We conduct research on global political develo­pments that pose challenges to peace. Peace and conflict research is an inter­disciplinary research field that brings together expertise from the social sciences and humanities to the natural and technical sciences. We deal with pressing questions in five re­search depart­ments as well as seven re­search groups and three re­search alliances.

Research Departments

Research Groups

Research Alliances

Research Program

An overarching, multi-year research program allows central theoretical and empirical questions to be syste­matically approached from different pers­pectives:

Since January 2018, PRIF has worked on the research program“Coercion and Peace”. In this context, the institute examines the role that the threat or app­li­cation of coercion plays in the estab­lish­ment, main­te­nance and under­mining of peace.