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Kristian Berg Harpviken
Kristian Berg Harpviken
PRIO Director
Email: kristian@prio.no
Work Phone:+47 22 54 77 78
Mobile Phone:+47 92 061 861
Profile
Research
Events
Publications
Research Interest
​​ Transnational mobilization and civil war
War-related migration and social networks
 Regional (in-)security
 Peacebuilding and peacemaking
 Methodology in contexts of crisis and conflict
​ Geographical focus on Afghanistan and its neighborhood

​​​​​Languages

Norwegian, English; basic French and German

Work experience

2009– Director, PRIO
​2008​Guest Researcher, Institute for International Migration (ISIM), Georgetown University
​2007–​Associate Fellow, Post-War Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU), University of York
2005–2009  Deputy Director, PRIO
2004–2005Programme Leader, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (CRPB) programme, PRIO
1999–Senior Researcher, PRIO
1999–2006Project Leader, 'Assistance to Mine-Affected Communities (AMAC)'
​1998​Guest researcher (Fulbright Scholar), Department of Sociolocy, University of Chicago
1997–2003Research Fellow, Department of Sociology and Human geography, University of Oslo. 
Project: 'Flight and Social Decision-Making: Forced Migration in Afghanistan'
1995–1997Research Fellow, PRIO.
Project: 'Common Security in Southern Africa' (17 months)
1990–1992Director and Agricultural Coordinator, Norwegian Afghanistan Committee (NAC), Peshawar, Pakistan
1989Conscientious Objector, Norwegian Afghanistan Committee (NAC), Oslo
1983–1988Farmer, Harpviken Farm, Brumunddal
1982Military Service
1981–1993Farm work, Nedre Berg Farm, Brøttum

Appointments

​2014–​Governing Board member, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development​ (MGIEP), New Delhi
​2014–​International Board member, Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)
2013–Advisory Board member, Norwegian Polytechnic Society
2012–  Board of Trustees member, the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights
2012–Advisory Board member, Business for Peace Foundation
​2012–​Editorial Board member, Politics and Governance (Open Access journal)
2011–Scientific Advisory Council member, Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)
2010–2014 Programme Council member for the MA programme in Peace and Conflict Studies (PECOS), University of Oslo
​2007–​Editorial Board member, Comparative Social Research​ (yearbook published by Emerald)
2006–2009 Member of the National Committee for Research Ethics in the Social Sciences and the Humanities (Norway)

Education

2006PhD in Sociology, University of Oslo [Dissertation]
1993–1995  Cand. Polit (M.Phil.) in Sociology, University of Oslo [Dissertation]
1991–1993Development Studies, University of Uppsala
1987–1989Cand. Mag, University of Oslo
1984–1986Management studies, Norwegian School of Management, Gjøvik
1982–1983Agriculturalist, Staup School of Gardening, Levanger

Research Groups

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PRIO Projects

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*leader of project
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Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2014) Split Return: Transnational Household Strategies in Afghan Repatriation, International Migration (Early View). DOI: 10.1111/imig.12155.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2012) The Transnationalization of the Taliban, International Area Studies Review15(3): 203–229.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg & Inger Skjelsbæk (2010) Tilslørt fredspolitikk [Blurred Peace Policy], Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift 27(4): 379–388.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2010) Caught in the Middle: Regional Perspectives on Afghanistan, Comparative Social Research 27277–305.
Baev, Pavel K. (2010) Re-examining the 'Colour Revolutions': The Turn of the Tide from Belgrade to Ulan Bator, Comparative Social Research 27249–276.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg;Kjellman, Kjell Erling;Millard, Ananda S.; & Strand, Arne (2003) Acting as One? Co-ordinating responses to the landmine problem , Third World Quarterly 24(5): 855–871.
Suhrke, Astri;Harpviken, Kristian Berg; & Strand, Arne (2002) After Bonn: Conflictual Peacebuilding , Third World Quarterly 23(5): 875–891.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg; & Fixdal, Mona (1997) Anti-personnel Landmines: A Just Means of War? , Security Dialogue 28(3): 271–285.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg (1997) Transcending Traditionalism: The Emergence of Non-state Military Formations in Afghanistan, Journal of Peace Research 34(3): 271–287.

