Are Hovdenak left PRIO in 2010. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.
The Rule of Hamas in Gaza: Rethinking the prospects for Peace
By Are Hovdenak
Norwegian, English, some Arabic
Freelance journalist in the Middle East and North Africa since 1983 for several newspapers and periodicals, among them: Bergens Tidende, Dagbladet, Dagsavisen/Arbeiderbladet, Bistandsaktuelt, Klassekampen, Morgenbladet, Ny Tid, Det Fri Aktuelt (København). Specialised in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also reports from Western Sahara, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Kurdistan (Turkey, Iraq and Iran).
Some freelance consultancy services for Norwegian People’s Aid, Norwegian Centre of Human Rights and Exponor (film company).
Research and Analysis Officer in the international observation force ‘Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH). Election observer in Palestine and Yemen.
Research Assistant at the Centre for International Studies/Fafo on two projects on Palestinian refugees within the frame of the Refugee Working Group of the Multilateral peace talks in the Middle East.
Coordinator of medical projects in Lebanon for the Norwegian Aid Committee (NORWAC).
MA in political science, University of Oslo
Cand. Mag. (equivalent to B.A.), University of Oslo and Oppland Distriktshøgskole in the areas of Political Science, Modern History and Arabic. Arabic studies at the University of Jordan, Amman.
Book Chapter in The European Union’s Democratization Agenda in the Mediterranean
PRIO Policy Brief
Popular Article in Perspektiv
Report - Other
Report - External Series
Popular Article in Flyktningregnskapet 2009
Journal Article in Journal of Refugee Studies
PRIO researchers are participating with comments and film seminars at several of this year's screenings at the Films from the South Festival in Oslo. We welcome you to attend these screenings!
The Palestinian Minister of Refugee Issues, Atef Adwan, visited PRIO on Monday 15 May. He was received by Director Stein Tønnesson and researchers from PRIO’s Middle East research program, led by Hilde Henriksen Waage.
The Research Council of Norway has approved a new three-year SIP (Strategic Institute Project) at PRIO. The new project will be entitled The Missing Peace: Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in the Middle East.