Isak Svensson

Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Research | Teaching | Publications | Other

Research Areas

International Mediation; nonviolent conflict; Religion and Conflict

Teaching

Leadership and Conflict Resolution (Master)

Publications

Monographs 

Isak Svensson: International Mediation Bias and Peacemaking: Taking sides in civil wars, (2015), Routledge, ISBN: 0415660742

Isak Svensson: Ending Holy Wars: Religion and Conflict Resolution in Civil Wars, University of Queensland Press, 2012, ISBN: 978 0 7022 4956 3 

Isak Svensson & Peter Wallensteen, Going Between: Ambassador Jan Eliasson and the Styles of International Mediation, 2010, United Institute of Peace Press (USIP), Washington D.C.; ISBN: 978-1-60127-062-7

Isak Svensson, Elusive Peacemakers: A Bargaining Perspective on Mediation in Internal Armed Conflicts, Dissertation thesis, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, 2006, Report no 75. ISBN 91-506-1908-X 

Edited books

Ron E Hassner & Isak Svensson (2016), International Relations and Religion, SAGE Library of International Relations:

---Vol I: Religion and International Relations

---Vol II: Religion and War

---Vol III: Religion and Peace

---Vol IV: Religion, IR and Methodologies

Journal articles in peer-reviewed international journals 

Charles Butcher and Isak Svensson, "Manufacturing Dissent: Modernization and the Onset of Major Nonviolent Resistance Campaigns", Journal of Conflict Resolution, March 2016 60: 311-339

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

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.

Charles Butcher & Isak Svensson: “Manufacturing Dissent: Modernization and the Onset of Major Nonviolent Campaigns”, Journal of Conflict Resolution, forthcoming 

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, forthcoming  

Peter Wallensteen and Isak Svensson: “Talking Peace: International Mediation in Armed Conflicts”, Journal of Peace Research 2014, 51 (2), 315-327 

Isak Svensson: “One God, Many Wars: Religious dimensions of armed conflict in the Middle East and North Africa”, Civil Wars; 15 (4), 2013, pp. 411-430 

Scott Pearce Smith, Elvira Bobekova, & Isak Svensson: “Rivers of Peace: Institutionalized Mekong River Cooperation and The East Asian Peace”, European Journal of East Asian Studies, 12 (2013), pp. 7-34 

Naomi Johnstone & Isak Svensson, “Believers and Belligerents: Exploring Faith-Based Mediation in Internal Armed Conflicts”, Politics, Religion & Ideology, 2013, 
Vol. 14, No. 4, pages 556–577

Isak Svensson & Karen Brounéus, “Dialogue and Inter-Ethnic Trust: A Randomized Field Experiment in Ethiopia”, September 2013, Journal of Peace Research, 50: 5, pp. 563–575 

Isak Svensson & Mathilda Lindgren, “Peace from the Inside: Exploring the Role of the Insider-Partial Mediators”, International Interactions, 39:698–722, 2013 

Isak Svensson, “Research on Bias in Mediation: Policy Implications”, Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs, vol 2: no 1, 2013, pp. 17-26 

Niall O´Dochartaigh & Isak Svensson, “The Exit Option: Mediation and the Termination of Negotiations in the Northern Ireland Conflict”, International Journal of Conflict Management: vol. 24, no 1, 2013, pp. 40- 55

Isak Svensson: “Crowded with Conciliators: Exploring Multiparty Mediation in Civil Wars”, Peace & Policy, December, no 16, 2011

Isak Svensson & Mathilda Lindgren, “From Bombs to Banners? The Decline of Wars and the Rise of Unarmed Uprisings in East Asia”, Security Dialogue, 42 (3) June, pp. 219-237, 2011.

Kristine Höglund & Isak Svensson: ”Schizophrenic Soothers: Influencing Non-State Armed Groups to Make Peace”, Cooperation and Conflict, 46(2): 166-184, 2011

Isak Svensson, “East Asian Peacemaking: Exploring the patterns of conflict management and conflict settlement in East Asia”, Asian Perspective, April-June, Vol. 35, No. 2, pp. 163-185, 2011.

