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Isak Svensson

professor at Department of Peace and Conflict Research

+4618-471 5740
Visiting address:
Gamla Torget 3, 1tr
753 20 Uppsala
Postal address:
Box 514
751 20 UPPSALA

Short presentation

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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