Jannie Lilja

PhD, Associate researcher

Research | Teaching | Publications | Other

Research Areas

Peacebuilding; collective action for peace and war; intra-party consolidation; peace negotiations; dynamics of armed conflict; trade negotiations; non-state parties; civilian-rebel group relationship; civilians in armed conflict; human security; South Asia; West Africa


Lilja, Jannie and Mohamed Manga (2013) "Going it Alone: The Casamance Conflict and the Challenges of Internal Peace Making" In Mediation and Liberal Peacebuilding, eds. M Eriksson & R Kostic. London: Routledge.

Lilja, Jannie (2012) "Trust and Treason: Social Network Structure as a Source of Flexibility in Peace Negotiations" Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, 5(1): 96–125.

Lilja, Jannie (2012) "Outbidding and the Decision to Negotiate" In The Slippery Slope to Genocide: Reducing Identity Conflicts and Preventing Mass Murder, eds. William Zartman et al. Oxford: Oxford University Press: 126-153. 

Lilja, Jannie (2012) "Domestic-Level Factors and Negotiation (In)Flexibility in the WTO" International Negotiation, 17(1): 115 –138. 

Lilja, Jannie (2011) "Ripening Within?: Strategies Used by Rebel Negotiators to End Ethnic War" Negotiation Journal 27(3): 311-342.

Lilja, Jannie with Lisa Hultman (2011) "Intra-Ethnic Dominance and Control: Violence against Co-Ethnics in the Early Sri Lankan Civil War" Security Studies 20(2): 171-197.

Lilja, Jannie (2010) Disaggregating Dissent: The Challenges of Intra-Party Consolidation in Civil War and Peace Negotiations. PhD Dissertation. Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Report 90. Uppsala University.

Lilja, Jannie (2009) "Trapping Constituents or Winning Hearts and Minds? Rebel Strategies to Attain Constituent Support in Sri Lanka" Terrorism and Political Violence 21(2) April: 306 - 326.

Lilja, Jannie with Tore Ellingsen, Magnus Johannesson and Henrik Zetterqvist (2009) “Trust and Truth” The Economic Journal, 119 January: 252-276.

Lilja, Jannie (2010) Book note in Journal of Peace Research. Shields, Vanessa and Nicholas D. J. Baldwin eds. (2008) Beyond Settlement: Making Peace Last after Civil Conflict. Madison-Teaneck: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.

Contributions to:

The United Nations Peacebuilding Fund Advisory Group 2012-2014 Summary Report to the Secretary-General.

The World Bank Country Assistance Strategy for Sri Lanka 2009-2012.


Professional experience: Swedish delegate in the United Nations Human Rights Council 2015-present. Lead on Security and Development at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 2012-2015. Conflict transformation analyst for the World Bank, 2007-2008. Desk officer at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, summers of 2005 and 2003. Project coordinator and adviser for the European Union Civil-Military Coordination project, the Folke Bernadotte Academy, for the European Commission, 2004. Internship at the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations, fall 2002.

Fieldwork: Aceh-Indonesia spring 2009; Sri Lanka, 2007-2008; Senegal, fall 2008; Bosnia and Georgia, spring-summer 2005.

Guest researcher at the Centre for the Study of Civil War at the International Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), spring 2009

Pre-doctoral research fellow with the Conflict Management Programme at Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC, spring 2008.

Jannie Lilja
PhD, Associate researcher

E-mail: dr.jannie.lilja@gmail.com