Thursday, 20 September 2012

Friedensgutachten 2012: Economic interests in the tension field between security and development policy

BICC, together with German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP, Forum NRW) and Women in International Security Deutschland e.V. (, invite you to a panel discussion in German on 20 September 2012, 19:30 hrs, at GIZ, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 40, 53113 Bonn.

Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy

The Peace Report (Friedensgutachten) is the joint yearbook of the leading peace and conflict research institutes in Germany. It has been published annually since 1987. Researchers from various disciplines examine ongoing international conflicts from the perspective of peace strategy. Their analyses are the basis for the editors’ statement which summarizes and assesses the results and formulates recommendations for peace and security policies in Germany and Europe.

The Peace Report 2012 focuses on the global power transitions from the Atlantic to the Pacific and their consequences for German and European peace policy.

The discussion in Bonn highlights the following question: 

  • Is it still possible to speak of a 'national' German arms industry?
  • What consequences might the restructuring of the German armed forces have for the German defense industry?
  • Is there such a thing as a German arms export policy? How should such a policy look like?
  • When, where and how do desires for short-term profit maximization impair sustainable development goals? 

Invitation and registration (German), (pdf)