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
Pampha
Bhushal
  1. Position / Background: 
    Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare, Government of Nepal; Central committee member of Communist Party Nepal/ Maoist
Years :
Oslo Forum 2008
Ms
Veronica Eragu
Bichetero
  1. Position / Background: 
    Gender and Conflict Advisor, World Bank
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013
Ms
Betty
Bigombe
  1. Position / Background: 
    Senior Director, Fragility, Conflict and Violence, the World Bank Group
Years :
Oslo Forum 2015
Mr
Carl
Bildt
  1. Position / Background: 
    Former Prime Minister of Sweden
Years :
Oslo Forum 2004
Oslo Forum 2003
H.E.
Carl
Bildt
  1. Position / Background: 
    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Sweden
Years :
Oslo Forum 2012
H.E. Mr
Levent
Bilman
  1. Position / Background: 
    Director, Policy Planning and Mediation Support Unit, United Nations Department of Political Affairs
Years :
Oslo Forum 2014
Oslo Forum 2013
Oslo Forum 2012
Oslo Forum 2011
Dr
Wu
Bingbing
  1. Position / Background: 
    Senior Research Fellow, Institute for International and Strategic Studies, Peking University
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Mr
Paul
Øystein
Bjørdal
  1. Position / Background: 
    Adviser, Section for Peace and Reconciliation, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013
Oslo Forum 2012
H.E. Mr
Adam
Blackwell
  1. Position / Background: 
    Secretary for Multidimensional Security, Organization of American States
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013
Mr
Eric
Blanchot
  1. Position / Background: 
    Senior Programme Manager, Africa Regional Office, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
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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