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Announcements


Charles DeBenedetti Prize in Peace History

The Peace History Society is seeking nominations for its special award for authors who have published an outstanding article on peace history. Articles may be about the history of the peace movement, the responses of individuals to peace and war, the relationship between the peace movement and other reforming groups, gender-specific issues in the field of warfare and peacemaking, comparative analyses, or quantitative studies. The value of the prize is $US500.

Contact: Patrick Coy, Assistant Professor, Center for Applied Conflict Management, Kent State University, 302 Bowman Hall, Kent, OH 44242, USA, Tel.: +1 (330) 672-2875, e-mail: pcoy@kent.edu

Peace Studies Association Award: Call for Nominations

The Peace Studies Association (PSA) invites its members to nominate individuals who have made an outstanding contribution in the field of peace studies to be considered for its award, which will be presented at the PSA's spring meeting. The following criteria will be taken into consideration when awarding the prize:

Nominations and accompanying documentation should be sent to the address below, to arrive no later than 15 January 1999.

Contact: Lester Kurtz, Sociology and Asian Studies, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA.

Project-workers sought by

Copenhagen Peace Research Institute

The Copenhagen Peace Research Institute (COPRI) wishes to recruit the following two members of staff for its planned `Global Governance and Peace' (GOV) project, to begin in late 1999:

Projektseniorforsker (Senior Project Research Fellow), to define the project's parameters

Forsker (Research Fellow)

Both posts are for a fixed three-year term in the first instance, but may be renewed. The GOV programme is intended to support and complement the following existing programmes: `European Security', `Security in the Nordic and Baltic Sea Area', `Military Restructuring', `Intra-state Conflict: Causes and Peace Strategies'. The special focus of this programme will be theoretical and empirical analysis of the institutionalized of international relations and the emergence of networks of global and regional governance, their effectiveness, legitimacy, and their relationship to peace.

Candidates for the Projektseniorforsker post should have a doctorate and two years' research experience; candidates for the Forsker position should be postgraduates. Candidates for both posts should be able to offer proof of significant activity in the above-mentioned areas, should be able to work in a team, and be fluent in English.

The deadline for applications is 13 November 1998. Prospective candidates should request an application form and further information from the address below.

Contact: COPRI, Fredericiagade 18, DK-1310 Copenhagen K, Denmark, Tel.: +45/33455050, Fax: +45/33455060, e-mail: info@copri.dk, http://www.copri.dk

Interdisziplinäre Arbeitsgruppe

Naturwissenschaft, Technik und Sicherheit (IANUS)

Recent Publications

International Network of Engineers and Scientists

against Proliferation (INESAP)

Recent Publications

EuPRA Conference 16-19 July 1998, Twent (NL)

The following conference papers are available at the AFB office

Contact: Arbeitsstelle Friedensforschung Bonn, Beethovenallee 4, D-53173 Bonn, Tel.: +49 (228) 356032, Fax: +49 (228) 356050, e-mail: afb@bonn.iz-soz.de, http://www.bonn.iz-soz.de/afb/

Copenhagen Peace Research Institute (COPRI)

Working Papers

(A selection)

Contact: COPRI, Fredericiagade 18, DK-1310 Copenhagen K, Denmark, Tel.: +45/33455050, Fax: +45/33455060, e-mail: info@copri.dk, http://www.copri.dk

Peace Review

Peace Review is a transnational multidisciplinary quarterly that publishes essays from the field of peace studies in the broadest sense. Each issue contains not only essays on the chosen special theme but also articles on issues such as: war, violence, human rights, political economy, development, culture and awareness, the environment, and gender- and race-related themes. Contributions are invited, both on the chosen theme and on other topics, for the following issues:

Spring 1999: Media and Democratic Action (deadline 23 October 1998)

Summer 1999: Images of Class (deadline 16 January 1999)

Autumn 1999: Sport and Empire (deadline 30 April 1999)

Contact: Robert Elias, Editor, Peace Review, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 USA, Tel.: +1 (415) 422-6349, Fax: +1 (415) 338-2631/422-2772, e-mail: eliasr@usfca.edu

AFB Reference Library

The AFB advises readers that, as part of its function as an information, advice, and contact centre, it maintains a reference library of some 10,400 volumes and 75 periodicals. The library's holdings grow by about 500 titles a year and are catalogued under 145 rubrics relating to peace research and international relations. The library is open to the public from Monday to Thursday from 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 1.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. and on Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.

