TNI in 1995

01 June 2006
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TNI publishes several books including The Next Threat: Western Perceptions of Islam, edited by Jochen Hippler and Andrea Lueg, which debunks the myths about the nature of Islam and Islamic movements.

   

January

   

'Women and Development in the Philippines' - workshop held in Manila.

 
   

January

   

The report 'Germany, Plutonium and Proliferation: The Unstated Threat' is released at a press conference in Washington. The report is an outcome of the joint TNI / WISE project for a New Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and made in collaboration with Greenpeace International.

 
   

February

   

'Arise, History, Meaning and Future of the NPT' - NPT project international seminar held in Amsterdam. Co-organised with WISE and the Dutch NGO coalition.

 
   

March

   

"Asia's Wake-Up Call to Europe: The Perspectives for the Philippines", Europe-wide conference held in Amsterdam. The conference results in the policy document "An Invitation to Dialogue: Europe-Philippines in the 90s", a report on Women and Development in the Philippines and six commissioned research papers on various aspects of development. The material is later used in the book "ASEM Trading New Silk Routes" (TNI, 1997).

 
   

March

   

'Nuclear Energy, Development and Proliferation' - NPT project international seminar held in Amsterdam. Co-organised with WISE and the Dutch NGO coalition.

 
   

April

   

NPT Extension Study Day - co-hosted seminar held in Nijmegen.

 
   

April

   

'Nuclear Armament and International Conflicts' - NPT project international seminar held in Amsterdam. Co-organised with WISE and the Dutch NGO coalition.

 
   

April

   

National Debate on the NPT Extension - a public debate held in Amsterdam on the eve of the UN's NPT Extension Conference. Participants are Dutch politicians and NGO representatives.

 
   

May

   

Annual Fellows' Meeting in Amsterdam. The programme includes: 'Free Trade and Free Markets' with contributions from Giovanna Ricoveri and TNI Fellows Walden Bello and John Cavanagh; 'Islamic Movements, Human Rights and Indigenous Democracy' with Azza M Karam; 'Chechnya and its Implications in Moscow' with contributions from Andrey Fadin and Jonathan Steele; 'Conflicts in Africa: The Role of the United Nations and Cuba' with contributions from Victoria Brittain and Oscar Oramas.

 
   

May

   

'Cuba Today' - public meeting in Amsterdam in connection to the Fellows' Meeting, with TNI Fellow Saul Landau and Oscar Oramas.

 
   

May

   

'European Unification and Nuclear Armament' - co-hosted public meeting in Amsterdam in connection to the Fellows' Meeting. Contributions by Mattias Küntzel, Martin Butcher, Ben Cramer and Wolfgang Liebert.

 
   

Spring

 

Publication of the translated book Bonn and the Bomb. German Politics and the Nuclear Option by Mattias Küntzel, Pluto Press. Translation from German funded by TNI.

   

June

   

'Reinventing the Commons' - workshop in Bonn with World Economy, Ecology and Development Association (WEED) brings together thirteen researchers from Germany, Brazil, India, Cameroon, USA and the UK, to explore the relevance of the concept of 'the commons' today, with the aim of producing papers, a book and articles aimed at policy-makers and activists.

 
   

June

   

'Results and Consequences of the NPT Extension Conference' - NPT project international seminar held in Amsterdam. Co-organised with WISE and the Dutch NGO coalition.

 
   

July

   

The papers presented in the International seminars of the TNI / WISE New Non-Proliferation Treaty-project are published in the book Beyond the Bomb. The Extension of the Non-Proliferation Treaty and the Future of Nuclear Weapons by Bert Bomert and Huub Jaspers (eds).

   

August

   

Hiroshima Commemoration - co-hosted public meeting, Utrecht.

 
   

September

   

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the United Nations, TNI funded and published the translation of the book Blue Geopolitics: The United Nations Reform and the Future of the Blue Helmets by Vincenç Fisas, Pluto Press.

   

11-13 October

   

International Workshop "Towards the Economic Restoration of Sub-Saharan Africa" on successful projects in Africa, held at the Amsterdam office, with thirty African staff representatives or promising projects. The programme results in a research project on design criteria and technological innovation regimes in development cooperation; a report detailing the presentations made and disussions held is produced by TNI ("The Broken Pot", TNI, 1998) and presented to the Global Coalition on Africa (GCA) held in Maastricht in November.

 
   

October

   

Launch of the Association of African Professionals in the Netherlands (ASSAP) at 'Africa Alive', a co-hosted cultural event held in Amsterdam. With the aim to promote a more positive image of the African continent in Europe, the programme includes African dance, storytelling and singing as well as a discussion on democracy and development in Africa, led by the Dutch Minister for Development Cooperation.

 
   

October

   

Publication of the joint TNI / Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) book Palestine in Crisis: The Struggle for Peace and Political Independence after Oslo by Graham Usher

   

Fall

   

Publication of the book The Next Threat: Western Perceptions of Islam, edited by Jochen Hippler and Andrea Lueg. The book challenges the incipient legitimation of a new arms race and debunks the myths about the nature of Islam and Islamic movements. It is an updated translation from its original German "Feinbild Islam".

   

November

   

'Reinventing the Commons' - second workshop in Bonn.

 
   

November

   

'Tigers, Paper Tigers' - 2-day conference on Development, Conflicts and NGO Alternatives in the Southeast Asian Region held in The Hague. Co-hosted with Asian solidarity groups based in the Netherlands, with participants from embassies and Asian solidarity groups from all over Europe.

 
         

Publication of the book The Democratisation of Disempowerment: The Problem of Democracy in the Third World, edited by Jochen Hippler. The book is the result of the research conducted within the TNI Democratisation programme. It was also translated into German and published by Konkret Literatur Verlag as 'Demokratisierung der Machtlosigkeit: Politische Herrschaft in der Dritten Welt'.

   

December

   

South African trade unionist Fiona Dove employed as TNI director