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The Intercultural Conflict Management master program revolves around the premise that social conflicts materialize in the space of manifold interrelated social worlds. Accordingly, social conflicts never correspond with the space of one particular social world, but they represent an overarching continuum which stretches out over the space of several intermingled social worlds. For this reason, the program is structured into four interrelated modules which break down social conflicts from distinct but intertwined perspectives, in order to bring forward social actions aimed at the participatory resolution of conflicts: A “Social World and Power Relations”, B “Research, Action, and Networking”, C “Specialization Seminars and Workshops”, and D “Thesis and Colloquia”. These four modules are not to be conceptualized as accumulative elements, but they are inherently correlated and come about in parallel from the beginning up to the end of the programme.

Modules A, B and C commence in the first semester and carry through up to the third semester.

As explained, the program is associated with a partner master programme, accordingly entitled “Acción Social en Contextos Globales’”, which is carried out by the Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca, located in Mexico. Both master programs are identically structured in order to stave off incompatibilities and maximize synergies between them. In this context, the Intercultural Conflict Management master program advances the transnational mobility of in-coming and out-going students and lecturers between Berlin and Oaxaca. Thus, students can capitalize on the mobility opportunities in two occasions. First, they can carry out an initial approach to their research fields during the second or third semesters. Second, they can undertake the fieldwork for their master theses during the fourth semester.

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Modules

Students in a classroom during E-learning session

Module A “Social World and Power Relations” carries out a multidimensional examination of social relations based on the spatial axis, coalescing the phenomenological, the power and the global perspectives. Accordingly, this module is structured into four interrelated units: A1 “The Lifeworld Perspective”, A2 “Power Relations, Hegemony and Inequality”, A3 “Global Justice and Human Rights”, and A4 “Global Relations and World System”.

Module B “Research, Action, and Networking” brings forward a methodological “triangle”, which coalesces social research, network analysis and project-based social actions. Therefore, this module is structured into three interrelated units: B1 “Qualitative and Participatory Social Research Methods”, B2 “Networking”, and B3 “Planned Social Action”. Additionally, unit B4 “In-Field and Mobility Guidance” supervises the student’s fieldwork and research stays.

Module C “Specialization Seminars and Workshops” is structured into seminars and workshops. Seminars break down specific real-world conflicts, providing both analytical and intervention skills for conflict resolution. Workshops revolve around practical training in specific tools for conflict management such as mediation, communication, statistics, etc.

Module D “Thesis and Colloquia” comes about in the fourth semester and revolves around the elaboration of the masters’ thesis.

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Semester overview

Semester Overview

Master's Theses

Alqaq, Rima

Facilitate Access to Mental Health Care for Newcomers in Berlin through an Intercultural Mediation Approach

Babiker Elshiekh, Nazik Ahmed

The Role and Contribution of the Sudanese Medical Diasporas in Promoting Medical Speciality Training in Sudan

 Bender, Corinna Regine

Striving for an ethnic identity by means of culture- based education – The Case of Native Hawaiians

Benavente, Manuel:

The Role of the State as a Third Party in Social Conflicts Caused by Extractive Policies Affecting Agricultural Groups: The Peruvian Case of “Tia Maria”

Campones Miguel, Lydia:

History Teaching as a Factor in Perpetuating Conflicts: The Case of Kosovo

Chemali, Leny:

Sociocultural factors on the opportunity to volunteer for the Red Cross National Society: a comparative study between the Lebanese Red Cross and the Mexican Red Cross

 George, Lilia:

SEEING THROUGH THE EYES OF THE BLIND: a study of intercultural conflict at a center for the blind in Downtown Los Angeles

 Gordon, Katerina A.:

The Impact of the Hybrid War in Ukraine on Migration: The Effect of the War upon the Lives of Ukrainian Migrants in Miami, Florida

Governale, Joshua Gino:

Otherness on Display – An Examination of Intercultural Disputes over Ownership and Presentation of Cultural Objects

Gunsch, Salome:

Racism as group-focused enmity against asylum seekers – Perspective of anti-racist initiatives in Berlin and Brandenburg

Hartland, Alexander:

Interpretations, Motives, and Influence: Civil Society and Protests After the Financial Crisis

Hyseini, Lume:

Quo Vadis Kosovo, Migration Experiences of young Kosovars in Europe

Kestler, Grace L.:

Migration and Disability: The flight and experiences of Syrian refugees with disabilities living in Berlin, Germany

Lipinski, Eike-Christian:

The significance of participation in football clubs by refugees arriving in Berlin after September 2015

Monteiro Obaid Abdelnour, Saeda Maria:

Mental Health in Portugal – Perceptions on portuguese mental health in the context of the crisis

Obeng Anane, Elizabeth:

West Africans in Italy: The Dark side of integrating West African immigrants into the Italian society

Paulsen, Alycia Marie:

God Cannot Save Me – Examining how Atheist Addicst Perceive Religion’s Role in Contempory Twelve-Step Facilitation

Qualmann, Felicitas:

Dekoloniale Perspektiven zu Berlins Humboldt- Forum: Koloniale Kontinuitäten und mögliche Transformationsansätze aus den Perspektiven von People of Color- und Schwarzen Akteur*innen der Berliner Dekolonisierungsbewegung


Ramírez Téllez, María Isabel:

