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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”.
Category: Events

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.
Category: Press, Highlight

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.
Category: Events

Thursday, 18 June 2015

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).
Category: Events

Tuesday, 09 June 2015

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.
Category: Press

Friday, 05 June 2015

Commentary: "The summit of global (ir)responsibility: A plea for sustainability rather than military armament"

Conrad Schetter, Director for Research at BICC, maintains that the German government has a duty to implement its plea for a new responsibility at the upcoming G7 summit.
Category: Press

Monday, 18 May 2015

New publication: “No rebel without a cause”

In BICC Working Paper 2 / 2015 “No rebel without a cause: Shifting the debate about conflict minerals in eastern DRC” the authors Nina Bernarding, Lena Guesnet (BICC) and Marie Müller-Koné (BICC) argue that the “regulation discourse” falls short of capturing the reality of conflicts in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Category: Press

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

“From Politics to Implementation”

The Bonn Conference for Global Transformation 2015, entitled ‘From Politics to Implementation’ (12–13 May 2015) supports the process behind the United Nations’ post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, bridging the gap between theory and practice, policy-making and implementation. BICC participates in the conference with the workshop “How do war-torn societies transform? Narratives from the ground” on 13 May.
Category: Events

Thursday, 23 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.
Category: Events

Monday, 20 April 2015

New publication: “How to enforce due diligence? Making EU-legislation on ‘conflict minerals’ effective”

In the weeks and months ahead, the European parliament has a decisive role in reaching meaningful European legislation on the responsible sourcing of minerals from conflict regions. In mid- May 2015, it is due to vote on an EU regulation drafted by the European Commission. In BICC Policy Brief 2\2015 Marie Müller-Koné and Lena Guesnet give policy recommendations to enhance this process.
Category: Press