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The final workshop of the research project “Micro-level determinants and consequences of militia performance. Mixed-methods re-search into the organization of violence and security between the state and communities” has taken place at the Madrid-premises of Stanford University. The project team at the University of Osnabrück (Alexander De Juan, Kristof Gosztonyi and Jan Koehler) and project partners at Stanford University have discussed the final empirical results of the three-year project that has been funded by the Germen Research Foundation (DFG).

04.05.2023 Workshop about Forced Migration and Peace

As part of the interdisciplinary workshop series "African Forced Migration Studies in Germany", the next workshop focuses on "Forced Migratoin and Peace" and takes place on 4 May 2023 online. It seeks to bring together scholars to futher research debates and networking.

The workshop is organized by Ulrike Krause, Nadine Segadlo and Hannah Edler (Osnabrück University) and Franzisca Zanker (ABI).

26.04.2023 "Report Globale Flucht 2023" published by Fischer

Today the book "Report Globale Flucht 2023" is published by S. Fischer Verlag. The book is part of the FFVT joint project and edited by Jochen Oltmer, Marcel Berlinghoff, Franck Düvell, Ulrike Krause and Andreas Pott. It covers 25 chapters on global refugee movements, the consequences of the war in Ukraine, the impact of borders, the state of refugee protection, and regional developments, including those in Germany. Further information: Link.


Oltmer, Jochen, Berlinghoff, Marcel, Düvell, Franck, Krause, Ulrike und Pott, Andreas (eds.) (2023), Report Globale Flucht 2023 (Frankfurt a.M.: Fischer).

Alio, Mustafa, Gardi, Rez und Krause, Ulrike (2023), 'Die Rolle geflüchteter Menschen in der Flüchtlingspolitik', in Jochen Oltmer, et al. (Hrsg.), Report Globale Flucht 2023 (Frankfurt a.M.: Fischer), 116-125.

Krause, Ulrike (2023), 'Ein kritischer Blick auf den Umgang mit Zahlen über Geflüchtete in Medien und Politik', in Jochen Oltmer, et al. (Hrsg.), Report Globale Flucht 2023 (Frankfurt a.M.: Fischer), 150-160.

20.04.2023 Presentation by Ulrike Krause

On April 20, 2023 Ulrike Krause gave a lecture on "Invisible Colonial Others? Postcolonial and gender perspective on international refugee law and protection" as part of the lecture series on "Interrogating intersectionality across migration studies. Reflecting on power relations, representations and methodologies" organized by Jane Freedman, Nina Sahraoui and Elsa Tyszler at the Paris Centre for Political and Sociological Research (CRESPPA).

11.04.2023 Lecture Series

In the summer semester 2023, the lecture series "War, Conflict, Peace and Gender" of the Gender Studies Research Unit (FGF) in cooperation with the Center for the Study of Conflict & Peace (CeCoP) will take place on Wednesdays 12-14pm. It is organized by Prof.in Dr.in Meike Rühl, Prof. Dr. Kai-Olaf Maiwald and Prof.in Dr.in Ulrike Krause and administratively supported by Hannah Edler and Lena Wittenfeld.

06.03.2023 New Podcast about the book "Difficult Life in a Refugee Camp"

As part of the New Books Network and the Political Science series, Prof. Lamis Abdelaaty did a podcast with Ulrike Krause about her book "Difficult Life in a Refugee Camp". The Podcast is available online.

02./03.03.2023 Conference on conflict and cooperation in Eastern Europe

The Center for Eastern Europe and International Studies (ZOiS) in Berlin organized an international conference on conflict and cooperation in Eastern Europe. Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schneckener took part in the final panel on the political, economic and social consequences of the Russian attack on Ukraine.

22.02.2023 Interview: One Year War against Ukraine

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schneckener has been interviewed by the “Westfälische Nachrichten” (Münster) about the current stage of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine and on the German debate regarding peace negotiations. See: https://www.wn.de/welt/ukraine-krieg/ukraine-krieg-russland-interview-friedensforscher-2710443

06.02. 2023 Re-election as DSF chairman

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schneckener has again been elected as chairman of the board of the German Foundation for Peace Research (DSF). The Federal Foundation, based in Osnabrück, supports innovative peace and conflict research projects throughout Germany and promotes the building of academic networks as well as the transfer of knowledge between science, politics and society. Prof. Schneckener has chaired the DSF since 2016 and is now beginning his third and final term.

26.01.2023 Defence of Hannah Schmidt's doctoral dissertation

On Thursday, 26 January 2023, Hannah Schmidt successfully defended her doctoral dissertation. Her dissertation focuses on the spatial production of refugee camps and is entitled "Weaving the Camp. Refugees' Practices of Spatialization in a Refugee Camp in Uganda". Specifically, it analyses spatial practices of refugees in camps based on the case of Kyaka II in Uganda. The doctoral thesis is supervised by Ulrike Krause and Susanne Buckley-Zistel (Marburg Universität).

25.01.2023 Parliamentary evening in Berlin

In cooperation with the Center for Eastern Europe and International Studies (ZOiS), the German Foundation for Peace Research (DSF) organized a parliamentary evening in Berlin on "The Future of Ukraine in Europe". Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schneckener moderated the event for members of parliament and employees of the German Bundestag, which was kicked off with briefings by Prof. Dr. Gwendolyn Sasse (ZOiS) and Prof. Dr. Andrea Gawrich (Justus Liebig University Giessen).

24.01.2023 Lecture at the VHS Osnabrück

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schneckener gave a lecture entitled "Russia's attack. What remains of the European peace order?” at the Osnabrück Volkshochschule as part of the “Third World Colloquium”.

16.01.2023 Presentation in Lecture Series

In the IMIB lecture series on migration policy and refugee reception in a (trans-)local context, Ulrike Krause, Nadine Segadlo and Hannah Edler will talk about the results of the research project "Women, Forced Migration - and Peace?". The talk will focus on "Exploring roles, meanings and practices of peace among displaced people". We ask what meanings of peace refugees produce and how they work for peace. The project is funded by the German Foundation for Peace Research.