Participants

Where politics meet practice

The retreats attract an illustrious group of senior mediators and other peace process actors who seek to resolve armed conflict through dialogue. Every year, participants are joined by distinguished guests and speakers to engage in honest, issue-focused discussions that go beyond institutional constraints and conventional wisdom. 
All discussions and take place under the Chatham House Rule. Participation is by invitation-only. 

By bringing together key actors from the United Nations, regional organisations and governments, as well as private organisations and noteworthy individuals, conflict party representatives, war correspondents, outstanding analysts, thinkers and experts, the retreats also provide a unique networking opportunity across the entire peace spectrum.

Participants have included Gerry Adams, Kofi Annan, President Martti Ahtisaari, Baroness Catherine Ashton, President Jimmy Carter, President Mohammad Khatami, President Olusegun Obasanjo, Dr Surin Pitsuwan, President Juan Manuel Santos, Dr Javier Solana, Ambassador Thomas Pickering, and many others.

Sir
Michael
Aaronson
  1. Position / Background: 
    Chairman of the Board, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
Years :
Oslo Forum 2007
Oslo Forum 2006
Asia Mediators' Retreat 2005
Ambassador
Kåre
R.
Aas
  1. Position / Background: 
    Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to the United States of America
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Oslo Forum 2013
Oslo Forum 2012
Oslo Forum 2010
Mr
Medardo
Abad
  1. Position / Background: 
    ARF Unit Director, ASEAN
Years :
Asia Mediators' Retreat 2006
Asia Mediators' Retreat 2005
Mr
Walid Musa
Abdelkarim
  1. Position / Background: 
    Senior Political Advisor, European Commission Delegation, Kenya
Years :
Oslo Forum 2007
Africa Mediators' Retreat 2007
Mr
Ezzeddine
Abdelmoula
  1. Position / Background: 
    Deputy Director, Al Jazeera Center for Studies
Years :
Oslo Forum 2012
Mr
Rashid
Abdi
  1. Position / Background: 
    Journalist, Daily Nation
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013
Ms
Geneive
Abdo
  1. Position / Background: 
    Fellow, Middle East Program, Stimson Center; Non-resident Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution
Years :
Oslo Forum 2014
Mr
Ghaith
Abdul-Ahad
  1. Position / Background: 
    Journalist and photographer, the Guardian
Years :
Oslo Forum 2015
Ms
Ima
Abdulrahim
  1. Position / Background: 
    Executive Director, The Habibie Center
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013
Dr
Mohamed
Aboulghar
  1. Position / Background: 
    Professor, Cairo University; Founder, Egyptian Social Democratic Party
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013

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2nd Oslo Forum Peacewriter Prize

The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is launching the second edition of the Oslo Forum Peacewriter Prize, an essay competition seeking bold and innovative responses to today’s peacemaking challenges.