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Welcome Message from FW de Klerk to Open the March 2017 Conference on Intractable Conflicts III at Harvard University

Frederik Willem de Klerk, Former State President of South Africa, contributed a welcome message to the opening of the Conference on the Transformation of Intractable Conflicts: Perspectives and Challenges for Interactive Problem Solving III at Harvard University! The video address provides insights based on de Klerk’s valuable experience in South Africa and strongly praises Professor Kelman’s contributions to peace […]


Award Ceremony for Herbert C. Kelman – National Order of Merit of Austria

On March 16th, 2017, Professor Herbert C. Kelman will be presented with the Grand Decoration of Honor for Services to the Republic of Austria by the Consul General of Austria, Dr. Georg Heindl. The prize recognizes Kelman’s pioneering role in contemporary peace research and his extraordinary intellectual achievements. After the award ceremony, participants of the Conference […]


Conference in March 2017: The Transformation of Intractable Conflicts III

The conference on the “Transformation of Intractable Conflicts III – Perspectives and Challenges for Interactive Problem Solving” will take place from March 16 – 18, 2017 at Harvard University, Boston (USA). The conference will bring together experienced scholar-practitioners from around the world in an inter-disciplinary discussion about the theory and practice of conflict transformation and dialogue. The conference will conclude […]


Radio Broadcast on Peace Research in Austria

This excellently researched radio broadcast on peace research in Austria is well worth listening to! Don’t miss HKI founders Wilfried Graf and Gudrun Kramer, as well as Werner Wintersteiner from the Center of Peace Research and Peace Education at the University of Klagenfurt, as they talk about the excitement and prospects of peace research. The broadcast can be accessed for free until […]


MK Hilik Bar’s comments at the Harvard Middle-East Seminar co-organized with the Kelman Institute

The Kelman Institute’s second conference on The Transformation of Intractable Conflicts: Perspectives and Challenges for Interactive Problem Solving took place at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, from September 17-19, 2015. The opening session, implemented in cooperation with the Harvard Middle-East Seminar, focused on the topic of New Visions and Strategies for an Israeli-Palestinian Peace. […]


Seminar “Key Elements for Successful Transitions” with Roelf Meyer; 9 October 2015

Key Elements for Successful Transitions with Roelf Meyer UN peace negotiator, Architect of the South African transition from apartheid Friday, 9 October 2015, 9.30 h – 12.30 h Diplomatic Academy, Favoritenstr. 15a, 1040 Wien (Musikzimmer) For more information see the Programme Morning Seminar Roelf.


Veranstaltung “Using Dialogue in Diplomacy: From South Africa to Syria” (8 October 2015)

Das Kelman Institut führt in Kooperation mit der Task Force “Dialog der Kulturen” des Bundesministeriums für Europa, Integration und Äußeres zwei Veranstaltungen mit Rolf Meyer durch: EINLADUNG   VERANSTALTUNGEN MIT ROELF MEYER  Roelf Meyer, einer der Architekten der friedlichen Transition in Südafrika, wird nächsten Donnerstag und Freitag in Wien sein. Er wird am Donnerstag, den 8.Oktober, […]


Recommendations from the 2015 NYC Conference “Searching for a Global Peace and Security Architecture for the 21st Century”

A Report prepared by the Herbert C. Kelman Institute for Interactive Conflict Transformation based on the results of the workshop “A Global Architecture for Peace and Security” held in NYC on 28-29 September, 2015 and organized by the Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership, in cooperation with the Kelman Institute and the International Crisis Group. […]


Harvard Conference 2015 on “The Transformation of Intractable Conflicts II”

Harvard Conference 2015 on "The Transformation of Intractable Conflicts II"

“The Transformation of Intractable Conflicts II: Challenges and Perspectives for Interactive Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution”: The second in a series of conferences was held at Harvard University from September 17-19, 2015. The focus of this conference has been on the wide range of developments to interactive problem solving (IPS) over the past decades, and […]


