Category Archive: News

Webinar: Why do local peace agreements matter?

What can we learn from local peace agreements about what conflict landscapes look like, and to what extent do our conceptualisations of armed conflict work? Join us for a webinar on why local peace processes matter on Thursday 3 December 2020.

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Covid Collective research platform launched to tackle global challenges caused by the pandemic

The Political Settlements Research Programme is working with the UK’s Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and a group of world leading organisations to develop urgently needed research that will support recovery from Covid-19.

Women’s Rights in Armed Conflict under International Law: book launch marks key WPS anniversary

Dr Catherine O’Rourke of the Transitional Justice Institute launched her new book, Women’s Rights in Armed Conflict under International Law, in an online event marking the anniversary of a key UN Security Council Resolution on Women, Peace and Security.

A virtual tool for effective peace process support

Ceasefires in a Time of Covid-19, a digital tool developed to track ceasefires during the Covid-19 pandemic, has been featured in the KOFF Peacebuilding Magazine’s special issue on digital technologies and peacebuilding.

PSRP research informs OECD’s States of Fragility 2020

Research from the Political Settlements Research Programme has contributed to the OECD’s report on States of Fragility 2020, which examines the dramatic impact of Covid-19 on the global state of fragility and sets out a policy agenda at a critical turning point.

PeaceFem: Can Technology Support Inclusive Peacemaking?

PSRP and UN Women presented the new PeaceFem mobile app at the Virtual Torino Forum for Sustaining Peace on 8 September, and led a discussion on the potential of technology to support the Women, Peace and Security and Youth, Peace and Security Agendas.

New visualisations explore global peace agreement data

PSRP’s new data visualisations offer stunning new ways to represent and explore global peace agreements, using the PA-X Peace Agreements Database.

New book examines women’s rights in conflict

A new book examines how institutions and regimes interact to protect women’s rights in conflict. Written by Dr Catherine O’Rourke of the Transitional Justice Institute at the University of Ulster, the book uses case studies to reveal the implications of the fragmented protection of women’s rights in conflict.

Peace Talks from PSRP: New Webinar Series on Peace and Conflict

Join PSRP and special guests for a series of webinars on peace and conflict.

PSRP researcher secures Edinburgh Teaching Award

The Political Settlements Research Programme is delighted to announce that PSRP postdoctoral fellow Dr Kathryn Nash has recently successfully secured the Edinburgh Teaching Award.