IFSH Newsletter February – April 2019

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Spring is here: It’s a time for new beginnings, and for new beginnings at the IFSH. You’ll notice, dear readers, that we’ve treated ourselves to a complete makeover. We now appear in a new guise: fresh colours, different logo (see below) and with a new newsletter. We want to let you hear more from us going forward, and we want to generate interest for our work outside academic circles as well. So, on that note… you’ll be hearing from us again soon!
Barbara Renne
Blue and white are the Institute’s new colours.
After nearly 50 years, the IFSH said goodbye to its previous logo. Hamburg-based creative director Andreas Ruthemann created a new corporate design and a new website for the IFSH. On 24 April, the IFSH celebrated its fresh, new look.
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The weeklong trip to Vienna is a highlight for students in the Master’s programme.
This year, they spent April 8 – 12 in the Austrian capital. A total of 16 appointments with international organisations, including the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the OSCE, awaited the participants.
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Deep Cuts panel at the UN conference in New York.
A panel discussion on the state of arms of control took place in early May at the Deutsches Hall, not far from UN headquarters. With Professor Dr. Götz Neuneck moderating, disarmament experts discussed topics including the INF Treaty crisis.
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Security and Peace edition 1/19.
Edited by Volker Franke and Karen Guttieri, this edition of Security and Peace focusses on the topic of populism. The edition includes contributions from Louis Kriesberg, Christopher Holshek, Tobias Bunde, Rafal Riedel, Johannes von Rosen und Nina Limpf, among others.

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Additional new IFSH publications

Identity and economic co-operation in Eurasia
In her recent journal article, Dr. Regina Heller addresses the influence of identity on the co-operative economic behaviour of authoritarian states. The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) provides a clear illustrative example.
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Study peace… and then what? Career prospects for young peace researchers
Daniel Lambach and Dr. Patricia Schneider asked multiple graduates of Master’s programmes in peace and conflict research about their current employment situation.
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On the role of emotion and identity
The way we understand the world around us is influenced by our emotions and sense of identity. Emotions and their associated identities also shape knowledge production in international relations. In her peer-reviewed journal article, Dr. Sybille Reinke de Buitrago demonstrates this by means of an analysis of political cartoons and the creation of meaning through visual representation.
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Upcoming IFSH events

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Kick-off event for the large-scale project “Arms Control and New Technologies”. Ceremony with Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.
The Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH) has succeeded in obtaining millions in funding from the Federal Foreign Office for a large-scale, multi-year project. Going forward, the Hamburg-based peace researchers will focus on studying new security policy risks and their containment via arms control and disarmament. A ceremony on 21 May at the Hamburg city hall in the presence of Foreign Minister Heiko Maas marked the project’s official start.
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