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Nils Vidar Vambheim

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Institutt for lærerutdanning og pedagogikk

Stillingsbeskrivelse:

Forskning og Utdanning - Pedagogikk og Fredsstudier




Forskningsinteresser

1) Theories of violence; theories of peace.

2)  Bullying: Causes, consequences, Methods of intervention;    

3) War on terror – or dialogue? Dialogue and realism in the struggle against terrorism

4) Education and modernization : The relation between education and modernity.

5) Educational aspects of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of ex-combatants.



 

Forskningsprosjekter

The Barents Peace Education Network. Educating for Conflict Resolution and Cooperation in the Arctic. A joint Project between four Universities: Tromso, Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, and Petrozavodsk.

Causes and Sources of inter-group prejudice and inter-group cooperation.

Power Asymmetry and Asymmetric Violence in Schools and International Relations.

CV

Vidar Vambheim. Curriculum Vitae.

 

Associate Professor,

Department of Education, Faculty of humanities, Social science and Education.

Resident Scholar, Centre for Peace Studies, University of Tromsø, 9037 Norway

Field of specialisation: Sociology of Education                   vidar.vambheim@uit.no

Tel: +47- 776.45.249 / +-776.45888

Citizenship: Norwegian

Born:  1953   

  

Key Qualifications


Education.

MA in sociology from the University of Trondheim 1986.

PhD courses (completed): Methodology: Case studies, qualitative methods (interviewing, field             research methods), quantitative methods (survey methods, structural equations), research ethics.

PhD course: Theories of reproduction in education, theories of conflict;

 

Teaching experience (University Level):

1991-2014: Teaching at The University of Tromso - all Levels. Gueust lectures at 3 other Universities.

2001-2002:  Program Construction: MA Program in Peace and Conflict Transformation (MPCT)

2002-2004 and 2009-2015: Lecturer at the Centre for Peace Studies, UiT.

2007-2009: Course Construction - courses at BA- and MA-Level. Department of Education.  

1979-2014: Teaching and supervision. All levels of education (primary school-Univ.level).

Current teaching (2014): MA course: Introduction to Peace Studies. MA cours: Education, Developoment and Peace.

Supervision/guidance:

Supervision/guidance: 30 Masters Degree candidates (completed).

 

Research: See list of publications

 

Academic positions (chronological).

1992-94: Scholarship at Department Education, University of Tromsø.

1994-97: Assistant professor at the University of Tromsø, Department of Education.

1997-2014: Associate Professor at the University of Tromsø, Department of Education.

2001-2002: Development of MA program in Peace Studies and Centre for Peace Studies (CPS), Faculty of Social Science. Academic coordinator.

2003- 2004: Academic Director, Centre for Peace Studies (CPS), Uit.

2002-2004, 2006-2015: Lecturer at the Centre for Peace Studies, UiT.

2010-2014: Resident Scholar at the Centre for Peace Studies, UiT.

2012-2014: Member of the International Research Group on Reintegration (IRGR), an               interdisciplinary expert team on reintegration after war.

 

External teaching engagements (outside the UiT):

2006-2008: Lectures at Department of Education, Norwegian University of Technology and Science
                     (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway.

2004: Lectures in Peace Education: The European Peace University (EPU), Schlaining, Austria.  2014:
           Lectures at the University of Petrozavodsk, Russia.

 

Research projects

1986-1991: Research for educational development projects in North Norway (Troms and
                      Finnmark counties). Ref.: Project leader Asbjørn Lanes, Lyngen, Norway.

1992-1997: Project “Finnmark as Educational Region”; Education in fishing villages.


2000-2005: Education and future-oriented identity construction among adolescents.
                      (Norwegian Research Council).  Ref.: Professor em. Edmund Edvardsen, UiT.

 

Ongoing research:

1) Theories of violence; theories of peace.

2) Asymmetric violence: a) Bullying: Causes, consequences, intervention;
                                            b) War on terrorism – or dialogue?

3) Education and modernization processes. Focus: 1) Education, human and social capital.
4) Education and identity.

4) Educational aspects of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of ex-combatants.

 

Construction of University courses and programs:

University courses in Education and Peace Studies – graduate and undergraduate (UiT).
MA program in Peace and Conflict Transformation, (UiT, 2001/02).

3 courses in Peace and Conflict Transformation ( UiT 2001-2003).

Course (10 ECTS): Education, Development and Peace.

 

Teaching experience, all levels:

1993-1997: University lecturer, UiT

1997- 2014: Associate professor, Dept. of Education and Centre for Peace Studies, UiT.

Student supervision MA/PhD:  Supervised 30 MA theses (completed) in Education and Peace Studies.

PhD supervision: Gunnar Rekvig: Japan and Northeast Asia – The formation of a security community based on the Nordic Peace (Co-supervisor)

1979-1990: Teacher; secondary school: Social studies, English and German: Totally 7 years

1979-80: Headmaster of primary school: 1 year.