Isak Svensson & Mathilda Lindgren, “Community and Consent? Exploring Unarmed Insurgencies in Non-democracies”, European Journal of International Relations, 17 (1), pp.  97-120, 2011 

Isak Svensson & Emily Harding, “How Holy Wars End: Exploring the Termination Patterns of Conflicts with Religious Dimensions in Asia”, Terrorism and Political Violence, 23:133-149, 2011

Kristine Höglund & Isak Svensson, “Should I Stay or Should I Go? Termination as a Tactic and Norwegian Mediation in Sri Lanka Norwegian Mediation in Sri Lanka and the Termination Tactic.” Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, 4 (1), pp. 12–32, 2011 

Molly Melin & Isak Svensson, “Incentives for Talking: Acceptance of Mediation in International and Civil Wars”, International Interactions, 35(3), 2009

Isak Svensson, “Who Brings Which Peace: Biased versus Neutral Mediation and Institutional Peace Arrangements in Civil Wars”, Journal of Conflict Resolution, 53:3, p. 446 – 469, 2009

Kristine Höglund & Isak Svensson, “Mediating between Tigers and Lions: Exploring Norwegian Peace Diplomacy in Sri Lanka’s Civil War”, Contemporary South Asia, 17:2, p. 175 – 191, 2009

Kristine Höglund & Isak Svensson, “‘Damned if You Do, and Damned if You Don’t’: Nordic Involvement and Images of Third-Party Neutrality in Sri Lanka”, International Negotiation, 13(3), 341-364, 2008

Isak Svensson, “Fighting with Faith: Religion and Conflict Resolution in Civil Wars”, Journal of Conflict Resolution, 51(6), 930-949, 2007

Isak Svensson, “Mediation with Muscles or Minds? Exploring Power and Trust Mediators in Civil Wars”, International Negotiation, 12(2), 2007

Isak Svensson, “Bias, Bargaining, and Peace Brokers: How Rebels Commit to Peace”, Journal of Peace Research, 44(2), 2007

Kristine Höglund & Isak Svensson, “’Sticking One’s Neck Out: Mistrust Reducing Strategies in Sri Lankan Peace Negotiation Processes’”, Negotiation Journal, 22 (4), October (2006)

Kristine Höglund & Isak Svensson, “The Peace Process in Sri Lanka”, in Civil Wars 5 (4), Winter 2003, Frank Cass, London

Book Chapters 

Isak Svensson (ed): 'Conflict and Peace', in David Yamane: Handbook of Religion and Society (Springer), 2016, p 467-484

Isak Svensson (2015): “Conflict Mediation”, in James D. Wright (ed) International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences; Elsevier

Isak Svensson: “Conflict Resolution in Civil Wars”, in Handbook of Civil War, Edward Newman & Karl DeRouen Jr. (eds), Routledge, pp. 363 – 375. 

Stein Tønnesson, Erik Melander, Elin Bjarnegård, Isak Svensson and Susanne Schaftenaar (2013): “The fragile peace in East and South East Asia” in SIPRI YEARBOOK 2013: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, pp. 28-40 

Isak Svensson: “Conflict resolution and religious dimensions of armed conflicts”; in Lee Marsden (ed): The Ashgate Research Companion to Religion and Conflict Resolution, Farnham: Ashgate, 2012, page 119-136 

Isak Svensson: Medling och förhandling [Mediation and negotiation, in Swedish], in Kristine Höglund & Karin Aggestam (eds): Om krig och fred: en introduktion till freds- och konfliktstudier, Lund: Studentlitteratur, (2012), pages 177-191 

Isak Svensson, “Partial Peacemakers: Explaining Mediation Success in African Armed Conflicts”, in Thomas Ohlson (ed): From Intra-State War to Durable Peace: Conflict and its Resolution in Africa after the Cold War, Dordrecht: Republic of Letters Publishing, 2011 

Kristine Höglund & Isak Svensson, “Fallacies of the Peace Ownership Approach: Exploring Norwegian Mediation in Sri Lanka”, prepared for book project Liberal Peace in Question: Politics of State and Market Reforms in Sri Lanka, Kristian Stokke & Jayadeva Uyangoda (eds), London, Anthem Press, 2010

