Bård Drange

Doctoral Researcher

Bård Drange
Mobile phone: +4795475353
Twitter: @BardDrange

Research Interests

My main research interests relate to conflicts, including issues of peace and justice and conflict management/resolution. Also interested in conflict dynamics, external involvement, and armed/insurgent/jihadist/violent extremist groups.

My doctoral research concerns the balance between peace and justice in Colombia, and focuses on issues of transitional justice such as reparations and amnesties. My PhD project is part of the project called "All is Fair in Law and War: Judicial Behavior in Conflict-affected Societies".

I have previously conducted field work in Colombia on the internal armed conflict for my MA thesis on conflict resolution/peace negotiations. I have also researched the EU’s capacity for crisis response, UN/AU peace operations and issues of governance/conflict in the Sahel, notably Mali.



Fluent: Norwegian, English, Spanish.

Advanced: French.

Professional background

2017-2019: Junior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs.


2009-2011: International Baccalaureate at United World College-USA, New Mexico, USA.

2011-2014: Bachelor in International Politics and History - Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. 

2013: Exchange semester at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

2014-2015 and 2016-2017: MA in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Oslo, Norway.

Fall 2015: intern at Norwegian Embassy in Malawi. Spring 2016: language learning/travelling Colombia.

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