 

International projects and research stays abroad:

1999 (fall): Sabbatical at the Humboldt University, Berlin. (Ref.: Prof. J. Schriever, Humboldt University.  Project: Peace Studies. Contributions from the High North.

2004: Member of two delegations from the UiT for a health and education project in  Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. Ref.: Elisabeth Sandersen, head of admin. CPS, UiT.

2006 (spring): Sabbatical at the University of California at Berkeley. Project: Peace Education. (Ref.: Prof. Trond Petersen and Prof. Michael Nagler, UC Berkeley). 

2012-2014: Member of the International Research Group on Reintegration. (Ref.: Professor Tone Bleie, CPS. tone.bleie@uit.no).

2013-2016: The Barents Peace Education Network: A quadrilateral University Project in peace studies in the Barents Region, connecting peace research on peace, istory and social studies at the universities of Tromso, Murmansk, Arkhangelsk and Petrozavodsk. Joint research projects and university courses are under development. (Ref.: Elisabeth Sandersen, Head of admin., CPS, UiT).

 

 

Board and Committee Memberships:

University of Tromso:

19971999:    Vice-chair, Department of Education, Faculty of Social Science, UiT.

2007-2009:  
Program Board, MA program and BA program, Dept. of Education, UiT.
Program Board: MA Program in Peace and Conflict Transformation, Centre for Peace Studies, UiT. Several periods 2004-2015.

Committee for the development of Peace and Conflict Studies, and Centre for Peace Studies,
University of Tromso. Ref.: Elisabeth Sandersen, Head of administration, CPS. 

 

Board of Editors: Humanitatis Borealis - an electronic scientific journal of the Institute of Northern European Studies, University of Petrozavodsk, Russia. Ref.: Professor Jurij Kilin, University of Petrozavodsk, Russian Federation.

 

Global Advisory Board: Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HDHS). Ref.: Dr. Evelin Gerda Lindner. Internet ref.: http://www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/board.php

 

External Evaluation Committee: Evaluation of the MA program in Peace and Conflict Studies
  (PECOS), University of Oslo (2006).[1]

 

Distinction: U-Thant Peace Award 2007 for a lifetime of dedication and world service.
Ref.: Ole-Johnny Olsen. E-mail: husiar@fragrance.no (Tel.: 41 32 70 00).  

 

Alternativ kontaktinformasjon

Tel +47-77645888

Biografiske data

1953: Born in Bergen, Norway.

Verv

Board Member: Program Committee - Master Degree Program in Peace and Conflict Transformation (MPCT)

Board Member: European Peace Research Association (EuPRA)  - www.euprapeace.org  


 

Arbeider i CRIStin


  • Vambheim, Nils Vidar. War on terror(ism) – or dialogue?. Bezbednosni dijalozi 2011; Volum 2 (2). ISSN 1857-7172.

  • Sommerfelt, Ole Henning; Vambheim, Vidar. 'The dream of the good' - a peace education project exploring the potential to educate for peace at an individual level. Journal of Peace Education 2008; Volum 5 (1). ISSN 1740-0201.s 79 - 95.s doi: 10.1080/17400200701859445.

  • Vambheim, Vidar. Skolens kjønn og kjønnenes utdanning. UNIPED (Tromsø) 2001 (2). ISSN 1500-4538.s 18 - 31.

  • Vambheim, Vidar. Takket være vår lave utdanning bor det fortsatt folk her. 1997 ISBN 82-7374-273-3.s 15 - 21.

  • Vambheim, Vidar; Valestrand, Haldis. Tilfellet Akkarfjord. En diskusjon om et lite lokalsamfunns selvforståelse og mulige strategier for overlevelse. 1996 (A nr 83). ISSN 0801-1931.s 144 - 159.

  • Vambheim, Vidar. En Bro til Begjær?. 1995 ISBN 82-91636-00-1.s 212 - 221.

  • Vambheim, Vidar. Forskningens bidrag. En forskers ettertanker etter konferansen "Dropp in - dropp ut", Alta, des. 1994. 1994.

  • Vambheim, Vidar. Dropp inn - dropp ut? Konferrapport, sammendrag/ forskningsmessige konsekvenser av det vi nå vet om frafall i videregående skole. Alta, des. 1994. 1994.

  • Vambheim, Nils Vidar. Studies in Conflict, Violence and Peace. 2016; Volum 2016 (83) ISBN 978-82-326-1505-6. ISSN 1503-8181.

  • Vambheim, Nils Vidar. Symbolsk «soft»-mobbing blant jenter.. Nye mobbetrender i skolen (omtale) (prosjekt) 2016-05-13 - 2016.

