The Search for Peace: Perspectives on Mediation 2010-2015, provides a unique compilation of interviews carried out for the Oslo Forum retreats with eminent mediators, thinkers and peace process actors. These interviews were conducted to stimulate the debates and discussions at the retreats over the last few years, and are being made available to a wider audience for the very first time.
The compilation includes interviews with former US President Jimmy Carter, women’s and children’s rights advocate Graça Machel, former UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi, Professors Paul Collier, Mary Kaldor and Steven Pinker, as well as other prominent practitioners and thinkers, and representatives of armed groups. They offer frank viewpoints and intimate insights into the ups and downs of peacemaking work, and explore creative ways to address some of the most significant challenges it involves.