» Archive for: August, 2016

Institute for Peace and Dialogue (IPD) has opened applications for the 2017 Visitor Research Program (VRP) which will be held in IPD SA 2014 Photos 9Switzerland. The main aim of the program is to improve research skills of the researchers through academic training, peer to peer education, visit to Swiss Organisations and reading materials.

The topics for Research Period are peacebuilding, mediation, conflict Resolution, security, intercultural dialogue, and human Rights. The starting and ending Research dates depends on the Researchers’ schedule. For more information about the program and how to apply clock here.

IPD offers several types of scholarship support to reduction the participation fee amount for most needed potential participants from all over the world countries.

During the International Winter Programs, 2017 at the Institute for Peace and Dialogue (IPD) experienced experts of IPD will share with participants professional and academic skills which will cover Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolution, Mediation, Security, Intercultural Dialogue & Human Rights topics. The courses will be held in Switzerland. Deadline for Applications is 01 November 2016. For 2017 the IPD is offering two short programs:

Peace 4Winter Academy: 17-26 February 2017 (10 Days)The main goal of this program is to strengthen the skills of the representatives of state organizations, business sector, INGOs/NGOs, education institutions, religious organizations, independent mediators and politicians through institutional global academic education in peacebuilding, mediation, conflict resolution, security and intercultural dialogue.  For more information click here

3 Month CAS – Research Program Period: 17 February – 16 May 2017 (90 Days). The main goal of the program is to develop the research skills of the participants and to closely acquaintance them with relevant Swiss state, public and private Institutes. For more information click here. 

IPD offers several types of t to reduction the participation fee amount for most needed potential participants from all over the world countries.

Date: 15 September 2016 15:30 – 17:00

Place: Overseas Development Institute London offices and streamed live online

We live in the midst of a major crisis. More than 65 million people globally have been forcibly displaced, and international migration has risen by 41% since 2000.


While the EU has failed to take a strong stance on international refugee protection and there has been no sense of shared responsibility, at a local level, people want to help. Local volunteers and NGOs have stepped in to not only to assist but to accept refugees and migrants into their countries and communities. But these efforts are not enough without buy-in from political leaders.

The world’s first United Nations Summit on Refugees and Migrants is set to take place in New York on 19 September. The Summit has enormous potential to bring about change. But will governments commit to share responsibility more equitably to protect refugees and move away from deterrence towards solutions that work for everyone?

For for information about the panel and to register, please visit the event webpage

Colombian Historic Peace Accord

Category: News

30 Aug 2016

Colombians celebrate in Bogota the signing of the peace agreement. Guillermo Legaria / AFP/Getty Images

The 24 of August of 2016 marked a historic day in Colombia, where Latin America’s longest-running military conflict formally ended. After 52 years of conflict that killed an estimated 260,000 people and displaced millions, the government and left-wing Farc rebels signed a final, full and definite peace accord under which the FARC will give up its armed struggle and join the legal political process. As part of the agreement, a permanent ceasefire started on Monday, 29 of August.

For Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, the deal represents “the beginning of the end to the suffering, pain, and tragedy of war.”Indeed, the agreement is only the beginning of Colombians’ road to peace and social justice. The next step will be approval of the accords at the polls on  2 October.  While the accord is cause for celebration, approval of the deal is far from a given.

Securitizing Worlds

Category: Events

30 Aug 2016

A Critical Look at the Israeli Global Security Industrysecuritizing_web_poster-320x452

Date: 14 – 16 of September in CREA Amsterdam

The Israeli security industry affects lives everywhere. As an outcome of Israel’s important role in the global security market, Israeli technologies, knowledge and actors spread all over the world, accompanied by ideas about the ‘other’, including of the Palestinian as dangerous ‘other’ and as Muslim threat. As such, the Israeli, discriminating security philosophy and its technologies that have been developed to be used against Palestinians are brought to many countries and used against many different unprivileged around the world.

This three-day symposium Securitizing Worlds aims to offer an interdisciplinary, critical overview of these practices and their effects as well as at the current struggles against them. For information about the program click here

JournalofGlobalPeaceandConflictSubmission Deadline: September 30, 2016

Journal of Global Peace and Conflict is double-blind peer-reviewed international academic journal that publishes scientific research papers on every aspect of peace and conflict studies.

 The journal is committed to interdisciplinary explorations of conflict resolution, peace building, humanitarian assistance, and other mechanisms that seek to prevent and control violence. For more information please click here

9 September 2016, 15:00 – 17:30 
The Hague Institute For Global Justice

The Hague Institute for Global Justice, in collaboration with The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will hosts an exclusive discussion on Countering Violent Extremism: the Role of Religion in Conflict Prevention with Dr. John Esposito, Professor of Religion and International Affairs and of Islamic Studies at Georgetown University. By invitation only. Should you be interested to attend, please contact Ms. Marie-Laure Poiré.


 GPPAC “Whole-of-Society Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding” Internship.

The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) Foundation is a non-governmental organisation that promotes conflict prevention and peacebuilding strategies and supports and connects people working for peace worldwide. Currently, GPPAC is looking for an intern at its Global Secretariat in The Hague, Netherlands. Please click here for more information about the position and how to apply.  Deadline is 31 of August. 

We Unite as One Humanity

Category: Events| News

9 Aug 2016

Every year on 19 August OCHA celebrates the World Humanitarian Day to honor aid workers who risk their lives to provide humanitarian assistance and a global campaign to celebrate the spirit of humanitarianism and advocate for a more humane world.

This year the theme is ‘One Humanity,’ under which WHD will promote how the world came together in Istanbul around the Agenda for Humanity, and how the commitments made at the World Humanitarian Summit can turn into concrete action to help more than 130 million people around the world who need humanitarian assistance to survive. One Humanity speaks to how our shared human experiences bind us across divides, and create a common responsibility to demand action for the most vulnerable and at risk of being left behind.  Find out more click here.  


Photo: Asylum Access

Deadline for application is 1 September 2016.

The thesis prize has been organised by the Dutch Council for Refugees and the ISS. The prizes (one bachelors and one masters)
will be awarded to students who wrote a thesis that address any aspect of refugee protection outside The Netherlands and Europe.
The evaluation of these dissertations will be carried out by a selection committee of at least 3 members, each of whom have much experience and knowledge in this area of study. The thesis prize is € 500. The presentation of the prizes will take place in the autumn of 2016. The conditions and application procedure can be found at here.






International Institute of Social Studies

Conflict and Peace Studies is a specialization within the Human Rights, Gender and Conflict Studies MA Major in Development Studies. This blog provides a platform for discussion for researchers, students and others interested in this field of studies. The blog is administered by the Conflict and Peace Studies teaching team.

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