Patrik Johansson is a teacher and researcher in peace and conflict studies, and coordinator of the Program for International Crisis and Conflict Management.
I teach and do research mainly in peace and conflict studies, and I am the coordinator of the Program for International Crisis and Conflict Management.
I have three main research interests.
The first is about peace and peacebuilding. I'm interested in the causes of peace as well as how peace can be analysed and measured.
Secondly, I'm interested in how forced migration is affected by war and peace, and vice versa. I wrote my doctoral dissertation about this, and I have a contribution on the subject in the book Om krig och fred (On War and Peace) which we use at the entry-level course in peace and conflict studies.
I also do research on the UN, in particular the Security Council and its work in relation to peace and war. I have written about the development over time of the Security Council's work, with a particular focus on its resort to chapter VII of the UN Charter.
In 2020 I teach peace and conflict studies at A, B and C levels and supervise theses at Masters level.
I have worked in two international observer missions in conflict areas: one year in North Macedonia as a political analyst and liaison officer for the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM), and one year in Palestine as an observer and public relations officer for the Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH).
During 2014–2016 I spent two years as a postdoc at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, New Zealand.