Friday, 28 March 2014

From Ypres to Damascus: The Quest for Global Abolition of Chemical Weapons

BICC, ZEF, the Right Livelihood College (RLC) Campus Bonn and the United Nations University cordially invite to a lecture of Dr. Paul F. Walker, Director, Environmental Security and Sustainability Green Cross International, Laureate of the Right Livelihood Award 2013. » more

Friday, 21 March 2014

Conversion. An artist’s impression of the transformation process of former military bases

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of BICC, Professor Conrad Schetter, BICC, Michael Deitmer, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Industry of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, and Ulrike Lenk, Managing Director of the Wissenschaftszentrum Bonn, will open the exhibition "Conversion. An artist’s impression of the transformation process of former military bases“ on 10 April at the Wissenschaftszentrum. The ceremony will start at 12:45 hrs. » more

Monday, 10 March 2014

How can development succeed in the context of investments in natural resources?

BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion), Brot für die Welt and the Working Group Chad are hosting an expert talk and will be presenting their publication: "Compensation Matters. An overview on practices and strategies" on 10 March 2014 in Berlin. » more

Commentary: The new German foreign policy: Responsibility and interests

Only rarely does one experience such a unanimous and clear commitment to a new direction Germany’s foreign policy is taking as at the security conference late January in Munich. In unison, Federal President Joachim Gauck, Foreign Minister Walter Steinmeier and Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen are singing from the same song sheet and stress that Germany must take more responsibility in its foreign policy and thus also in military terms. This is a clear break with the foreign policy of... » more

Workshop on the arms registration and marking process in Darfur

On 16 February 2014, BICC organized a workshop at the Friendship Hall in Khartoum to validate the findings of a study on the arms registration and marking process in Darfur. Consultant Sami Faltas and BICC’s Technical Advisor in Sudan had conducted the study in August 2013 using focus group discussions, individual interviews with relevant stakeholders as well as desk research in Khartoum and West Darfur. » more

BICC in the Media

"Asien rüstet auf", DW Themen, 17 March 2014 (in German)

"Der schwierige Weg zur Versöhnung". D+C,  Volume 55, 2014/02, pp. 82-83 (in German).

 "Arabische Revolution erschöpft sich". EconoAfrica, 18 February (in German) 

"Afghanistan – 25 years after Soviet pullout". Voice of Russia, 14 February 2014 (in English)

"Waffen für die Welt - Export außer Kontrolle". Arte, 4 February 2014 (in German)

"Kämpfer für den Arabischen Frühling. Der Friedensstifter von Kairo". WDR 5, 2 February 2014 (in German)

"Afghanistans dehnbare Verfassung". DW  Themen, 26 January 2014 (in German)



"Krankenhäuser und Schulen allein reichen nicht". Welt-Sichten, 2014/03, pp. 8-9 (Interview with Wolf-Christian Paes, in German)., 26 February 2014: "Hermesdeckungen: Bürgt der Staat für den Krieg?" (Interview with Jan Grebe, in German)

SWR 2 Aktuell, 5 February 2014: Conrad Schetter on Afghanistan ( mp3, in German)


New Publication

Wolf-Christian Paes: "Südsudan: Tragödie als Chance?" (in German). In: Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik 2/2014, pp. 29-32.

Asghar Tahmasebi, Eckart Ehlers, Conrad Schetter: "Climate Change and Mountain Pastoralism - The Shahsevan of Northwest Iran" (in English). In: Erdkunde 67 (4), pp. 309-323



Discussion "Sind Sie sicher?" (in German) with Prof. Conrad Schetter et al., organized by the Ministry for Innovation, Science and Research of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia on 2 April 2014 in Düsseldorf.