Lars Seland Gomsrud left PRIO in 2010. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Lars Seland Gomsrud

Lars Seland Gomsrud

Interests and experience

Mobilization and Modus Operandi of Rebel Groups

Understanding the characteristics of rebel groups is crucial to comprehensive analyses of civil wars and effective peace-building policies. In order to devise better peace settlement strategies in different contexts, this project will first gather systematic information about the characteristics of rebel groups (mobilization and recruitment characteristics, organizational structure, and modus operandi) for cross-case comparisons. We will then flesh out the trends discovered in the comparative analysis through case analyses of conflict ridden regions.

Project leader: Scott Gates

The project is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Contact information:


skype: selandgomsrud

Languages spoken:

Norwegian, English and German

Working Experience:

Research Assistant, CSCW, PRIO 2009 - Des. 2010

MA Intern, CSCW, PRIO May-Dec 2008


2008: MA in Political Science. Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

2007/2008: MA courses in International Relations. E.ON Ruhrgas scholarship to Freie Universität Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany.

2006: BA in Political Science, German language and Economics. Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

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