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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.
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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
On 6 July Professor Peter Wallensteen moderated a panel debate titled “Kärnvapennedrustning genom avtal – problem och möjlgiheter” (Nuclear disarmament through agreements – problems and possibilities). The panel debate was held in Visby as part of the annual Almedalsveckan. For more information about the seminar, see the seminar webpage.
On 4 July Professor Isak Svensson and Assistant Professor Joakim Kreutz, both members of the East Asian Peace Program’s core group, participated in a panel debate titled “Är freden i Östasien hotad?” (Is the peace in East Asia threatened?). Advisory Board Member Börje Ljunggren also participated in the panel. The debate was moderated by Ulf Mårtensson. The panel debate was held in Visby as part of the annual Almedalsveckan. For more information about the seminar, see the seminar webpage. For more information about the East Asian Peace Program, see the program website.
Professor Peter Wallensteen moderated a panel debate, also on 4 July, titled "Vad hände inom global säkerhetspolitik under året som gick?" (What happened within global security politics during the past year?). For more information about the seminar, see the seminar webpage.
Advisory board meeting for the project Women, war trauma and peace building
The first Advisory board meeting of the Women, war trauma and peace building project is taking place on June 30-July 1 at the Department. The aim of the project is to study the complex and possibly gendered links between war trauma, psychological health and attitudes towards peace, to better understand the challenges women and men face in the aftermath of war. The first country of study will be Sri Lanka, from where project leader Karen Brounéus and co-investigator Erika Forsberg recently returned from a planning visit with research partners at the University of Colombo. The Advisory board consists of Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela (South Africa), Dr Emma Fulu (Australia), Dr Henrik Urdal (Norway) and our own Professor Peter Wallensteen. Also in the picture research assistant Simon Pierre Boulanger Martel and Karin Dyrstad (Norway) with whom the project team collaborates.
Professor Peter Wallensteen was interviewed by Swedish Radio (Vetenskapsradion, SR, 15 July) on the topic of terrorism following the attack in Nice. Listen to the interview (in Swedish).
The Regina Theatre will arrange two "Philosophy Tea" during the autumn semester; October 19 and December 14 (both at 3 PM). Lecturer Daniel Ogden and Professor Peter Wallensteen will discuss thinkers who have contributed to our understanding of peace and justice. The sessions are in English and there are discount tickets for students. For more information see the Regina Theatre website.
Florian Krampe will defend his dissertation: "Building Sustainable Peace - Understanding the Linkages between Social, Political, and Ecological Processes in Post-War Countries" on 10 September, 13.00, in Gustavianum. The opponent is Associate Professor Larry Swatuk, University of Waterloo.
Ilmari Käihkö defended his dissertation: "Bush Generals and Small Boy Battalions - Military Cohesion in Liberia and Beyond" on 3 June in Borgen, Orphei Drängars plats 1, Uppsala. The opponent is Professor Koen Vlassenroot (Ghent University).
Colin Walch defended his dissertation: "Conflict in the Eye of the Storm - Micro-dynamics of Natural Disasters, Cooperation and Armed Conflict" on 20 February in Gustavianum. The opponent was Professor Richard Matthew, University of California Irvine.
For a complete list of publications from the Dept. of Peace and Conflict Research, please see Publications.
Isak Svensson (ed): 'Conflict and Peace', in David Yamane: Handbook of Religion and Society (Springer), 2016, p 467-484