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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...

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 ...

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: ...

Neocolonialism in Togo

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From 1884 until 1919, Togo was a german colony. Our students conducted several interviews with Togolese in which they dealt with questions about the remains of this time, the treatment of coloniality in the school system, today’s European influence and the relationship between Togo and Germany. Speakers: Hannah Pohlen, Alexandra Bähring Length: 25:53Date: 18.06.2019 Category: Africa, Europe, No...

Regional Organisations

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This digital output takes a close look at the European Union and the African Union in general and explains and compares their approaches to peace. The students explain the different strategies, point out similarities and differences and give a good overview of the institutions and actors involved. Speakers: Hendrik Thesing, Liv Bornscheuer, Delia Molnar, Divine Keren, Onneile Taile, and Rebecca Peters ...

Wounded Memories Presentation 2019

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Patrick Hajayandi is the Senior Project Leader for the Great Lakes Region of Africa at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation. He presents his report “Wounded memories” which includes perceptions of past violence in Burundi and perspectives for reconciliation. This report shows the results of his research conducted in Burundi between 2017 and 2018. Speaker: Patrick Hajayandi Date: 24.05.2019Leng...

Decolonial Peace

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Prof. Dr. Siphamandla Zondi, Professor at the University of Pretoria, explains the concept of decolonial peace, why its implementation is necessary to create peace on the African continent and what it might look like. Speaker: Prof. Dr. Siphamandla Zondi Date: 12.04.2019Length: 18:09 Category: Postcolonialism, Africa, North-South relations

Between Containment and Cosmopolitanism

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“A physical real movement is something that is absolutely critical to what it means to be a modern, full citizen.” – Prof. Loren B. Landau. Loren B. Landau from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg explains migration dynamics and governance within and from sub-Saharan Africa. He shows what future mobility and governance frameworks could look like and how they could influence migration with...

Global Migration

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Dr. Beth Whitaker, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, deals with the topic of global migration. Using various examples from different countries, she explains conventional wisdoms of migration, recent trends in African migration and what lessons can be drawn from the African migration response to migration worldwide. Speaker: Dr. Beth Whitaker Da...

Fortresses, Borders and Borderlands

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Dr. Chris Nshimbi shares his knowledge about borders, fortresses and borderlands. He defines these concepts, explains the characteristics of borders, which range from linking transnational identities to representing sights of contest and conflict. He also provides insights into his experiences in border areas on the African and European continent and into the impact borders have on further issues such as hu...

The Future of Mediation: Instagram Channel

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This Instagram Channel gives an overview of the South Africa`s Mediation Model with its advantages and disadvantages, gives hands-on examples of conflicts and mediation processes in Burundi and Sudan and discusses lessons learnt for the future of the African Union`s peacebuilding. Speakers: Sandra Peters, Patrycia Walisch, Jennifer Müller, Jacqueline Sengelhoff, Hannah Pohlen, Ann Grebenstein, Angelika ...

Mediation in Burundi: Podcast

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This podcast on Burundi gives an introduction to the country, explains the civil war from 1993 to 2005 and the more recent conflict. The students take a deeper look at how the civil society has been excluded and involved in these conflicts and show why the bottom-up approach in the conflict is of such a great importance for the peace process. Speakers:  Anelisa Mbonambi, Anna Engler, Kristen van de...

2019 International Regional Organisations Pageant

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The student group slipped into the role of regional organisations and competed against each other. The organisations ECOWAS, the European Union, African Union and the Arab League were introduced and measured against their background, their talents, achievements and future aspirations. Speakers: Chantelle Alberts, Bridget Blackenburg, Carla Wolf, Alexandra Bähring, Annika Grotrian Date: 15.05.2019 Len...

Migration Governance

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Why do people migrate? Who is defined as a migrant? What does migration governance mean? Why is it important? Which global fundamental agreements for migration governance exist? In this video our students explain the fundamental aspects of migration governance. Date: 27.09.2018 Length: 13:16 Category: Africa, Europe, Migration Governance