & Mutschler, Max M. (2015). Global Militarisation Index 2015. Bonn: BICC.

Bohnet, H. et al. (2015). Protected Rather Than Protracted: Strengthening Displaced Persons in Peace Processes. Bonn: BICC.

Rüegger, S. & Bohnet, H. (2015). The Ethnicity of Refugees (ER): A new dataset for understanding flight patterns. Conflict Management and Peace Science. doi: 10.1177/0738894215611865.


Symposium "Aid Under Fire" by KFIBS and BICC, 8 April 2016, Bonn. Call for Papers (in English) / Call for Papers (in German)

BICC in the Media

"Bonn Think Tank rankened among top worldwide" (in English), General Anzeiger, 2 February 2016

"Waffen für den IS - Woher kommen sie?" (in German), ARD Europamagazin, 17 January 2016

"Rüstungsexporte nach Saudi-Arabien - Wenn Deutschland nicht mehr liefert" (in German), taz, 11 January 2016

"Somalia - Einmal Terror und zurück" (in German), Süddeutsche Zeitung, 8 January 2016

"Anti-Terror-Waffe Handwerk - Schraubenschlüssel schlägt Terrormiliz" (in German),, 4 January 2016

"Waffen für Saudi-Arabien: Ein unerträglicher Zustand" (in German),, 4 January 2016

"Kirchen-Organisation fordert Rüstungsexport-Stopp" (in German),, 4 January 2016


"Bundeswehr in Afghanistan gegen IS, Warlords und Taliban". Interview with Prof. Conrad Schetter (in German),, 6 December 2015

"Einsatz der Bundeswehr in Syrien". Interview with Prof. Conrad Schetter (MP3, in German), SWRInfo, 4 December 2015


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