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Webinar: Do Jobs Aid Peace? The Impact of Employment Programming on Peace

Tilman Brück and Neil T. N. Ferguson will lead a discussion on “Do Jobs Aid Peace? The Impact of Employment Programming on Peace” as part of the M&E Thursday Talks series organised by  DME for Peace. The webinar will take place on Thursday, May 24th at 10:00am EDT.

That employment builds peace backstops over 2,450 interventions; and good theories suggest the idea should hold (ironically enough, with or without employment impacts). From weight of numbers, a logical assumption is that sufficient academic-quality evaluations exist to conduct a meta-analysis. Alas. Not to be deterred, we conduct a “pseudo-meta-analysis” linking program locations to surveys. Fear of crime goes down, but other indicators are less consistent (and trust in government worsens!), which might suggest we capture a signalling process, rather than real attitudinal change. But what of the programs? Agencies mandate a final report, so it should be fairly easy to establish the impacts, right? We conduct a systematic review of 400 programs. Amazingly, of those 400 (and of 30 looked at in great detail), none has been evaluated for peace-related outcomes. So much for that idea. And that brings us to where we are now. Which is ending where we should have started; with the case-study evidence…
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Final Workshop of the Training and Mobility Network for the Economic Analysis of Conflict (TAMNEAC)

The workshop is co-organized by Université Libre de Bruxelles, ISDC – International Security and Development Center and Humboldt-University of Berlin and it is being held on 8 and 9 September 2014 in Brussels at Université Libre de Bruxelles. TAMNEAC provides training to a young generation of professionals and researchers in tackling the challenges associated with […]

Lecture on European Defence and Security Policy

„Die europäische Rüstungs- und Verteidigungspolitik:
Ist Europa eine Kriegsmacht?” 
with Tilman Brück
 on 22 September 2014 at 6pm at the Schwarzkopf-Stiftung, Sophienstraße 28 – 29, 10178 Berlin. Further details including a link to register can be found here.