Contact: Responding to Conflict, 1046 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 6LJ, UK, Tel.: +44-121-415-5641, Fax: +44-121-415-4119, e-mail: -email@example.com
Each issue will describe the progress of the Saferworld project. There will also be a section dealing with relevant developments within the EU and the Horn of Africa. Regular articles will also be published under the rubrics `A View from the Horn' and `EU Instruments and Prevention of Violent Conflict'. The newsletter also welcomes articles dealing with complementary themes. It is an occasional publication.
Contact: Saferworld, 3rd Floor, 33/34 Alfred Place, London WC1E 7DP, UK, Tel.: +44-171-580-8886, Fax: +44-171-631-1444, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.gn.apc.org/sworld/
The aim of CWS/cf is point up new, gendered approaches to international security and peace research. By linking the work of activists and grassroots organizations with academic theory, we hope to promote the efforts of local and international groups and thus effect change at a regional, national, and global level.
Contributions from activists and grassroots women's organizations working in war-torn countries, militarized conflict-zones, and post-conflict areas are particularly encouraged. The deadline for contributions is 30 May 1999.
Contact: Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme, 212 Founders College, York University, 4700 Keele Street, North York, ON M3J 1P3, Canada, Tel.: +1-416-736-5356, Fax: +1-416-736-5765, e-mail: email@example.com, http://www.yorku.ca/org/cwscf/home.html
The course is aimed both at managers with experience in peacekeeping or similar fields and at interested academics at graduate level. Every participant is expected to make some contribution to the course. He or she should therefore be able to demonstrate experience in his or her chosen professional field. A working knowledge of English is required. The course comprises: 1) a Foundation Series designed to provide an insight into modern peacekeeping operations; 2) an Operations Series looking at the different types of peacekeeping operation; 3) a Perspective Series offering a variety of contrasting perspectives on peacekeeping operations; 4) an Issues Series, addressing particular topics of importance to modern peacekeeping operations; 5) a Case-Studies Series, involving in-depth research; 6) a Field-Study Series, involving a visit to UN HQ and to an actual peacekeeping mission.
Contact: Registrar (C-99), The Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, Cornwallis Park, PO Box 100, Clementsport, Nova Scotia, B0S 1E0, Canada, Tel.: +1-902-638-8611, Fax: +1-902-638-9999, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.cdnpeacekeeping.ns.ca
The prize, which was awarded for the first time this year, is intended to help promote peace and conflict research. The science journalist Roland Röhl died of cancer on 24 December 1997. He stipulated in his will that his estate be used to create the endowment fund for the foundation. Röhl, who held a Ph.D. in chemistry and had worked as a research reporter under the Nobel prizewinner Professor Manfred Eigen, reported mainly on issues relating to security and to peace and conflict research.
Contact: Klaus Riechel, c/o NDR Göttingen, Tel.: +49-551-44858.
The CD-ROM offers a cross-section of facilities in the environment and development field. As well as extensive primary and secondary material, it contains bibliographical, media, and other contacts. Also included are various teaching materials, documentation on school projects, and descriptions of various methodological approaches.
The CD-ROM contains reflections on the following topics: `Making Germany Fit for the Future'; sustainability, sustainable development; Agenda 21; local versions of Agenda 21; civilian conflict resolution; peace; `One World'; the Third World; human rights, global learning; a global ethic.
Contact: Landesinstitut für Schule und Weiterbildung, Rolf Schulz, Paradieser Weg 64, D-59494 Soest, Tel.: +49-2921-683-307, Fax: +49-2921-683-228, e-mail: Rolf.Schulz@mail.lsw.nrw.de
The focus of the course changes from year to year. Participants are given a grasp of the basic concepts of peace and conflict research and a better understanding of conflicts and violence, with a view to helping them identify social and political conflicts and, where possible, contribute to their resolution.
