Kristian Hoelscher succesfully defended his PhD thesis at the Department of Political Science, University of Oslo. His thesis is titled Institutions and Social Violence.

The evaluation committee:

* Dr. Sabine Kurtenbach, GIGA, Hamburg
* Prof. Gary LaFree, University of Maryland
* Prof. Carl Henrik Knutsen, ISV


* Research Prof. Henrik Urdal, PRIO
* Prof. Anne Julie Semb, Institutt for statsvitenskap, UiO