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.

Mr
Matthew
Bryden
  1. Position / Background: 
    Director, Sahan research
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013
Oslo Forum 2007
Ms
Christina
Buchhold
  1. Position / Background: 
    Project Officer, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Oslo Forum 2015
Mr
Joseph
Waryoba
Butiku
  1. Position / Background: 
    Executive Director, Mwalimu Nyerere Foundation
Years :
Africa Mediators' Retreat 2011
Africa Mediators' Retreat 2009
Ms
Ruth
Gibson
Caesar
  1. Position / Background: 
    Founding Member, National Focal Point, Mano River Women's Peace Network
Years :
Africa Mediators' Retreat 2011
H.E. Ms
Micheline
Calmy-Rey
  1. Position / Background: 
    Visiting Professor, University of Geneva and former President of the Swiss Confederation
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Mr
Cengiz
Çandar
  1. Position / Background: 
    Senior Columnist, Radikal, Turkey
Years :
Oslo Forum 2014
President
Jimmy
Carter
  1. Position / Background: 
    39th President of the United States; Founder of The Carter Center
Years :
Oslo Forum 2014
Ambassador
Emilio
Cassinello
  1. Position / Background: 
    Director General, Toledo International Centre for Peace
Years :
Oslo Forum 2008
Oslo Forum 2007
Mr
Rubem
César Fernandes
  1. Position / Background: 
    Research Coordinator on Urban Violence, Research Institute ISER, Rio de Janeiro; Director, Viva Rio
Years :
Oslo Forum 2008
Professor
Nahla
Chahal
  1. Position / Background: 
    Director of Publication, As-Safir
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016

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Understanding fragmentation in conflict and its impact on prospects for peace
Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham highlights a number of key findings about fragmentation and conflict, and the role of mediation in fragmented conflicts. Drawing on a range of contemporary and historical examples from global conflicts, the author examines the consequences of fragmentation for...

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