Elicitive Peace and Conflict Monitoring: A Pilot Study in Iraq published by UNDP

My latest work, co-authored with Alba Losert and Armin Rabitsch, has been published by the United Nations Development Programme: Elicitive Peace and Conflict Monitoring: A Pilot Study in Iraq. I am grateful to all our partners and friends at the Iraqi Alamal Association, as well as the University of BaghdadUniversity of AnbarUniversity of Mosul and Tikrit University for their tremendous work and collaboration throughout the process of research. With this pilot study, we have developed an instrument to monitor conflict developments and potentials for peace in a context-sensitive manner. We hope that it can serve as a basis for future conflict analysis as well as quality assurance and programmatic decision making within the contexts of the UN and other international organizations. Drawing on the expertise of local stakeholders in conflicts, elicitive peace and conflict monitoring may also serve as a research-informed basis for future policy making in local, national and international peace efforts.

The full study can be found on the UNDP Website.

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Ethiopia: Developing Peace Studies in Times of Crisis

As Ethiopia is going through the most difficult internal conflicts in years, scholars from Ethiopia and Austria collaboratively work towards building institutional capacities for peace.

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Innsbrucker Friedensforscher: In Äthiopien eskalieren jahrzehntealte Konflikte

Der Krieg in der äthiopischen Region Tigray erschüttert die Region. Juliana Krohn und ich haben über unsere Eindrücke vor Ort in der Tiroler Tageszeitung berichtet. Hier geht es zum vollständigen Artikel.

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Äthiopien: Der Friedensnobelpreisträger im Krieg

Am Horn von Afrika droht ein gewaltsamer Konflikt zu eskalieren. Gemeinsam mit  Belachew Gebrewold, war ich hierzu live zu Gast bei Andreas Obrecht in der Ö1 Sendung Punkt 1  Hier geht es zur Sendung.

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Establish­ment of Peace and Conflict Studies for Re­con­cilia­tion in Iraq

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) funded project Education for Peace in the Iraqi Higher Education System is implemented by the Iraqi Alamal Association and the Unit for Peace and Conflict Studies (University of Innsbruck) in collaboration with the Iraqi Ministry for Higher Education and Scientific Research and nine Iraqi universities.

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New Book: Elicitive Curricular Development

This new book by Josefina Echavarría Alvarez, Adham Hamed and Noah Taylor focuses on developing courses in International Peace and Conflict Studies for Scholars-Practitioners in settings of violent conflicts around thew world.

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New Horizons of Peace and Conflict Research in Iraq | آفاق جديدة لبحوث السلام والنزاع في العراق

UNDP, the Iraqi Al Amal Association and the University of Innsbruck deepen their collaboration in partnership with the Universities of Anbar, Baghdad, Mosul and Tikrit. يستكشف برنامج الأمم المتحدة الإنمائي وجمعية الأمل العراقية وجامعة إنسبروك بالشراكة مع جامعات الأنبار وبغداد والموصل وتكريت آفاقاً جديدة

اقرأ مزيداً من التفاصيل باللغة العربية أدناه

After experiences of large-scale violence, conflict transformation work is a particularly complex endeavor. In order to be successful, it appears not enough to negotiate ceasefire agreements but continues channels of dialogue need to be established that allow communities to step by step face their daily challenges in their struggles for peace. In the Iraqi case, universities – both faculty and students – have been identified as key actors for actively contribute to national conflict transformation and reconciliation. To this end, the University of Innsbruck’s Unit for Peace and Conflict Studies has been invited to partner with colleagues from different Iraqi universities to build capacities for teaching and research in this discipline.

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In the Media: Verminte Hochschulen, Personal mit Trauma: Uni Innsbruck im Irak

Der Irak hat Jahrzehnte des Krieges hinter sich – zuletzt mit der Befreiung von der Herrschaft der Terrormiliz IS. Schätzungen zufolge wird es wohl Generationen dauern, das Land vollständig zu befrieden. Dabei helfen wollen Experten aus Innsbruck. Die Bedingungen vor Ort sind schwierig, die Gewalt hat große Wunden hinterlassen. Die Tiroler Tageszeitung hat über unsere Arbeit im Irak berichtet. Hier geht es zur online Version des Artikels.

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New Project Education for Peace in the Iraqi Higher Education System

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Together with Wolfgang Dietrich I have become engaged in a process of capacity building for Peace and Conflict Studies in Iraq. In this project, which includes nine Iraqi Universities, we can draw on the University of Innsbruck UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies’ long experience in this field, having been engaged in similar projects around the world. After a fruitful assessment workshop we are very much looking forward to our next steps with our Iraqi colleagues and our partners from the Iraqi Al-Amal Association and UNDP.

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Irakischer Wissenschaftsminister zu Gast am UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies

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Eine irakische Delegation mit Wissenschaftsminister Abdul Razzaq Jalel al-Esa an der Spitze kam im Juni zu einem höchst erfolgreichen Arbeitstreffen an die Universität Innsbruck. Eingeladen hatte der Arbeitsbereich für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, um sich über eine zukünftige Zusammenarbeit zu einigen. Die Delegation wurde auch von Rektor Tilmann Märk empfangen. Wir freuen uns auf die weitere Zusammenarbeit mit unseren irakischen Partnern. Hier geht’s zum Artikel auf der Website der Uni Innsbruck und zum Beitrag in Innsbruck Informiert.

 

 

 

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