Division ofHumanities

Svare-Toven Endowed Professorship Lecture

Dr. Kristian Harpviken 

‘Norway’s Peace Engagement:

Approaches, Achievements and Deep Dilemmas’

Dr. Kristian Harpviken, Director of the Peace Research Institute of Oslo
November 6, 2013
7:00-8:00 pm
Refreshments 6:00-7:00 pm
Scandinavian Cultural Center
Pacific Lutheran University


Dr. Harpviken is the director of the Peace Research Institute of Oslo, an international institute whose overarching purpose is to conduct research on the conditions for peaceful relations between states, groups and people. He has published numerous articles on topics of peacebuilding and peacemaking, transnational mobilization and civil war, and war-related migration and social networks. Among his most recent articles are "Refugee Militancy in Exile and Upon Return in Afghanistan and Rwanda" and "A Peace Nation in the War on Terror: The Norwegian Engagement in Afghanistan." Dr. Harpviken holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Oslo, and has been a guest researcher at Georgetown University and the University of Chicago.

In his lecture at PLU, Dr. Harpviken will address the policies, successes and challenges of Norwegian peace engagement.

The lecture is free and open to the public.
Lecture sponsored by the Svare-Toven Endowment and NORLA (Norwegian Literature Abroad)
For further information, please contact Claudia Berguson,  (253) 535-7512, berguscj@plu.edu