Category Archive: News

Founding Women dialogue: perspectives from women constitution makers (video)

International IDEA and the Political Settlements Research Programme hosted the first annual Women Constitution Makers Dialogue in Edinburgh in October 2019. In a new video, participants share their experiences of navigating gender and social transformation and discuss the importance of women’s participation in constitution building.

Democratic Process Institute visits Edinburgh to discuss youth engagement in conflict resolution

On Wednesday 11th December Laura Wise and Robert Wilson (PSRP) led a session on ‘Navigating Inclusion in the Changing Landscape of Peace Processes’ with a group of 15 delegates from across Turkey as part of the Democratic Progress Institute’s comparative study visit to Edinburgh. The discussion encouraged participants to reflect on the opportunities and challenges for youth inclusion in peace processes globally, drawing on PSRP research and parallels with PSRP work supporting women’s meaningful inclusion in peace processes across the Middle East and North Africa.

Explore global peace processes with our new interactive infographics

PSRP has launched a new series of interactive infographics about peace processes and political settlements.

PRSP jointly hosts two-day workshop on interim governance arrangements

On 9 and 10 December 2019, International IDEA, the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law (ECCL), the Global Justice Academy (GJA), in association with the Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP) of the University of Edinburgh, and with support from the UK Department for International Development, held the sixth Edinburgh Dialogue on Post-Conflict Constitution Building.

PSRP, ASPR and RVI host Local Peace Processes Workshop in Nairobi

On 25 November 2019, the Political Settlements Research Programme, the Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution and the Rift Valley Institute hosted a Joint Analysis Workshop on local peace processes in Nairobi, Kenya.

PSRP and Oklahoma State University collaborate on global security governance project

PSRP Research Fellow Dr Kathryn Nash and Dr Brooke Coe, Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University, are embarking on a major project to explore the changing nature of global security governance.

Dr Kathryn Nash speaks about using PA-X to inform international policy-making

Dr. Kathryn Nash of the PSRP spoke about the use of PA-X Peace Agreements Database for informing international policy-making at a recent knowledge exchange event.

Dr Kathryn Nash represents PSRP at Knowledge Frontiers Symposium

PSRP Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Kathryn Nash attended the UK-Australia Knowledge Frontiers Symposium from 10-11 November 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. The Symposium brought together early career academics from the United Kingdom (UK), Australia, and the Pacific to discuss questions around the theme of the ‘The Future’ and the co-production of knowledge. 

Journalism conference examines role of the media in divided societies

On November 8 and 9 2019, the Social Change Initiative in partnership with Conciliation Resources and the Political Settlements Research Programme hosted a conference on the role of the media in deeply divided societies.

PSRP welcomes first group of Student Fellows

On 1 November 2019, the Political Settlements Research Programme welcomed its first group of Student Fellows at Edinburgh Law School.