Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Event: Causes of displacement and (international) responsibility

Together with the DGVN (United Nations Association of Germany) NRW, BICC hold a panel discussion on "Causes of displacement and (international) responsibility" on 21 September 2016 on its premises (in German). It was on the occasion of the Peace Days in Bonn, which took place from 20 to 24 September this year. » more

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

New publication \ Transformation of the security sector in South Sudan needs a critical re-think

There is no end in sight of the violent conflicts in South Sudan. The fact that fighters have not been demobilized sustainably and security sector reform has so far not taken place are major contributors to this. The new BICC study “In Need of a Critical Re-think: Security Sector Reform in South Sudan” names the existing patronage system as main obstacle to a transformation of the South Sudanese security apparatus and advises a clear break. » more

Tuesday, 09 August 2016

Panel discussion: “Yemen: Peace as a Challenge”

In the framework of the series “Politics live: Diplomats in dialogue”, BICC and the ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen—Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations), together with the German Federal Foreign Office hosted a panel discussion with Ambassador Andreas Kindl, Sanaa, on 24 August 2016 at the premises of BICC. » more

Online portal "War and Peace"—Interactive information now in English

The Information Portal "War and Peace" of the German Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) and BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion) has been offering a wealth of facts and figures on war and peace for five years. The first three modules are now also available in English. They offer information on "War and violent conflict", "Peace and demobilization" and "Military capacities and means". » more

Symbolic arms destruction exercise to commemorate UN Disarmament Day

On 9 July, Benue State's Governor Samuel Ortom and local authorities in collaboration with the Presidential Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons (PRESCOM) in Makurdi, Nigeria, organised the event to launch an arms destruction programme that seeks to destroy hundreds of weapons as part of Benue State’s Amnesty Programme. » more

New Publications

Breitung, Claudia, Paes, Wolf-Christian & van de Vondervoort, Luuk (2016). In Need of a Critical Re-think: Security Sector Reform in South Sudan. Bonn: BICC

Heinke, Susanne & Isikozlu, Elvan (2016). Networks of Organised Violence. Bonn: BICC

Boemcken, Marc von, et al. (2016). Local Security - Making in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Bonn: BICC

JRF Jahresbericht 2015


5th International Crossroads Asia Conference: Area Studies’ Futures, 22-23 September 2016, Bonn

Panel discussion "Fluchtursachen und (internationale) Verantwortung" (in German), 21 September 2016, Bonn.

BICC International Conference "Fleeing Conflict—Trajectories of Displaced Persons", 3 November 2016, Bonn.

BICC in the Media

"Wenn Geflüchtete nicht heimkehren" (in German), bayerische-staatszeitung.de, 23 September 2016

"Grenzgängerinnen - Frauen auf der Flucht" (in German), br-online.de, 19 September 2016

"Friedensinitiative - Diplomatie bietet Chancen" (in German), wn.de, 16 September 2016

"Fünf Jahre Südsudan - Auf dem Weg zum gescheiterten Staat" (in German), Deutschlandfunk, 28 August 2016

"Blutige Diamanten auch ohne Konflikte" (in German), donaukurier.de, 29 June 2016

"Forscher kritisieren Flüchtlingspolitik und Waffenexporte" (in German), faz.net, 7 June 2016

"Friedensforscher verlangen Waffenlieferstopp für irakische Kurden" (in German), dw.com, 7 June 2016

"Migrations-Ministerium gefordert" (in German), fr-online.de, 7 June 2016


"Es gibt Falken in beiden Lagern". Interview with Wolf-Christian Paes (in German), neues-deutschland.de, 22 July 2016

"Interview zum Weltflüchtlingstag" with Conrad Schetter (in German), WDR 3 Resonanzen, 20 June 2016

"Sie haben ein eigenes Hollywood. Friedensforscher über Medienstrategien der Taliban". Interview with Prof. Conrad Schetter (in German), taz.de, 17 April 2016


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