Kristine Höglund & Isak Svensson, “Mediating between Tigers and Lions: Exploring Norwegian Peace Diplomacy in Sri Lanka’s Civil War”, in Aggestam, Karin & Björkdahl, Annika (eds): War and Peace in Transition: Changing Roles and Practices of External Actors; Nordic Academic Press, 2009

Isak Svensson, “Guaranteeing Peace: The Credibility of Third-Party Mediators in Civil Wars”, book-chapter in Bercovitch, Jacob and Gartner, Scott (eds): International Conflict Mediation: New Approaches and Findings, Routledge 2009

David Rangdrol & Isak Svensson, “Demos or Deus? Patterns of Religious Dimensions in Asian Armed Conflicts, 1945-2005”, in Ashok Swain, Joakim Öjendal, and Ramses Amer (eds), The Democratization Project: Challenges and Opportunities, London, Anthem Press, 2009

Isak Svensson, “Partial Peacemakers: Explaining Mediation Success in African Armed Conflicts”, book-chapter in Thomas Ohlson (ed): From Intra-State War to Durable Peace: Conflict and its Resolution in Africa after the Cold War, forthcoming Uppsala: Nordic Africa Institute

Isak Svensson, ”Democracies, Disengagement and Deals: Exploring the Effect of Different Types of Mediators in Internal Armed Conflicts”, in Resources, Governance and Civil Conflict, Kaare Strom and Magnus Öberg (eds). Routledge 2007 

Other (non-peer-reviewed) publications (Selected) 

Isak Svensson: “Peace agreements – 
learning from past experiences” New Routes (2013:3)

Evan A. Hoffman and Isak Svensson: Pinning Down Peace: Towards a Multi-Dimensional, Clustered Measure of Mediation Success. Published by The Canadian International Institute of Applied Negotiation (CIIAN) Ottawa, Canada and The National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPACS) Dunedin, New Zealand, 2012 

Isak Svensson: “One God, Many Wars: Religious dimensions of armed conflict in the Middle East and North Africa”; Discussion paper submitted to the round table on the religious factor in violent conflicts within the MENA region, February 2011 

Isak Svensson: Religion och konflikter [‘Religion and conflict’, in Swedish only], public summary on research, available on http://www.sakerhetspolitik.se/Hot-och-risker/Konflikter/Religion-och-konflikter/, Published: 2010-08-17 

Svensson, Isak and Lindgren, Mathilda: “Peace and Protest: unarmed insurrections in East Asia, 1946-2006”, Asia Insight 2/2009 

Isak Svensson, The Nagorno Karabakh conflict: Lessons from the mediation efforts; Initiative for Peacbuilding / The Crisis Management Initiative (CMI), Brussels, 2009 

“Divine Disputes? Exploring the Religious Dimensions of Armed Conflicts”, Occasional Papers, forthcoming 2008, Life and Peace Institute, Uppsala

“Randomized Intervention: New Approaches to Impact Assessment”, New Routes, 8 (2), 2008

”Vad utrikesministern kan lära av Norge”, Internationella Studier, 2006 (2) (“What the Foreign Minister Can Learn from Norway”, International Studies – in Swedish only), Utrikespolitiska Institutet

”Sri Lanka: Fred efter flodvågen?”, Internationella Studier, 2005 (1) (“Sri Lanka: Peace After Tsunami?”, International Studies – in Swedish only), Utrikespolitiska Institutet

Att stämma i bäcken: En kartläggning av diplomatiska insatser för att förebygga inbördeskrig, Rapport från Kristna Fredsrörelsen, [Diplomatic preventive interventions to prevent civil wars, Report for Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation – in Swedish only], 2007

”Vapenvilan gör fred möjlig på Sri Lanka”, Sydasien, 26 (2) [“The Ceasefire Makes Peace Possible in Sri Lanka?”, South Asia – in Swedish only], co-author: Kristine Höglund

“Fredsprocessen i Sri Lanka”, Internationella Studier, Nr 4, vintern 2002, Utrikespolitiska Institutet [“The Peace Process in Sri Lanka”, International Studies – in Swedish only], (co-author: Kristine Höglund)

