Teaching, trainings and research

Irene offers workshops, lectures and courses in all the areas that we work with, ranging from a few hours to several weeks. We design our courses for each audience, depending on its previous knowledge and experience. Activists and students learn practical skills and how to use analytical tools. Here are some examples of headings of teaching and trainings that we offer:

  • Building movements, organising campaigns
  • Terrorism is more profitable than dangerous
  • Nonviolence – from philosophy to practical tools
  • Escalating conflicts through nonviolent means
  • Peaceful conflict transformation
  • Analysing complex conflicts
  • Peacebuilding
  • The danger of civil obedience
  • Civil disobedience – a necessity for democracy
  • Humour – a serious strategy of nonviolent resistance to oppression
  • Just war is like just slavery or just wife beating
  • Media, war and peace
  • Peaceful revolutions
  • Gandhi’s relevance for the 21st century
  • Anarchy and democracy
  • Decision making
  • The struggle against conscription
  • Norway – a war state
  • Arms trade
  • Spies for peace
  • Universell utforming i praksis

Irene takes on many types of consultancy and research projects for universities, municipalities, NGO’s and other institutions. Get in touch if you would like to know if we can help you. In the past, we have evaluated the organisation Nonviolent Peace Force’s pilot project in Sri Lanka.  Jørgen Johansen has mapped databases of nonviolent action for the Resistance Studies Programme at the University of Gothenburg and Majken Jul Sørensen is a consultant in universal design. Our investigations are published as articles, reports and book chapters.

We are active in the networks TFF – Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research, Transcend, NORNONs, War Resisters’ International, and Resistance Studies Network.

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