IPEV Project

While there is a substantial amount of research on the issue of violence as well as on its causes and modalities, very little research has been done on the issue of exiting violence. Contemporary forms of violence, their tragic consequences – exile, forced migration, all sorts of crises – and the challenges encountered by those who want to put an end to these issues, prompt us to bridge this gap and lay the groundwork for a new research field.

Thus, the International Panel on Exiting Violence (IPEV), which is a multidisciplinary community of researchers and specialists internationally recognized for their work on contemporary forms of violence, have produced an analytical report containing recommendations for political and social decision-makers.

Since 2017, nearly two hundred researchers from all over the world have been analysing the processes involved in exiting violence as part of an ongoing dialogue with policy-makers and practitioners.

The International Panel on Exiting Violence is coordinated by the Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH) in Paris and benefits from the support of Carnegie Corporation of New York. Michel Wieviorka, Director of studies at EHESS and former President of the FMSH, is the Scientific Director of IPEV project.


July 3-4, 2017


Tunis, Tunisia

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2021 May-June, 2021


Online conversations

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Steering committee

From 2017 to 2019, the Steering Committee made the general strategic decisions. The Steering Committee was composed of about ten scholars of diverse origins, professions and disciplines, who combine first-rate scholarship and experience in research management.