Contact: FernUniversität-Gesamthochschule Hagen, Postfach 940, D-58084 Hagen, Tel.: +49-2331-987-2365, Fax: +49-2331-987-4797, e-mail: Robert.Schaefer@FernUni-Hagen.de
Contact: Dr. Jens Siegelberg, Forschungsstelle Kriege, Rüstung und Entwicklung, Universität Hamburg, Allende-Platz 1, D-20146 Hamburg, Tel.: +49-40-4123-3833, Fax: +49-40-4123-2460, e-mail: email@example.com
Contact: Prof. Reimund Seidelmann, Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Karl-Glöckner-Str. 21 E, D-35394 Gießen, Tel.: +49-641-99 23132, Fax: +49-641-99 23149, e-mail: Reimund.Seidelmann@sowi.uni-giessen.de
Against the background of the growing number of international peace-missions, development services, and emergency operations, etc., the first part of the book examines the main challenges confronting individuals involved in these kinds of operations. Specifically, it considers: the conditions governing peace-work in the age of globalization; the problem of intervention in crisis areas; and the question of whether assistance is necessary/justified and what the motives of those providing that assistance are. Intercultural learning, confrontation with the unfamiliar, the problem of difference in language, the possibilities offered by new media, the dangers in crisis regions, the question of how to deal with victims, and possible codes of conduct for operations abroad are also touched upon. The second part of the book contains selected examples of global action. The choice of examples illustrating humanitarian aid and reconciliation in former Yugoslavia, and also peacebuilding and the prevention of violence in the `Third World', is the result of a careful sifting of audio-visual material. The appendix contains a detailed overview of the literature on the individual areas and a list of important addresses.
Günther Gugel and Uli Jäger (eds.) (with the assistance of Christian Hörburger), Global Handeln für Frieden und Entwicklung: Voraussetzungen, Ansätze, Beispiele (Verein für Friedenspädagogik Tübingen e.V.: Tübingen, 1999).
Contact: Verein für Friedenspädagogik Tübingen e.V., Bachgasse 22, D-72070 Tübingen, Tel.: +49-7071-21312, Fax: +49-7071-21543, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.friedenspaedagogik.de
The projects described in the report dealt with: disputes over water in the Near and Middle East; the international context; and the conflict between Israel and Palestine and between Jews and Arabs. The report also includes various conference papers covering the same field.
The report can be ordered via the Peace Research Information Unit.
Contact: Arbeitsstelle Friedensforschung Bonn, Beethovenallee 4, D-53173 Bonn, Tel.: +49-228-356032, Fax: +49-228-356050, e-mail: email@example.com, http://www.bonn.iz-soz.de/afb/
The congress will seek to highlight alternative (cultural) ways of achieving a more desirable present and future. It will attempt to produce proposals for reducing violence in the various cultures. The results are intended as a contribution to a peaceful Middle East and global village.
The registration fee of $250 covers, amongst other things, participation in lectures, group discussions, and excursions to historical and cultural sites. The cost for three nights with half board in the (four-star) Hofit Beit Hava Hotel is $150.
Contact: Dr Ada Aharoni, Conflict Resolution-Technion, 57 Horev St, Haifa, Israel 34343, Tel.: +972-4-8243230, Fax: +972-4-8261288, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://tx.technion.ac.il/ada/home.html
Over the last few months, there have been several changes to LPI's senior management. The new post of Conflict Transformation Programmes Director has been taken on by Ms Claudette Werleigh, former Haitian Prime Minister in the government of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Ms Werleigh's task will be to develop and co-ordinate the LPI's peace-action programmes. Responsibility for the direction of the LPI's peace-research programmes has been taken over by Dr Rinzie Perera of Sri Lanka, who has succeeded Dr Lucia Ann McSpannden of the USA. The institute's largest action-programme--the Horn of Africa Programme--has also undergone some changes to its leadership. Future co-ordination of HAP activities will be carried out from the LPI's Nairobi office under the direction of the Regional Representative, Mr Johan Svensson.
Ms Werleigh has extensive experience in the fields of development, justice and peace, gender issues, and adult education. She previously worked as Caribbean Regional Co-ordinator of Caritas Internationalis, as executive Director of the Institute of Technology and Animation, and as Executive Director of the Washington Office on Haiti. She is currently a member of the Executive Committee of Pax Christi International and has already published several works on development, peace, and gender. Dr Rinzie Perera is a theologian of ecumenical bent. Before coming to LIP, he was General Secretary of the National Christian Council of Sri Lanka.
Contact: Mark Salter, Communications Director, Life & Peace Institute, PO Box 1520, S-751 45 Uppsala, Sweden, Tel.: +46-18-169784, Fax: +46-18-693059, http://www.life-peace.org, e-mail: email@example.com