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Kai Frithjof Brand-Jakobsen

Kai Frithjof Brand-Jacobsen is founder and Director of the Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR) and Co-Director of TRANSCEND, and is on the Executive Board of the TRANSCEND Peace University (TPU) where he is Course Director for the courses Peacebuilding and Empowerment and War to Peace Transitions.

He has worked in Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Russia, South Eastern Europe, North America, Colombia, Somalia, Cambodia, Aceh-Indonesia and the Middle East at the invitation of governments, inter-governmental organisations, UN agencies, and local organisations and communities.

He has written and published widely, and is author of The Struggle Continues: The Political Economy of Globalisation and People's Struggles for Peace (Pluto, forthcoming), co-author, together with Johan Galtung and Carl Jacobsen, of Searching for Peace: The Road to TRANSCEND (Pluto, 2000 & 2002) and Editor of the TRANSCEND book series published together with Pluto Press, Constructive Peace Studies: Peace by Peaceful Means.

He is a member of the Executive Board of the Journal of Peace and Development and the Executive Board of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution. In 1999 he was founder and Director of the Coalition for Global Solidarity and Social Development, and in 2000, together with Johan Galtung, he was founder of the Nordic Institute for Peace Research (NIFF).

Since 1996 he has provided more than 250 training programmes in peacebuilding, development, and constructive conflict transformation to more than 4000 participants in 30 countries.

He joined TFF as Peace Antenna in 1999.


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Kai Frithjof Brand-Jakobsen

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Articles by Kai Frithjof Brand-Jakobsen

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Kai Brand-Jacobsen, September 2, 2008
Georgia-South Ossetia-Russia:
Proposals for Immediate Steps to be taken to End Hostilities and
Address Short and Long-Term Conflict and Humanitarian Impact

Kai Frithjof Brand-Jakobsen, March 1, 2006
Romanian and U.S. militarism increases insecurity in South Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Region
The agreement recentlig signed between Romania and the United States represents one of the greatest political failures in Romania in recent decades. It is rooted in the absence of responsible politics and a reliance on increasing militarism and aggressive military engagement in a broader US dependent alliance. The author gives you the criticism as well as the alternative: a peace policy program.

Peace studies, peace movements, peace praxis

Israel-Palestine: A call for peace action

Israel-Palestine - the need for a just peace

The Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR) to begin operations in a few months










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