Category Archive: News

PSRP researcher awarded Chancellor’s Fellowship

In her new role, Dr Sanja Badanjak will focus on bringing together insights from political science, legal studies, and data science in order to better understand the processes though which political arrangements in fragile societies may achieve stability and constancy.

Role of amnesties in peace building explored in new database

Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Edinburgh have launched the first public, open access database which explores amnesties that were granted during ongoing conflicts, or as part of peace negotiations, or in post-conflict periods. 

Can PeaceTech end conflict during Covid-19?

PSRP recently joined the Edinburgh University Women in STEM Society to discuss how PeaceTech tools support those brokering peace, and the challenges and opportunities the Covid-19 pandemic presents.

Holding the UN Security Council Accountable for WPS Agenda Commitments

A new guide examines how civil society and activists can ensure that the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda is included in UN Security Council resolutions.

Concern over the impact of media decline in deeply divided societies

Social Change Initiative has produced a package of material drawn from the November 2019 conference which aims to respond to the crisis in the media and its impact on deeply divided societies, while also featuring media experts discussing how best to chart a way forward.

Data reveals effect of coronavirus pandemic on war and peace around the world

The Covid-19 pandemic has not paused conflict around the world – despite calls for a global ceasefire, researchers have found. But there are positive movements that could be built on, backed by a new UN Security Council Resolution. The data comes from a new digital tracking tool jointly developed by the Political Settlements Research Programme at the University of Edinburgh.

PeaceFem app featured on That’s TV Scotland

The new PeaceFem mobile app on women and peacemaking has been featured on That’s TV Scotland.

PA-X database expanded to June 2020

We’ve updated the PA-X Peace Agreements Database with 36 new agreements to cover up to 1 June 2020.

UN Security Council calls for Covid-19 ceasefires

The UN Security Council has called for a humanitarian ceasefire in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Making inclusive peace a reality: virtual launch of the PeaceFem mobile app

Join us on 30 June for an online seminar launching the new PeaceFem app on women and peacemaking.