Isak Svensson is Professor at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Sweden, and former Director of Research at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, New Zealand. His three main areas of expertise are 1) international mediation 2) religion and conflict and 3) nonviolent conflicts. He has published and edited ten books, and over 25 peer-reviewed articles in international academic journals.
Keywords: mediation religion nonviolence
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Professor, October 2015, Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University
Associate Professor, February 2009, Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University
Doctor of Philosophy, October 2007, Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University
I am project leader for the international research project, 2016-2021, Resolving Jihadist Conflicts? Religion, Civil War, and Prospect for Peace, see:
For research on nonviolence, see
For research on international mediation, see
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