|Location:||Basel - Switzerland|
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||Not Specified|
|Placed On:||12th October 2020|
|Closes:||1st November 2020|
swisspeace is a practice and research institute dedicated to advancing effective peacebuilding. It supports and advises local, national, and international actors relevant for peacebuilding, researches topics particularly relevant for peacebuilding practice, provides spaces for exchange and dialogue, and shapes peace policy in Switzerland and globally. swisspeace is an associated institute of the University of Basel.
To reinforce its Mediation Program, swisspeace is looking for:
2 PhD fellows (100%)
Starting date: 1 January 2021 (or by agreement)
The successful candidates will join the Mediation Program and complete a PhD at the University of Basel as part of the Swiss National Science Foundation project “International Peacemaking in Pursuit of a ‘Good Peace’: Integration or Separation?” coordinated by Professor Laurent Goetschel and Dr. Dana Landau.
The research project asks what international peacemakers believe to be a “good peace” and explores how this normative dimension of peacemaking impacts peace processes. It focuses on different approaches to managing diversity after conflict, studying arrangements for inter-group relations in a number of peace processes. This includes questions of population displacement and return, power-sharing, political boundary-making, or institutional and legal recognition of diversity. The project seeks to advance theoretical and empirical insights into the dynamics of peacemaking and will employ qualitative research methods.
The swisspeace Mediation Program supports ongoing mediation, negotiation, and dialogue processes and conducts mediation-related research projects. It provides training and coaching for mediators, diplomats, UN staff, peacebuilding practitioners, and representatives of conflict parties, and brings together stakeholders in peace processes by creating opportunities for dialogue. It cooperates closely with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the EU, the UN, and partner organizations across the world.
We look forward to receiving your complete application in English by 1 November 2020, including the following documents:
Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning ‘PhD fellow’ in the subject line. More information can be found at www.swisspeace.ch or received from Dr. Dana Landau at email@example.com.
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