3 Interns who had followed in 2018 and 2019 a summer course at the Hague Academy came also for a mini-internship to the Bertha von Suttner Peace Institute to learn more about the beginnings of the PCA and the creation of Arbitration Societies in the late 19th century. Bertha von Suttner also considered Arbitration as an important means to prevent war.
Tobias Asser was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1911 and affected a part of the prize money to the Academy, while the Carnegie Endowment for Peace provided a most valuable contribution to its construction at the Peace Palace in the immediate vicinity of the International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA). The inauguration of the Academy was initially scheduled for October 1914 but due to the war it had to be postponed and the first courses could only take place in 1923.
The Bertha von Suttner Peace Institute interns came this year from France, Turkey and Iran and the languages spoken at the dinner table were French, English and German