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The Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy is an interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Hamburg, which is funded by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. The IFSH works and researches independently.

If we want peace, we must ensure security. That already held true during the Cold War – with the nuclear deterrence peace between the two superpowers. And today it applies all the more – as a glance at the current world-wide conflicts and threats shows.

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Research and Consulting
Intermediate-term Work Programme 2013 - 2018
Contemporary Peace Strategies – Peace and Security Policy at the Fault Lines of Globalisation

In the course of its new work programme the IFSH will focus on the concepts of peace and peace policy as well as on the altered challenges of a contemporary peace theory and peace policy. The IFSH intends to analyse both the basic assumptions underlying well-established peace strategies and whether those still appropriately justify actions taken in the process of globalisation. In consequence, it will also be considered how peace strategies should be adjusted in order to take account of the prevailing circumstances. 

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Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy
at the University of Hamburg

Beim Schlump 83
20144 Hamburg
Phone.: +49 (0)40 866 077-0
Fax: +49 (0)40 866 36 15