Opportunity for doctoral students to study international mediation in Oslo, Norway

Author: Kate Chester

Students and professors from the Summer 2023 Kroc Institute/PRIO international mediation course in Oslo, Norway

The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) have announced the call for applications for their annual summer Ph.D. course on international mediation. 

“International Mediation: Theory, Cases and Skills,” will take place in person in Oslo, June 10-14, 2024. Now in its fourth year, the course covers academic, policy and practitioner perspectives on international mediation. Students will review scholarly literature, explore relevant theories, and learn from senior mediators.

“Participants develop skills in conflict analysis, strategic planning for peacemaking, and mediating agreements between conflict parties,” said Laurie Nathan, director of the Mediation Program at the Kroc Institute and the course leader. “This is a rich opportunity to explore the relationship between mediation theory and practice, as well as interact with students, practitioners, and professors from around the world.”

“International Mediation: Theory, Cases and Skills” is a Ph.D.-level course. Preference will be given to applicants who are currently registered in a Ph.D. program, those who have recently completed a Ph.D., or who have substantial practitioner experience.

The deadline to apply is March 21, 2024. For more details and to access the application form, visit the website of the Research School on Peace & Conflict, a cooperation venture between the University of Oslo, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and PRIO.

For additional questions, contact Nathan at Laurie.N.Nathan.4@nd.edu.