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Peace and International Politics Research Group

The Peace and International Politics (PIP) research group convenes approximately once a month. The disciplinary home of the research group is the intersection of International Relations and Peace Research broadly conceived, and we discuss and read theoretical as well as empirical work.

Members of the PIP research group take part in research projects on a broad range of issues related to ontological security, diplomacy, political theory, conflict analysis, ethics, war, peacebuilding, security, reconciliation, identity, conflict resolution, gender and peace negotiations.

The researchers focus both on global patterns as well as regions and countries, such as the Balkans, Asia, the European Union, South America, the Middle East and Europe.

If you want to be on the mailing list of the PIP-group, please contact Ted Svensson, Lisa Strömbom or Isabel Bramsen.


  • Lisa Strömbom <lisa [dot] strombom [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se(convener for this semester)
  • Isabel Bramsen <isabel [dot] bramsen [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se>;
  • Ted Svensson <ted [dot] svensson [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se>

Autumn 2022

September 21, UN Peace Day 13-16

UN Peace Day 2022 poster. Picture

Location: Lux Aura Nedre

October  25, 12-13.15: Christie Nicoson (LU): Envisioning peaceful utopias: a phenomenological study of feminist ethics of care in climate transformation

Christie Nicoson is PhD student at Lund University. She will present her paper “Envisioning peaceful utopias: a phenomenological study of feminist ethics of care in climate transformation” followed by discussion with participants.

Location: Ed137

November 14, 12.45-14.00:  Ida Marie Vammen (DIIS): Soft migration governance in West Africa: Rebranding migration and framing new beginnings to stop unwanted migration

Ida Marie Vammen is post.doc at Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS). She will present her paper “Soft migration governance in West Africa: Rebranding migration and framing new beginnings to stop unwanted migration” followed by discussion with participants.

Location: Ed137

November 24-25 GPT/PCR group retreat

December 1, 12-13.15: Peace and Conflict Research Group: ‘Diplomatic Representation and Online/Offline Interactions: Multilateralism on and from Social Media?’ – Elsa Hedling

Location: Ed137

Schedule, Autumn 2022

28 October, 13.15-14.30 (Ed367)
Richard Georgi (University of Gothenburg), Peace that Antagonises: Reading Colombia’s Peace Process as Hegemonic Crisis.

24-25 November 
Research retreat together with the Peace and Conflict research group.

15 December, 13.15-14.30 (Ed367)

At this seminar two papers presenting takes on international identity politics are presented, followed by a joint discussion on themes emerging from the papers. First Karl Gustavsson (Stockholm University) will present his and Maria Malksoo´s (Copenhagen university) paper ‘Memory politics as the continuation of deterrence by other means: Evidence from Russia and China’. This will be followed by a presentation by Lisa Strömbom of her and Alexei Tsinovoi’s (Aarhus University) paper on ‘Twitter Responses to International (Mis-)Recognition: The US Embassy Move and the Abraham Accords’.

Global Political Thought research group: ‘Perspectives on international identity politics’ | Svetnet (

Schedule, Spring 2022

17 March, 13-14.30 (Ed367)
Jonathan Luke Austin (Copenhagen University), Seeing All Evil: The Global Cruelty of Digital Visibility.

5 April, 13-14.30 (Ed222B)
Akos Kopper (visiting researcher, Lund University), Is Chess a Fitting or Misleading Metaphor for International Relations?

28 April, 13-14.30 (Ed367)
Isabel Bramsen (Lund University), The Micro-Sociology of Diplomacy.