Julie Lunde Lillesæter/PRIO
Julie Lunde Lillesæter/PRIO

The University of Essex has today announced that Kristian Skrede Gleditsch has been appointed to the prestigious Regius Professorship. The honour of holding a Regius Professorship was conferred on the University of Essex by Her Majesty The Queen of England in 2013 to mark her Diamond Jubilee.

PRIO Director Henrik Urdal said:

“Kristian Skrede Gleditsch has made exceptional contributions to the study of peace and conflict, and he has a long association with PRIO. He has contributed to many of our research and data projects related to conflict, and he has helped develop a number of large collaborative projects between PRIO, Essex, and other institutions, including the Geographic Representation of War project and the European Network of Conflict Research".

“For ten years he was a key contributor to PRIOs Centre for the Study of Civil War, the first Norwegian Centre of Excellence in the Social Sciences. Recently he has made groundbreaking contributions to the systematic study of nonviolence.”

PRIO congratulates Kristian Skrede Gleditsch and the University of Essex!