“Krig och fred på Sri Lanka”, Världspolitikens Dagsfrågor, nr 5, 2002, Utrikespolitiska Institutet [“War and Peace in Sri Lanka”, Issues of Word Politics – in Swedish only], (co-author: Kristine Höglund)

Varför misslyckades ickevåldet i Kosovo/a? [Why did Nonviolence fail in Kosovo/a?] Report for Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation (Kristna Fredsrörelsen) 1999

Kapacitet för fred: En enkätundersökning av svenska folkrörelsers fredsbyggande kapacitet Rapport för Forum för Fredstjänst, (Capacity for Peace: Survey of Swedish NGOs Peacebuilding Capacity- in Swedish only), Report by the ’ Forum for Civil Peace Service), 1998 

Reviews and book-notes 

Book note on Fred är vägen till fred, by K H Hammar, in Uppdrag Mission: en tidskrift från Lunds Missionssällskap, 2014:1 

Book note on International Mediation, by J Michael Greig & Paul F Diehl, Polity 2012, in Journal of Peace Research, 50:12 (2013) 

Book review on Rabbi Michael Lerner: Embracing Israel / Palestine, 2012, New Routes, 2013 (1) 

Book note on Kyle Beardsley: The Mediation Dilemma, Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2011, Journal of Peace Research, 2012 

Roundtable on Barbara F. Walter's /Reputation and Civil War: Why Separatist Conflicts Are So Violent / (Cambridge University Press, 2009), H-Diplo/International Security Studies (ISS) Partnership, 2010 

Book note on Sisk, Timothy D, 2009. International Mediation in Civil Wars: Bargaining with Bullets. London: Routledge. Journal of Peace Research 47(2) 251–257 

Book note on Crocker, Chester A.; Fen Osler Hampson & Pamela Aall, 2005. Grasping the Nettle: Analyzing Cases of Intractable Conflict. Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace Press. Journal of Peace Research, vol. 43, no. 1, 2006, pp. 117–126 

Research Conference Papers and Presentations (Selected) 

Charles Butcher & Isak Svensson: “To Arms or To The Streets? Explaining the Choice of Religious Groups between Nonviolent and Violent Insurrection Strategies”. Paper to be presented at the International Studies Association (ISA), Toronto, March 2014. 

Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs & Isak Svensson, “The Return of Victories? The Growing Trend of Militancy in Ending Armed Conflicts”, Paper prepared for the 7th General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) at Science Po Bordeaux, Domaine Universitaire, 4–7 September 2013. [delivered by my co-author] 

Isak Svensson, Participation on roundtable: ”The Nordic profiles in the sphere of peace mediation”, at the conference Approaches to Peace Mediation: Is There Space for a Nordic Approach? 14 −15 August 2013, University of Tampere, Finland, arranged by the Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI) 

Erik Melander & Isak Svensson: “Testing the Effect of the “ASEAN-way”: A Statistical Analysis of State Repression and Intrastate Armed Conflict”; Paper presented at the ISA/Peace Science conference, Security Challenges in an Evolving World, June 27-29 at Cornivus University in Budapest, Hungary, and at the Eighth International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS 8), Macao, 24-27 June 2013. 

Isak Svensson (co-author: Charles Butcher): “Manufacturing Dissent: Economic Structure and the Onset of Major Nonviolent Resistance Campaigns”, Paper presented at the EAP Program workshop The depth of the East Asian peace, Krusenberg, 6-8 June 2013

Peter Wallensteen & Isak Svensson: “Talking Peace: International Mediation in Armed Conflicts, paper presented at the conference From Civil War to Strong Peace in Africa: The Thomas Ohlson Memorial Conference, 18-20 April 2013, Uppsala

Isak Svenson: “Religious Remnants of War? The Role of Religious Disputes in the Global Decline of Armed Conflicts”, paper prepared for the Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), San Francisco, 3-6 April 2013 

Isak Svensson: “Ending Holy Wars: Religion and Conflict Resolution“, presentation at the seminar The role of religion in conflicts, 8 Nov 2012, Peace Research Institute of Oslo, PRIO, Norway 

Isak Svensson: “Protecting Protégés? Rebel-biased Mediation and the Case of Malaysian Mediation in the Philippines”, Paper presented at Big Powers and Sustainable Peace: Will the East Asian Peace Hold? The 2nd Annual Conference of East Asian Peace Program, Uppsala University, Sweden,
at the Department of Political Science and International Studies at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, 26 – 27th of October 2012. 

