Andreas Buro was born on August 15, 1928, in Berlin and died on January 19, 2016, in Grävenwiesbach.
He was a German political scientist and since the 1950s, an influential figure in the West European peace movement.
And also influenced the late 1960s, the people and the civil rights movement as well as a founding member of the Socialist Bureau and the Committee for Basic Rights and Democracy, the undogmatic New Left in the Federal Republic.
Buro taught from 1980 as a professor of international politics at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main.
One of his preferences during the 1990s, the peace and conflict studies, in particular, the development of civil, ie non-military strategies in international conflicts (civil conflict resolution).
Primarily for his work in this field, during 2008, a few weeks after the recognition of his 80th year of life Aachen Peace Prize awarded.
Following the retirement until his death in office belonged to the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), an organization that in 1985 the Nobel Peace Prize has received.
At the beginning of 2006, Buro gave in cooperation with the Alliance Cooperation for Peace, a coalition of about 40 organizations of the German peace movement, the office was merged in 2004, the monitoring dossiers out where elaborated differentiated proposals for civil conflict in certain international conflicts.
As of 2008, a corresponding dossier for the trouble spots were Iran, Turkey / Kurdistan, Israel / Palestine (the Middle East Conflict) and Afghanistan the war in Afghanistan since 2001) created.
As a dossier, Buro suggested in part the results of its work to the civil conflict (as a partial topic of Peace Research) on concrete example conflict.
Since his work in that area it was founded in 2008 next to the Israeli women’s peace organization Machsom Watch and the Palestinian minister of the Christmas Church in Bethlehem, Mitri Raheb the Aachen Peace Prize, awarded.
In the year 2013, he was the award winner of the Göttingen Peace Prize for his “decades, extraordinary work on behalf of peace and the realization of human rights”.
Andreas Buro passed away at 87 yrs old after a brief illness at his home in Grävenwiesbach im Taunus with his family.