A Peace of Advice

Talking about research on conflict, peace and security

About the show

This a "Peace of Advice", podcast from the University of Oxford. Our goal is to share, summarise and introduce cutting edge research on conflict, peace and security to practitioners and the public.


  • Episode 7: Richard Caplan

    May 17th, 2022  |  20 mins 32 secs
  • Episode 6: Jessica Di Salvatore and Lisa Hultman

    May 10th, 2022  |  32 mins 36 secs
    peacekeeping, united nations

    In this podcast episode, Jessica Di Salvatore and Lisa Hultman speak with Evgenija Kroeker about state-of-the-art data in peacekeeping and conflict research. Apart from addressing the different types of measures and outcomes academics use to evaluate whether peacekeeping works, Lisa and Jessica also address some challenges with regards to data collection on peacekeeping activities and highlight what academic peacekeeping and conflict data can bring to the table in relation to the UN Secretary General's 'Data Strategy'.

  • Episode 5: Peace Medie

    May 3rd, 2022  |  39 mins 54 secs

    We chatted with Dr. Peace Medie about her latest book: Global Norms and Local Action: the campaigns to end violence against women in Africa. We discuss the importance of specialised mechanisms for handling Gender-Based Violence crimes, the role of African culture and cultural actors in countering violence against women, and why domestic actors are crucial partners for international organisations hoping to institutionalise women’s rights.

  • Episode 4: Marie-Joelle Zahar

    April 26th, 2022  |  24 mins 27 secs

    In episode 4 of Peace of Advice, Prof. Marie-Jöelle Zahar talks to Tiril Rahn about how inclusion can strengthen social contracts and in turn peace processes. Zahar points to quality inclusion of the elite and society as key. Drawing on examples from South Africa, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yemen, and South Sudan this episode brings practical suggestions and challenges for peace processes.

  • Episode 3: Halvard Buhaug

    April 19th, 2022  |  16 mins 25 secs

    In the third episode of “Peace of Advice,” we sit down with peace expert Professor Halvard Buhaug from the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) to discuss his recent contribution to the 6th Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the state of climate-conflict research.

  • Episode 2: Anjali Dayal

    April 12th, 2022  |  36 mins 27 secs
    united nations; un security council; peace; peacekeeping

    In this podcast, we dialogue with Professor Anjali Dayal – Professor at Fordham University – to talk about her recent book “Incredible commitments”. We talk about the failures and successes of the UN in peace operations, negotiations and facilitating peace.

  • Episode 1: Lise Howard

    April 5th, 2022  |  29 mins 58 secs
    peace operations, peacekeeping, un, united nations

    Lise Howard (Georgetown University) speaks with a Peace of Advice about what powers peace operations can use, what is the role of force in peacekeeping and how dealing with illicit flows of revenue is a further challenge for UN peace operations.