A glimpse of structural and other forms of violence in Mexico City through the paths of public spaces in Berlin

Reichert, Hannah:

Flows of Communication in Refugee Camps – A case study of the “Flüchtlingszentrum Mertensstraße”

Saka, Damla:

Transnational aspirations among highly qualified Germans with Middle Eastern Background: A drive for emigration

Santos, Carolina: Global Citizenship:

A framework for Action? A case study of CISV International as an NGO for global change

Wegener, Henriette:

“Die Konflikt- und Problemsituation in Berliner Unterkünften für Geflüchtete Menschen – Eine Problemanalyse und Untersuchung Möglicher Lösungsstrategien”

Zatkin, Jane Elise:

Migrant Intergration in the Age of Globalization: An Intercultural Perspective to Improving Policy and Programming in Berlin

Beyaz, Belma:

“We want to die in the sea”: Refugees from Syria Situations in Turkey

Biryukova, Diana:

Intercultural Conflict in Ukraine 2014-2015 through the Prism of Leading World and Local Media: Home countries political interests?

Elhan, Uğur:

Searching for Identity. Young Newcomers with Turkey-Background in Berlin

Goldsmith, Faye Marie:

Refugee Crisis or Migrant Crisis? Current AttitudesTowards Refugees in the United Kingdom

Haller, Marie Elaine:

Environmental Justice in Thailand: Local Perception of Environmental Change and Development at the Mekong

Holzapfel, Gina Maria:

“Refugee Is Not a Profession”- Challenges of the Integration of Refugees and Asylum Seekers Into the Local Labor Market in Berlin: Labor Market Policy Recommendations

Fatemeh Jean-François, Roxani Anna:

Cultura y Lengua Cambiantes en el Contexto del Deterioro de las Lenguas Indígenas en Oaxaca

Korompas, Alexandros:

Intercultural Counselling in Cancer Care: Counselors facing Culturally Diverse Cancer Patients and their Families in Greece

Merriweather, Melissa:

Why don’t I have more black friends?

Msaka, Ndondwa Theresa:

Balancing the scales of Dependency: How gender-based development politics and projects can transform the post-nuptial identities and roles of women in rural Malawi to counter dependency.

Peri, Amitay:

Inclusion of Persons with Special Needs in the Higher Education System in Israel: Challenges and Prospects

Petean, Nadia:

Developing an Intercultural Mind – Intercultural Competence and Connecting Cultures in Berlin

Pleuger, Miriam:

Trust Building in Wildlife Conservation Projects

Rautemaa, Maija:

Does a Refugee ever Stop Being a Refugee? Issues of Identity and Incorporation in Finland

Rudolph, Ida Louise:

The Making of an Extremist: The power of Islamic State Propaganda in Norway

Saqal, Najwa:

Facilitating Integration in a Host Country – How to facilitate Integration? The Experiences, Perceptions and Suggestions of Syrian Refugees in Berlin

Singhasenee, Nawapat:

The Impact of Political Shifts on Migration in Southeast Asia: Reciprocal Migration Patterns between Thailand and Myanmar

Stappel, Sophia und Weber, Laura:

Training for nonviolent conflict transformation. Analysing the relevance and effectiveness of trainings for peace activists. An evaluation of the international trainings of KURVE Wustrow – Centre for Training and Networking in Nonviolent Action

Tanager:

Learning to be German: Immigration and Language in Berlin

Baldauf, Amy Irja-Lea:

Faith & Peace: Legitimizing the field of religious peacebuilding

Braig, Sarah Helene:

“Foreigners” in Germany in Arendtian Perspective

Brask, Nathan:

The Case of Transnational Migration in Thailand and Myanmar

Contreras Jugo, Alex Benigno:

The Defende of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Prevention of Social Conflict and the Impact on Climate Change: the Case of Peruvian Amazonian Tribes

Eke, Yves:

Causes of Transnational Mobility of Guinea Migrants in Berlin and their Contribution to the Development of their Host- and Home Countries

Farley, Georgia Mae:

Balancing Local Ownership and International Capacity Building in Order to Combat Human Rights Violations: Strengthening Human Rights Protection in Papua Nueva Guinea

Gamiño Martínez, Dulce Angélica:

Contradictions in the Fight Against Human Trafficking: The Underestimated

Gitahi, Margaret Nyawira:

Women and Peace: An untapped potential in the Peace Building Process in Northern Kenya

Jochwed, Sarah Milena:

The Use of Nonviolent Resistence by Non-citizens: The Case of Berlin

Jung, Hyuk:

Humanitarian Intervention and the Human Rights Crisis: A Critical Reflection on the Case of North Korea

Kim, Minju:

Preparing for Korean Reunification: A Qualitative Study of Korean Diaspora’s Transnational Consciousness of Korean Identity and Korean Reunification in Germany

Kolde, Stefani:

Women’s Role in Peacebuilding and Reconciliation in Post-Conflict Communities: The Case of Rwanda Twenty Years After Genocide

Lang, Anna:

Education in Emergencies – Case Study on the Provision of Education for Urban Syrian Refugees in Jordan

Lemke, Jasper:

Citizens Can’t Make Peace – Yougoslavia & The West, 1945 - 1995

Macic, Ilma:

Is Hijab a Barrier to Muslim Integration? Understanding it From Inside

Markmann Paz, Adriana Victoria:

Analysis and Diagnosis of the Relationship Between Human Trafficking and Violence Against Women in Honduras: Empowerment and Raising Awareness as Key Elements of Prevention Measures

Mulder, Auke Jan Louwerens:

Improving Social Cohesion in the Burundian provinces Muyinga, Gitega & Makamba

Ramba, Irina:

How Can Civil Society Have An Impact on Human Rights and Labour Conditions in the Apparel Industry in Turkey?

