MPM Vol. 7: Peace Education


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!

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Nobel Peace Prize 2017


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.

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Curriculum and Didactics in Augsburg, Germany


(c) Nora Schröder, University of Augsburg

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!

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Starke Stimme der Frauen in Libyen

Picture_TT_Langhi_Hamed_MaierTogether 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.

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2017 Hammamet Conference: Building Peaceful and Inclusive Societies

Hammamet_2From 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.

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Palästinensische Aussöhnung


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Nach über zehn Jahren nationaler Spaltung haben sich die beiden verfeindeten palästinensischen Fraktionen Fatah und Hamas vergangene Woche darauf geeinigt, ein bereits 2011 ausgearbeitetes Versöhnungsabkommen in Kraft zu setzen. Dieser Schritt wurde auf den Straßen von Gaza mit Jubelszenen gefeiert. Was bedeutet dies aber nun für den Nahost-Konflikt? Um das Potenzial dieser neuen Situation von womöglich historischer Bedeutung einzuordnen, ist es nötig, die verschiedenen internen und externen Faktoren dieses Übereinkommens zu analysieren. Mein ausführlicher Gastbeitrag zum nationalen Schulterschluss zwischen Hamas und Fatah wurde am 21. Oktober 2017 in der Printausgabe der Tiroler Tageszeitung gedruckt. Hier gibt es den Text zum online nachlesen.

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Interview with the Pacifc Standard


Pacific_standard_logo“In Europe, History—and the Populist Politics Over Muslim Women’s Dress—Repeats Itself: It appears no Austrian party could afford to stand up against the nation’s controversial new veil ban” Masoud Hayoun from the Pacific Standard interviewed me about the new Austrian Law, banning face-veils in Austrian public; “The entire debate is held over Muslim women, rather than in a sincere dialogue with them. Therefore, this law has to be seen in the context of an increase of populist policy making in the framework of the forthcoming elections,” says Adham Hamed, a University of Innsbruck political theory Researcher.” Follow this link to read the full artile.

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