Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Talk: "The Boundaries of Benefit Sharing"

On Thursday, 23 April 2015, the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC), cordially invites you to a talk on “The Boundaries of Benefit Sharing—Experiences of the Zambezi Watercourse Commission (ZAMCOM)” (in English) by Professor Larry Swatuk, University of Waterloo, Canada, presently Visiting Researcher at BICC.
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Thursday, 09 April 2015

Commentary: “Water Woes but not Water Wars: Getting Beyond Fatalism”

Professor Larry Swatuk, University of Waterloo, Canada, is an expert on environmental security and natural resources governance. Commenting on the water crisis in California he argues: “In my view, this prolonged drought challenges not only Californians but every one of us to reconsider the ends to which we use our water resources.” Referring to California’s agricultural commodity abundance Larry Swatuk points out: “Make no mistake: despite all of the cries of ‘climate change!’ humans are the...
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Thursday, 26 March 2015

New publication: “Transparent Reporting for a Successful Arms Trade Treaty”

The first Conference of States Parties to the International Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) will take place in Mexico City from 24 to 27 August 2015. Of central importance for the successful implementation of the ATT is the issue of reporting, which is closely related to the issue of transparency. In BICC’s Policy Brief 1/2015 Max Mutschler and Jan Grebe give policy recommendations to enhance this process.
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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

German Foreign Minister Steinmeier at German peace research colloquium

On 19 March 2015, German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier will open the colloquium “Imagine it is war… On the scientific approach to conflict-related violence” organised by the German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies (AFK) in co-operation with the Evangelische Akademie Villigst. The colloquium takes place from 19 to 21 March at the Evangelischer Johannesstift in Berlin Spandau.
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Thursday, 05 March 2015

Small arms control—A contribution to sustainable development?

A discussion between Max Mutschler (researcher at BICC) and Kora Gouré Bi (project leader, GIZ Côte d’Ivoire) will take place in the framework of the GIZ series “Research meets Practice: Sustainable development in international co-operation” on 24 March at the GIZ in Bonn (in German).
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Thursday, 19 February 2015

Update of SALW Guide

Funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and working in close co-operation with the Verification Center of the Bundeswehr, BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion) has been developing the interactive information portal SALW Guide ( since 2012.
Category: Press

Thursday, 05 February 2015

Expert workshop on SALW Guide

On 4 February 2015 BICC invited experts and partners to discuss the update of the online Small Arms and Light Weapons Guide ( as well as future opportunities for collaboration in SALW data collection and information-sharing.
Category: Events

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Expert workshop on DDR/SSR in South Sudan

In collaboration with the Federal Foreign Office, BICC met with experts and partners on 30 January to discuss Disarmament, Demobilisation, and Reintegration (DDR) as well as Security Sector Reform (SSR) efforts in South Sudan.
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Friday, 23 January 2015

Global Think Tank Ranking 2014 \ BICC amongst leading think tanks worldwide in two categories

In 2014, BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion) is again ranked amongst the leading think tanks worldwide. On 22 January 2015 the Global Go To Think Tank Index (GGTTI) of the University of Pennsylvania listed the peace and conflict research institute in Bonn again amongst the Top 150 (US and non-US) and Top 100 (non-US) think tanks.
Category: Press

Wednesday, 07 January 2015

New publication “Conversion Studies put to the test”

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of BICC on 10 April 2014, the Center organised the expert workshop “Conversion Studies put to the test—Base conversion in Germany and Western Europe”. BICC Knowledge Note 1/2015 documents the contributions to and discussions of the workshop (in German).
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