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
Roxaneh
Bazergan
  1. Position / Background: 
    Team Leader, Mediation Support Unit, United Nations Department of Political Affairs
Years :
Oslo Forum 2014
H.E. Mr
Mohamed
Bazoum
  1. Position / Background: 
    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, African Integration, and Nigeriens Abroad, Republic of Niger
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013
Dr
Tal
Becker
  1. Position / Background: 
    International Associate, Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Years :
Oslo Forum 2011
Mr
Peter
Beinart
  1. Position / Background: 
    Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Years :
Oslo Forum 2008
Congressman
Silvestre
H.
Bello III
  1. Position / Background: 
    Representative, House of Representatives, Republic of the Philippines
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Mr
Jamal
Benomar
  1. Position / Background: 
    Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Oslo Forum 2013
Oslo Forum 2012
Dr
Fatou
Bensouda
  1. Position / Background: 
    Prosecutor, International Criminal Court
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Oslo Forum 2015
Mr
Morten
Bergsmo
  1. Position / Background: 
    Visiting Professor, Peking University Law School; Visiting Fellow, Stanford University; Senior Fellow, UC Berkeley War Crimes Studies Center
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013
Dr
John
Bew
  1. Position / Background: 
    Reader in History and Foreign Policy, International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence, King’s College London
Years :
Oslo Forum 2014
Dr
Deepali
Bhanot
  1. Position / Background: 
    Professor of Sanskrit, Delhi University, India
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013

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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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