Finissage und Gespräch: Kunst im Iran zwischen Tradition und Moderne

Finissage und Gespräch: Kunst im Iran zwischen Tradition und Moderne

Am 26. September 2018 fand im Rahmen der Finissage „Verlorene Träume“ von Mitra Shahmoradi ein Gespräch über „Kunst im Iran: Zwischen Tradition und Moderne – vor und nach der Revolution 1979“ am International Institute for Peace (IIP) in Wien statt. Drei iranische Künstlerinnen unterschiedlicher Generationen, sprachen über Kunst im Iran, in Österreich, über Vorurteile in beiden Ländern gegenüber Frauen und Ausländerinnen, über Herausforderungen und Möglichkeiten unterschiedlicher Kunstformen, über den Zusammenhang zwischen Politik und Kunst, über die Autonomie und Kreativität von Künstlerinnen und über einen kritischen Umgang emotionaler Zusammenhänge im Kontext komplexer Themen.

Report: Conference of World Leading Think Tanks on Peace and Security Studies in Beijing and Nanjing

Report: Conference of World Leading Think Tanks on Peace and Security Studies in Beijing and Nanjing

From September 13 to 21, 2018 a conference with Chinese, European, Asian, Latin American and African leading think tanks on peace and security took place in Beijing and Nanjing. The host was the Chinese People’s Association for Peace and Disarmament (CPAPD). Heinz Gärtnertook part as a representative of the International Institute for Peace (IIP). Below we publish his report and his statement.

Civilian Monitors – an effective enough remedy to end a hot conflict?

Civilian Monitors – an effective enough remedy to end a hot conflict?

On 23 April 2018, The Platform for Dialogue and Conflict Resolution in Ukraine had the opportunity to host an exciting event with Ambassador Alexander Hug, Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine. Providing insights in the work and daily life of the Special Monitoring Mission, the discussion revolved around the question whether OSCE civilian monitors were an effective enough remedy to end a hot conflict in Ukraine.

Experiencing Šipan Summer School

Experiencing Šipan Summer School

by Marlene Prinz

This year I had the chance to participate in the 17th International Summer School, which took place from 24th-29th in Šipan. The weeklong Summer School revolved around the topic “The role of NATO in the process of stabilisation of Western Balkan countries” and was organised by the Atlantic Council of Croatia with the support of NATO PDD and the International Institute for Peace (IIP).

The diplomatic relations between Austria and Russia – in conversation with Sharon Hudson-Dean

The diplomatic relations between Austria and Russia – in conversation with Sharon Hudson-Dean

by Lea Boraucke

The round table, which took place on 19 June 2018 at the IIP, gathered experts on international relations between Russia and Austria to a talk with Sharon Hudson-Dean, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. In a political present of a widening gap between Russia and the EU, this relation is becoming more important.