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swisspeace "is a practice-oriented peace research institute in the area of conflict analysis and peacebuilding. We research the causes of wars and violent conflicts, develop tools for early recognition of tensions, and formulate conflict mitigation and peacebuilding strategies. swisspeace contributes to information exchange and networking on current issues of peace and security policy through its analyses and reports as well as meetings and conferences.

"swisspeace was founded in 1988 as the Swiss Peace Foundation with the goal of promoting independent peace research in Switzerland. Today swisspeace engages about 30 staff members. Its most important clients are the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), as well as national and international organizations and foundations." [1]


Accessed April 2010: [2]

Honorary Board Members

Scientific Advisory Board

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  1. About, Swisspeace, accessed April 7, 2010.
  2. Directors, Swisspeace, accessed April 7, 2010.
  3. Scientific Advisory Board, Swisspeace, accessed April 7, 2010.