Archive News & Announcements - 2023

International Award for Dr Tobias Ide

Mar 2023 - News

Dr Tobias Ide, a Toda Peace Institute expert contributor, has been awarded the first International Science Prize 2023 from the Hans Günter Brauch Foundation on the theme Climate Change and Conflicts. The award was given for Dr Ide’s book: Catastrophes, Confrontations and Constraints – How Disasters Shape the Dynamics of Armed Conflict published by MIT Press, 6 June 2023. Dr Ide is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Murdoch University (Perth, Australia). He also holds appointments as a Specially Appointed Professor for Peace and Sustainability at Hiroshima University and as Adjunct Associate Professor for International Relations at Braunschweig University (Germany). He received his BA and MA from Leipzig University, his PhD from Hamburg University (2015), his advanced PhD (Habilitation) from Braunschweig University) 2019. The award ceremony will take place on Friday, 14 July 2023, in the Alte Mälzerei in Mosbach (Germany). The Prize consists of a certificate and a prize money of 3.000 Euros. The prize will be awarded annually in Mosbach (Germany). Dr Ide’s publications for Toda Peace Institute are: Policy Brief 80 Quantitative Climate-Conflict Research: Limitations and Prospects of Alternative Approaches What Do We Know About Climate Change, Peace and Conflict? The Age of Intersecting Crises? Environment, Peace and Conflict Research: The Need for Constructive Dialogue Is climate change a threat to Australian security?      

'Fracture is history' - Pacific leaders commit to Forum reforms

Mar 2023 - News

The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) is now "a family reconciled" as its leaders reaffirmed their commitment to reforms to strengthen the regional body. Following the recent PIF meeting in Fiji, Kiribati president, Taneti Maamau declared that, after two years of uncertainly, a new chapter of Pacific solidarity has begun. Read more in this story from Radio New Zealand International Image: Pacific Islands Forum