Bård Drange

PhD candidate

Funding and collaboration

I am a Doctoral Researcher at Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and working on a PhD on peace and justice in armed conflict. In my project I examine how justice measures impact conflict dynamics, conflict resolution and peace building in Colombia. In other words, I investigate human rights trials, truth commissions and reparations of victims. In my article-based PhD I approach this topic both from a national and local perspective.

During my project I will conduct a two-stage research stay at Los Andes University in Bogotá, Colombia.

The project is financed through the NORGLOBAL-2 project «All is Fair in Law and War: Judicial Behavior in Conflict-affected Societies».

Academic interests

  • Conflict management/resolution
  • Peacebuilding
  • Conflict dynamics
  • Transitional justice


  • 2014-2017: MA in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Oslo,
  • 2017-2019: Junior Research Fellow, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)

Research team

  • Main supervisor: Helga Malmin Binningsbø (PRIO)
  • Co-supervisor: Francesca R. Jensenius (UiO/NUPI)
  • Co-supervisor: Håvard Strand (UiO/PRIO)


  • Drange, Bård (2018). Kvifor forhandle fred? Ein analyse av forhandlingsstart i den væpna konflikten i Colombia. Internasjonal Politikk - Skandinavisk tidsskrift for internasjonale studier.  ISSN 0020-577X.  76(3), s 193- 216 . doi: 10.23865/intpol.v76.1196 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Drange, Bård (2018). The potential and limits of peace agreements: Colombia and Mali. Conflict Trends.  ISSN 1561-9818.  (4) Full text in Research Archive. Show summary

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  • Bøås, Morten & Drange, Bård (2019). Mali: Vestens nye Afghanistan?. Dagsavisen.  ISSN 1503-2892. Show summary
  • Bøås, Morten; Cisse, Abdoul Wahab; Drange, Bård; Kvamme, Frida & Stambøl, Eva Magdalena (2018). Working paper on implementation of EU crisis response in Mali. Full text in Research Archive.
  • Drange, Bård & Opdahl, Maja Lie (2018). Colombia between peace and war : The 2018 presidential elections and the way forward. NUPI Policy Brief. 8. Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • De Coning, Cedric & Drange, Bård (2017). Researching the Effectiveness of Peace Operations, Seminar Report, 31 May – 1 June, Oslo. NUPI Report. 5. Full text in Research Archive. Show summary

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