Vásquez, Laura:

Las escuelas como Agentes de Integración para los Niños y Niñas Víctimas del Desplazamiento Forzado en Colombia

Villalba Solarte, Adriana Xiomara:

La radio como promotor o mediadior de conflictos: una herramienta para la identificación socio-política, histórica y cultural de las agro-minorías campesinas en el margen del conflicto agrario en Colombia.

Wadas, Christiane:

Community-Based Conflict Transformation in the Slums of Kolkata: The Case of Tangra Slum

Zeni, Giulia: 

Immigrants and the Italian School System: A Discourse Around Inclusion and Exclusion. The role of in-class intercultural activities towards immigrant children’s empowerment

Aasnes, Ann Evy Meyer:

Migration, homelessness and mental health – A qualitative research on undocumented migrants with mental health problems in Brussels

Adhikari, Arun:

Dynamics of Transnational Marriages: A Study of Nepalese Transmigrants in Germany.

Akaou, Jonas:

An Alternative Approach towards Addressing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Gorups of Young Muslim Students in Germany – Providing Opportunities to Process the Past and Decrease Stereotypes.

Alford, Denise Marlene:

The Social Role of Football in Naples Italy: Sport and Community Development

d’Aligny, Aglaia:

Third Culture Kids: Sense of Identity, Feelings of Belonging & Perceptions of Home

Bowe Reid, Sarah Elisabeth:

Western Sahara – Conflict Irresolution

Collmer, Ben Matthew:

Understanding Australian Culture in the Context of Migration to Australia

Cook, Janel Lynn:

White Privilege and the School Discipline Gap in Central Wisconsin: More than Statistics

Dolet, Manon:

The Roma communities within the European Union Nation-States – The special case of Spain

Harfst, Michaela:

Social Media in Humanitarian Aid, Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin, 2014

Gallia, Marco Marco Angelo:

Sexual Minorities in Uganda: the Kuchu Movement

Hillven, Jelle:

The Community, Culture and Identity of Drug Users as Guiding Concepts for a Qualitative Harm Reduction Approach

Lamprecht, Hannah:

The Impact of Business Migration to Zambia – An Internal Perspective

Meyer, Theresa R. B.:

Coloured or Khoe-San? An Identity Crisis in the Coloured Community of South Africa

Meyerhöfer, Claudia:

Internally Displaced Women in Bosnia and Herzegovia

Penaranda Carillo, Hector:

Los aportes del hip hop a la construccion de pay en Colombia

Podesta, Kristina:

International Christian Organizations and Do No Harm

Sabra, Najwa:

Politics on the Wall. Street Art as a Tool of Dissent in Post-Uprising Cairo

Ssembatya, Anthony:

Uganda’s Foreign Policy and its Role in the Eastern DRC Peace Building Process

Wehinger, David:

The Situation of Displaced Syrians in Lebanon

 

Amling, Matthias:

Social Development in Slums in Kolkata: A postcolonial and poststructuralist reading of participatory and transformative projects in community development

Augusto, Asaf Cassule Noé:

The Impact of the Angolan Political History on the Social Divisions among the Angolan Community in Bavaria – A case study

Bartels, Matthias Andrew:

The Effects of Germany’s Unidirectional Approach to Integration on Migrant Spouses

Browning, Céline Carol:

Effectiveness of Psychosocial Assistance for the Survivors of the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011: A Case Study

Giovannini, Francesca:

Excluded communities in Colombia: the everyday violence experienced by trans women sex workers living in Cali

Guridi, Paloma:

The Armenian and Hmong Communities in Fresno, California: A Comparative Case Study of Transmission of Cultural Heritage Within Historically Persecuted Communities Resettled in A Multicultural Environment

Hamiel, Itamar:

Joint Palestinian-Jewish Community Initiatives as a Tool for Conflict Transformation

Jensen, Anne Lykke:

Peace and Human Rights Civil Society Actors’ Perception of Theory of Change in Nepal’s Peacebuilding Process

Johr, Simon Thomas:

Out of Africa: Relations between Cameroonians in Berlin and Their Home Country

Lamtinhoi, Hoinu Kipgen:

Ethno political conflicts in Northeast India and its challenges on the Indian Nation state,

Lotfallah, Mira:

From Rivalry to Reconciliation: A Sri Lankan Perspective on the Path to Peaceful Coexistence in the Post-Violence Transformation Process

Maoz, Adi:

Negotiating identity – the case of the indigenous Bedouins in the Negev/Naqab in their struggle for recognition of the unrecognized villages

Merci, Jonathan:

The In/exclusion of Haiti’s Civil Society by the International Community in the Aftermath of the 2010 Earthquake

Ndifi, Tarik:

The social and political participation of the Muslim population in Kenya and Tanzania

Racich, Kathryne Elizabeth:

