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New Research Projects

As the main phase of the pilot project "Violence Research and Development" is being completed, ICVR is currently engaged in three other projects:

1. Violence related norms, attitudes and beliefs of young men in high-risk urban neighborhoods

2. Institution-Centered Conflict Studies (Collaboration with Free University Berlin)

3. International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP): Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Heitmeyer has been appointed to serve as a member of the "International Panel on Social Progress". IPSP is compiling a "Social World Report", along the lines of the reports on climate change. Heitmeyer is the German member in Chapter 10 "Violence, Wars, Peace und Security". He is collaborating with Prof. Wiewiorka (France), Dr. Stepanova (Russia), Prof. Shinoda (Japan), Prof. Aggestam (Sweden), Prof. Bellamy (Australia), Prof. Wallensteen (Sweden), Dr. Baake (UK). Under the leadership of Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, IPSP will publish its next report in 2017. Another meeting of the chapter took place in February 2016 in Paris. The next meeting is scheduled for January 2017 in Lisbon.