Karin Aggestam is professor of Political Science at Lund University, honorary professor at University of Queensland and visiting professor (2016-18) at Monash University, Australia. Aggestam’s interdisciplinary research interests include conflict analysis, peacebuilding, gender, negotiation/mediation and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She has been director of Peace & Conflict Studies, Lund University, and senior associate member at St Antony’s College, Oxford University. She is also excellent teaching practitioner (ETP) at the Teaching Academy of the Social Sciences at Lund University and board member of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation. Aggestam is lead author for the International Panel on Social Progress and member of the referee group on UN SCR 1325 at the Folke Bernadotte Academy.