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New book on “Civil Resistance and Conflict Transformation”

New book on “Civil Resistance and Conflict Transformation”

08 September 2014 – We are happy to announce that Routledge just published a book edited by Véronique Dudouet, Director of our “Agents of Change for Inclusive Transformation” Programme.

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Peace Counts Goes Caucasus

In Abkhazia, one target group is the mothers who lost their sons during the war in 1992/93. Here, participants study the Peace Counts exhibition and consider their own visions of peace.

Peace Counts Goes Caucasus

28 August 2014 –  In July, two Peace Counts workshop series started in Abkhazia and in Georgia. It brought together teachers, university lecturers, civil society activists and young people to learn about peace activists’ work from around the globe and to become members of the worldwide Peace...

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Jordan: MoU on Civic and Nonviolent Education

Jordan: MoU on Civic and Nonviolent Education

10 July 2014 – The Berghof Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Jordan to intensify cooperation in the field of civic and nonviolent education. Our aim is to foster nonviolent conflict transformation with qualification courses and curriculum development.

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Berghof Handbook for Conflict Transformation

The Berghof Handbook is a constantly evolving and developing online platform dedicated to collecting and reflecting cutting-edge knowledge and experience for scholars and practitioners working on transforming violent ethnopolitical conflict. It comes in the form of articles and a dialogue series.

Handbook Articles are commissioned expert contributions on the state of the art of the field. Articles >

Handbook Dialogues raise key critical issues which are then debated among scholars and practitioners from different disciplines and world regions. Dialogues >

Feature

National Dialogue

“National Dialogues” are often created to unite countries after a civil war or other violent traumatic experiences. Based on a broad mandate, National Dialogues bring together all relevant national stakeholders and actors (state and non-state) on key conflict issues, such as state reform and state-building. more >

Training Opportunity

A Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) course on National Dialogue & Peace Mediation will be offered by the Berghof Foundation and swisspeace from 19-28 January 2015 in Basel, Switzerland. Registration deadline: 1 October 2014. more >

Latest Resources

  • Véronique Dudouet (Ed.): Civil Resistance and Conflict Transformation: Transitions from armed to nonviolent struggle. 2014. London: Routledge. Book >
  • Janel B. Galvanek: Supporting Negotiations for Peace in Afghanistan. 2014. Policy Brief No. 4. PDF >
  • Marike Blunck: ‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place’: Nepal’s Road Ahead After the Second Constituent Assembly Elections. 2014. Policy Brief No. 3. PDF >
  • Günther Gugel: Handbuch Gewaltprävention III. Für den Vorschulbereich und die Arbeit mit Kindern. Grundlagen – Lernfelder – Handlungsmöglichkeiten. 2014. Tübingen. Educational & Multimedia. Book >
  • Janel B. Galvanek & Samir Kumar Das: Learning from Governance Initiatives for Conflict Resolution: Local Agency, Inclusive Dialogue and Developmentality. 2014. PDF >