The Power of Semantics – the Role of Linguistic Dichotomies in Conflict Transformation and Social Change: a Specific Look at the Asymmetrical Power Relationship between Men and Women in Western Society

Ranftler, Judith:

Kulturspezifische Fragestellungen für SozialarbeiterInnen in der Jugendwohlfahrt

Rosnak, Iris:

Post-Conflict Situations in the Daily Lives of Women Through the Lens of Non-Government Organisations in Ahmedabad (Gujarat/ India)

Sablich, Stephanie:

The Palm Oil Industry in Indonesia: Prosperity vs Exploitation

Wambura, Jane Ernest:

African Emigration to Germany

Abel, Sarah:

Motivations for Helping Refugees

Arnold, Andrea Lucia:

Personality, Politics and Peace. Important Character Traits of the Mediator in International Peace Mediation

Attard, Alanna:

Our Drowning Neighbours: How Climate Change-Induced Migration could Influence Australian Asylum Policy

Bareket, Noa:

Bilingual Education. Parents’ Perspectives on the Galil Jewish-Arab Bilingual School in Israel

Boegli, Nadia:

The Responsibility to Protect and the Limitations to its Success

Chang, Hoi Ning:

Immigrant Integration in Canada: The Myth of the Two-Way Street Process

Del Barco De Alarcón, Gabriela Beatriz:

Indigenous Peoples’ Consultation regarding Natural Resource Extractive Operations: The Case of Oil Exploration in the Bolivian Amazon Region.

Dinh Thi, Hoang Mai:

Promotion of Gender Equality: The Gap between Law and Women’s Needs. Case Study on Vietnam

James, Sandhya Santhosa:

Vulnerable Women: A Gender Analysis of Livelihoods and Displacement Amongst Female Headed Households in Urban South Sudan

Kasper, Charmilla:

Making Sense of Intercultural Learning: Perspectives from an International School in Berlin,

Lamboi, Tejan:

Criminalized, Brutalized and Stigmatized. How Rejected African Asylum Seekers Experience Deportation from Germany: A Case Study of Deported Sierra Leoneans

Lockowandt, Alaina Maye:

The Issue of Home Grown Terrorism & the Risk of Radicalisation – A Growing Threat

Morales Hidalgo, Marcela Alexandra:

From Ethnic to Civic Identity: Georgia’s Quest for Unity

Robotti, Nilde:

EU Policy Regarding External Borders. Theory and Practice of Solidarity in the Management of EU Border Protection. Tackling Illegal Immigration in Italy

Ryland, Naomi:

Power and Prejudice. An Evaluation of Refugee Mentoring: To What Extent Does it Encourage the Bilateral Process of Integration?

Mukhuradze, Salome:

Ethno-Territorality, Nationalism and Separatism in the South Caucasus: The Case of the Georgian-Abkhaz Conflict

Velasco Unzueta, Ana Lucia:

“Waiting for Mestizaje to Come. A Research on the Influence of the Political Discourse in the Construction of Racial Identities in the City of La Paz

Villacres Nieto, Vannesa Paola:

The Role of Sahrawi Women as Leaders of their Community in the Refugee Camps in South Western Algeria

Waschinski, Elena:

“What They Say by Keeping Silent”. Experiences of Discrimination of Russian-speaking Immigrants in Finland

Winchell, Nicole Diana:

Buying Time: Climate Change, Global Policies and the United States

Wundrak, Anton:

A Global Union In the making? A case Study in Trade Union Responses to Deutsche Telekom’s Labour Practices in the United States

Beckerath von Rinder, Anna:

Deutsche Islam Konferenz (The Islamic Conference)- a step towards integration of Muslims in Germany

Foster, Debbie:

When foreign conflicts affect national immigration policy: A case study on the impact of the evacuation of canadians from Lebanon during the 2006 crisis on citizenship and dual citizenship in Canada

Ghavam, Sadat Leyla:

Reading Habermas in Tehran, The Quest for Public Speher in the Islamic Republic of Iran (1997-2005)

Grönheim, Hannah von:

Challenges and opportunities for international protection in protracted refugee situations. An examination of the Rohingya refugees from Myanmar

Lobo, Serena Maria:

Growing Up ‘Mixed’: The Role of Society in the Identity Development Process of African-German Children in Berlin

Mammo, Garedew Assefa:

Internal Diplomacy for Intrastate Conflict Resolution: The Case of Ethiopia

Matic- van den Eikel, Djurdjica:

Minority rights strategies in Serbia; Rights of Bunjevci and Croat minorities in the town of Subotica

Molinengo, Giulia:

Deconstructing Integration and its second meanings, Migrants´perspectives on the integration proces in Germany

Padan, Tali:

Deradicalisation Policy in Europe: Moving Towards or Away from More Radicalisation?

