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.

Mrs
Oumou Traoré
Touré
  1. Position / Background: 
    Second Vice-President, Commission on Dialogue and Reconciliation, Mali
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013
Mr
James
Traub
  1. Position / Background: 
    Contributing Writer, New York Times Magazine
Years :
Oslo Forum 2011
H.E. Mr
Alhaji Kabiru Tanimu
Turaki
  1. Position / Background: 
    Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Presidency, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Years :
Oslo Forum 2014
Ms
Helena
Tuuri
  1. Position / Background: 
    Head, Middle East and North Africa Section, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland
Years :
Oslo Forum 2011
Ms
Idun
Tvedt
  1. Position / Background: 
    Senior Adviser in the Colombia Team, Section for Peace and Reconciliation, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Years :
Oslo Forum 2014
Mr
Anders
Tvegård
  1. Position / Background: 
    Journalist, Foreign Affairs Department, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Oslo Forum 2015
Oslo Forum 2014
Dr
Rodrigo
Uprimny
  1. Position / Background: 
    Executive Director, Dejusticia, Centro de Estudios de Derecho, Justicia y Sociedad, Colombia
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013
Dr
William
Ury
  1. Position / Background: 
    Co-Founder and Distinguished Fellow, Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Oslo Forum 2004
Oslo Forum 2003
Professor
Bjorn Olav
Utvik
  1. Position / Background: 
    Professor, Department on Middle East and Africa, The University of Oslo
Years :
Oslo Forum 2012
Ambassador
Juan Gabriel
Valdés
  1. Position / Background: 
    Former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Haiti
Years :
Oslo Forum 2006

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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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