Monograph

Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2009) Social Networks and Migration in Wartime Afghanistan. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Book Chapter

Tønnesson, Stein & Kristian Berg Harpviken (2013) Forord [Preface], in Gene Sharp, ed., Fra Diktatur Til Demokrati. Oslo: Arneberg Forlag .
Harpviken, Kristian Berg; & Lischer, Sarah (2013) Refugee Militancy in Exile and Upon Return in Afghanistan and Rwanda, in Jeffrey T. Checkel, ed., Transnational Dynamics of Civil War. Cambridge University Press (89–119).
Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2012) Warlordism: Three Biographies From Southeastern Afghanistan, in The Peace In Between: Post-War Violence and Peacebuilding. London: Routledge (173–191).
Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2012) Blodig Møteplass i et Splittet Nabolag Exit Afghanistan . Universitetsforlaget(203–211).
Harpviken, Kristian Berg(2011) A Peace Nation in the War on Terror: The Norwegian Engagement in Afghanistan Statebuilding In Afghanistan: Multinational Contributions to Reconstruction. : Routledge(157–173).
Harpviken, Kristian Berg(2010) The Return of the Refugee Warrior: Migration and Armed Resistance in Herat Beyond the Wild Tribes: Understanding Modern Afghanistan and Its Diaspora. : (121–137).
Borchgrevink, Kaja; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg(2010) Afghanistan: Civil Society Between Modernity and Tradition Civil Society and Peacebuilding: a Critical Assessment. : Lynne Rienner(235–257).
Kjellman, Kjell Erling; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg(2010) Civil Society and the State Civil Society and Peacebuilding: a Critical Assessment. : Lynne Rienner Publishers(29–42).
Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2007) Afghanistans vei ut av minefeltet [The Afghan Path out of the Minefield], in En Framtid Uten Frykt For Miner: 10 År Med Minekonvensjonen. Oslo: Conflux (51–64).
Harpviken, Kristian Berg(2002) Afghanistan: Political System Encyclopedia of Modern Asia. : .
Harpviken, Kristian Berg(2002) Ethnic Conflict: Afghanistan Encyclopedia of Modern Asia. : .
Harpviken, Kristian Berg(2002) Landmines Encyclopedia of Modern Asia. : .
Harpviken, Kristian Berg(1998) The Hazara of Aghanistan: The Thorny Path Towards Political Unity, 1978-1992, in Atabaki, Touraj; & O'Kane, John, eds, Post-Soviet Central Asia. : I. B. Tauris(177–198).

Edited Volume

Harpviken, Kristian Berg (ed.) (2004) The Future of Humanitarian Mine Action. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Non-refereed Journal Article

Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2010)Troubled Regions and Failing States: Introduction , Comparative Social Research 271–23.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2009) Er NUPI der det hender? Oss femtiåringer imellom [Is NUPI Where Things Happen? Between us Fifty Year Olds] , Internasjonal Politikk 67(4): 755–759.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2001) Afghanistan: Capacity-building and the Emergency Label , Development Today 14(11): .

