News from the Department

"Equal Opportunity Peacekeeping: Gender, Protection and Predation in Peace Operations"

18 September, 13.15-15.00 (sal 2 Gamla Torget 3)

Kyle Beardsley

On 18 September, Kyle Beardsley, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science at Duke University, will hold a lecture on "Equal Opportunity Peacekeeping: Gender, Protection and Predation in Peace Operations". The Speaker Series lectures are open to the public. Most welcome!

For more information see the Speaker Series webpage

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Claude Ake Visiting Chair 2015: Invitation to apply!

The Department of Peace and Conflict Research and the Nordic Africa Institute currently invite applications to the Claude Ake Visiting Chair for 2015. Applicants should be established and internationally recognised senior scholars with professorial competence in their respective fields of expertise.

Deadline for applications: 20 November 2014

For more information see the Claude Ake Visting Chair flyer and the Claude Ake Visiting Chair webpage.

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Peter Wallensteen awarded medal by HM King Carl XVI Gustaf

Senior Professor Peter Wallensteen was awarded HM The King’s Medal at a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, 11 June. Wallensteen is awarded the medal for his outstanding work in peace and conflict research.

HM The King’s Medal was founded in 1814 and exists in different sizes. It is awarded to Swedish and foreign citizens for special merit and to officials of the Royal Court for long and faithful service.

For more information see Uppsala University´s Press Release.

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Dissertation 2014

Johan Brosché defended his dissertation: "Masters of War - The Role of Elites in Sudan's Communal Conflicts" on 7 February, 13:15, in Hörsal Gunnar Johansson in Blåsenhus. The opponent was Professor Catherine Boone, Department of International Relations, London School of Economics.

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Nytt Kandidatprogram

Är du intresserad av frågor som rör fred och utveckling? Undrar du varför människor deltar i väpnade konflikter? Eller vilka som är de största hindren för hållbar utveckling? Eller hur utvecklingsmål och konfliktlösningsprocesser kan kombineras? Då ska du söka till kandidatprogrammet i freds och utvecklingsstudier: en ny internationellt orienterad, tvärvetenskaplig utbildning i freds- och konfliktkunskap och utvecklingsstudier.

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Welcome to the Department of Peace and Conflict Research

The department welcomes visiting guests from New Zeeland and Germany

Naomi Johnstone and Johanna Lechner
In the photo: Naomi Johnstone and Johanna Lechner

The Department of Peace and Conflict Research is happy to welcome Naomi Johnstone and Johanna Lechner who will be visiting the department during the autumn. Naomi Johnstone will be at the deaprtment during September and Johanna Lechner until mid-December.

Naomi Johnstone is a practitioner/scholar in the fields of access to justice and conflict resolution from Aotearoa New Zealand. She is currently in her last year of a PhD at Otago University (NZ) and is working on writing up the human rights component of this during her month in Uppsala. She has previous experience working on short term projects for International IDEA, ICG, IDLO and UNORC in Aceh (Indonesia), Sri Lanka and Bougainville (Papua New Guinea) and is beginning in October as a Research Associate with the WANA Forum, Mljis El Prince Hassan, in Jordan. She has worked and published on Indigenous rights, particularly as Research Counsel for the Chief Judge of the Waitangi Tribunal in New Zealand. She is also an Executive Committee Member of Global Unites, a youth conflict transformation movement.

Johanna Lechner will undertake an internship at the department until December 2014. She is studying psychology in her 4th year at the University of Tübingen, Germany. Due to her interest in combining political science and psychological research she has the chance to work with Karen Brounéus in her current project on transitional justice in the Solomon Islands as well as within the UCDP.


The department welcomes all new and old students!


The new Master students (class of 2014-2016)

Welcome to the new academic year! The fall semester has just begun and the new Master students will be studying a course on the Causes of Armed Conflict over the next ten weeks. Our Master program in Peace and Conflict Studies has a strong international profile and attracts students from all around the world. Through elective courses, the program provides an opportunity to obtain an individual profile by specializing in areas such as conflict resolution or security challenges. The program also prepares students for a future career as practitioners. Many of our second-year students are now doing internships with various international organizations, government agencies, NGOs, think tanks, and other relevant employers.

Our Bachelor program in Peace and Development is one of the most popular programs at Uppsala University and the admission is highly competitive. The new students begin the program by taking the A-course in Peace and Conflict Studies together with 55 other Swedish and international students. The third-year program students are now taking a course in methods to prepare them for their Bachelor theses later this semester.

We currently have a total of 258 students enrolled in our undergraduate and master courses. The Department welcomes all new and old students to what we hope will be a challenging and exciting academic year!


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
E-mail: Magnus.Oberg@pcr.uu.se 

Karen Brounéus (Director of Studies)
Phone: +46 (0)18-471 23 27
Fax: +46 (0)18 69 51 02
E-mail: karen.brouneus@pcr.uu.se

Kristine Höglund (Director of Studies, PhD Programme)
Phone: +46 (0)18-471 63 87
Fax: +46 (0)18 69 51 02
E-mail: phdprogramme@pcr.uu.se


More news from the Department 

Claude Ake Professor 2014 - Maxi Schoeman

Regional Organisations in Peacemaking: Challengers to the UN?

Peace Research cited in US Congress

The UCDP’s latest data on armed conflicts in 2013 released

The Department congratulates its successful masters students

Publication of the first DPCR student journal

New board of the DPCR Alumni Association elected

For more news, please see News Archive

UCDP

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Recent Publications

For a complete list of publications from the Dept. of Peace and Conflict Research, please see Publications.

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Fjelde, Hanne and Håvard Hegre, 2014. Political Corruption and Institutional Stability. Studies in Comparative International Development 49(3):267--299.

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Jonathan Sutton, Charles Butcher and Isak Svensson: "Explaining Political Jiu-jitsu: Institution Building and the Outcomes of Regime Violence against Unarmed Protests", Journal of Peace Research, 2014, Vol. 51(5), 559–573

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Peter Wallensteen and Anders Bjurner (eds) 2015. Regional Organisations in Peacemaking: Challengers to the UN?, London: Routledge (published August 2014)

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Lotta Themnér and Peter Wallensteen 2014. Armed Conflicts 1946-2013. Journal of Peace Research. Vol 51 (4): 541-554.

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Lundgren, Magnus & Isak Svensson, 2014. “Leanings and Dealings: Exploring Bias and Trade Leverage in Civil War Mediation by International Organizations”, International Negotiation, Vol. 19,  pp. 315-342.

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Elin Bjarnegård and Erik Melander (2014). ‘Thailand’s Missing Democrats: Reds, Yellows, and the Silent Majority’ Foreign Affairs, 22 May.

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Käihkö, Ilmari & Honig, Jan Willem 2014. The Likely Lads: The Joint Swedish-Finnish Provincial Reconstruction Team in Mazar-e Sharif, in Bernard Chiari (eds.) From Venus to Mars? Provincial Reconstruction Teams and the European Military Experience in Afghanistan, 2001-2014. Freiburg i. Br., Berlin, Wien: Rombach, pp. 209-220.

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Wallensteen, Peter 2014. Dag Hammarskjöld’s Diplomacy: lessons learned, in Carsten Stahn and Henning Melmber (eds). Peace Diplomacy, Global Justice and International Agency. Rethinking Human Security and Ethics in the Spirit of Dag Hammarskjöld. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 364-386.