One of the most popular programs at Uppsala University, our 2-year Master Program in Peace and Conflict Studies brings together students from all corners of the world. The program prepares graduates for a professional career as analysts or researchers within the international field of peace and conflict.
The Department is proud to host one of the six Rotary International Peace Centers. Students from all over the world can apply to Rotary scholarships to pursue a Master in Peace and Conflict Studies at the Department.
Welcome to the Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Introductory event of the International Centre for Water Cooperation
On 23 March 2015, an introductory event of Sweden’s first UNESCO Category II Centre, the International Centre for Water Cooperation (ICWC) was organized at SIWI, Stockholm. The ICWC is the first Category II Centre in the world to focus on the relationship between transboundary water and peace, conflict and development. In collaboration with the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, the ICWC has set up the Research School for International Water Cooperation at Uppsala. Three PhD candidates, Stefan Döring, Charlotte Grech-Madin and Kyungmee Kim are now conducting water cooperation-related research through the School. A post-doc is also being recruited to join soon. Swedish Minister for Education, Gustav Fridolin and representatives from UNESCO, Uppsala University and Gothenburg University attended the introductory event on 23rd March. Minister Fridolin reiterated the government’s commitment to working with water cooperation issues, in particular cooperation over transboundary waters. In the event, Professor Ashok Swain gave a presentation of the Research School.
The International Centre for Water Cooperation (under the auspices of UNESCO) at SIWI is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher with knowledge and experience in international water cooperation contributing to a project entitled: Water Diplomacy: Making Water Cooperation Work. This post-doc will be located at Uppsala University, Sweden working within the Department on Peace and Conflict Research. See advert for more information. Final date for applications is 20 April 2015.
Minor Field Studies Scholarships
The Department has received four Minor Field Studies (MFS) scholarships. Final date for applications is 9 April 2015. For application material and more information about MFS, see the MFS-section.
"Just a War Theory?: American Public Attitudes on the Ethics of War"
16 April, 13.15-15.00 (Sal 2, Gamla Torget 3)
On 16 April, Benjamin Valentino,Associate Professor, Department of Government, Dartmouth University, will hold a lecture on "Just a War Theory?: American Public Attitudes on the Ethics of War". The Speaker Series lectures are open to the public. Most welcome!
Join us on 9 May for the 2015 Annual Seminar of the Uppsala Rotary Peace Center! The seminar provides an exciting opportunity to hear about the research conducted by our peace fellows. It also features Hans Rosling as keynote speaker and a talk by K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran, president-elect of Rotary International.
Register your participation here! As space is limited, please register early!
Angela Muvumba Sellström defended her dissertation: "Stronger than Justice - Armed Group Impunity for Sexual Violence" on 17 January, in Auditoriet, Muesum Gustavianum. The opponent was Professor Chandra Lekha Sriram, University of East London.
For a complete list of publications from the Dept. of Peace and Conflict Research, please see Publications.
Peter Wallensteen 2014. Uppsala konfliktdataprogram 35 år - från nattliga radioinspelning till sekundsnabb nerladdning i Bolkéus Blom, Mattias och Lars Magnusson (red) Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten vid Uppsala universitet 50 år, 1964-2014. Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, s 39-52.
Hultman, Lisa, Jacob Kathman, and Megan Shannon. 2014. "Beyond Keeping Peace: United Nations Effectiveness in the Midst of Fighting." American Political Science Review 108(4): 737-753.
Joakim Kreutz (2015) "Human rights, Geostrategy, and Eu Foreign Policy, 1989-2008" International Organization 69(1). First view.
Joakim Kreutz (2015) "The war that wasn't there: Managing unclear cases in conflict data" Journal of Peace Research 52(1).
Buhaug, Halvard, Jonas Nordkvelle, Thomas Bernauer, Tobias Böhmelt, Michael Brzoska, Joshua W. Busby, Antonio Ciccone, Hanne Fjelde, Erik Gartzke, Nils Petter Gleditsch, Jack A. Goldstone, Håvard Hegre, Helge Holtermann, Jasmin S. A. Link, P. Michael Link, Päivi Lujala, John O’Loughlin, Clionadh Raleigh, Jürgen Scheffran, Janpeter Schilling, Todd G. Smith, Ole Magnus Theisen, Richard S. J. Tol, Henrik Urdal, and Nina von Uexkull. 2014. "One Effect to Rule Them All? A Comment on Climate and Conflict." Climatic Change, doi:10.1007/s10584-014-1266-1