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.

Ms
Mi Kun
Chan Non
  1. Position / Background: 
    Mon Women's Organization, Myanmar
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013
Dr
Gholamali
Chegnizadeh
  1. Position / Background: 
    University Lecturer, Faculty of Law and Political Science, Allameh Tabatabai University
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Mr
Vadym
Chernysh
  1. Position / Background: 
    Minister of Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons, Ukraine
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Ambassador
Young-jin
Choi
  1. Position / Background: 
    Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Côte d'Ivoire
Years :
Oslo Forum 2011
Dr
Jakkie
Cilliers
  1. Position / Background: 
    Executive Director, Institute for Security Studies
Years :
Africa Mediators' Retreat 2011
Ms
Sarah
Cliffe
  1. Position / Background: 
    Special Representative and Director, World Development Report on Conflict, Security and Development, World Bank
Years :
Oslo Forum 2011
Oslo Forum 2010
Oslo Forum 2008
Oslo Forum 2007
Africa Mediators' Retreat 2007
Mr
James
Cockayne
  1. Position / Background: 
    PhD Candidate, Department of War Studies, King's College London
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013
Oslo Forum 2011
Mr
Richard
Cockett
  1. Position / Background: 
    Africa Editor, The Economist
Years :
Oslo Forum 2008
Mr
Jonathan
Cohen
  1. Position / Background: 
    Director of Programmes, Conciliation Resources
Years :
Oslo Forum 2011
Mr
Roger
Cohen
  1. Position / Background: 
    Columnist, The New York Times
Years :
Oslo Forum 2014
Oslo Forum 2008

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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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