Harvard Konferenz 2015 diskutiert Nahost- Friedensplan

Harvard Konferenz 2015 diskutiert Nahost- Friedensplan

Vom 17. bis zum 19. September 2015 fand am Weatherhead Center for International Affairs an der Harvard University die zweite Konferenz „The Transformation of Intractable Conflicts. Perspectives and Challenges for Interactive Problem Solving” statt. Mitveranstalter waren das Herbert C. Kelman Institut für Interaktive Konflikttransformation, die Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation, die Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaften der Universität […]


Developing a Complex Understanding of the Political Religious Conflicts over the Holy Land (2015 – ongoing)

In 2015, the Herbert C. Kelman Institute initiated a new project , “Developing a Complex Understanding of the Political Religious Conflicts over the Holy Land”.


NYC Conference 2015 “Searching for a Global Peace and Security Architecture for the 21st Century”

The Herbert C. Kelman Institute for Interactive Conflict Transformation, the Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership and the International Crisis Group are organizing a research workshop of 20 well-informed individuals on the challenges of current geopolitical conflict and the prospects for its management, including through sustainable security, dialogue, mediation and peace-building, entitled An Architecture for […]


New Visions and Strategies for a Sustainable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

New Visions and Strategies for a Sustainable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The need for creative approaches to resolving the protracted Israeli-Palestinian conflict has never been more urgent. Traditional approaches to a Two State solution have not been adequate to the task. Yet a One State solution approach leaves many significant issues unresolved, in particular questions of citizenship and equality under the law. Over the course of […]


Haaretz: ‘Two states in one land’ (16 June 2014)

‘Two states in one land’: A Nobel Prize chemist’s search for peace The separation between Israelis and Palestinians is a heavy obstacle to peace: Working together to improve their common homeland would greatly benefit both Jews and Arabs.


A Report from the Harvard Conference 2014 “The Transformation of Intractable Conflicts”

From 27th to 29th March 2014, the conference on “The Transformation of Intractable Conflicts. Perspectives and Challenges for Interactive Problem Solving” was held at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at the Harvard University. The Centre for Peace Research and Peace Education (ZFF) and the Herbert C. Kelman Institute for Interactive Conflict Transformation Vienna/Jerusalem were the joint […]


Kleine Zeitung: Petritsch erhält Ehrendoktorwürde (29. Mai 2013)

Kleine Zeitung: Petritsch erhält Ehrendoktorwürde (29. Mai 2013)

Der aus Kärnten stammende Diplomat Wolfgang Petritsch bekam von der Klagenfurter Alpen-Adria-Universität am 7. Juni die Ehrendoktorwürde verliehen. Siehe die Kleine Zeitung vom 29. Mai 2013.                     “Was Wolfgang Petritsch auszeichnet, ist die glückliche Verbindung von jahrzehntelanger praktischer Erfahrung im diplomatischen Geschäft mit einer wissenschaftlichen Haltung, einer kritischen […]


Novice: “Vorschläge zur Lösung des Kärntner Konflikts” (19. April 2013)

Vorschläge zur Lösung des Kärntner Konflikts – die slowenische Zeitschrift Novice und die Studentenzeitschrift UNIsono der Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt führten mit den Leitern der Lehrveranstaltung “Zivile Konfliktbearbeitung im Alpen-Adria Raum” Jan Brousek (Herbert C. Kelman Institut für Interaktive Konflikttransformation), Wilfried Graf (Zentrum für Friedensforschung und Friedenspädagogik, Universität Klagenfurt) und Jürgen Pirker (Institut für Öffentliches Recht und […]


Wiener Zeitung: “Miriam Said” (28. September 2012)

“HKI-Vizepräsident Gunther Neumann im Gespräch mit Mariam Said über das von ihr betreute West-Östliche Divan Orchester, die Rolle von Musik im interkulturellen Dialog, die Umbrüche in der arabischen Welt, gescheiterte Ideologien und rückwärts gewandter Strömungen – sowie über die scheinbare Ausweglosigkeit im Nahost-Konflikt.” (Zitat aus der Wiener Zeitung) Mariam C. Said is the Vice President […]