Ohloff, Andrea:

Conflict as Chance? – Empowering Factors for Women’s Participation in the Divided Northern Irish Society

Peuker, Tanja:

Integration of Elderly inhabitants in the multicultural community of cropiusstadt, South-Neukölln, Berlin: Possibilities of voluntary engagement

Rainer, Heike:

Gender Impact in the context of forced migration and displacement- A feminist analysis of refugee protection and assistance on the case example of Rohingya refugee women

Robes, Moshe:

A manual for having fun while changing the world

Subic, Alexandra:

In a State of Enduring Uncertainty; The experience of Bosnian Refugees under `Temporary Protection`in Germany and the implications of Their

Abubakr, Nasredin Yaagoub:

States in Protrected Conflicts are the Main Cause of Forced Migrants to the West (Europe), within the Context of the Altering Migration Policy in Germany

Bader, Danna:

Gender Relations in Asymmetric Conflict Zones – Experience of Israeli and Palestinian Women

Benziony, Omer:

The Experience of Living in the Mixed City of Lod, Israel, and the Impact of Participating in Community Mediation Training Course on Jewish and Arab Participants

Diez, María Soledad:

“I came here to work not to get nervios” –Emotional Distress among Peruvian Migrant Domestic Workers in Chile

Etter, Bettina:

Human Rights-Based Approach to Water and Sanitation in Development Cooperation: A Human Rights Assessment of Water Resources Management Programme (WARM-P) of Helvetas, a Swiss Association for Internal Cooperation, in Nepal

Gruitrooy, Clara Gesa:

Mediterranean Border Management and Human Rights

Imo, Christiana Uchechukwu:

Is Gender Influence an Issue in the Motivation to Migrate and Integration Experiences of Nigerian Female Migrants in Germany

Keßler, Uta:

Long Term Integration of Child Refugees in Germany

Krušlin, Nada Paola Merlin:

Integrated but still Outsiders: Kosovo Albanians Experiences of Social and Labour Market Integration in Basel

Massarwi, Kifah:

Extremism in Muslim Communities and the Terrorist Threat in Germany

Njekang, Martin Ndah:

The Role of Natural Resources in Fuelling Sub-Saharan African Conflicts: The Cases of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Sierra Leone

Schuster, David:

Sierra Leone Security Concerns: A Revenant Cycle?

Sentner, Janina Viviane Seraphine:

New Approaches to the Handling of Natural Disasters: Improving National and International Development Policy by Targeting Disaster Vulnerability

Shirane, Daisuke:

Human Trafficking for Forced Labour in Japan: An Assessment of the Efficacy of the National Actions of Japan Against the Issue

Woldeyohannes, Merdassa Kassaye:

Researching Conflict: Challenges and Opportunities of Conflict Research Practices in the Horn of Africa

Zehl, Claudia:

Transforming Ethnically Divided Societies after Civil War

Ardaji, Maria:

The Role of Culture in Conflict Resolution

Arens, Raphael:

‘The Return of the Phoenix’. The European Union on its path to world power

Baierl, Marlene:

HAS INTERVENTION IN KOSOVO ACHIEVED SUSTAINABLE PEACE?

Brock, Kathrin:

Constructing and Negotiating ‘Muslims’ Identities in an Intercultural Space. Narratives of Identity and Difference in Qualitative Interviews with Muslim Women and Men in Vienna

de la Vega, Cristina:

“The realisation of the human right to food in the context of economic liberalisation: A case study on the access to maize-based food staples in Mexico City”

Dietrich, Anke :

IMPACT OF LOCAL INTEGRATION FOR REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS IN GERMANY

Farahat, Riem :

FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND NON-MUSLIMS IN SAUDI ARABIA: Applicability, Challenges and Limitations of International Human Rights Laws

Kaim, Tamar :

Intercultural Mediation in Brussels Mental Hospitals and its Significance for Immigrant Integration: A Case Study of Intercultural Mediation at Two Psychiatric Hospitals in Brussels, Belgium

Kaup, Christian :

NGO work in the field of internal displacement – The case of Nepal

Moser, Stefan :

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Peru and its contribution to the peace-building process: An empirical qualitative study

Nga, Christa-Mary :

FEMALE AFRICAN ASYLUM CLAIMANTS AND THEIR CHILDREN’S HEALTH RELATED PROBLEMS IN GERMANY: CASE STUDY BERLIN-BRANDENBURG

Njuki, Caroline Muthoni:

THE LEGAL, POLITICAL AND PRACTICAL CHALLENGES FACED BY INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN AGENCIES AND NON GOVERMENTAL ORGANISATIONS (NGOs) IN PROVIDING PROTECTION AND ASSISTANCE TO INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS IN KENYA.

Phillips, Tanana:

Constructing Meaning: A Self-Reflexive Approach to Islamophobia and Curriculum

Schickler, Miriam:

ON THE AB/USE OF THE VICTIM RETHORIC IN THE DISCOURSE ON MIGRANT SEX WORKERS

Temesgen, Sirak:

STATE-LED RESETTLEMENT AND CONFLICT: The case of Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia

Veith, Claudia:

Subjective concepts about health of pregnant women with a Turkish-German background and their measures of self-treatment

Watson, Sheri:

THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT IN DARFUR. A Critical Analysis of the International Response

Weltli, Monique:

An Examination of protection issues in the case of Burmese refugees in Thailand: The role of ID cards

Aymelo, Worku Menamo:

The socio-economic and political factors that exacerbated the Ethio-Eritrean conflict beyond the border issue and their implications to sustain peace in the region

Blaickner, Bianca:

How participants of peace-building projects perceive and react upon the Lebanon crisis 2006. The challenge of abstaining “othering”

Cerda, María Emma Ochoa:

