Verbot und Kopftuchzwang

On Sunday, 25th of February 2018, I wrote a guest comment together with Adham Hamed about the current protests of Iranian women for the Austrian daily newspaper Tiroler Tageszeitung.



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New Role as Many Peaces Magazine Editor

MPM_logoIn January 2018 I became an editor of the Many Peaces Magazine for Conflict Transformation across Cultures. Our first editorial meeting took place at the Grillhof Seminar Center in Vill. Looking forward to working on the forthcoming Volume on Violence together with the team! Continue reading

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Gender Lecture with Zahra’ Langhi


Get-together with Zahra’ Langhi, Josefina Echavarría, faculty members and students at the University of Innsbruck’s Department of Political Science before the 51st Gender-Lecture.

In November 2017 I had the privilege to moderate the 51st Innsbruck Gender Lecture, organized by the University of Innsbruck Plattform for Gender Studies. Josefina Echavarría Alvarez delivered a wonderful comment, Adham Hamed and Clara Maier wrote an article about Zahra’ Langhi’s work before the lecture and Radio Freirad created a radio show about the event. Finally Matthias Sauermann interviewed Langhi exclusively for the Tiroler Tageszeitung. Looking  forward to continue the collaboration on the topic of gender and peace work with Zahra’.


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2017 Hammamet Conference: Building Peaceful and Inclusive Societies

hammamet_2From November 9th – 12th I attended this year’s  Hammamet Conference in Tunisia on “Building Peaceful and Inclusive Societies”, where I moderated the panel on the topic of “Building Social and Political Trust”, as part of theEgyptian delegation .

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“Ihr Schauspiel zeig neue Wege auf” – Kurier Artikel

Die Osterausgabe der Österreichischen Tageszeitung Kurier widmete sich dem Thema Friedensarbeit. Uwe Mauch hat mich dazu ausführlich interviewt und einen schönen Artikel zu meiner Forschungs- und Konflikttransformationsarbeit geschrieben. Hier geht es zur online Version des Artikels, in der auch die Arbeit meiner KollegInnen Manon Roeleveld (Many Peaces Magazine) und Etienne Salborn (Social Innovation Academy) vorgestellt werden.

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Rainbow of Desire and Cops in the Head with David Diamond, Sept. 3rd-7th 2017


The five day Workshop engages deeply in the basics of Theatre for Living, which has grown from Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed. Participants learn how to facilitate “Cops in the Head” and “Rainbow of Desire” and reflect how to apply them in their own work. “Cops in the Head” and “Rainbow of Desire” are two techniques that were developed by Augusto Boal which use the symbolic language of theatre to identify, analyze and respond to internalized forms of oppression. Internal voices, desires and also fears often shape and determine our decisions in daily life. What are the dynamics at play here?

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Book Chapter: Das Scheitern der Arabellion und die Folgen für externe Demokratieförderung. Das Beispiel Ägypten

cover_image.phpTogether with Stephan Roll (Stiftung für Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin), I recently published a German book chapter about external democratization efforts in the context of post-revolutionary Egypt in the edited Volume Bedrohte Demokratie: Aktivisten, Autokraten, Aggressoren – Welche Antworten haben die Demokraten (edited by Ursula Männle, published by Duncker & Humblot). Continue reading

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