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Dr. Ingrid Samset

Biography


Dr Ingrid Samset is a political scientist with more than ten years of experience from research and consultancies on peace and conflict dynamics. She works as a Lecturer in Peace and Development Studies at the University of Limerick, where she also serves as the Associate Director of UL's Centre for Peace and Development Studies. Prior to joining UL Samset worked as a researcher and postdoctoral researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute in Bergen, Norway. She holds a PhD in comparative politics from the University of Bergen.

Samset's research addresses questions related to transitions from armed conflict and authoritarian rule, with a focus on peacebuilding and statebuilding, transitional justice and civil-military relations. Regionally her expertise is on Central and Southern Africa as well as Brazil. Samset has published articles and book chapters on peacebuilding, civil war recurrence, natural resource wealth and conflict and on aid to transitional justice and judicial reform. In her doctoral research she analysed why countries that have had a civil war see different levels of violence in the aftermath, focusing on Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Methodologically Samset is trained in the case study and comparative methods and she has broad experience from qualitative research in conflict contexts, gained through academic studies as well as participation in a number of aid evaluations.



Research Interests

  • Conflict and conflict resolution
  • Peacebuilding
  • Statebuilding
  • Civil-military relations and democratisation

  • Security and development
  • Peacekeeping operations

  • Transitional justice
  • African politics
  • Brazilian politics

Teaching Interests

PO4107 Nationalism, Ethnicity and Conflict
PO5004 Graduate Seminar in Development
PO5006 Graduate Seminar in Peacebuilding
PO5101 Conflict, Security and Development

Professional Activities

Education

  • 2013 University of Bergen - PhD

Publications

Book Chapters

2012

Sexual Violence: The Case of Eastern Congo
Samset, I
(2012) Sexual Violence: The Case of Eastern Congo
In The Peace In Between: Post-War Violence and Peacebuilding; London : Routledge pp. 229-247

2009

Foreign Aid to Transitional Justice: The Cases of Rwanda and Guatemala, 1995-2005
Petersen, S; Samset, I; Wang, V
(2009) Foreign Aid to Transitional Justice: The Cases of Rwanda and Guatemala, 1995-2005
In Building a Future of Peace and Justice: Studies on Transitional Justice, Peace and Development; Berlin and Heidelberg : Springer pp. 439-468

Peer Reviewed Journals

2011

Building a Repressive Peace: The Case of Post-Genocide Rwanda
Samset, I
(2011) Building a Repressive Peace: The Case of Post-Genocide Rwanda
In Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding; pp. 265-283
DOI: 10.1080/17502977.2011.566485

2007

What's in a Figure? Estimating Recurrence of Civil War
Suhrke, A; Samset, I
(2007) What's in a Figure? Estimating Recurrence of Civil War
In International Peacekeeping; pp. 195-203
DOI: 10.1080/13533310601150776

2002

Conflict of Interests or Interests in Conflict? Diamonds and War in the DRC
Samset, I
(2002) Conflict of Interests or Interests in Conflict? Diamonds and War in the DRC
In Review of African Political Economy; pp. 463-480
DOI: 10.1080/03056240208704633

Conference Contributions

2014

The 55th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA)
Samset, I.
(2014) The 55th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA)
Toronto, Canada

2014

The 32nd International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
Samset, I.
(2014) The 32nd International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
Chicago, Illinois, USA

2013

Symposium for the Working Group on Peacekeeping Operations
Samset, I
(2013) Symposium for the Working Group on Peacekeeping Operations
New York University

2013

The 7th conference of the Nordic Latin American Research Network (NOLAN)
Samset, I
(2013) The 7th conference of the Nordic Latin American Research Network (NOLAN)
University of Oslo, Norway

2012

The 20th Norwegian national conference of political science
Samset, I
(2012) The 20th Norwegian national conference of political science
Trondheim, Norway

2012

'Transitional justice: What role can business actors play in a transition process?'
Samset, I
(2012) 'Transitional justice: What role can business actors play in a transition process?'
Swedish Foundation for Human Rights, Stockholm

2009

The Nordic Africa Days 2009
Samset, I
(2009) The Nordic Africa Days 2009
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway

