Wednesday, 04 December 2013

Peace Report 2013 on the occasion of the Dies Academicus 2013

In the framework of the Dies Academicus at Bonn University on 4 December 2013, peace researchers and political scientists will discuss current questions posed by the Peace Report 2013.

Photo: Cover FGA 2013

‘Strengthening instead of interfering’ is the slogan used to justify arms exports to new markets as part of German security policy. Our understanding of ‘war’ is changing dramatically, for instance through the use of combat drones. In the Middle Eastern and Asian conflict-ridden regions, power policy extremes and rivalries are increasing. These new developments pose new challenges to German foreign and security policy. The Peace Report 2013, compiled by the leading German peace research institutes pinpoints contradictions and dangers involved but also shows options for action. 

Discussants are: 

  • Dr. Marc von Boemcken, co-editor of the Peace Report, BICC 
  • Professor Dr. Conrad Schetter, Director for Research, BICC
  • Jan Grebe, author, BICC 
  • Professor Dr. Wolfram Hilz, Deputy Director, Institute for Political Science and Sociology,University of Bonn.

Organizers: BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion) and Institute for Political Science and Sociology, University of Bonn

Venue: Hörsaal 17 (Englisches Seminar, Regina-Pacis-Weg 5)

Time: 16:00 to 18:00 hrs.

Program: "Dies Academicus 2013" (in German)