The fourth Interdisciplinary Migration Research Seminar from the series "Past and Future of Migration from Afghanistan" will take place on 18 February 2022.
Dr. Kristian Harpviken, Research Professor at PRIO will hold the keynote on "Militant Mobilization and Exile: The Afghan case".
Dr. Kristian Berg Harpviken is a sociologist and a Research Professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). Harpviken's research interests include peace processes, peacebuilding, the dynamics of civil war, migration and transnational communities, and methodology in difficult contexts. Harpviken has been a visiting researcher at the Chicago University and Georgetown University, and he is an associate at the University of York, the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies and the Institute for National Security Studies Sri Lanka. Harpviken is known for his competence on Afghanistan and the surrounding region, but has also worked in Angola, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Iran, Mozambique, and Pakistan. Harpviken is a frequently used media commentator, and lectures regularly to both academic and popular audiences. He is author of Social Networks and Migration in Afghanistan (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), and (with Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh), A Rock Between Hard Places: Afghanistan as an Arena for Regional Insecurity (Hurst/Oxford University Press, 2016).