Popular Article

Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2012) Økende konfliktnivå i det fjerne Østen? [Increasing conflict in the far East?], Ukens Analyse, 26 November.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg; & Naftalin, Mark (2012) Conflating Spaces: Syrian Rebels and Refugees in South Turkey , ISN Security Watch , 18 September.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg; & Naftalin, Mark (2012) Militarisering av flyktningene [Militarization amongst refugees] , Dagsavisen , 29 August.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg; & Skjelsbæk, Inger (2012) Kvinner skaper endring [Women create change], Flyktningregnskapet 2012, .
Skjelsbæk, Inger; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2011) Gledelig Fredspris [A Peace Prize to Celebrate], Dagbladet, 7 October.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2011) Noruega después del terror [Norway After the Terror], La Vanguardia, 31 July.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2011) Norjalla on edessään pitkä toipuminen [Norway After the Terror], Helsingin Sanomat, 29 September.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2011) Norge Etter Terroren [Norway After the Terror], Aftenposten, 26 July.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2010) Commentary: Liu Xiaobo's Vision, The Foreigner [Online News Service], 20 August 2010.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg; & Skjelsbæk, Inger (2010) Skjerp fredspolitikken! [Sharpen the Peace Policy!], Aftenposten, 29 November.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2010) På tide med nytenkning [Time for Change], Aftenposten, 21 October.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2010) Liu Xiaobos visjon [Liu Ziaobo's Vision], Dagbladet, 10 October.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2010) Verden er ikke tryggere [The World is Not Safer], Aftenposten, 13 July.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg;Suhrke, Astri; & Strand, Arne (2010) Tid for linjeskifte, Aftenposten, 3 July.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2010) Det norske fredsarbeidet [The Norwegian Peace Effort], Gudbrandsdølen Dagningen, 15 June.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2009) En uavhengig fredsforskning [Independent Peace Research], Morgenbladet, 30 October.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2009) Norges tapte uskyld [Norway's lost innocence], Dagsavisen, 11 July.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg; & Bergsmo, Morten (2009) Afghanistan og folkeretten II [Afghanistan and International Humanitarian Law II], VG, 24 June.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg; & Bergsmo, Morten (2009) Folkeretten og Afghanistan [International Humanitarian Law and Afghanistan], VG, 29 May.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2009) Nord-Sør: Forskningsetiske dilemmaer [North-South: Research Ethical Dilemmas], Forskningsetisk Bibliotek, 15 May.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2009) Exit Afghanistan?, Dagsavisen, 2 April.
Tønnesson, Stein;Aardal, Bernt; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2009) Rekruttering med mål, Aftenposten, 23 March.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg; & Borchgrevink, Kaja (2009) A Muted Voice? Religious Actors and Civil Society in Post-2001 Afghanistan, Afghanistan Info, 15 March.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2009) Obama og Afghanistans trøblete nabolag [Obama and Afghanistan's Troublesome Neighborhood], Forsvarets Forum, January/February.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2008) Peace Building and its Components – the State of the Art, Peacebuilding In Afghanistan: Local, Regional and Global Perspectives, 31 December.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg;Strand, Arne;Wimpelmann Chaudhary, Torunn; & Suhrke, Astri (2008) Noreg bør læra av Danmark [Norway Should Learn from Denmark], Bergens Tidende, 1 September.
Suhrke, Astri;Strand, Arne; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2008) En åpning mot fred [An Opening for Peace], Morgenbladet, 23 May.
Suhrke, Astri;Strand, Arne; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2008) Taliban vinner fotfeste [Taliban Strengthens its Position], Aftenposten, 16 January.
Suhrke, Astri;Strand, Arne; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2006) Veien til fred [The Path to Peace], Dagbladet, 21 November.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2006) Talibans tilbakekomst [The Return of the Taliban], Dagbladet, 26 October.
Ruge, Christian H.;Henriksen, Svein; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2002) Halvgjort minejobb av Norge? [A Half-Finished Mine Job by Norway?], Dagbladet, 28 January.
Bakkevig, Trond; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2001) Forsoning i Afghanistan [Reconciliation in Afghanistan], Dagbladet, 9 December.
Strand, Arne; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2001) Kampen om det nye Afghanistan [The Battle over the New Afghanistan], Dagbladet, 27 November.
Strand, Arne; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2001) Dei gode hjelparane [The Good Helpers], Bergens Tidende, 22 October.
Strand, Arne; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2001) Hvem får makten i post-Taliban Afghanistan? [Who Gets Power in Post-Taliban Afghanistan? ], Aftenposten, 4 october.
Strand, Arne; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2001) Afghanistan:Gi makt til sivile [Afghanistan. Give Power to Civilians], Bistandsaktuelt (No. 8), 24 October.
Strand, Arne; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2001) Superterroristen Bin Ladens rolle? [The Role of Bin Laden, the Super-Terrorist], Bergens Tidende, 15 September.
Strand, Arne; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2001) Bare langsiktige løsninger? [Only Long-Term Solutions?], Bergens Tidende, 2 September.

