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Research programme

War, Peace and Justice

The research group War, Peace and Justice brings together scholars, researchers as well as current and former practitioners to explore issues related to the drivers, nature and (new) dynamics of war and conflict, comprehensive approaches to the promotion of sustainable peace, and the role of justice and human rights in the context of conflict, peace and global affairs.

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Joachim Koops

Whilst each of the three themes of war, peace and justice has a long and rich intellectual history of its own, the three fields are often operating in their own separate policy spheres and scholarly communities. It is the explicit aim of the War, Peace and Justice research group to advance an integrated approach to examining major interlinkages and innovative questions at the intersection of all three concepts and policy fields, which holds promise for producing innovative insights and answers based on a strong dialogue between the three pillars. Particular emphasis will also be placed on the role of gender, peace and security.

Related research projects & programmes

Frans Osinga is Professor by special appointment of War Studies. More information...

Alanna O'Malley is Chair of United Nations Studies in Peace and Justice, a newly-created position at Leiden University’s Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs. This Chair, in honor of the former Dutch Foreign Minister and Mayor of The Hague Jozias Van Aartsen, is shared with The Hague University of Applied Sciences. More information...

Bert Koenders is Professor Peace, Justice and Security.

The GTGC programme brings together scholars from different faculties at Leiden University, working in highly interdisciplinary teams. Our projects also reach out to official agencies, civil society, media and local communities. We moreover develop courses for Leiden University’s teaching programmes, stimulating students to think creatively about addressing today’s world-scale changes.

A project to advice the German Ministry of Defence on how to strengthen Germany’s approaches to the protection of civilians in UN peace operations. More information...

The Netherlands chapter of Women in International Security. More information...

European Cyberdipplomacy (CYDIPLO) will explore the emerging field of cyberdiplomacy, in the EU and with key strategic partners. More information...

What is “teaching excellence” in Higher Education? Which different teaching excellence training, promotion and reward schemes exist across Europe? How can a common European teaching scheme look like? The e-NOTE project led by Leiden University seeks to answer these question in cooperation with five partners across Europe. More information...

Connection with other research

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