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Tuesday, 07 October 2014

BICC launches a new logo

On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion) has tackled the comprehensive task of redesigning its logo and its corporate design. Both mirror the conceptual advancement in Conversion Studies of the internationally renowned institute for peace and conflict research.

BICC’s work is based on a wide understanding of Conversion Studies. “Problems of organised violence and the search for avenues to overcome these lie at the heart of our work. This is not a linear process,” underlines Professor Conrad Schetter, Director for Research at BICC. For this reason, the Center has chosen to leave behind  the symbols of its former logo and instead to put its name—BICC—first.

In the past 20 years, BICC has developed into one of the leading German peace and conflict research institutes. Once again, BICC was recognized amongst the most important think tanks worldwide—in no less than two categories—in the University of Pennsylvania’s Global Go-To Think Tank Report. “We are proud of our name—reason enough for us to give it pride of place in our logo, too!”, Conrad Schetter comments on the new word mark.

Not only will the BICC website and the Annual Report 2014, which will be published soon, reflect the new corporate design. The Centre will also be issuing new publication series, such as the Policy Brief (short analyses of and commentaries on current topics, former BICC focus), the Working Paper (interim research outcomes resulting from project work and practice-oriented academic work, former BICC paper), and the Knowledge Notes (project, conference and workshop reports, former BICC brief). The GMI (annual update of the Global Militarisation Index) will be published in early December. Based on current data, it will depict the relative weight and importance of the military apparatus of states in relation to their societies as a whole.

Press release (in English)

Press release (in German)

BICC flyer (in English)

BICC flyer (in German)