International Mediation: Theory, Cases and Skills

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

12 - 16 Jun 2023

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.

Course Description:

International Mediation is a key political tool for preventing and ending violent conflict, yet it is a field where practitioners and researchers do not adequately engage with each other. In this course we rectify that by discussing state-of-the-art research and engaging with practitioners with tried and tested experience in the field.

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 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.


​Apply by 26 March


​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 be familiar with the course 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.

Course Literature:

​The course literature overview will be circulated to participants in due time.