Brandt School Universität Erfurt

Alumni of the International Conflict Management Area of Concentration Meet for the First Time

Over 40 Masters and Ph.D. alumni of the International Conflict Management area of concentration at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt met on 02-03 May 2018 in Erfurt. This was the first meeting of the alumni of the International Conflict Management area of concentration.

During the two-day meeting that preceded the international “Peace and Conflict Studies: Perspectives from the Global South” that also took place in Erfurt 03-04 May 2018, the alumni had the opportunity to revisit the Brandt School. They also had an opportunity to take part in three short professional trainings and three short workshops in specific areas of professional practice in the field of conflict management.

The key highlight of the alumni meeting was the rare opportunity to participate in the workshop “Between Self-Care and Do-No-Harm: Working in Conflict Zones” conducted by Mr. Rae Mc Grath, Nobel Peace Prize Co-Laureate 1997 for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.

The panel discussion on the topic “Public Policy and Conflict Studies: Between Practical Constraints and Normative Thinking” chaired by Prof. Dr. Solveig Richter, Junior Professor of International Conflict Management at the Willy Brandt School, and featuring Dr. Edgar Aragón, visiting Professor for Public Finance at the Willy Brandt School, and alumni Dr. Pablo Ramos of Javeriana University Bogotá, Karen Simbulan, CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, Myanmar and Daniar Matikanov, GIZ, was also a captivating moment during the meeting.

The alumni meeting was fully sponsored by the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD).