I am pleased to inform you that the 17th Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference will be held at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, on June 26-28, 2017
Host of the conference will be Marijke Verpoorten.
PhD positions open at ETH Zurich
1) For an interdisciplinary research project focusing on look into the fragmented space of urban environments in Colombia and South Africa and develop statements about best and worst practices in the area of developing urban design solutions for problems of urban security.
Candidates should apply online only no later than September 19, 2016.
For more informationhere the complete announcement.

2) For an interdisciplinary research project focusing on violence reduction policies in urban settings in Colombia and/or South Africa, and should involve the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and geographic modelling. Interaction with local and international practitioners is expected. 
Candidates should apply online only no later than September 19, 2016
For more information, here the complete announcement.
Summer School entitled
“War, reconstruction and establishment of peace from the roots of war to the establishment of a lasting Peace”
The Summer School is organized within the activities of a new center, CESPIC, and it will be held from 19 to 23 of September 2016 at the Catholic University “Our Lady of Good Counsel”, in Tirana.
Students (preferably) at a Master level
The faculty is composed by: Arzu Kibris, (Sabanci University), Vincenzo Bove, (University of Warwick), Scott Gates, (PRIO), Mansoob Murshed, (ISS e Birmingham University), Christos Kollias, (Thessaly University), Roberto Ricciuti, (University of Verona), Tobias Böhmelt, (University of Essex), Han Dorussen, (University of Essex).
For more information, you can contact the Catholic University “Our Lady of Good Counsel” ( or visit the website

Call for Papers for the "International Conference on The Political Economy of Democracy and Dictatorship" 
It will be held from 22 to 24 of February 2017 at the University of Münster, Germany.
The conference addresses the origin and prospects of democracy and dictatorship, policy control and governance structures in comparative political systems and transition processes from dictatorship to democracy and vice versa. 
Keynote Speakers are: Toke Aidt, Cambridge University, Sabine Carey, University of Mannheim, Barry Weingast, Stanford University and Ronald Wintrobe, Western University.
Deadline for abstract submissions is: August 1, 2016 
Notification of acceptance: August 31, 2016
Full paper submission deadline: December 31, 2016
Registration open until: January 15, 2017
For more information, see the complete call for paper (here) or visit the conference website

Call for papers for
the 2017 Meeting of the European Public Choice Society
The Meeting will be held from April, 19th-22nd 2017 at the Central European University’s School of Public Policy in Budapest, Hungary.
Empirical, experimental, and theoretical papers will be considered. 
Submit full papers via the online submission form (on the complete call for papers, see below) from: September 1, 2016
Deadline for submission: November 30, 2016
Decisions will be made by: January 15, 2017.
For more information, here the complete call for papers.

July, 2016
NEPS Members' 

Kaplan, O., and Nussio, E, Explaining Recidivism of Ex-Combatants in Colombia, (2016), Journal of Conflict Resolution. Link to the abstract.
A working paper version of it was previously presented at the 15th Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference. 
Proceedings of the
16th Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference
Also this year the proceedings will be published as short papers/letters in a special issue on Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy (PEPS, to be released on December 2016. 
This year, the special issue collecting the proceedings will be edited by Arzu Kibris and Daniel Meierrieks.
Deadline for submission is:  30th July 2016.
For more information, you can contact Raul Caruso (
NEPS Website
FB account name: NEPS Europe
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