Jørgen Jensehaugen

Senior Researcher

Email: jorjen@prio.org

Mobile phone: +47 99 59 77 85

Twitter: @JJensehaugen

Research Interests

I mainly research the Arab-Israeli conflict with a focus on the various diplomatic endeavours ranging from the late 1940s up until today. 
I have done research and published on various phases in this history, including:
  • The UN negotiations following the 1948 war 
  • The Zionist movement, and later Israel's, succesful attempt to gain international recognition and UN membership
  • The US lead negotiations during the late 1970s leading to the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty
  • The Obama era initiative to reach Israeli-Palestinian peace
  • The history of US Jerusalem policy
A central focus of my research is the lack of Palestinian inclusion in these international approaches to the conflict.

Working experience:

2018 - : Senior Researcher at PRIO

2016-2018: Associate Professor at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences

2016 - : Editor of Store Norske Leksikon articles on the Middle East

2011-2016: PhD Candidate at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU

2011: Researcher at PRIO

2010: Board member of the Nordic Society for Middle East Studies

January 2010 -2011 : Editor, Babylon, Nordisk Tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier

January - May 2010: Booknote Editor, Journal of Peace Research.

2009 - 2010: Guest lecturer at the University of Oslo: "Neighbourhood Bully? The Great Powers and the Middle East Since 1945"

December 2008 - : Research Assistant for Professor Hilde Henriksen Waage

August 2008 - February 2010: Managing editor, Journal of Peace Research

May 2008 - January 2010: Managing Editor, Babylon, Nordisk Tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier
January-July 2007: Trainee at the Norwegian Embassy in Amman, Jordan.
2004 - 2007: Board member of Spire, The Development Fund Youth, a Norwegian NGO.
2003 - 2006: Assistant Editor at Solum Forlag, Solum Publishing House.



2011-2016: PhD in History at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

2006-2008: MA in History at the University of Oslo (UiO)

2002-2005: BA in History at the University of Oslo (UiO)
1999-2002: International Baccalaureate (IB), St. Stephen's School of Rome. Received the Bilingual Diploma.


Languages spoken:

Bilingual Norwegian and English.

Can speak Italian.

Basic Arabic


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