Kristian Skrede Gleditsch: All news

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Friday, 1 Apr 2022
Kristian Skrede Gleditsch Gives the Presidential Address at ISA

​On Thursday 31 March, Kristian Skrede Gleditch of the University of Essex and PRIO gave his Presidential Address at the 2022 annual convention of the International Studies Associations (ISA) in Nashville, USA. In his talk, Kristian focused on the policy relevance of doing prediction in scientific research to improve transparency, evaluate theoretical models, highlight plausible implications of alternative future scenarios, and identify key sources of vulnerability. This marks the end of his one-year term as President of the ISA. Kristian is the second ISA President from PRIO, the first being Nils Petter Gleditsch in 2008-09.

Monday, 13 Dec 2021
Peace Science Infrastructure: PRIO to Head Large New Collaboration

​Friday, we got to know that a large project has been funded by the Research Council of Norway's INFRASTRUKTUR initiative, that aims to build up relevant, up-to-date infrastructure that is accessible to the research community, to various private and public sector user groups, and to the general public.

Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019
The Crime-Reducing Effect of Education - Funding in Place for Project

Can governments reduce violent crime by increasing education, and if so, under what conditions?

Mauricio Rivera has received FINNUT funding from the Research Council of Norway for the 4-year project The Crime-Reducing Effect of Education: Disaggregating Education and Impact on Violent Crime (CREED). Congratulations to Mauricio and his project team, which includes Kendra Dupuy (PRIO), Kristian Hoelscher (PRIO), Gudrun Østby (PRIO), Kristian Skrede Gleditsch (Essex & PRIO), Barbara Zarate-Tenorio (Essex & Institute for Social Research), as well as Ernesto Cardenas (Universidad Javeriana).

Thursday, 26 Sep 2019
Kristian Skrede Gleditsch Nominated to be President of the International Studies Association

Kristian Skrede Gleditsch has been nominated to be President of the International Studies Association (ISA) for the period 2021–22.

Kristian obtained his BA at University of Oslo in 1993 and his PhD at University of Colorado in 1999. After teaching at the University of Glasgow (1999-2001) and the University of California San Diego (2001-2005), he joined University of Essex in 2005, where he is now Regius Professor of Political Science. He has won several prizes for his work, including ISA’s Karl Deutsch Award. His previous ISA service includes a term as Vice President and chairing the organization’s Academic Freedom Committee and Professional Rights and Responsibilities Committee.

Kristian Skrede Gleditsch has been associated with PRIO since 2003. He currently directs a PRIO project ‘Securing the victory? Understanding dynamics of short-run and long-term success in popular uprisings and democratization’ funded by the Research Council of Norway.

Tuesday, 26 Mar 2019
Kristian Skrede Gleditsch Conferred as Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

The Academy of Social Sciences in the UK is an esteemed national institution which aims to promote social science research, publication, debate and dissemination.

In March PRIO Research Professor Kristian Skrede Gleditsch was conferred as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. According to the academy itself, “Fellows are drawn from academics, practitioners and policymakers across the social sciences. They have been recognised after an extensive peer review process for the excellence and impact of their work through the use of social science for public benefit.”

Wednesday, 31 Jan 2018
PRIO Awarded Prestigious TOPPFORSK Grant

​The Research Council of Norway announced this morning that PRIO will receive TOPPFORSK funding for the project: "Securing the victory? Understanding dynamics of short-run and long-term success in popular uprisings and democratization". 

Monday, 11 Dec 2017
Kristian Skrede Gleditsch Receives Royal Approval to Become a Regius Professor

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.

Thursday, 30 Mar 2017
Successful Doctoral Defense by Marianne Dahl

Marianne Dahl successfully defended her doctoral thesis today, 30 March, at the Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences - NTNU. The title of her thesis is "Pockets of Opportunity: State Dissident Interactions and Regime Change".

Her trial lecture: "What role does social mobilisation play for regime stability and transition, particularly considering the broader social mobilisation literature?"

Monday, 9 Jan 2017
Successful PhD by Elise Must

Elise Must was awarded a doctoral degree in political science at London School of Economics and Political Science Tuesday 13 December 2016. 

