In order to maintain teaching at Kyiv-Mohyla University in Kiev even in times of war, six PRIF researchers are participating in the online seminar "Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies" in spring term 2023. The two Ukrainian lecturers Galyna Solovei and Kateryna Zarembo have taken over the planning of the seminar with the support of Simone Wisotzki. The aim of the seminar is to impart basic knowledge about fields of work and theories of peace and conflict research.
Despite the ongoing war, students should have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and take exams. Since the power supply in Kiev is currently unreliable, the online course will be recorded and can accordingly be taken later.
From PRIF, Felix Bethke, Jonas Driedger, Patrick Flamm, Thorsten Gromes, Irene Weipert-Fenner and Simone Wisotzki are participating. Felix Bethke dedicates his seminar hour to the topic of "civil wars", Simone Wisotzki to arms control and Thorsten Gromes to humanitarian military interventions. Patrick Flamm deals with the relationship between conflicts and climate change, Jonas Driedger with interstate wars, and Irene Weipert-Fenner with revolutions and regime changes. As an examination assignment, students write an essay on their experiences of war. The PRIF teachers donate the remuneration for the teaching assignment to women's aid organizations in Ukraine.