Migration in Germany: the different frameworks aiming to promote a multicultural society, and the influence and effects of its human capital on the economic development

Frey, Tracie Marie (with Marge Krist):

“Women” in Berlin’s Queer Co- and Subculture(s). Power Relations in the Context of Practical Responses to Heteronormativity and Patriarchy

Karanicola, Asala:

The use of the internet to promote the Integration process of the Palestinian Refugee Women from Lebanon in Berlin

Klonari, Avgi Vasiliki:

Unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in Greece: Their reasons for migrating and applying for asylum and their socioeconomic, psychological and legal needs

Krist, Marge (with Tracie Marie Frey):

“Women” in Berlin’s Queer Co- and Subculture(s). Power Relations in the Context of Practical Responses to Heteronormativity and Patriarchy

Krygier, Kamila:

“The whole is more than the sum of its parts”. Challenges in networking of peacebuilding organizations in conflict areas – The example of Sri Lanka 2006

Mawick, Manuela:

Going to war in Iraq 2003. How decisions were taken? Was there any credible justification beyond the allegation of developing weapons of mass destruction?

Schröter, Lara:

The Role of the United Nations’ Development Work in Conflict Prevention and Sustainable Peacebuilding

Seemann, Miriam:

Resource Conflicts and Conflict Transformation. The role of power balances in decision-making and negotiation processes in conflicts: The case of the Ecuadorian Amazonas region Cordillera del Cóndor from 1995 to 2006

Brastad, Iselin Braten:

The Non-Returnables –Starvation Strategies and Related Practices-; A Comparative Study of Norwegian and German Approaches to Rejected Asylum Seekers

Hoffmann, Frieda Ann:

The Intersection of German Drug and Migration Policies: A Critical Examination of Treatment for Addicted Foreigners Convicted of Drug-related Crimes.

Mosoh, Awa:

Organisation of Migrant Communities; A Comparative Study of the African and Turkish Communities in Berlin.

Platte, Martina:

Piracy at Sea and its Impact on Seafarers aboard Merchant Navy Vessels.

Sampit, Özlem Moustafa:

The Headscarf Phenomenon in the Integration of the Turkish Woman in Germany

Agudo, Maria Pia:

Cultural Differences between Germans and Latin Americans from the Perspective of Mixed Couples

Biesinger, Christa:

A clarification of the concept of intercultural competence in the context of German Development Cooperation

Boulay, Brain Eli:

The means and ends of US Democracy promotion efforts in Latin America: Experiences in Colombia 2000-2005

Bütler, Markus:

Potentials and limitations of the second-generation Tamil diaspora to engage in the Srilankan peace process. An empirical research in the context of the Swiss Diaspora Internship Project (DIP)

Dralo, Denisa:

Social Incorporation of Albanian Immigrants in Athens. Greece on the Road towards a Multicultural Society

Hilven, Jelle:

The Community, culture and identity of drug users as guiding concepts for a qualitative harm reduction approach – An action research to ameliorate the peer support project of “Breakline”

Nadan, Yochay:

German-Israeli Youth Exchange as a Tool for Long-Term Peacebuilding,

Sellmaier, Claudia:

Concepts of integration in German politics from 2001 to 2004: An examination of political discussion surrounding development of the new immigration law

Vollenbroek, Martin:

‘Good Policy, bad Policy’ Comparative Analysis of German and Dutch Education and Labour Market Integration Policies

 Altmann, Claudia:

Extended Role-Play Simulations - An Investigation of the Transferability of the Teaching Method from the Areas of the Political Sciences and International Relations to Conflict-Management. 

Arafat, Abdulai Sulemana:

Handling of Early Warning Signals of Conflicts in West Africa – Strategies, Effective Tools and the Search for Political Will

Bangura, Ernest:

The Linkages/Interactions between Peacekeeping and Peace-Building after the End of the Cold War in the 90s. 

Basat, Ben:

Cross-Sector Partnership: The Add Value of NGO-Corporate Sector Partnerships.

Baumgartner, Michael Urs:

Finding Success in Social and Emotional Education; A Health Promotion Approach.

Dümling, Bianca:

The Dilemma Posed by Democracy Promotion: Shifting the Focus from a Political to a Personal Perspective. Experiences of Romanian Staff in an International NGO. 

Kokol, Kornelia:

Intercountry Adoption and the Challenges for International Social Work – A Case Study of German and Thai Procedures regarding the Adoption of Thai Children

Ment, Katja:

What is Women´s Role in Peacebuilding in Post-Apartheid South-Africa? A Case Study of a Programme for the Enhancement of Women as Peacebuilders.

Miszkiewicz, Grace:

Measuring Peacebuilding Effectiveness: The Use of Impact Evaluation. 

Moritz, Stefan:

The Media Toolbox – How to use Media Reports for Conflict Analysis. 

Nsoh, Christopher Ndikum:

Fortress Europe: The Living Conditions of Asylum Seekers in Germany, Case Study The Estate of Brandenburg.

Park, Heejin:

Human Rights Education in the Republic of Korea – Assessing Conflicts in educational Policy Procedure Centered around the national Education Information System (NEIS) Case

Ricking, Frauke:

The Long Way Home: Refugees Negotiating Their Return to Guatemala

Scheers, Goele:

Exploring the Possibilities and Challenges of PCIA-Methods within early Warning Systems – A Case Study of the Balikumbat-Bafanji conflict in Cameroon, Africa. 

