Category: Digital Outputs: International Conflict Resolution

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Colombia: Negotiation and Mediation

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Who are the major actors and what peace agreements have been discussed in the past? The student taskforce explains the specific role of mediators such as Cuba and Norway in the run-up to the signing of the peace agreement in 2016. Speaker: Chin Fu Yung, Liv Schürmann, Paul-Louis Peugniez, Melissa Olarte Uribe Date: 05.05.2021Length: 20:49 min. Category: Mediation Process, South-America

Sierra Leone: Restorative Justice and Reconciliation

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The digital output about the conflict in Sierra Leone looks at civil war between 1991 and 2002, the negotiated peace agreements and the post-conflict challenges today. The students focus on the four phases of reconciliation and the special court for Sierra Leone addressing human rights abuses and serious crimes during conflict. Speaker: Hermann Ahrens, Alina Balamirzoeva, Alessandro Di Sano, Matthias Moh...

Burundi: Power-sharing and Peacebuilding

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The digital output gives an overview of the civil war in Burundi between 1993 and 2005. The students introduce the Arusha Agreement and elaborate on the challenges the adversaries as well as mediators faced during that process. Based on an outlook on the postconflict situation today, the taskforce discusses to what extent the peace process can be considered a success. Speaker: Theresa Luedtke, Stephany M...

Northern Ireland: Sectarianism

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What is the conflict in Northern Ireland all about? What have been the main causes and what have been the possible solutions for the conflict? Considering the much-heralded Good Friday Agreement in 1998, the students discuss the implications for conflict resolution in general. How is peace and stability possible against the backdrop of sectarianism in everyday lives?  Speaker: Sophie Würdemann, Lukas Moo...

Bougainville: Women & Peace

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The student taskforce introduces the Bougainville conflict, the historical background, and the peace negotiation process culminating in the referendum in 2019. A major focus of the digital output is the role of women contributing to the peaceful and nonviolent conflict resolution process during the last two decades. Speaker: Sebastian Helmich, Veronika Shevchenko, Victor Dissaux Date: 02.06.2021Length...

Tibet: Non-violence

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To understand the tensions between Tibet and China, the student group goes back to the roots of the conflict and explains the respective interests on both sides. Yet another aspect of the digital output is  the role of nonviolent methods and the role of external actors. A comparative look into the dynamics in nowadays Hongkong concludes the presentation.  Speaker: Emily Speth, Henrik Ufer, Paula Martin, ...

Ukraine: Crisis and Stalemate

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The student group introduces the major conflict issues and stakeholders of the crisis in Eastern Ukraine since 2014. Juxtaposing the different interests of the variety of internal and external stakeholders, the limitations of the Minsk Protocol are demonstrated. Speaker: Phil Trautner, Leon Overhage, Paula Rauck Goberna, Nele Elemans Date: 23.06.2021Length: 28:20 min. Category: Europe, Mediation Pr...

Community Peace Leaders

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This student group explores the work of Community Peace Leaders along different categories: their values, analytic style, behavior, personality and motivation. They also provide insights into the lives and work of Malala Yousafzai and Sheikh Abdul Irahman Al-Marwani. Speaker: Lena Kläsgen, Yeonwoo Seong, Olivia Mruczynski Date: 24.06.2020Length: 22:15 Category: Reconciliation Process, Mediation ...

Technology in Conflict Resolution

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What does technology have to do with conflict resolution? The student presentation addresses this question by sharing different examples: computer influence in the Israel-Palestine Conflict, social media's role in the Kony-campaign, government and civil society programs in the context of civil war in Syria Speaker: Nikki Muggli and Jan Borzim Date: 14.06.2020Length: 23:17 Category: Technology, A...

Conciliation Resources and HD Centre

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Starting with the types and phases of mediation, this student group looks at the international organization “Conciliation Resources”, its goals and focus and how it contributed to negotiating peace in Ethiopia. The second part of the presentation deals with the Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) Centre, its activities, the Oslo Forum and how HD Centre has been engaged in the Libyan conflict. Speaker: Eleonore Ch...

