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Visiting researchers

One of the main strengths of the Varieties of Peace research program are the international collaboration activities with leading scholars in Peace and Conflict Studies from around the world.

The Varieties of Peace research program has established a scheme for visiting scholars offering the opportunity to spend one or two months working within our research environment. Funding for direct costs of travel and stay in Sweden are covered by the program, yet not salaries and other expenses.

​The first round of applications has resulted in five scholars who will take part in the program either in 2019. These are four junior researchers Arvid Lundberg, Jason Klocek, Velomahanina Razakamarahavo and Daniela Lai; and one senior Visiting Scholar, Lars Waldorf.​

Arvid Lundberg, Junior Visiting Researcher, January-February 2019

Arvid Lundberg's research deals with questions concerning the political culture of the Jordanian protest movements during the Arab Spring, and he has done fieldwork in Jordan and Syria.
Contact: arvid.lundberg@socant.su.se

Jason Klocek, Junior Visiting Researcher, May-June 2019

Jason Klocek is a Global Religion Research Initiative Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Notre Dame's Center for the Study of Religion and Society. His research examines state counterinsurgency and repression; religious and political violence; and religious peacebuilding. Klocek's most recent published work is forthcoming in the Journal of Conflict Resolution and the Oxford Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion.
Contact: More information on his research is available at www.jasonklocek.com. He may be contacted at jklocek@nd.edu

Velomahanina Razakamaharavo, Junior Visiting Researcher, June 2019

Dr Velomahanina Razakamaharavo obtained her PhD in International Conflict Analysis from the University of Kent, BSIS. She is a Research Associate/ Scientific Collaborator at UCLouvain and a Policy Leader Fellow at the School of Transnational Governance of EUI. She mainly works on the dynamics of conflict recurrence and transformation, gender in peace operations, and the implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the fields of peace and security.
Contact: ijailah@yahoo.com

Daniela Lai, Junior Visiting Researcher, August-September 2019

Dr Daniela Lai is a Lecturer in International Relations at London South Bank University. She obtained her PhD in 2017 from Royal Holloway, University of London, and has worked at University College London and the London School of Economics before joining LSBU. Daniela's research addresses the connections between post-war justice processes and the political economy of post-conflict states. Her current project investigates the role of economic actors in post-war justice processes.
Contact: daniela.lai@lsbu.ac.uk Twitter: @DanielaLai_

Lars Waldorf, Senior Visiting Researcher, fall 2019

Lars is a Reader at Dundee Law School who works on transitional justice and peacebuilding in post-genocide Rwanda and post-war Sri Lanka. He ran a project on dance and legal empowerment for people with war-related disabilities in Sri Lanka: performingempowerment.wordpress.com/. He co-edited Remaking Rwanda; Localizing Transitional Justice; and Disarming the Past: Transitional Justice and Ex-Combatants. He also helped create a research network on comparative peacebuilding in Asia: peacebuildingasia.org/