PRIO Report

Harpviken, Kristian Berg; & Rebecca Roberts, eds, (2004) Preparing the Ground for Peace: Mine Action in Support of Peacebuilding, PRIO Report, 2. Oslo: PRIO.
Millard, Ananda S.; & Kristian Berg Harpviken (2001) Community Studies in Practice: Implementing a New Approach to Landmine Impact Assessment with Illustrations from Mozambique, PRIO Report, 1. Oslo: PRIO.
Millard, Ananda S.; & Kristian Berg Harpviken (2000) Reassessing the Impact of Humanitarian Mine Action. Illustrations from Mozambique, PRIO Report, 1. Oslo: PRIO.

Conference Paper

Harpviken, Kristian Berg 2010 Refugee Return and Violence in Afghanistan, presented at ISA Annual Convention 2010, , 17 February.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg; & Lischer, Sarah 2009 Refugee Return and Violence: An Analytical Framework, presented at Mobilizing Across Borders: Transnational Mechanisms of Civil War, , 16 October.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg 2009 Afghanistan and its Troublesome Neighbourhood, presented at Simons Series in the Social Dynamics of Peace and Conflict, , 14 October.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg 2009 Forskningsetiske dilemmaer: Fra forskerens dømmekraft til institusjonalisert kontroll? [Dilemmas of Research Ethics: Between Researchers' Judgement and Institutionalized Control], presented at Ta etikken tilbake! [Take back the ethics!], Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo, , 4 May.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg 2009 Development and Conflict: Perpetuating Factors, presented at Development and Conflict, hosted by PRIO and the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), , 17 April.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg 2009 Afghanistan: Domestic and Regional Dimensions, presented at The Naval War Academy, , 31 March.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg 2009 The Near Diaspora: What is Special About Refugee Mobilization?, presented at Global Migration and Transnational Politics, , 28 March.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg 2009 Repatriation and Violence, presented at Global Migration and Transnational Politics: Towards a New Policy Agenda , , 26 March.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg 2009 Conciliatory Approaches to the Insurgency in Afghanistan, presented at Civilian-military workshop, hosted by the Norwegian Atlantic Committee, , 13 March.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg 2009 The Transnationalization of the Taliban, presented at Beyond the State – Local Politics in Afghanistan, , 28 February.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg; & Lischer, Sarah 2009 Refugee Return and Violence: An Analytical Framework, presented at 50th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, , 17 February.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg 2008 Regional Perspectives on Afghanistan’s Wars, presented at State Failure and Regional Insecurity, , 12 December.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg 2008 Return of ‘Refugee Warriors’ in Herat, Afghanistan, presented at Seminar on Return Policy and Peacebuilding, hosted by the Norwegian Peace Centre and PRIO, , 9 December.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg 2008 Going Home to Fight? Explaining Refugee Return and Violence, presented at Annual Conference of the Norwegian Association for Development Research, , 27 November.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg 2008 Going Home to Fight? Explaining Refugee Return and Violence, presented at POVPEACE Programme Conference, Research Council of Norway, , 5 November.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg; & Lischer, Sarah 2008 Refugee Return and Violence: What are the Mechanisms?, presented at CSCW, UiO & Syracuse University workshop "Transnationalism, Mechanisms and Civil War", , 18 October.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg 2008 The Impact and Implications of the India-Pakistan Rivalry for Afghanistan, presented at Human Security seminar, , 24 September.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg 2008What is Special about Refugee Warriors?, presented at Global Migation and Transnational Politics: Towards a New Policy Agenda18 April.
Borchgrevink, Kaja; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg 2008 Afghan Civil Society: Caught in Conflicting Agendas, presented at International Studies Association Annual Convention, , 27 March.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg 2008 Afghanistan: Torn between Regional Security Complexes, presented at International Studies Association Annual Convention, , 26 March.

