Kari M. Osland

Senior Research Fellow, head of the Research group on peace and conflict

Kari M. Osland’s research fields includes international assistance to police reform, including security sector reform, peace operations, peace- and state-building, political analysis of the Balkans, war crimes (especially genocide and questions related to international tribunals), comparative methodology.

Osland has field work experience from the Balkans (around 30 trips), Afghanistan and the Sudan. Osland defended her PhD thesis in May, 2014, titled: «Much Ado About Nothing? The Impact of International Assistance to Post-Conflict Police Reform in Afghanistan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Serbia and South Sudan. A Comparative Case Study and Developing a Model for Evaluating Democratic Policing». Kari Osland is head of the Research group on peace and conflict.