Thursday, 28 January 2016

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. The 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report of the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP), University of Pennsylvania, lists the Center among the Top 150 think tanks (worldwide) und Top 100 (non-US). Only 12 German institutes are represented in both categories. » 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

Monday, 11 January 2016

Panel Discussion: Protection and Opportunities?

BICC and the Journal Wissenschaft und Frieden (W&F) invite to a discussion on “Protection and Opportunities? Perspectives of the displaced in North and South“ at BICC on 29 January 2016 (in German). » 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

High-level delegations from Mali and Nigeria visited Germany

Between 14-18 December 2015, BICC hosted two high-level delegations – one Malian and one Nigerian – during a week-long visit to Berlin and Bonn. » 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


Flyer Deutsch, Konversionsforschung für eine friedliche Welt

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