Prospective readers are kindly requested to telephone the office before visiting the library. Thank you!

AFB Data Base on Peace Research

As part of its information work, the AFB maintains a data base of national and international research establishments and researchers. This currently comprises 118 German and 169 non-German institutions and individuals engaged in research. The data base is constantly being expanded and updated (changes naturally depend on the relevant information's being made available to the AFB), and it indicates which of the following broad fields the particular organizations and individuals are working in: (1) peace theory/international relations theory/basic research; (2) global threats (economic and ecological issues); (3) causes of war; (4) East-West relations (security, economics, culture); (5) security policy (arms control, disarmament, alternative concepts, civilian defence); (6) arms and development, arms exports; (7) conversion of armaments and military sites; (8) North-South relations (security, economics, migration, environment); (9) dynamics of conflict and development in the countries of the South; (10) intra-societal and ethnic conflicts (nationality conflicts etc.); (11) psychological peace research; (12) feminist aspects of peace research; (13) international law and peaceful order (international organizations), human rights; (14) historical peace-research; (15) peace education and theory of peace-education; (16) ethics of peace, non-violence; (17) non-military conflict-resolution.

The AFB data base can now be accessed on the Internet at:
http://www.bonn.iz-soz.de/afb/

HSFK-Reports 1998

PRIF Reports 1998

9th Spring Academy on Security Issues, 1999

`Pax Americana: World-Power Politics and Peace on the Threshold of the 21st Century'

Lambrecht and Brussels, 12-26 March 1999

In 1941, in an article in Life Magazine, the co-founder of Time Inc., Henry Luce, announced the advent of `the first American century'. Whether or not he meant the century that is now coming to an end, or the period until the 2040s, the time since 1917, if not before, can rightly be claimed to have been an American-dominated century.

This fact has prompted the Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (HSFK: Peace Research Institute Frankfurt--PRIF) and the Atlantische Akademie Rheinland-Pfalz (AARP: Atlantic Academy of the Rhineland-Palatinate), to devote their ninth spring academy on security issues, taking place on the threshold of the twenty-first century, to a number of questions that look both backwards and forwards: What are the peculiar characteristics of American dominance in politics, economics, society, and culture? Has this dominance been--and does it continue to be--a blessing to humankind, or is it something we can do without? What remains of the Pax Americana, the American-influenced world-order, now that the Cold War is over? Is the last world-power really an `indispensable nation', as President likes to describe it? Is it really `bound to lead', as the Harvard political scientist Joseph S. Nye claimed in 1990, or can the world do without this leadership? Will `the first American century' not even last a hundred years, or will it be followed by a second, and even a third?

These and other questions will be the subject-matter of our spring academy, which will take place from 12 to 24 March 1999 in the Pfalzakademie in Lambrecht (near Neustraße on the `wine route') and will end with an excursion to NATO headquarters in Brussels subsidized by the German Ministry of Defence.

An especially warm invitation is extended to undergraduates nearing the end of their course of study, to graduate students, and to anyone interested, for professional reasons, in further training in peace and security policy. Lecturers and discussion-leaders will be drawn from the research staff of the PRIF and other institutions in Germany and abroad and from representatives of politics and diplomacy. Participants may sit a three-hour examination, for which a certificate is awarded.

The number of participants is limited to thirty. The conference fee is DM840 (DM420 for students/unwaged sharing a double room) and covers pre-conference material, accommodation and full board in Lambrecht, and travel and overnight costs on the excursion. The information-pack containing the pre-conference material will be sent to all participants by mid-February and should be studied before the start of the academy.

Anyone wishing to take part in the spring academy should write, by 15 January 1999, to the address below, giving full details of their studies and/or professional experience to date. Further information may also be obtained from this address.

Contact: Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (HSFK) z.Hd. Herrn Dr. Berthold Meyer, Leimenrode 29, D-60322 Frankfurt/M. Tel. +49 (69) 9591040, Fax. +49 (69) 558481.


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