Stoll, Jochen:

Creating a Miracle? The “Miracle Question” as a Tool in Conflict Transformation.

Wachs, Dagny:

Mali: Traditionelle Politische Prinzipien und moderne Demokratie.

 

De Boer, Silke:

Female Genital Mutilation im Spannungsfeld zwischen Kulturrelativismus und Universalismus von Menschenrechten.

Grazhdani, Teuta:

Voluntary Return Programmes: What does Reintegration look like in Albania?

Hilgenfeld, Jana:

The Impact of the Women and Peace-Building Programme on Human Security in Nyanga, Gugulethu and Crossroads.

Iyase, Beloe Elizabeth:

Illegal Sub-Saharan Africans in Berlin (Germany).

Kellig, Sabine:

Zu Recht entrechtet? Verletzung und Verwirklichung von Menschenrechten in mexikanischen Gefängnissen.

Kutlay, Berivan:

Living in Chains -Working with Tortured Refugee Survivors: A study of health care of refugees-

Lambrini (Ninetta) D. Zoi:

The Integration of Refugees: The Situation in Greece.

Ludwig, Joy:

Brennpunkt EUSKADI – Gibt es eine friedliche Lösung im Unabhängigkeitskonflikt?.

Mando, Edward:

Examination of the July 1999 Lomé Peace Agreement for Sierra Leone from the Perspective of Lederach’s Conflict Transformation Model.

Musundi-Beez, Mary Jacinta:

Success and Failure of Peace Agreement. The Cases of Sudan and Angola. 

Odoi, Nana:

Cultural Diversity in the Context of 21st century Peace Support Operations: The need for Interculturally competent Peacekeepers.

Oelgemöller, Christina:

A Resettlement Scheme in the European Union – As a Part of a Comrehensive Approach to durable Solutions for Refugees Worldwide.

Pfohmann, Shannon Colleen:

Necessary Considerations for the Implementation of Diversity Trainings –Factors that Influence Receptivity and Resistance.

Randall, Matthew:

Rubbing Salt in the Wounds; A Study of Media, Power and Immigration.

Schmidt, Petra:

Intercultural Competence – abandoned in German Social Work Education? The Challenge of Fostering Intercultural Competence in the Curriculum of German Social Work Students.

Amexi, Grammato-Olibia:

„Fremdheit und Integration. Zur Integrations- und Identitätssituation in Deutschland lebender AusländerInnen. Integrative Maßnahmen untersucht an dem Pilotprojekt „Sprach- und Orientierungskurse für NeuzuwanderInnen“ des Amtes für multikukturelle Angelegenheiten der Stadt Frankfurt am Main.

Andersen, Trine Quist:

Europe Us and the other – a Research in the Managing of Diversity in Europe- 

Böhler, Doris:

Die Politik hinter der Sprachförderung von Kindern mit Migrationshintergrund.

Cekic, Sanela:

Peace through Justice – Lessons from Bosnia and Herzegovina -

Garokalna, Guna; Lazda, Inese:

Social Work in the Baltic States – The Place of the Social Work Education in the Baltic States on their Way to the European Union

Gembalies, Kai:

“Der Nordkaukasus – ein ethnischer Konfliktherd – Gedanken und Ansätze zur Lösung des Tschetschenienkonflikts” – Selbstverständnis, gesellschaftliche Relevanz und Engagement von NGOs im russisch-tschetschenischen Konflikt.

Hoffmann, Monika:

Social Work in the Context of Global Power Relations: Social Workers in Counselling Centres for Migrants and Refugees in Berlin - a qualitative Study with semi-structured Interviews -.

Hoxha, Denada:

Communication in Multicultural Workplaces: Patterns, Trends and Diversity Issues.

In, Sharon Chi Hyun:

Peaceful Resolution of the Conflict on the Korean Peninsula: Possible Scenarios for Reunification of North and South Korea.

Keloufi, Andrea:

Fundraising – Möglichkeiten der Mitteleinwerbung für Non-Profit-Organisationen.

Kovacs, Ibolya:

Ethnopolitische Konflikte in Rumänien nach 1989

Lehnert, Iris:

Die Notwendigkeit Interkultureller Kommunikation in Konfliktlösungs- und Konflikttransformationsmodellen.

Ouko, Michael:

Appraisal of Local capacities for peace in Ethnic and Political Conflicts in Africa: An Overview of Development Organizations in Kenya

Schmidt, Petra:

Intercultural Competence – abandoned in German Social Work Education? The Challenge of Fostering Intercultural Competence in the Curriculum of German Social Work Students.

Rickert, Monika:

Das „Übereinkommen zur Beseitigung jeder Form von Diskriminierung der Frau“ (CEDAW) und die Berichterstattung der Vertragsstaaten.

Sadic, Sanela:

The Phenomenon of Prejudice in Bosnian-Herzegovinian Social Work Practice.

Zehetbauer, Linda:

Social work in societies after Violent Conflict – Actors and Institutions that Promote Sustainable Peace.

