Director of the International Peace Studies Concentration (Master of Global Affairs); Associate Teaching Professor of Peace Studies, Keough School of Global Affairs
Arts and peacebuilding; qualitative peace research methodologies, peace didactics, cultures of peace, elicitive conflict transformation & facilitation
Dr. Norbert Koppensteiner is Associate Teaching Professor of Peace Studies and the director of the International Peace Studies Concentration at the Keough School’s Master of Global Affairs.
Previously, Koppensteiner spent two years as a visiting research fellow at the Kroc Institute where he advanced two lines of research: he explored the art of facilitation for peace and transforming conflicts, with a special focus on embodied approaches, and combined this with methodological and epistemological research into comprehensive ways of knowing.
Before coming to the Kroc Institute, Koppensteiner was the program coordinator at the MA Program for Peace Studies at the University of Innsbruck and Senior Lecturer at the same university. He has taught extensively as a guest lecturer in Peace Studies across the globe and as a freelance facilitator for embodied practices of conflict transformation with a special emphasis on dance, theater and breath.
Norbert Koppensteiner earned his Ph.D. at the European Graduate School in Saas Fee, (Switzerland) in 2009, an MA in Peace Studies from the University of Innsbruck (Austria), and a Mag.Phil. in Political Science from the University of Innsbruck (Austria).
He is the author of two monographies, Transrational Peace Research and Elicitive Facilitation (2020) and The Art of the Transpersonal Self (2009), as well as the co-editor of the Palgrave International Handbook of Peace Studies: A Cultural Perspective (2011, 2014).
His current teaching, research and facilitation focus on embodied and integral practices of conflict transformation and qualitative peace research methodologies.