Celebrating 50 Years of Peace & Conflict Research

  • Date: –17:00
  • Location: Universitetsaulan
  • Website
  • Organiser: Department of Peace and Conflict Research and Development Office
  • Contact person: Britta Radeloff
  • Föreläsning

In 1971, the Department of Peace and Conflict Research was established at

Uppsala University. This year the department is celebrating 50 years of teaching

and researching peace and conflict with an anniversary symposium, held in English.

Listen to prominent international scholars present research on some of the big
societal challenges and reflect on the future of peace and conflict research.
Hear what experienced practitioners think peace and conflict research
can contribute to policy and practical peace work.

The event will be hybrid in format and will take place in
Uppsala University Grand Auditorium as well as being livestreamed. If you are located in Uppsala, you can reserve a seat in the Grand Auditorium.

Please visit the Department's website for more information, including an introduction of all speakers.

Watch a recording of the anniversary symposium here.

Welcome Address
Uppsala University Vice Chancellor, Professor Anders Hagfeldt

The History of the Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Senior Professor Peter Wallensteen (Former Dag Hammarskjöld Professor, DPCR)

Diplomacy, Practice and Conflict Resolution

Jan Eliasson (Honorary Doctor of Uppsala University; former Deputy Secretary-General of the UN; former Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs)

Making Sense of a Complex World
– lectures and panel discussion
Lecture: Armed Conflict and Maternal and Child Health
Professor Gudrun Østby (Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Norway)

Lecture: People Power in an Age of Polarization
Professor Erica Chenoweth (Harvard University, USA)

Lecture: Toward a Unified Field of Political Conflict: (Re)introducing Relative Contention
Professor Christian Davenport (University of Michigan, USA)

Speaker panel: The Research Frontier and The Big Questions for the Future
Moderated by Professor Kristine Höglund (DPCR Uppsala University)


Peace Research: Is It Still Relevant for the World?
– panel discussion
Jamie LeSueur (Head of Emergency Operations at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies; DPCR graduate; Uppsala University Alumnus of the Year, 2020)

Beatrice Fihn (Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), ICAN received the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize)

Margot Wallström (Former UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict; former Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs)

Moderated by Senior Professor Peter Wallensteen

Closing remarks

Professor Ashok Swain (Head of Department, DPCR)