Peter Wallensteen

Peter Wallensteen

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Richard G. Starmann Sr. Research Professor of Peace Studies

Office: 337 Hesburgh Center
Phone: 574-631-0935

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Areas of Expertise

  • Peace
  • Peacebuilding
  • Causes of war
  • Conflict resolution & conflict prevention
  • Economic sanctions
  • U.N. affairs
  • Scandanavian events

Wallensteen is a leading international peace researcher who works on both sides of the Atlantic, dividing his time between Notre Dame and Uppsala University in Sweden. He is the Dag Hammarskjöld Professor in Uppsala’s Department of Peace and Conflict Research, one of several prestigious peace research institutions in Scandinavia. He directs the Uppsala Conflict Data Program, a searchable database of armed conflicts worldwide, and the Special Program on the Implementation of Targeted Sanctions. Among his publications are the influential “Understanding Conflict Resolution: Peace, War, and the Global System,” published in English and Arabic, “International Sanctions: Between Wars and Words” and “Making Targeted Sanctions Effective.”


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