Elise has been associated with the Conflict Trends Project at PRIO, and her thesis is entitled: 

  • When and how does inequality cause conflict? Group dynamics, perceptions and natural resources'. 

Members of the evaluation committee included Kristian Skrede Gleditsch (University of Essex & PRIO) and Livia Schubiger (LSE). Thesis advisers were Paul Mitchell (LSE) and Gudrun Østby (PRIO). 


Friday, 23 Sep 2016
What Do We Know about Civil Wars?

​​Since World War II, civil wars have replaced interstate wars as the most frequent and deadly form of armed conflict globally. A new book, What Do We Know about Civil Wars? is edited by T. David Mason & Sarah McLaughlin Mitchell, and has several contributions from present and former PRIO researchers, all connected to PRIO's Centre for the Study of Civil War (2002-2012).

Thursday, 17 Sep 2015
Kristian Skrede Gleditsch Receives Prestigious Award

​​Gleditsch becomes the first Norwegian to receive the Anne-Lise Meier Forschungspreis from the Alexander Humboldt Foundation.

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015
Kristian S. Gleditsch Receives Research Award

One of the internationally leading social scientists in the field of conflict and democratisation research will work on joint projects with researchers from Konstanz in the next five years. Professor Kristian S. Gleditsch of the University of Essex, Great Britain, also an associate researcher at PRIO, is granted the Anneliese Maier Research Award, including prize money of 250,000 euros. During several stays at the University of Konstanz, the focus will be on reasons for violent conflicts and how to predict them. Additionally, Gleditsch will actively contribute to the promotion of young researchers at the University of Konstanz. He was nominated by Professor Gerald Schneider, political scientist from Konstanz.

Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014
Book of the Year award to Cederman, Gleditsch, and Buhaug

​​​​The American Political Science Association (APSA​) award for best book in conflict processes​ published during 2012-13 has been given to Ethnicity, Grievances, and Civil War(Cambridge University Press, 2013), coauthored by Lars-Erik Cederman (PRIO Global Fellow; ETH Zurich), Kristian Skrede Gleditsch (University of Essex and PRIO) and Halvard Buhaug (PRIO and NTNU). This is the third award given to this book in a matter of months, the other being the Conflict Research Society’s Book of the Year 2014 and the Network of European Peace Scientists’ NEPS Medal 2014. Congratulations!

Monday, 4 Aug 2014
Kristian Skrede Gleditsch included in Prestigious List

Kristian Skrede Gleditsch is one out of 9 scientists with affiliation to Norwegian institutions who is included in the new list compiled by Thomson Reuters, and is also the only UK-based political scientist to be included in this prestigious international list of the most highly cited researchers in recent years. Kristian has his main position as Professor at the Department of Government at the University of Essex​, and holds a 20 % position at PRIO.

Friday, 3 Jan 2014
Book of the Year Award to Cederman, Gleditsch and Buhaug

​​The book Inequality, Grievances, and Civil War, written by Lars-Erik Cederman, Kristian Skred​e Gleditsch and Halvard Buhaug, has been awarded the Conflict Research Society's Book of the Year Award 2014. ​​The book was published by Cambridge University Press in 2013 as a part of the Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics series, and argues that political and economic inequalities generate grievances that in turn can motivate civil war. 

Friday, 8 Nov 2013
The Economist goes to PRIO for briefing on Civil War

​​In the article ‘How to stop the fighting, sometimes', the Economist presents a nuanced history of how civil wars are initiated, sustained and brought to an end.

Monday, 13 May 2013
Håvard Hegre Chair of the SSIP section of ISA

At the recent convention of the International Studies Association in San Francisco 3–6 April, Håvard Hegre was elected Chair of the SSIP (Scientific Study of International Processes) section of the ISA. Every year, this section sponsors a number of sessions where PRIOites present papers. To our knowledge, it’s the first time this section has a chair from outside North America.

Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013
Vacancy: PhD fellowship (Essex)

The Department of Government at the University of Essex invites applications for a three-year, full-time research position as a PhD fellow.

