Today the jury has announced the names of 4 nominees for the Thesis Prize “Visions on Peace”. These are (in alphabetical order):



  • Jan Apperloo: “Makers of a better future: Assisting young men to navigate mental health and socio-economic problems in post-conflict northern Uganda”
    University of Amsterdam, Masters in Medical Anthropology and Sociology

  • Toon Dirkx: “At the Margins of the State: Intervention-induced Opportunity Structures for Arbakai Militias in the Context of the Dutch Integrated Police-Training Mission, in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan”
    Utrecht University, Masters in Conflict Studies and Human Rights

  • Niels Terpstra: “The Dynamics of Justice Provision in the Context of Irregular Warfare and Legal Pluralism: Why a majority of the Afghan population in Kunduz province continues to use informal justice despite international-led judicial reform”
    Utrecht University, Masters in Conflict Studies and Human Rights

  • Eveline Wong: “Too Much to Govern. Agency, Governance and Governmentalities in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon”
    University of Amsterdam, Masters in International Development Studies

The selection of the nominees and the choice for the winner was done by an independent jury in a fully anonymous way. This year 46 applications were submitted.


On Wednesday 4 December 2013, 14h00 – 17h30 (Auditorium VU University Amsterdam) the nominees will shortly present their theses and the winner will be announced.


Marius Enthoven, Chairman of the Board of the Alliance for UPEACE, will reflect upon the theses and research for peace.


The granting of the Thesis Prize “Visions on Peace” is part of the symposium: “Protection of Civilians in Syria – the dilemma of (non-)intervention in complex conflicts”.
For registration please send an e-mail by 22 November to symposiumSVW2013@ikvpaxchristi.nl


The Thesis Prize is organised by Stichting Vredeswetenschappen (Foundation for Peace Sciences) in co-operation with the ASN Bank and the University for Peace Centre The Hague.


More information on the symposium and other activities of the Foundation for Peace Sciences can be found at www.stichtingvredeswetenschappen.nl and www.facebook.com/stichtingvredeswetenschappen

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