Isak Svensson: “Explaining Political Jujitsu: The Outcomes of Severe Regime Violence against Unarmed Protests, 1989-2010”, paper presented at the Workshop on data on non-violent conflict, Uppsala 12-13 October 2012 

Isak Svensson and Allard Dursamaa: “Peacemaking in Who’s Authority? Exploring Mandates in International Mediation of Civil Wars”, paper prepared (but not delivered, as the convention was cancelled) at the American Political Science Association Annual Convention (APSA), August 2012 

Isak Svensson: “Ending Holy Wars: On The Resolution of Religious Conflicts”, public lecture, Tuesday 12th of June 2012, Center for Public Theology, University of Otago 

Isak Svensson: “The Decline of Wars”, presentation on panel Media and Conflict Transformation, Pattani, Thailand, 13 march 2012, arr. Deep South Watch and Prince Sonkla University 

Isak Svensson: “Ending Holy Wars: Religion, Civil War Termination, and Peace”, presentation at the 2011 NZ Political Studies Association Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand, 1-2 December, 2011 

Isak Svensson: “Patterns of Secondary Support in East Asia”, presentation at the conference “Democracy and Peace in East Asia”, arranged by the East Asian Peace program at the Uppsala University, 16-18 September 2011 

Isak Svensson: “Identity and Dialogue: A field experiment in Addis Ababa”, presentation at the Faculty of Human Ecology, University Putra Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 4 2010 

Isak Svensson: “Peace Diplomacy: Experiences from the Nordic countries ”, presentation at the conference Peace Building and the Future of New Zealand Foreign Policy, arranged by the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, at the National Parliament, Wellington, New Zeeland, 15 November 2010. 

Isak Svensson: “International mediation: insights and findings”, paper presented at the international conference Meeting the New Challenges to International Mediation, arranged by the Department of Peace and Conflict Research (DPCR), Uppsala University, Uppsala, June 14-16, 2010 

Isak Svensson: “How Holy Wars End”, paper presented at the International Peace Research Association (IPRA), Sydney, 6 – 10 July 2010 

Molly Melin and Isak Svensson: “Incentives for talking: Acceptance of Mediation in International and Civil Wars”, paper presented at the for Annual Convention for the International Studies Association (ISA), New York, February 2009; co-author: Molly Melin 

Isak Svensson and Mathilda Lindgren: “Peace from the Inside: Exploring the Role of the Insider-Partial Mediators”, paper presented at the Annual Convention for the International Studies Association (ISA), New York, February 2009 

Karen Brounéus and Isak Svensson: “Measuring Peacebuilding: A Randomized Intervention Study”, paper presented at the Annual Convention for the International Studies Association (ISA), New York, February 2009 

Isak Svensson: “Crowed with Conciliators: Exploring Mediation Coalitions in Internal Armed Conflicts”, paper presented at the meeting for the Working Group on Preventive Diplomacy, Folke Bernadotte Academy, Atlanta, US, 5-6 December 2008 

Isak Svensson: “Peacemakers, Partiality, and Pacts: The Effect of Biased Mediation on Peace Agreement Stipulations in Civil Wars”, paper presented at the Annual Convention for the International Studies Association (ISA), San Diego, US, 26 – 29 March 2008. 

“Peacemakers, Partiality, and Pacts: The Effect of Biased Mediation on Peace Agreement Stipulations in Civil Wars”, Paper prepared for Annual Convention for the International Studies Association, San Diego, US, 26 – 29 March 2008.

“East Asian Peacemaking? Some Empirical Observations on Patterns of Conflict Management and Termination Stipulations in Civil Wars”, Paper prepared for Annual Convention for the International Studies Association, San Diego, US, 26 – 29 March 2008.

