The Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) was founded by the Hessian Federal Government in 1970 as an independent foundation under public law. Its constitution guarantees PRIF full academic freedom. PRIF is one of the largest institutes for peace research in Germany, and is located in Frankfurt am Main and Berlin. PRIF sets out to analyze the causes of violent international and internal conflicts, carrying out research into the conditions necessary for peace, and working to spread the concept of peace. PRIF combines basic research with knowledge transfer into policy-making, media and society. It develops options of action and provides background information and analyses for ministries, parties, NGOs and companies. Furthermore, PRIF provides experts for interviews, information and discussion events.
Central research topics and perspectives include:
Arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation, emerging technologies
International organizations, international law and normative orders
Non-state violent actors, transnational corporations, civil society
Radicalization and political violence
Intrastate conflicts, organization and transformation of political rule
Globalization and local life-worlds, African intervention politics
PRIF’s library owns the largest collection in the field of peace and conflict research in the German-speaking area. In the international relations area, the library is one of few comprehensive and fully accessible libraries with a focus on theories of international relations, global politics, civil wars, European security, arms dynamics and arms control.
PRIF cooperates with several German and international universities, especially with Goethe University Frankfurt and Technische Universität Darmstadt. For many years, PRIF has cooperated with other leading research institutes and think tanks at the European and international level through cooperative research projects, programs and reciprocal research stays. Since 2021, PRIF coordinates the Leibniz Research Network "Environmental Crisis - Crisis Environments (CrisEn)".
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