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Karin Aggestam

Professor, Director

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Karin Aggestam is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for Advanced Middle Eastern Studies. She is also the Scientific Coordinator of the Strategic Research Area (SRA) Middle East in the Contemporary World (MECW) and Excellent Teaching Practitioner (ETP) at the Teaching Academy at Lund University. She previously held the Samuel Pufendorf Endowed Chair (2016-2020) and was the former Director of Peace & Conflict Studies (2005-2014) at Lund University. Karin is Honorary Professor at University of Queensland, Adjunct Professor at Monash University, and Regional Editor of European Journal of International Security.

Karin's current interdisciplinary research interest is focused on peace diplomacy, hydropolitics, gender, conflict analysis, foreign policy, negotiation/mediation, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Middle East politics. She has published nine books, numerous international journal articles and book chapters as well as many contributions to Handbooks on Peaceful Change in International Relations, Conflict Resolution, Diplomacy, Environmental Peacebuilding, Women, Peace, Security, Political Psychology and Middle East Security.


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