PRIO Policy Brief

Naftalin, Mark & Kristian Berg Harpviken (2012) Rebels and Refugees: Syrians in Southern Turkey, PRIO Policy Brief, 10. Oslo: PRIO.
Tariq, Mohammed Osman; Kaja Borchgrevink & Kristian Berg Harpviken (2011) Building Trust and Institutions - Religious Institution-Building in Afghanistan: An Exploration, PRIO Policy Brief, 2. Oslo: PRIO.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2011) Power Prevails: The Failure of Whole-of-Government Approaches in Afghanistan, PRIO Policy Brief, 4. Oslo: PRIO.
Borchgrevink, Kaja & Kristian Berg Harpviken (2010) Teaching Religion, Taming Rebellion: Religious Education Reform in Afghanistan, PRIO Policy Brief, 7. Oslo: PRIO.
Kjellman, Kjell Erling & Kristian Berg Harpviken (2006) Meeting the Challenge: National Ownership in Mine Action, PRIO Policy Brief, 1. Oslo: PRIO.

PRIO Paper

Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2011) A Peace Nation Takes Up Arms: The Norwegian Engagement in Afghanistan, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2010) Afghanistan in a Neighbourhood Perspective: General Overview and Conceptualisation, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2010) Understanding Warlordism: Three Biographies from Southeastern Afghanistan, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.

Report - Other

Borchgrevink, Kaja;Harpviken, Kristian Berg;Nawabi, Kanishka;Wardak, Mirwais;Suhrke, Astri; & Strand, Arne (2007) Disconnected and Discounted? Religious actors and Civil Society in Post - 2001 Afghanistan, PRIO-CPAU-CMI Policy Brief, : PRIO/CPAU/CMI.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg; & Isaksen, Jan (2004) Reclaiming the Fields of War: Mainstreaming Mine Action in Development: PRIO/UNDP.

Report - External Series

Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2013) Initiatives to Foster an Afghan Peace Process, 2001-12: A Role for Norway? , NOREF Report Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF).
Borchgrevink, Kaja; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2011) Taking Stock: Madrasa Reform in Pakistan , Noref Policy Brief , 4. Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF).
Borchgrevink, Kaja; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2010) Afghanistan’s Religious Landscape: Politicising the Sacred , Noref Policy Brief , 3. Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF).
Suhrke, Astri;Wimpelmann Chaudhary, Torunn;Hakimi, Aziz;Harpviken, Kristian Berg;Sarwari, Akbar; & Strand, Arne (2009) Conciliatory Approaches to the Insurgency in Afghanistan: An Overview, CMI Report, 1. : Chr. Michelsen Institute.
Suhrke, Astri;Wimpelmann Chaudhary, Torunn;Harpviken, Kristian Berg;Sarwari, Akbar; & Strand, Arne (2008) Applied Social Science Research in Afghanistan: An Overview of the Institutional Landscape, CMI Report, 12. : Chr. Michelsen Institute.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg; & Kjellman, Kjell Erling (2008) Avtale om klasevåpen [Treaty on Cluster Munitions], Hvor hender det?, 4. : NUPI.
Strand, Arne;Akbari, Arghawan ;Wimpelmann Chaudhary, Torunn;Harpviken, Kristian Berg;Sarwari, Akbar; & Suhrke, Astri (2008) Return in Dignity, Return to What? Review of Voluntary Return Programme to Afghanistan , CMI Report, 6. : CMI.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2008) From 'Refugee Warriors' to 'Returnee Warriors: Militant Homecoming in Afghanistan and Beyond , Global Migration and Transnational Politics Working Paper , 5. Center For Global Studies, George Mason University.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg; & Røislien, Hanne Eggen (2005) Mapping the Terrain: The Role of Religion in Peacemaking, State of the Art Paper to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, : PRIO.
Strand, Arne;Suhrke, Astri; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2004) Afghan Refugees in Iran: From Refugee Emergency to Migration Management, CMI Policy Brief, : CMI/PRIO.
Ask, Karin;Harpviken, Kristian Berg; & Strand, Arne (2002) Afghanistan and Civil Society, CMI Commissioned Report, : CMI.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg;Millard, Ananda S.; & Strand, Arne (2001) Sida's Contributions to Humanitarian Mine Action, Sida Evaluation, : Sida.
Berg Harpviken, Kristian (1996) Political Mobilization among the Hazara of Afghanistan: 1978-1992 , Rapportserien ved Sosiologi, UiO , 9. Department of Sociology, University of Oslo.