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Program for the National Conference on Peace and Conflict Research
Malmö, 14-15 April 2016 

Conference Theme – The Role of Civil Society in Peace Building

Thursday 14 April

11.00 – 13.00 Registration and lunch

13.00 – 15.00 Opening addresses

Room: NI: C0E11, Hörsal C (Auditorium C) 

Associate Professor Kristian Steiner, Head of Peace and Conflict Studies, Malmö University
Dr. Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs, Head of Research, the Folke Bernadotte Academy

Moderator: Professor Anna Jarstad, Umeå University

Keynote speaker: Dr. Paul Stubbs, The Institute of Economics, Zagreb
Projectising the Grassroots?, Reflections on peace building, civil society and the post- Yugoslav space

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee
Room: Atriet (the atrium), NI:A0E00

15.30 – 17.30 Panel sessions 1
Panel 1a: Leadership, Democracy, and Violence

Room: NI: C0E11, Hörsal C (Auditorium C)
Chair: Dr. Maria Ericson, Lund University
Discussant: Dr. Stephen Marr, Malmö University

Malin Åkebo, Umeå University
Paper: Implications of Changes in Political Leadership on Transitions from War to Peace, Insights from Peace Processes in Aceh and Sri Lanka

Michael Bernhard, Håvard Hegre, Jan Teorell, Uppsala University
Paper: Reassessing the Democratic Peace, A Novel Test Based on the Varieties of Democracy Data

Pippa Barnes, Umeå University
Paper: The Changing Face of Palestinian Leadership, The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement

Johanna Söderström, Uppsala University
Paper: Political Knowledge in the Aftermath of Violence

Panel 1b: Gender, Identity, and Violence

Room: NI:A0513
Chair: Dr. Josepha Ivanka Wessels, Lund University
Discussant: Associate Professor Kristian Steiner, Malmö University

Ane M Ø Kirkegaard, Malmö University
Paper: Exclusions into Marginality – Militarized Masculinity in Rhodesian Understanding of Self, A Study of The Rhodesian on YouTube

Elisabeth Olivius, Umeå University
Paper: Feminists, Ethno-Nationalists and Peace Activists? The Role of Diasporic Minority Women’s Organizations in Burma’s Conflict Transformation Process

Susanne Schaftenaar, Uppsala University
Paper: Why (Wo)Men Rebel, A Gendered Mobilisation Argument

Karin Johansson, Uppsala University
Paper: Shaming the Shameless, Exploring the Conditions under which Shaming Can Reduce Wartime Sexual Violence

Panel 1c: Diaspora, Negotiations, and Securitization

Room: NI:A0502
Chair: Associate Professor Lisa Hultman, Uppsala University
Discussant: Professor Isak Svensson, Uppsala University

Maja Povrzanović Frykman, Malmö University
Paper: Humanitarian Aid ’from below’: Gratitude, Humiliation and Affective Continuities

Signe Borch, University of Gothenburg
Paper: In ’No Man’s Land’, the Im/mobility of Local NGO Workers in a Divided City

Sanela Bajramovic Jusufbegovic, Örebro University
Paper: Facing the Past? Peace-Building through Swedish Aid to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Maria Småberg, Lund University
Paper: Material Help and Self-Help, Materiality and Cosmopolitan Care in the Swedish Humanitarian Work among Armenian Refugees in Thessaloniki 1923-1947

17.30-19.00 Mingle
Room: Atriet (the atrium), NI:A0E00

19.00—Dinner at Vollmers, Tegelgårdsgatan 5.

