50 Years IFSH: Anniversary Ceremony at the City Hall

"Peace is not everything, but everything is nothing without peace". This dictum of Willy Brandt is our mission and our drive: For 50 years, we have been researching from Hamburg and, since 2019, also from Berlin, how peace and security are mutually dependent. We have achieved a great deal, the IFSH is now one of the leading peace research institutes in Germany. Many new tasks lie ahead of us. 50 years of peace research in Hamburg: time to look back, but above all time to celebrate!

On the occasion of our Institute's anniversary, the Second Mayor and Science Senator of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Katharina Fegebank, invites to a festive Senate Reception at the Hamburg City Hall, on

Friday,11 June, 11:30-12:30 (CET)

Join us: We will be broadcasting the ceremony digitally via livestream on our website www.ifsh.de and on the YouTube channel of the Senate Chancellery. You do not need any dial-in data to participate in the live stream. Simply click on one of the two links above and you can follow the ceremony live on screen. The event will be held in German and will be translated into sign language.

Programme overview:

  • Greeting by Senator Katharina Fegebank, Second Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and President of the Ministry of Science, Research, Equality and Districts.
  • Message of greeting from Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dieter Lenzen, President of the University of Hamburg
  • Welcome address by Prof. Dr. Ursula Schröder, Director of the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg
  • Short speech by Niels Annen, Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office and Member of the German Bundestag
  • Short presentation by Ole von Uexküll, Executive Director of the Right Livelihood Foundation
  • Followed by a discussion with Niels Annen, Ole von Uexküll and Prof. Dr. Ursula Schröder on the role of peace and security research in the context of current political and societal challenges.

Between the programme short video greetings from representatives from science, politics and society will be played.

You can find out more about the Institute's anniversary at: https://ifsh.de/ifsh50