International Mediation: Theory, Cases and Skills

Please note: This page refers to a course that has already taken place.

30 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022

PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Jørgen Jensehaugen:

Equals 10 ECTS (with approved essay) according to standards of the University of Oslo

Jørgen Jensehaugen:

Laurie Nathan: Professor, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame

Others to be announced later.

The Course will cover academic, policy and practitioner perspectives on international mediation. It will review the scholarly literature, explore relevant theories, and learn from senior mediation practitioners. The participants will also develop skills in conflict analysis, strategic planning for peacemaking, and mediating agreements between conflict parties. The geographic focus will be mainly but not exclusively on the Middle East.

The course is organized in collaboration with the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and PRIO.

This is a PhD level course. Preference will be given to applicants who are currently registered for a PhD, have recently completed a PhD, or have extensive practitioner experience.

The course will take place in-person unless Covid rules preclude this.


​Application deadline: 28 February 2022


​Upon full participation and the satisfactory completion of a course essay, the course equals 10 ECTS according to the standards of the University of Oslo. Participants must get an overview of the readings, participate actively in the lectures and submit a course essay that is marked as "pass". 


There is no participation fee, but the cost of transportation and accommodation must be covered by the participants.