Battles without Bullets: New Research Project
The "Marianne and Marcus Wallenbergs Foundation" has awarded the Department with funding for a new project on unarmed conflicts. The project ”Battles without Bullets: Exploring The Outcomes of Unarmed Insurrections” seeks to make two contributions: 1) it will collect new global data on unarmed insurrections 1975-2013, building on the world-leading conflict database by the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP); and 2) generate new knowledge on unarmed insurrection outcomes through examining the social ties between movement and state. For more information, please contact project leader Isak Svensson.
Department welcomes Guest Researcher from New Zealand
The Department of Peace and Conflict Research is happy to welcome Holly Guthrey who has just joined the Department as a Guest Researcher until February 2014 from the University of Otago in New Zealand. Holly recently submitted her PhD dissertation, which explored the impact of public truth-telling on victims of mass violence in Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste. Her research interests include transitional justice, human rights, reconciliation, conflict resolution, post-conflict peacebuilding as well as procedural and restorative justice.
Holly Guthrey is here as part of the STINT-funded cooperation program between the Department for Peace and Conflict Research, Otago University, New Zealand and the Department of Peace and Conflict Research in Uppsala.
Håvard Hegre new Dag Hammarskjöld Professor
Professor Håvard Hegre was installed as the new Dag Hammarskjöld Professor at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research on 15 November during the professors’ inauguration ceremony in the Uppsala University Grand Auditorium. The inaugural lecture was held the previous day and was titled “Poverty, Democracy, and Armed Conflict: May We Be Optimistic Concerning the Future?”.
Professor Håvard Hegre received his PhD in Political Science at the University of Oslo in 2004. Four years later he became Professor in Political Science at the same university. Shortly afterwards, he was appointed Research Professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). His research interests include how democratic institutions can prevent armed conflict, and how the relations between institutions and incentives for the use of organized violence are contingent on socio-economic changes such as poverty reduction, economic diversification, and education. Håvard Hegre is an Associate Editor of Journal of Peace Research as well as a member of the Editorial Board of International Studies Review, Political Science Research and Methods, and Research and Politics.
- We are proud to have Håvard join the Department as the new Dag Hammarskjöld Professor, says Magnus Öberg, Head of the Department.
The Dag Hammarskjöld Chair of Peace and Conflict Research was the first at the Department, and its first holder, Professor Peter Wallensteen, was appointed in 1985. He retired from the Chair in 2012 and is Senior Professor since then. He was succeeded on 1 November by Professor Håvard Hegre.
Contact persons for further information on the Department:
Magnus Öberg (Head of Department)
Phone: +46 (0)18 471 27 87
Fax: +46 (0)18 69 51 02
Lisa Hultman (Director of Studies)
Phone: +46 (0)18-471 61 21
Fax: +46 (0)18 69 51 02
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