  • Vambheim, Nils Vidar. Syria - politisk og humanitær situasjon og utsiktene videre. Faglig foredrag ved Lærerutdanningens fagdag om Syriakrisen 11.11.2015. Foredrag for studenter og fagpersonell. Lærerutdanningens fagdag om Syriakrisen 11.11.2015 2015-11-11 - 2015-11-11 2015.

  • Vambheim, Nils Vidar. "Ikke overraskende at det skjer i Frankrike". 2015.

  • Vambheim, Nils Vidar. On network bullying and symbolic forms of bullying. European Peace Research Association (EuPRA) Conference 2015 2015-09-04 - 2015-09-04 2015.

  • Vambheim, Nils Vidar. The Nordic community and the Norwegian peace policy. Faglig foredrag ved Toyo University, Hakusan Campus, Faculty of Law, Tokyo 23.10.2015. Invitert gjesteforelesning 2015-10-23 - 2015-10-23 2015.

  • Vambheim, Nils Vidar. On Network Bullying and Symbolic forms of Bylying. The European Peace Research Association Conference 2015 2015-09-04 - 2015-09-04 2015.

  • Vambheim, Nils Vidar. Education for the Indigenous Sami Minority_in Norway. From assimilation to integration?. Invited guest lecture 2015-10-30 - 2015-10-30 2015.

  • Vambheim, Nils Vidar. 2 lectures at the Petrozavodsk State University Winter School, 14.10.2015 1. Peace Studies for the 21st century. 2. Peace studies. 2. Perspectives on inter-group conflict and inter-group friendship.. Vinterskole for Bachelorstudenter ved PetrSU 2015-10-14 - 2015-10-14 2015.

  • Vambheim, Nils Vidar. Conflict resolution and conflict transformation. A theoretical overview.. Barents Peace Education Network meeting of experts June 2014 2014-06-16 - 2015-04-20 2014.

  • Vambheim, Nils Vidar. Educational Contributons to Community Based reintegration in DDR.. 25. GENERAL CONFERENCE of International Peace Research Association - IPRA. 2014-08-10 - 2014-08-15 2014.

  • Vambheim, Nils Vidar. Gandhi's way to non-violence.. 145 years anniversary of Gandhi's birthday (Oct 2) 2014-10-06 - 2014-10-06 2014.

  • Vambheim, Nils Vidar. Mobilitet i lys av menneskelige behov.. Seminar om migrasjon 2014-09-25 - 2014-09-25 2014.

  • Vambheim, Nils Vidar. Kommunikasjon frå hjerte til hjerte.. Åpning av World Music Festival 2014 2014-10-03 - 2014-10-03 2014.

  • Vambheim, Nils Vidar. 1. The Nordic Peace (90 min.) 2.Inter-group conflict and inter-group peace.. International Autumn School in Karelia 2014-11-21 - 2014-11-25 2014.

  • Vambheim, Nils Vidar. Gandhi as moral and political actor. Seminar: 2011-09-30 - 2011-09-30 2011.

  • Vambheim, Nils Vidar. Education as an agent of transformation. SAIH 50 years anniversary. Tromso arrangement. 2011-11-15 - 2011-11-15 2011.

  • Vambheim, Vidar. Legger venstresida for lite vekt på dialog, og for på konfrontasjon? Intervju / samtale om "Fredsskipet" til Gaza. I "Sånn er livet" 20.6 2010: http://www.nrk.no/programmer/sider/saann_er_livet/. 2010.

  • Vambheim, Vidar. Appell: Situasjonen for sivile på Nord-Øst Sri Lanka. Våkenatt blant/for ilske flyktninger 2009-04-01 - 2009-04-01 2009.

  • Vambheim, Vidar. Paper/ Konferanseinnlegg: "Ending terrorism. What are the alternatives to violence?". Restoring peace and justice. Exploring methodological and theoretical challenges. 2008-09-17 - 2008-09-19 2008.

  • Vambheim, Vidar. Norwegian Peace Policy. Informasjons- og debattmøte om japans artikkel 9 2006-05-02 - 2006-05-03 2006.

  • Vambheim, Vidar; Bah, Mahamadou Diouma. Peace Building Through Informal Channels: A Case Analysis of Liberia. NAI Conference on Post-Conflict Elections in West Africa: Challenges for Democracy and Reconstruction 2006-05-15 - 2006-05-18 2006.

  • Vambheim, Vidar. Bullying from a victims point of view. Children and Peace 2003-06-23 - 2003-06-29 2003.

  • Vambheim, Vidar. User participation for handicapped children - Ou-topia or Eu-topia. User participation in the workings of education. 1997-01-01 - 1997-12-31 1997.

  • Vambheim, Vidar. Overgangen til videregående utdanning og arbeidsliv i 16-19-årsgruppa i Finnmark. En empirisk studie med hovedvekt på kystområdene. 1995.

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