Øystein succesfully defended his dissertation at the University of Oslo on Wednesday 8 September. His dissertation is called 'Civil War Society? Political processes, social groups and conflict intensity in the Southern Sudan, 1955-2005'

Professor David Anderson, University of Oxford
Dr. Douglas Johnson, Commissioning Editor, James Currey

**Administrator:**Professor Hilde Henriksen Waage, University of Oslo

Dissertation advisers:
Endre Stiansen, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Professor Helge Pharo, University of Oslo