IFSH-Newsletter March 2021

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50 Years of Peace Research in Hamburg – The IFSH Kicks off Its Anniversary Year
For 50 years, we here in Hamburg have been trying to make the world a little safer and more peaceful. We have achieved a lot over these past five decades and want to celebrate accordingly. On our website, we look back at the Institute's history and show what we have planned for our anniversary year.
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NATO Watch Report – Peace Researchers Review NATO Position Paper
Two of the IFSH’s senior research associates, Michael Brzoska and Hans-Georg Ehrhart, contributed to an assessment of a December 2020 NATO expert group report, entitled NATO 2030: United for a New Era. The international non-governmental organisation NATO WATCH had asked ten peace researchers to provide critical analysis of the report.
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Cohesion by Means of Security? New ZUSE Research Project Launched
“Cohesion by means of security? Discourse, interaction and practice in European cohesion in the field of security (ZUSE)” is the title of a new research project. The Federal Ministry of Education is providing over one million euros in funding for the project. The project team began its work at the beginning of February.
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Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) entered into force in January 2021. The agreement prohibits member states from developing, testing, producing, possessing, using or threatening to use nuclear weapons. IFSH nuclear weapons expert Oliver Meier offers comment and applies particular scrutiny to the German government’s position.
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Working Together in Search of Peace from Below
On 16 February 2021, Dr Oleg Korneev, assistant professor at the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, hosted a roundtable on peacebuilding from below. IFSH peace researcher Anna Kreikemeyer presented her conceptual reflections on ethnographic research of local orders.
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German and Japanese Perspectives on Nuclear Disarmament Architecture
In a panel discussion moderated by Renate Tenbusch, Director of the EU Office of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Ulrich Kühn discusses the current nuclear disarmament architecture with Ambassador Nobuyasu Abe, the former UN Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs.
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Blog post: More Credibility in Climate Security Efforts
Even after its membership in the United Nations Security Council comes to an end, the German government should strive to keep the issue of climate change on the international agenda. Judith Nora Hardt, Michael Brzoska and Alina Viehoff argue for this in their latest PeaceLab blog post.
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Apply Now for the New Year of Peace and Security Studies (M.A.) 2021/2022
Are you interested in the connections between peace research and security policy? Applications for the 2021/22 Master of Peace and Security Studies in Hamburg are being accepted now until 22 March 2021.
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