Tibet: Nonviolence and Peace

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To understand the Tibet-China conflict, the student group goes far back into history. They explain the interests of China and Tibet, the role of nonviolence and why there has not been a more profound intervention by external actors. Furthermore, they give insights into the situation of Tibet during the Covid-19 pandemic and what the Dalai Lama’s “Middle Way Approach” to peacefully resolve the conflict betwe...

Lebanon: Interreligious Dialogue

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Based on background information on the history and the conflict in Lebanon, this presentation focuses on the reconciliation process, its failure, the role of inter-religious dialogue and what Lebanon looks like today, more specifically with regard to the protests after the Covid-19 lockdown. Questions such as why the civil war has been inevitable or whether there has been a successful reconciliation are als...

Colombia: Forcing Peace

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This student presentation provides information on the background of the conflict in Colombia, its major national and international actors and the peace process. The students also shed light on what the situation is like today and which major events lead the country to its current status. Speaker: Ashley Caballero, Alexandra van Hall, Luca Bradley Date: 14.06.2020Length: 30:25 Category: South Ame...

Northern Ireland: Powersharing & Peacebuilding

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What is the conflict in Northern Ireland about? What are the main causes of the conflict and what are the possible resolutions for the conflict? – These and other questions are addressed in this digital output. Speaker: Jungwoo Park Date: 18.05.2020Length: 41:13 Category: Europe, Mediation process

Northern Uganda

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This student video explains the conflict in Northern Uganda, starting with an introduction on the history of the landlocked country in East Africa. The second half of the video deals with the peace process between the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the Ugandan government and shows how truth telling, prevention programs, trust building measures, traditional and cultural practices and rituals help pave the ...

Bougainville: Women and Peace

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The student taskforce explains the Bougainville conflict, its peace negotiation process up to the Bougainville Referendum in 2019 and why women have been so important in the peace negotiations. Speaker: Lim Green, Johanna Unewisse and Yuzhou Lu Date: 23.05.2020Length: 17:57 Category: Mediation process, Women

Negotiation and Mediation: Greece and North Macedonia

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Based on of the concepts of negotiation and mediation, the student group takes a close look at the history, the actors and the peace negotiation and mediation process between Greece and North Macedonia. Speaker: Elisa Uthmann, María Fernanda Hernández Casillas and Sven Wöhrmann Date: 16.05.2020Length: 19:44 Category: Europe, Mediation Process

Darfur: Famine and Conflict

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This student group talks about the course, causes and conflict resolution approaches for the crisis in Darfur, a region in western Sudan. They show how climate change affects the conflict and what can be done to alleviate the situation. Speaker: Katharina Merzenich and Sungmin Park Date: 13.05.2020Length: 20:45 Category: Africa, Conflict Resolution, Mediation process, Climate Change

Peace process in Ethiopia and Eritrea

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This student video deals with the peace process that resolved the conflict between Eritrea and Ethiopia, which lasted more than 60 years and is known as the longest conflict in Africa. The students explain the historical background of the conflict and examine the peace process from two different angles: the Eritrean and Ethiopian perspective. Speaker: Anton Götz, Sarune Danileviciute and Tae Kyoon Kwon ...

Conflict Resolution in Libya

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What has happened in Libya since the Arab Spring in early 2011? How does Libya look like today? Who participated at the Berlin Conference and what did they agree on? And what is the UN arms embargo? – These and other questions were addressed in the presentation by Dr. Witold Mucha, who leads us through a specific conflict resolution case: Libya.  Speaker: Dr. Witold Mucha Date: 29.04.2020Length: ...

What is International Conflict Resolution?

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Dr. Witold Mucha, researcher at the Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf and initiator of the cross-site teaching project, gives an introduction to the major concepts and issues of international conflict resolution as they are discussed in the academic debate. Speaker: Dr. Witold Mucha Date: 22.04.2020Length: 20:14 Category: Conflict Resolution