Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)
The Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) was founded by the Hessian Federal Government in 1970 as an independent foundation under public law. Since 2009, PRIF has been a member of the Leibniz Association. Its constitution guarantees PRIF full academic freedom. With 80 members of staff, PRIF is Germany’s largest peace research institute. Besides political scientists, it brings together sociologists, ethnologists, cultural and religious scientists, economists, philosophers and physicists. Their work is directed towards identifying the causes of violent international and internal conflicts, carrying out research into the conditions necessary for peace, understood as a process of decreasing violence and increasing justice, and spreading the concepts of peace. Within the framework of PRIF’s political consulting, research results are converted into practically orientated options for action that find their way into the public debate.