A key aspect of the research conducted at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research is its numerous and wide-ranging collaborations with internationally leading scholars and institutions within and outside Scandinavia and Sweden. It supports and collaborates with peace research milieus around the world, and works to develop a global network. Examples of collaborations include the Cluade Ake Visiting Chair in cooperation with the Nordic Africa Institute, and the International Training on Dialogue and Mediation (ITDM) in cooperation with the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation.
Cluade Ake Visiting Chair
The Claude Ake Visiting Chair was set up in 2003 at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research in collaboration with the Nordic Africa Institute and with funding from the Swedish Government and Uppsala University. The Chair honours the memory of Professor Claude Ake, a distinguished scholar, philosopher, teacher and humanist, who died tragically in 1996. The Chair is intended for scholars who, like Claude Ake, combine a profound commitment to scholarship with a strong advocacy for social justice. The Chair is open to social scientists working at African universities with problems related to war, peace, conflict resolution, human rights, democracy and development on the African continent.
International Training on Dialogue and Mediation
The International Training on Dialogue and Mediation (ITDM) builds on 45 years of peace and conflict research and education at Uppsala University, combined with insights from the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation’s ongoing engagement in international policy discussions in the peacebuilding field.
Uppsala Forum on Democracy, Peace & Justice
The forum facilitates increased cooperation between the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, the Department of Law, the Department of Government, the Swedish Institute for North American Studies (SINAS), the Hugo Valentin Centre, the Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (IRES), the Faculty of History and Philosophy, and the Faculty of Languages at Uppsala University.