International Panel on Exiting Violence Final Report Presentation


In november 2019, The International Panel on Exiting Violence (IPEV) presented its final report for the first time in Paris.

This report presents the results of IPEV's nine working groups, the fruit of two years of international and interdisciplinary collaborations, and aims at thinking the exit of violence, at the various levels where it is exercised (deradicalisation, disengagement, reconciliation, memories of groups and individuals, etc.). With a constant concern to articulate a critical approach to practical recommendations, this report is intended not only for the academic world, but also for the political world and the actors of civil society.

Read the report on Omnibook (in French)

The Report

The panel has produced an analytical report containing recommendations to international, regional and national institutions, policy-makers, representatives of NGOs and practitioners. The goal is to establish joint strategies and identify good practices for exiting violence. These reflections are intended to become valuable insights for a process of exiting violence, promoting citizens’ integration and the construction of safe and democratic societies. This report adresses exiting violence as a new field of research.

It is divided in 9 chapters:

  • For a Comparative, Anthropological, and Contextualised Approach to Radicalization
    Under the leadership of Farhad KHOSROKHAVAR, director of studies at the EHESS and director of the FMSH Observatory on Radicalisation, and Jérôme FERRET, Sociology lecturer at the University of Toulouse 1 Capitole.
  • Deradicalization
    Under the leadership of Shashi JAYAKUMAR, head of the Centre of Excellence for National Security at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
  • Between Salafism, Sectarianism and Violence: The New Faces of Radicalization
    Under the leadership of Mohamed Ali ADRAOUI, researcher at the Middle East Institute of the National University of Singapore.
  • Independentism and the end of violence
    Under the leadership of Adel BAKAWAN, sociologist at the University of Evry and board member of the Dabran Foundation.
  • Public Policies against Violence
    Under the leadership of Sandrine LEFRANC, researcher at the Institut des sciences sociales du politique (ISP-CNRS) and Eduardo PIZARRO, professor at the Institut d’études politiques et des relations internationales of the National University of Colombia and Colombian diplomat until 2015.
  • Reconciliation and Justice
    Under the leadership of Elisabeth CLAVERIE, Director Emeritus for research at the Institut des sciences sociales du politique of the CNRS.
  • The Uses and Abuses of Memory
    Under the leadership of Scott STRAUS, political sciences professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
  • Reconstructing The Self
    Under the leadership of Richard RECHTMAN, director of studies at EHESS, consultant psychiatrist in Paris.
  • Gendered Approach to Violence & Exiting Violence: MENA Region and Diaspora
    Under the leadership of Danièle JOLY, Professor Emeritus of sociology at the University of Warwick, and Pénélope LARZILLIÈRE, research fellow at the Institute for Research on Development in Paris, and associate fellow at the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences in Paris.



International panel on exiting violence

While there exists a substantial amount of research on the subject of violence, both its causes and modalities, little exists on exiting violence.

Contemporary forms of violence, their tragic consequences – exile, forced migration, all sorts of crises – and the challenges encountered by those who are working towards putting an end to these issues, invite us to bridge this gap and begin laying the groundwork for a new research field.

The International Panel on Exiting Violence (IPEV) is a multidisciplinary community of researchers and specialists who have gained international recognition for their work on contemporary forms of violence. Its objective is to produce an analytical report containing recommendations for political and social decision-makers.

For a period of two years, nearly two hundred researchers from all over the world will contribute to the analysis of the processes involved in exiting violence as part of an ongoing dialogue with policy-makers and practitioners.

A new research field

Current research on exiting violence is still essentially sparse, monographic and confined to certain expertise. It is therefore a matter of meeting the existing critical need for collective and collaborative analysis in order to provide the basis for structuring and laying the foundations of a new research field, the objective of which will be to go beyond expertise and extend the scope of research in the areas of peacebuilding and human rights.

An innovative method

A new approach

Established within a cross-border and multidisciplinary perspective, the panel is equipped to put several levels of analysis into perspective, such as transitional justice, peace-building, individual reconstruction and the development of collective memory. Particular emphasis is placed on the situation in the Middle East.

Dialogue with policy-makers and practitioners

The final report and its recommendations will be widely disseminated with a view to informing and hopefully guiding public action. Throughout the project, political and social stakeholders, NGOs and international institutions will all be invited to comment on the initiative and its results and express their views on the subject.


Carnegie Corporation of New York |  Conseil supérieur de la formation et de la recherche stratégique | Commissariat Général à l’Égalité des territoires

Contact & website

Coordinator : Vlad Berindei

Find full information on the dedicated website and follow IPEV on social networks twitter @ExitingViolence and facebook International Panel on Exiting Violence


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