On January 12th the Master of Arts Program in Peace, Development, Security and International Conflict Transformation at the University of Innsbruck celebrated the graduation of current students and the arrival of new students at the Grillhof Seminar Center in Vill. Radio Freirad’s KulturTon joined the opening ceremony and explores this extraordinary MA program. Continue reading
HU-UIBK Partnership for Strengthening Institutional Capacity in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation
In January 2018 we welcomed our new project partners from Haramya University, Ethiopia for the kickoff meeting of an exciting new partnership with our colleagues from Haramaya University, Ethiopia. Continue reading
Very much looking forward to holding #ManyPeacesMagzine Vol. 7 in hands, with wonderful contributions on the topic of “Peace Education” by Manon Roeleveld, Alexa Cuello, Fata Morgana, Clara Cornflake, Lisi Wilgermein, Wolfgang Dietrich, Oliver Rizzi Carlson, Hilary Cremin, Julian Mandler, Sezan Eyrich, Tilly Sünkel, Veronika Franzi, Aylin Vartanyan Dilaver, Luís Bravo de Barros, Putri Kitnas Inesia, Hanne Tjersland, Julia Felder and many others. Thanks to the editorial team: Isabelle Guibert, Mayme Lefurgey, Paul Lauer, Manon Roeleveld, Alexa Cuello, Theresa Gottschall, Rana Haroun, Shibani Pandya and Vlad Toma for working towards this beautiful result together!
Commenting on the Nobel Peace Prize Awards has become a nice anual tradition. After my comment on the Tunisian Dialogue Quartett in2015 and the Colombian Peace Process, together with Josefina Echavarría Alvarez in 2017, I wrote about the Award International Campaign to Abbolish Nuclear Weapons together with my colleague Martin Senn this year.
Together with Wolfgang Dietrich and Norbert Koppensteiner I attended the annual Meeting of the Working Group Curriculum and Didactics of the German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies, hosted by the Chair for Political Science and Peace Studies at the University of Augsburg. We are very much looking forward to hosting this event in Innsbruck in 2018!
Together with Clara Maier I published a newspaper article on the topic of Gender and peace building in Libya in the Tiroler Tageszeitung. In this text we focus on the courageous work of Zahra Langhi who delived the 51st Innsbruck Gender Lecture with a comment by Josefina Echavarria A., moderated by Lena Drummer. Click here, to read the article online.
From November 9th – 12th I attended this year’s Hammamet Conference in Tunisia on “Building Peaceful and Inclusive Societies” as part of theEgyptian delegation . In my presentation “Reintegrating former Combatants: A Conflict Transformation Perspective” in the Panel on “Reintegration and Social Cohesion” I proposed an elicitive approach to conflict transformation that focuses on relational security and the different layers of conflict beyond the apparent episodes of violence, when addressing the complexities of current conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa.