Isak Svensson is a Professor at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University. He is also a project leader for Uppsala University’s international research project named “Resolving Jihadist Conflicts? Religion, Civil War, and Prospect for Peace” which is ongoing until 2021. His research focuses on international mediation, religion and conflict, and nonviolent conflicts. He edited the multi-volume International Relations and Religion with Ron E. Hassner. His research is internationally published in journals such as the Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Negotiations, Journal of Peace Research, Civil Wars, Asian Perspective, European Journal of International Relations, and many more.