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.

Doctor
Eduardo
Stein Barillas
  1. Position / Background: 
    Consultant; Former Vice President of Guatemala
Years :
Oslo Forum 2008
Ambassador
Donald
Steinberg
  1. Position / Background: 
    Deputy Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development
Years :
Oslo Forum 2011
Mr
Roland
Steininger
  1. Position / Background: 
    Regional Director for the Middle East, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013
Dr
Endre
Stiansen
  1. Position / Background: 
    Norwegian Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan
Years :
Oslo Forum 2012
Africa Mediators' Retreat 2009
Oslo Forum 2006
Ambassador
Gérard
Stoudmann
  1. Position / Background: 
    Special Envoy for Francophone Africa, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
Years :
Africa Mediators' Retreat 2009
Oslo Forum 2008
Mr
Sverre
Strandhagen
  1. Position / Background: 
    Commentator, Dagens Næringsliv
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Ambassador
Wegger Chr.
Strømmen
  1. Position / Background: 
    Ambassador of Norway to the United States of America
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013
Major General
Mayjen Tni (Purn)
Sudrajat
  1. Position / Background: 
    Former Ambassador of Indonesia to China
Years :
Oslo Forum 2014
Mr
M. A.
Sumanthiran
  1. Position / Background: 
    Member of Parliament, Sri Lanka
Years :
Oslo Forum 2014
Lieutenant General
Lazaro
Sumbeiywo
  1. Position / Background: 
    Mediator in South Sudan talks and General in the Kenyan armed forces
Years :
Oslo Forum 2015
Oslo Forum 2010
Africa Mediators' Retreat 2007
Oslo Forum 2005
Oslo Forum 2004
Oslo Forum 2003

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