Project coordinator


Peace Institute, Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies

Metelkova 6
SI-1000 Ljubljana

Phone no.: +386 1 234 77 20
Fax no.: +386 1 234 77 22
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Aldo Milohnić
Maja Breznik
Brankica Petković

The Peace Institute (PI) was founded in 1991 by a group of independent intellectuals. Initially the PI focused on peace studies and the issues of violence, war and security. In 1994 and 1995 PI’s field of interest was extended to embrace a wider range of contemporary social and political studies. Among the topics that were added to the PI’s research agenda at that time were racism and political conflicts, gender studies, cultural studies, and political and social practice. In addition to the topics mentioned above, PI also began to concentrate on political extremism, democratization and equal opportunity politics in Central and Eastern Europe, independent women's and feminist movements in Slovenia, as well as issues of sexual abuse, refugees, civil service in place of military service, cultural industry and the like. Towards the end of 2000 PI’s area of work was further extended to the fields of human rights, media studies and topics related to the EU enlargement. Today PI continues to devote close attention to social and political issues that are rarely attractive to mainstream institutions. Most of PI’s 23 employees hold Ph.D. or M.A., some of them also teach at several Slovenian universities and are frequently invited to teach as guest professors abroad.


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