This PhD fellowship is financed as part of a Grant from the European Research Council for a project on “Conflict, Strategies, and Violence: An Actor-based Approach to Violent and Non-Violent Interactions” led by Professor Kristian Skrede Gleditsch.

Deadline: 1 June 2013

Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013
Elgar Handbook of Civil War and Fragile States

​A new edited volume on civil war and fragile states has just been published by Edward Elgar. The book contains no less than four PRIO articles:

  • Håvard Hegre & Helge Holtermann: Poverty and conflict
  • Ole Magnus Theisen, Nils Petter Gleditsch & Halvard Buhaug: Climate change and armed conflict
  • Henrik Urdal: Demography and armed conflict
  • Nils Metternich, Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, Han Dorussen & Andrea Ruggeri: International dimensions of armed conflict

Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013
ERC Starting Grant to Essex and PRIO

Kristian Skrede Gleditsch of the University of Essex and PRIO has been awarded a Starting Grant from the European Research Council for the project ‘Conflict, Strategies, and Violence: An Actor-based Approach to Violent and Non-Violent Interactions’.

While existing research tends to equate conflict with violence, this project examines conflict in terms of incompatibilities between actors, where the structure of the incompatibilities and the actors’ strategies and interactions determine whether we see escalation to violence or alternative outcomes, such as accommodation or regime change. The project will be hosted by the Department of Government at the University of Essex, but a significant component of the work will be conducted at PRIO, where Håvard Strand will play an important role in the project. The new project will also draw on the PRIO project on Effective Non-Violence? Resistance Strategies and Political Outcomes, funded by the Research Council of Norway for the period 2012–15.

The ERC project started on 1 February and will run for five years.  The proposal summary follows below:

Monday, 4 Feb 2013
Call for Applications: Course on Nonviolent Resistance

An academic course on strategic nonviolent resistance, organized by International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) in collaboration with PRIO.

Time: 12 – 14 May, 2013.
Venue: Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Hausmanns gate 7, 0186 Oslo.

Deadline of applications: 01 March 2013. 

Friday, 14 Dec 2012
PRIO researcher to be Vice President of the ISA

The International Studies Association has just announced the outcome of its elections. Amitav Acharya is the new President-Elect. New Vice Presidents-Elect are Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, Carolyn Shaw, and Cameron Thies. They take office from the next ISA conference, which is held in San Francisco, 3–6 April 2013. Henrik Urdal is also a member of the ISA’s Governing Council for the period 2012–14, elected last year.

Monday, 28 Nov 2011
Workshop on "Beyond Civil War" 2 December
Monday, 3 Aug 2009
Special Issue of Journal of Conflict Resolution

The August issue of the Journal of Conflict Resolution is a special issue dedicated to output from the Disaggregating Civil War project. This project (GROW) is a collaboration between CSCW (PRIO), University of Essex and ETH Zürich. This special issue is edited by Lars-Erik Cederman and Kristian Skrede Gleditsch.

Friday, 4 Jan 2008
Vacancy: Researcher Position (PhD fellowship)

The International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) invites applications for a three-year, full-time research position as PhD fellow. The position provides the opportunity to work in a leading international research institution with high academic standards and a cross-disciplinary environment.

Wednesday, 13 Jun 2007
YFF Award to Kristian Skrede Gleditsch

Congratulations to Kristian Skrede Gleditsch for getting one of the prestigious YFF (Outstanding Young Investigator) awards from the Research Council of Norway. His project, Disaggregating the Study of Civil Wars, builds on several years of collaboration at CSCW, particularly within the GROW-network. Other project members includes Halvard Buhaug, Jan Ketil Rød (at NTNU) and Idean Salehyan (University of North Texas). The project lasts for 5 years with a start up fall 2007.

Tuesday, 31 Oct 2006
Diffusion and the International Context of Democratization

CSCW researcher Kristian Skrede Gleditsch has published an article in the October issue of International Organization, together with Michael D. Ward. The title of the article is 'Diffusion and the International Context of Democratization'.

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