“Schizophrenic Soothers: The International Community and Contrast Strategies for Peacemaking in Sri Lanka”, Paper presented at the Third Nordic Workshop on Peace, Development and War in Sri Lanka, Oslo, 24-25 April 2008 (co-author: Kristine Höglund)

“Should I Stay or Should I Go? The Strategy of Mediation Termination and Norwegian Mediation in Sri Lanka”, Paper presented at the Second Nordic Workshop on Peace, Development and War in Sri Lanka, Gothenburg, 22-23 January 2007 (co-author: Kristine Höglund)

“Confidence-Building Measures in Intrastate Conflicts: Lessons from the 1994-95 Peace Process in Sri Lanka”, Minor Field Study, No. 14, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, 2001

“Time for Talking: The Initiation of Norwegian Mediation in Sri Lanka “ paper presented at the Nordic Workshop on War and Peace in Sri Lanka, Uppsala University, 26 and 27 January 2006

“When There Is No Peace to Keep: Peacekeeping and Civil War Termination” Workshop with the International Working Group on Peacekeeping, November 18-19, New York, USA, (co-author: Desirée Nilsson)

“Fighting in Faith: Issue Indivisibility and Negotiated Settlement of Internal Conflict”, Svenska Kyrkans Forskningsdagar, Uppsala, Sweden, 17-18 October, 2005

“Do Mediators Go Where They Are Needed the Most? Selective Mediators in Internal Armed Conflicts” Paper delivered at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), September 1-4, 2005, Washington D.C., USA

“Taking Sides, Talking Peace: From Intervener to Mediator in Internal Armed Conflict”,
Paper prepared for the Fifth Pan-European Conference, The Hague, September 9-11, 2004.

“Stand By Me: Biased third party countries and peace settlements in intrastate armed conflict, 1989-2002” Paper presented at the European Peace Science Conference, Amsterdam, June 9-11 2004.

“Risking Peace: Comparing Mistrust-Reducing Strategies in the Sri Lankan Peace Processes” Paper presented at the 9th International Conference on Sri Lankan Studies (ICSLS), 28th to 30th November 2003, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka. (co-author: Kristine Höglund)

“Phases of De-escalation: Initiating Negotiations and Reaching Agreements in African Intrastate Armed Conflict, 1989 – 2001”, Paper presented at the European Peace Science Conference, June 1- 3 2003, Amsterdam

“The Effect of Olive Branches: Conciliatory Signals in Intrastate Armed Conflicts”. Paper presented at the International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, 26 February - 1 March, 2003

Other 

International Studies Association (ISA), At-Large Representative in the Governing Council, 2015-2016 

Director of Research, The National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPCS), University of Otago, New Zealand, 2010-2012 

Member of Editorial Committee for Journal of Peace Research, January 2013 – 

Section Program Chair for the 2014 Annual Convention the International Studies Association (ISA) for the section ‘Religion and International Relations’ 

Member of Centre Faculty Board, The National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPCS), Otago University, New Zealand, 2009 – 2012 

Associated to Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), through the project “International Mediation in Internal Armed Conflict”, 2008 – 

Member of International Working Group on Conflict Prevention, Folke Bernadotte Academy, 2008, and the International Working Group on Peacekeeping Operation, Folke Bernadotte Academy, 2005-2006 

Member of the board of Department of Peace and Conflict Research, 2003-2004; 2013- 

Chair of the Centre Research Seminar, 2012 (Spring), The National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPCS), University of Otago, New Zealand 

Chair of the Research Paper Seminar, 2012 (Autumn), Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University 

External evaluator for the position of Lecturer in Peace and Conflict Studies, Malmö University, 2009-2010 

Evaluator for the Research Council, Norway, 2013 (FRIHUMSAM, Panel 7) 

Member of the selection committee for PhD candidates, Department for Peace and Conflict Research, 2012, 2013 

External research proposal reviewer, German Foundation for Peace Research, 2014 

External research proposal reviewer, Israel Science Foundation, 2014 

Secretary General of the Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation (SweFOR), 1998 

Isak Svensson

Isak Svensson
Professor

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