Research Group: Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation
We are interested in approaches to transforming violent conflict across the globe. Conflict transformation is a holistic and multifaceted process that embraces conflict as a potentially constructive force. It aims to reduce violence and protect and promote social justice, positive social relations and sustainable peace. Conflict transformation is typically a long-term process of changing relationships, behaviours, attitudes, systems and structures that cause violence. It requires timely interventions, respect for the cultural context and, in some cases, the intensification of nonviolent conflict.