Organizational structure

Whereas the Executive Board of the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) is responsible for managing the institute, the Board of Trustees supervises the management of the institute and approves the budget. The Scientific Advisory Board supports PRIF in the design and implementation of the institute's research programs. The Research Council is a body that includes all of PRIF's scholars. Together with the Executive Board it decides on the research program and on the research projects conducted at PRIF.

Research Departments

  • International Security: Research depart­ment I addresses inter­national security policy, parti­cu­larly states’ capa­bilities for military violence and how they can be controlled and limited.
  • International Institutions: Research depart­ment II focusses on the institutional conditions of peace and especially the relation­ship between institutional charac­teristics of inter­national organizations and regimes and the establish­ment of sustain­able peace.
  • Transnational Politics: Research depart­ment III studies the trans­national dimension of conflict and peace, focusing on activities of non-state actors and how trans­national phenomena impact peace and security.
  • Intrastate Conflict: Research depart­ment IV examines peace and conflict at the intra­state level. Its particular concern is with the organi­zation and trans­formation of political rule and the inter­national dimension of intra­state conflicts.
  • Glocal Junctions: Research depart­­ment V studies conflict and peace processes in glocal situations and the entangle­­ments of local, regional, and global life-worlds and action constel­lations.
Organizational Chart PRIF (May 2019)