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.

Ambassador
Elisabeth
Walaas
  1. Position / Background: 
Years :
Ms
Malgorzata
Wasilewska
  1. Position / Background: 
    Head of Division for Conflict Prevention, Peace Building and Mediation Instruments, European External Action Service
Years :
Oslo Forum 2015
Ambassador
Tor
Wennesland
  1. Position / Background: 
    Special Envoy of Norway to the Middle East
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Oslo Forum 2013
Mr
Gerard
White
  1. Position / Background: 
    Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Partnership, Learning and Evaluation, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, U.S. Department of State
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013
Ms
Teresa
Whitfield
  1. Position / Background: 
    Senior Adviser to the President and Head of the Front Office in New York, International Crisis Group
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Oslo Forum 2015
Oslo Forum 2014
Oslo Forum 2013
Oslo Forum 2012
Africa Mediators' Retreat 2011
Oslo Forum 2011
Oslo Forum 2010
Oslo Forum 2009
Oslo Forum 2008
Oslo Forum 2007
Asia Mediators' Retreat 2006
Oslo Forum 2006
Asia Mediators' Retreat 2005
Oslo Forum 2005
Dr
Muridan S.
Widjojo
  1. Position / Background: 
    Head of Local Political Research P2P, Research Center for Political Studies, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)
Years :
Asia Mediators' Retreat 2010
Ambassador
Aud
Marit
Wiig
  1. Position / Background: 
    Director General, Department for Regional Questions and Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
Years :
Oslo Forum 2011
Oslo Forum 2010
Professor
Rajiva
Wijesinha
  1. Position / Background: 
    Member of Parliament, Sri Lanka; Senior Professor of Languages, Sabaragamuwa University
Years :
Oslo Forum 2014
Dr
Richard
Wilcox
  1. Position / Background: 
    Senior Advisor, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Ambassador
Claude
Wild
  1. Position / Background: 
    Head of the Human Security Division, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
Years :
Oslo Forum 2015
Oslo Forum 2012

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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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