 

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Lecturers

Dr. Jana Schildt is a mediator and holds a PhD in peace studies from the Université de Louvain (Belgium) on the subject of reconciliation in Rwanda. During her research work, she lived in Rwanda and gathered working experiences in Burundi, RDC, Turkey and Kosovo and was involved with various dialogue initiatives among the Diasporas from the Great Lakes region in Belgium. She has teaching experience at universities in Belgium, France and Germany and worked for the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as research advisor for peace policies in the Great Lakes region. In 2017 she managed a project that facilitated mediation, dialogue and encounters between neighbours and inhabitants of a refugee accommodation (supported by the city council of Neukölln).  Today she works as a freelance mediator and trainer for topics related to (culture-sensitive) mediation and conflict transformation.

In her work she explores a body-centered approach to conflict resolution. She is is passionate about dance and movement and curious in how the body manifests itself in conflict and how a holistic body-mind approach can support us in going through conflict in a constructive way. www.janaschildt.de

 

 

 

 

Norman Weiss, Doctor iuris (Mainz, 1999) habilitatus (Potsdam (2007) is, since 1994, researcher at the Human Rights Centre at the University of Potsdam, Germany. He served, 2000-2004, as a member of the Research-Group “Human rights and the protection of minorities” established by the German Commission Justitia et Pax and has been a member of the Research Council of the German United Nations Association since 2004, since 2010 he serves as the Council’s coordinator. From April 2012 to September 2013, he hold a temporarily professorship at Helmut-Schmidt-University/University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg. He has published extensively on various aspects of human rights, including the prohibition of torture, capital punishment, economic and social rights, domestic implementation of international human rights treaties and the international monitoring of human rights. He is co-editor of several books on human rights, among them: - Philosophie der Menschenrechte in Theorie und Praxis. Über Aufgaben und Grenzen praktischer Philosophie vor dem Hintergrund menschen- und völkerrechtlicher Wirklichkeiten, Universitätverlag, 2018 - Akzeptanz und Wirksamkeit von Menschenrechtsverträgen. Eine Bilanz nach 50 Jahren Menschenrechtspakte, Nomos, 2018 - Menschenrechte und Religion – Kongruenz oder Konflikt?, Berliner Wissenschaftsverlag, 2016 - The Influence of Human Rights on International Law, Springer, 2015 Another field of interest is the law of international organisations: - "United Nations", in: Sangeeta Ray/Henry Schwarz (eds.), Blackwell Encyclopedia of Post-colonial Studies, 2016, S. 1599-1604. - "Neue Weltinformationsordnung reloaded? – Eine globale Informationsordnung als Herausforderung für das Völkerrecht", in: Isabella Löhr/Andrea Rehling (eds.), Global Commons – Entwürfe für eine globale Welt (Jahrbuch des Instituts für Europäische Geschichte), 2014, S. 167-198. - "Institutionalised Co-operation on International Communication: The International Administrative Unions as a Means of Governing Globalisation Processes", in: Isabella Löhr/Roland Wenzlhuemer (eds.), The Nation State and Beyond, 2012, 65-81. - "Theory of the powers of International Organisations" (Habilitationsschrift 2007, in German), Springer, 2009. More information on Norman's website: https://www.uni-potsdam.de/de/apl-weiss.html</pre>

Alfredo Langa Herrero is an economist (International Ph.D.) and has a Master degree in International Co-operation. He is a lecturer at the Pablo de Olavide University of Seville (Spain), University HTW-Berlin and Alice Salomon University-Berlin. He is also a researcher at the Institute of Conflict and Humanitarian Aid Studies (IECAH). He has experience, both nationally and internationally, in the implementation of environmental and development projects and studies, in carrying out assessments and in training and research. He has mainly been working and training in the following areas: International Economics and European Union, International Co-operation, Logical Framework Approach, Humanitarian Action, Environmental planning, Sustainable development and rural development. He was also a Red Cross delegate in Sudan, Ethiopia and Guatemala.

Born in Argentina, Ezequiel Luis Bistoletti studied the Degree in Political Science at the University of Buenos Aires. He later completed a Master's Degree in Latin American Interdisciplinary Studies at the Free University of Berlin as a fellow in the Alban program of the European Union. He currently participates in the PhD program "Global Social Policies and Governance" of the University of Kassel. In his doctoral research he studies the power struggles behind the postneoliberal reforms of social security systems in Ecuador and Venezuela.

Julián Cárdenas holds a PhD in Sociology from the Universidad de Barcelona (Spain). His main field of interest focuses on people and organizations’ networking to better understand the social world and to carry out social interventions. Julián Cárdenas has taught networking, network analysis, economic sociology, statistics and research methods, among other subjects. His research lies mainly on business elites and the effect of elite networks on issues such as inequality, innovation and sustainable development. He is currently researcher at the Freie Universität Berlin. Previously, Julián Cárdenas was assistant professor at the Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia), lecturer at the Universidad de Barcelona and postdoctoral researcher at the IESE Business School (Spain). His homepage: www.networksprovidehappiness.com and blog: www.networkianos.com

Prof. Johannes Kniffki ICM Course director ,Lecturer and responsible for International Social Work at ASH, director of transnational and transcultural institute of social work Berlin (ITTS). Director of EU-ALFA Programme RELETRAN: a latinamerican-european network of universities and NGOs. Consultant and researcher for community development projects in Latin America and Asia. Lived and researched long years in Mexico, Cuba and Bolivia.

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