As a forum for Peace and Security Studies, Pax et Bellum was established in 1994 mainly by engaged PhD students and staff members of the department of Peace and Conflict Research. Its original purpose was the promotion of interest in peace and conflict related questions through lectures and discussion forums.
Since 2005, Pax et Bellum is the student association of the department of PCR and entirely run by but not limited to students. Our members are mainly students of different faculties and practitioners in the field of peace and conflict. Honorary members include the department’s Dag Hammarskjöld Professor Peter Wallensteen and Jan Eliasson, the UN Secretary-Generals Special Envoy to Darfur.
We will foster a forum, promoting dialogue and engagement relating to Peace and Conflict discourse.
Overall goals of the association
- Open and free exchange of ideas through a variety of events of quality and relevance to the fulfilment of our vision
- Bridging theory and practice of peace and conflict work
- Enable personal and professional development
- Encourage active involvement of our members