Morten Bøås

Research Professor

Morten Bøås (PhD) is Research Professor and works predominantly on issues concerning peace and conflict in Africa, including issues such as land rights and citizenship conflicts, youths, ex-combatants and the new landscape of insurgencies and geopolitics.

Bøås has authored, co-authored and co-edited several books and published a number of articles for academic journals. He has conducted in-depth fieldwork in a number of African countries and travelled widely elsewhere on the continent.


2001 Dr.Polit. (Ph.D) in Political Science, University of Oslo

1995 The CRE/Copernicus Seminar on Environmental Law

1994 Cand.Polit., in Political Science, University of Oslo

Work Experience

2013- Research professor, NUPI

2010-2012 Head of Research, Fafo’s Institute for Applied International Studies

2002-2010 Research Fellow, Fafo

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  • Human Rights Violations in the Taliban’s Afghanistan
    Wed 11 Oct 2023
    Time: 12:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI

    HRRL presents the report "Revenge Killings and Other Serious Human Rights Violations in Afghanistan in the Aftermath of the Taliban’s Seizure of Power." The findings will be discussed by Afghanistan experts such as Richard Bennett, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Afghanistan, a1

  • Fragile states and taxation: Evidence from Afghanistan, Liberia, and the Sahel
    Tue 30 Aug 2022
    Time: 13:30 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI

    Join us on the 30th of August for an illuminating look into the role taxation and state fragility play in modern state-building.

  • A New Narrative on Africa
    Mon 9 May 2022
    Time: 16:15 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI/Livestream to Facebook and Youtube

    Changing the narrative on Africa and looking beyond aid and potential dependency on it are essential aspects for future development. On 9 May we invite you to a panel debate on this topic.

  • Book talk: Roadblock politics – The origin of Violence in Central Africa
    Wed 8 Jun 2022
    Time: 16:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI

    Join us for a journey into the heart of Africa as Peer Schouten paints a captivating picture of the importance of roadblocks in his new book.

  • The Sahel - fragile states and violent entrepreneurs
    Wed 2 Feb 2022
    Time: 00:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: YouTube

    The Sahel has recently gotten attention from the international community because of the many challenges this realm faces. This webinar marks the end of a three-year long project that has taken a closer look at the Sahel.

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