Peace Research Institute Frankfurt

PRIF / HSFK (Germany)

The Peace Research Institute in Frankfurt (HSFK/ PRIF) is the largest as well as the oldest peace research institute in Germany. Founded in 1970, PRIF´s work is directed towards carrying out research on peace and conflict, with a special emphasis on issues of arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament. Between 1987 and 2002, PRIF organized a network of European researchers in this field, training young academics in some countries lacking any non-proliferation expertise. PRIF researchers have a long-standing experience in political advice and consulting, having served, inter alia, in German delegations to NPT, CTBT, CWC, BWC, Ottawa Convention and SALW gatherings, in the UN Advisory Council on Disarmament Matters and in IAEA Expert Groups. Today, PRIF’s arms control division covers chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological weapons, small and light weapons, conventional weapons as well as mines and cluster ammunition

Contact information

Hessische Stiftung Friedens und Konfliktforschung - PRIF / HSFK

Baseler Str. 27-31
D-60329 Frankfurt am Main


Tel: +49 (69) 95 91 04 - 0
Fax: +49 (69) 55 84 81
Website: http://www.hsfk.de/index.php?&L=1
Mail: info@hsfk.de

The team

Una Becker-Jakob - Associate Research Fellow


una.becker@hsfk.de

Resume

Una Becker-Jakob has been working at PRIF since 2002. For more details see: online presentation

Speciality

  • Arms control
  • Disarmament
  • Biological weapons control

Marco Fey - Associate Research Fellow


fey@hsfk.de

Resume

Marco Fey has been working at PRIF since 2009. For more details see: online presentation

Speciality

  • U.S. Arms Control Policy

Giorgio Franceschini - Associate Research Fellow


franceschini@hsfk.de

Resume

Giorgio Franceschini has been working at PRIF since 2006. For more details see: online presentation

Speciality

  •  Nuclear arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament

Aviv Melamud - Associate Research Fellow


melamud@hsfk.de

Resume

Aviv Melamud has been working at PRIF since 2011. For more details see:online presentation

Speciality

  • Nuclear non-proliferation
  • Nuclear weapons free zones
  • International regimes

Prof. Harald Müller - Executive Director


mueller@hsfk.de

Resume

Harald Müller has been Director at PRIF since 1996. For more details see: online presentation

Speciality

  • Arms control, disarmament, non-proliferation
  • World politics
  • Terrorism

Daniel Müller - Associate Research Fellow


danielmueller@hsfk.de

Resume

Daniel Müller has been working at PRIF since 2012. For more details see online presentation

Speciality

  • WMD Arms Control & Disarmament
  • Foreign and Security Policy in the Middle East

Dr Annette Schaper - Senior Research Fellow


schaper@hsfk.de

Resume

Annette Schaper has been working at PRIF since 1992. For more details see: online presentation

Speciality

  • Nuclear arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament

Dr Hans-Joachim Schmidt - Senior Research Fellow


schmidth@hsfk.de

Resume

Hans-Joachim Schmidt has been working at PRIF since 1982. For more details see: online presentation

Speciality

  • Conventional arms control in Europe
  • North Korean nuclear crisis

Dr Simone Wisotzki - Senior Research Fellow


wisotzki@hsfk.de

Resume

Simone Wisotzki has been working at PRIF since 1997. For more details see: online presentation

Speciality

  • Small and light weapons
  • Security sector reform
  • Humanitarian Arms Control
  • Nuclear weapons policy in the UK and France

Carmen Wunderlich - Associate Research Fellow


wunderlich@hsfk.de

Resume

Carmen Wunderlich has been working at PRIF since 2008. For more details see:online presentation 

Speciality

  • Swedish Arms Control Policy
  • WMD Arms Control