Bachelor Program

Are you interested in issues of peace and development? Wondering why people participate in armed conflicts? We offer a 3-year Bachelor's Program in Peace and Development Studies.

Master Program

One of the most popular programs at Uppsala University, our 2-year Master Program in Peace and Conflict Studies brings together students from all corners of the world. The program prepares graduates for a professional career as analysts or researchers within the international field of peace and conflict.

Freestanding Courses

The Department offers a number of freestanding courses at the undergraduate and advanced levels.

Uppsala Rotary Peace Center

The Department is proud to host one of the six Rotary International Peace Centers. Students from all over the world can apply to Rotary scholarships to pursue a Master in Peace and Conflict Studies at the Department.

PhD Program

We offer a 4-year PhD program in Peace and Conflict Research. Special call for applications to the Research School of International Center for Water Cooperation, with deadline November 3, 2014.

Contact

Magnus Öberg (Head of Department)
Phone: +46 (0)18 471 27 87
E-mail: Magnus.Oberg@pcr.uu.se 

Karen Brounéus (Director of Studies)
Phone: +46 (0)18-471 23 27
E-mail: karen.brouneus@pcr.uu.se

Kristine Höglund (Director of Studies, PhD Programme)
Phone: +46 (0)18-471 63 87
E-mail: phdprogramme@pcr.uu.se

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Welcome to the Department of Peace and Conflict Research

DPCR Congratulates New Doctor in Peace Research

In the picture (from left): Erik Melander, Daniel Strandow and Kristian Gleditsch

On October 18 Daniel Strandow successfully defended his thesis Fighting for Aid - Foreign Funding and Civil Conflict Intensity. Faculty opponent at the defense was Professor Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, University of Essex. Professor Erik Melander chaired the disputation.


Nobel Peace Prize 2014

Magnus Öberg, Erik Melander and Ashok Swain commented on this year's Nobel Peace Prize Winner in a press release published by Uppsala University 2014-10-10. A comment by Peter Wallensteen is also available at the website of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame.


More news from the Department 

Book Launch with Focus on the Ukraine Crisis

The department welcomes all new and old students!

Claude Ake Professor 2014 - Maxi Schoeman

Regional Organisations in Peacemaking: Challengers to the UN?

Peace Research cited in US Congress

For more news, please see News Archive.


Events

Dissertation 2014

Daniel Strandow defended his dissertation: "Fighting for Aid - Foreign Funding and Civil Conflict Intensity" on 18 October, 14:15, in Sal IX in Universitetshuset. The opponent was Professor Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, University of Essex.

Johan Brosché defended his dissertation: "Masters of War - The Role of Elites in Sudan's Communal Conflicts" on 7 February, 13:15, in Hörsal Gunnar Johansson in Blåsenhus. The opponent was Professor Catherine Boone, Department of International Relations, London School of Economics.


Speaker Series

"Kings in a Democratic Age: Collective Protest and the Institutional Promise of Monarchy"

13 November, 13.15-15.00 (sal 2 Gamla Torget 3)

On 13 November, Adria Lawrence, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Yale University, will hold a lecture on "Kings in a Democratic Age: Collective Protest and the Institutional Promise of Monarchy". The Speaker Series lectures are open to the public. Most welcome!

For more information see the Speaker Series webpage.


Call for applications

Peace and Security in Africa (PASA) 2015

Application to Peace and Security in Africa (PASA) 2015-2016 is now open. Closing date for applications is 15 February 2015. For more information about PASA and eligibility, see the PASA webpage.


Claude Ake Visiting Chair 2015: Invitation to apply!

The Department of Peace and Conflict Research and the Nordic Africa Institute currently invite applications to the Claude Ake Visiting Chair for 2015. Applicants should be established and internationally recognised senior scholars with professorial competence in their respective fields of expertise.

Deadline for applications: 20 November 2014

For more information see the Claude Ake Visting Chair flyer and the Claude Ake Visiting Chair webpage.

UCDP

Click image for the East Asian Peace Program's webpage

Recent Publications

For a complete list of publications from the Dept. of Peace and Conflict Research, please see Publications.


Isak Svensson and Magnus Lundgren: “Mediation and peace agreements”, SIRPI Yearbook 2014: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, Oxford University Press, p. 43-44


Wallensteen, Peter and Patrik Johansson 2014. The United Nations Security Council in state-based armed conflicts, 2003-12. SIPRI Yearbook 2014: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, Oxford University Press, pp 56-69.


Themnér, Lotta and Peter Wallensteen 2014. Patterns or organized violence, 2003-12, SIPRI Yearbook 2014: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, Oxford University Press, pp 70-92.


Fjelde, Hanne and Lisa Hultman, 2014. “Weakening the Enemy: A Disaggregated Study of Violence against Civilians in Africa”, Journal of Conflict Resolution 58(7): 1230-1257.  


Brounéus, Karen, 2014. The Women and Peace Hypothesis in Peacebuilding Settings: Attitudes of Women in the Wake of the Rwandan Genocide. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Vol 40(1): 125-151.


Fjelde, Hanne and Håvard Hegre, 2014. Political Corruption and Institutional Stability. Studies in Comparative International Development 49(3):267--299.


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