Friday 15 April

9.00-10.15 Foundational meeting for a Swedish peace research association

Room: NI: C0E11, Hörsal C (Auditorium C) 10.15-10.30 Coffee

10.30-11.30 Roundtable: Making Civil Society Work: Reconsidering the Role of (Un)Civil Societies in Contemporary Peace and Conflicts
Room: NI: C0E11, Hörsal C (Auditorium C) Moderator: Dr. Stephen Marr

Associate Professor Camilla Orjuela, University of Gothenburg Dr. Ane Kirkegaard, Malmö University
Professor Håvard Hegre, Uppsala University

11.30 – 13.15 Panel sessions 2
Panel 2a: Civilians and Civil Society in War and post-Conflict, bottom up perspectives

Room: NI: C0E11, Hörsal C (Auditorium C)
Chair: Dr. Malin Åkebo, Umeå University
Discussant: Dr. Malin Isaksson, Malmö University

Annkatrin Tritschoks, Uppsala University
Paper: Justice Adherence in International Negotiations

Roxanna Sjöstedt, Lund University, Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs, Folke Bernadotte Academy, Anders Themnér, Uppsala Universitet
Paper: Socializing Warlord Democrats: Explaining Violent Discursive Practices in Post-War Democratic Politics

Johanna Ohlsson, Uppsala University
Paper: A future tinted by the past, South African justifications strategies for peace

Camilla Orjuela, University of Gothenburg
Paper: Pursuing Justice from Afar, Legal Opportunity Structures, Diaspora Mobilization and Contestations over a Violent Past

Panel 2b: Scarce resources as drivers for conflict or peace

Room: NI:A0513
Chair: Matthew Osborne, Stockholm University
Discussant: Dr. Elvin Gjevori, Malmö University

Hanne Fjelde, Lisa Hultman, Desirée Nilsson, Uppsala University
Paper: Protection through Presence: UN Peacekeeping and the Costs of Targeting Civilians

Emma Elfversson, Kristin Höglund, Uppsala University
Paper: Home of Last Resort, Urban Land Conflict and the Numibians in Kibera, Kenya

Stefan Döring, Uppsala University
Paper: A Bridge over Troubled Water, Water Scarcity and Communal Conflicts

Panel 2c: Civil Society and Peace Building

Room: NI:A0502
Chair: Dr. Ane Kirkegaard, Malmö University Discussant: Professor Anna Jarstad, Umeå University

Ann-Catrin Kristianssen, Örebro University
Paper: Advocates for Peace?, The Role of Civil Society in the Planning of Jerusalem

Josepha Ivanka Wessels, Lund University
Paper: The Ignored Role of Civil Society in the Syrian War

Manuela Nilsson, Linnaeus University
Paper: Civil Society Actors in Peace Agreements in Central America

Ivan Gusic, Lund University
Paper: Performing Agency in Mostar

13.15 – 14.30 Lunch. Folke Bernadotte Academy information on research opportunities

14.30-16.00 Panel sessions 3
Panel 3a: Local Actors in Peacebuilding

Room: NI: C0E11, Hörsal C (Auditorium C)
Chair: Ivan Gusic, Lund University
Discussant: Dr. Johanna Söderström

Jannie Lilja, Kristine Höglund, Uppsala University
Paper: Local Peacebuilding, From Concept to Cooperation

Hanna Leonardsson, University of Gothenburg
Paper: Navigating the Local, Local Government Relationships for Local Coexistence in Lebanon

Kristin Ljungkvist, Anna Jarstad, Umeå University
Paper: The Next Step in the Local Turn

Panel 3b: Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding

Room: NI:A0513
Chair: Dr. Manuela Nilsson, Linnaeus University
Discussant: Dr. Maria Småberg, Lund University

Kristian Steiner, Malmö University, Anders Lundberg, Linnaeus University
Paper: Peace Expectations in Messianic Judaism, A Framing Analysis of the Israeli Messianic Movement

Isak Svensson, Desirée Nilsson Uppsala University
Paper: Negotiating religious conflicts, Conflict resolution and the global patterns of religiously defined armed conflicts

Maria Ericson, Lund University
Paper: South African Churches in Peacebuilding, The Potential of Hospitality and Ubunty

16.00-17.00 Coffee, short summary, and concluding remarks

Room: Atriet (the atrium), NI:A0E00
Associate Professor Kristian Steiner, Head of Peace and Conflict Studies, Malmö University Dr. Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs, Head of Research, the Folke Bernadotte Academy

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