2007

'Donor strategies for transitional justice', meeting organized by the International Center for Transitional Justice and the DFID
Samset, I
(2007) 'Donor strategies for transitional justice', meeting organized by the International Center for Transitional Justice and the DFID
London, UK

Published Reports

2014

"For the Guarantee of Law and Order": The Armed Forces and Public Security in Brazil
Samset, I
(2014) "For the Guarantee of Law and Order": The Armed Forces and Public Security in Brazil
Bergen : Chr. Michelsen Institute pp. 1-23

2007

Maintaining the Process? Aid to Transitional Justice in Rwanda and Guatemala
Petersen, S; Samset, I; Wang, V
(2007) Maintaining the Process? Aid to Transitional Justice in Rwanda and Guatemala
Bonn : Working Group on Development and Peace (FriEnt) pp. 1-42

2006

Evaluation of the UNDP/UNOPS Peacebuilding and Community Development Project in Ituri, the Democratic Republic of Congo
Samset, I; Madore, Y
(2006) Evaluation of the UNDP/UNOPS Peacebuilding and Community Development Project in Ituri, the Democratic Republic of Congo
Bergen : Chr. Michelsen Institute pp. 1-86

2006

Socio-Economic Effects of Gold Mining in Mali: A Study of the Sadiola and Morila Mining Operations
Jul-Larsen, E; Kassibo, B; Lange, S; Samset, I
(2006) Socio-Economic Effects of Gold Mining in Mali: A Study of the Sadiola and Morila Mining Operations
Bergen : Chr. Michelsen Institute pp. 1-71

2006

Mid-Term Review of the Angola Programme of Norwegian People's Aid
Isaksen, J; Samset, I; Pacheco, F
(2006) Mid-Term Review of the Angola Programme of Norwegian People's Aid
Bergen : Chr. Michelsen Institute pp. 1-101

2004

Aid to Judicial Reform: Norwegian and International Experiences
Skaar, E; Samset, I; Gloppen, S
(2004) Aid to Judicial Reform: Norwegian and International Experiences
Bergen : Chr. Michelsen Institute pp. 1-104

2004

Life and Peace Institute Projects in Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo
Tamm, G; Schulz, M; Samset, I; Nystrand, M
(2004) Life and Peace Institute Projects in Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo
Stockholm : The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

2003

Rwanda: Presidential and Parliamentary Elections 2003
Samset, I; Dalby, O
(2003) Rwanda: Presidential and Parliamentary Elections 2003
Oslo : Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, and the Norwegian Resource Bank for Democracy and Human Rights

2003

Community-Driven Development in Contexts of Conflict
Strand, A; Toje, H; Jerve, AM; Samset, I
(2003) Community-Driven Development in Contexts of Conflict
Bergen : Chr. Michelsen Institute pp. 1-68

Other Publications

2013

Explaining Variation in Violence after Civil War. A Comparative Analysis of Angola (2002-2009) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (2003-2010)
Samset, I
(2013) Explaining Variation in Violence after Civil War. A Comparative Analysis of Angola (2002-2009) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (2003-2010)
Bergen : University of Bergen pp. 1-496

2011

Cycles of violence? WDR 2011: Three issues and a question
Suhrke, A; Samset, I
(2011) Cycles of violence? WDR 2011: Three issues and a question
In The Nordic Africa Development Policy Forum (NAI Forum); Ehrenpreis, D(Ed.)

2010

UN Peacekeeping in the Congo: When is the Job Done?
Samset, I
(2010) UN Peacekeeping in the Congo: When is the Job Done?
Oslo : The Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF)

2009

Natural Resource Wealth, Conflict, and Peacebuilding
Samset, I
(2009) Natural Resource Wealth, Conflict, and Peacebuilding
New York : Program on States and Security, City University of New York

2008

Economic Incentives for Peacebuilding
Samset, I
(2008) Economic Incentives for Peacebuilding
New York : Program on States and Security, City University of New York

2007

A Promising Experience: Building Peace through Community Development
Samset, I
(2007) A Promising Experience: Building Peace through Community Development
Bergen : Chr. Michelsen Institute