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September 15, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Peter Wallensteen, Senior Professor of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University (since 2012), first holder of the Dag Hammarskjold Chair, Uppsala University (1985- 2012) and Richard G. Starmann, Sr. Research Professor of Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA (since 2006). He was the first Head of the Department for Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala Univer sity 1972-1999, working on its creation, financing, research, teaching and outreach programs. His Peace Research: Theory and Practice (Routledge, 2011) spans his research interests and explains the rationale behind these activities.
He directs the Uppsala Con flict Data Program (UCDP) that publishes annual data on armed conflicts in three different categories, for free, at www.ucdp.uu.se. His Understanding Conflict Resolution (Sage, 4th edition, April 2015) explains the program. This book is used worldwide. Wallensteen is presently researching Nordic experiences in mediation, the notion of quality peace, the use of economic sanctions, the role of regional organizations in peace making and the United Nations’ Security Council performance. He is a member of the Academic Advisory Council for the UN Mediation Support Unit and the Advisory Council for the newly created inter-governmental European Institute of Peace (EIP).
A Rotarian since 1990, he has published more than 200 scholarly articles and book chapters, and written/edited more than 40 books, in the field of peace research. He has also been involved in the settlement of armed conflicts, notably in Papua New Guinea, Israel-Palestine, Nagorno-Karabakh, Sudan and Cyprus.