Jason Miklian

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Academic interests

  • The "Business for Peace" paradigm in conflict-affected and fragile states
  • Business engagement in development policy
  • Development theory

Miklian's primary topic of study is of the role of businesses as peacebuilders, specifically the 'Business for Peace' paradigm of business engagements in global peacebuilding and development activities in conflict-affected and fragile states. This thematic interest explores the arenas where conflict, governance and commerce meet, studying how demands for natural resources (such as iron, diamonds, and rare earth elements) and market access by international consumer goods firms can influence how business, governance and violent conflict intersect in fragile countries and how these production chains are traced around the world. 

Miklian's regional focus includes field study in Colombia, the Philippines, and at the United Nations, among other areas. Miklian also has significant previous regional experience in South Asian conflict resolution and regional security, with publications on media and foreign policy in Nepal, the Maoist insurgency in India, political ecologies of war and conflict diamonds in support. 

Background

Miklian holds a PhD in Development Studies from NMBU (Norway) and an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Miklian has conducted extensive fieldwork in South Asia, Latin America and Africa since 2005, with over one dozen medium or long-term fieldwork visits, leading projects with international partnerships and institutional collaborations. In addition to extensive publication on the above topics, Miklian has written for or been cited in an expert capacity by the New York Times, the BBC, The Economist, Agence France-Presse, Foreign Policy, France 24, The Guardian (UK), NRK (Norway), The Hindu (India) and National Public Radio (USA) among various media outlets.

Positions held

  • Senior Researcher, Peace Research Institute Oslo, 2012-present
  • Visiting Fellow, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, 2016-2017
Tags: Business and Governance, Business and Global Environmental Politics, India, Colombia, Corporate Social Responsibility, Natural Resource Management, Peacebuilding, Peace and conflict studies

Publications

  • Gilboa, Eytan; Jumbert, Maria Gabrielsen; Miklian, Jason & Robinson, Piers (2016). Moving media and conflict studies beyond the CNN effect. Review of International Studies.  ISSN 0260-2105.  42(4), s 654- 672 . doi: 10.1017/S026021051600005X Show summary
  • Miklian, Jason & Birkvad, Ida Roland (2016). Religion, poverty and conflict in a garbage slum of Ahmedabad. International Area Studies Review.  ISSN 2233-8659.  19(1), s 60- 75 . doi: 10.1177/2233865916631925 Show summary
  • Hoelscher, Kristian & Miklian, Jason (2016). A Blueprint for Pro-Peace Innovation. Harvard International Review.  ISSN 0739-1854.  37(4)
  • Miklian, Jason & Schouten, Peer (2016). From Boardrooms to Battlefields: 5 New Ways That Businesses Claim to Build Peace. Harvard International Review.  ISSN 0739-1854.  37(2), s 1- 4
  • Miklian, Jason & Rane, Sangeeta (2015). India's Dangerous Digital Curfews. Foreign policy.  ISSN 0015-7228.  2015(12)
  • Miklian, Jason (2014). The Past, Present and Future of the 'Liberal Peace'. Strategic Analysis.  ISSN 0970-0161.  38(4), s 493- 507 . doi: 10.1080/09700161.2014.918426
  • Miklian, Jason & Hoelscher, Kristian (2014). A Tale of New Cities. Harvard International Review.  ISSN 0739-1854.  36(1), s 13- 18 Show summary
  • Hoelscher, Kristian & Miklian, Jason (2013). The violence of migration from Bangladesh to India, In Jason Miklian & Åshild Kolås (ed.),  India's Human Security: Lost Debates, Forgotten People, Intractable Challenges.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0415830683.  chapter 7.
  • Kolås, Åshild & Miklian, Jason (2013). Facing the future: Responding to human security in India, In Jason Miklian & Åshild Kolås (ed.),  India's Human Security: Lost Debates, Forgotten People, Intractable Challenges.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0415830683.  Chapter 14.
  • Kolås, Åshild & Miklian, Jason (2013). Introduction, In Jason Miklian & Åshild Kolås (ed.),  India's Human Security: Lost Debates, Forgotten People, Intractable Challenges.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0415830683.  Chapter 1.
  • Miklian, Jason (2013). Hot Rods. Foreign policy.  ISSN 0015-7228.
  • Miklian, Jason (2013). Rough Cut. Foreign policy.  ISSN 0015-7228.
  • Miklian, Jason & Schouten, Peer (2013). Fluid Markets. Foreign policy.  ISSN 0015-7228.  44(5)
  • Miklian, Jason Troy & Carney, Scott (2013). Corruption, Justice and Violence in Democratic India. SAIS Review.  ISSN 0036-0775.  33(1), s 37- 49 . doi: 10.1353/sais.2013.0011 Show summary
  • Hoelscher, Kristian; Miklian, Jason & Vadlamannati, Krishna Chaitanya (2012). Hearts and mines: A district-level analysis of the Maoist conflcit in India. International Area Studies Review.  ISSN 2233-8659.  15(2), s 141- 160
  • Miklian, Jason (2012). The Political Ecology of War in Maoist India. Politics, Religion & Ideology.  ISSN 2156-7689.  13(4), s 561- 576
  • Miklian, Jason & Roecker, Scott (2012). Fire in the Sky. Foreign policy.  ISSN 0015-7228.
  • Kolås, Åshild; Miklian, Jason & Liden, Kristoffer (2011). The Perils of ‘Going Local’: Liberal Peace-building Agendas in Nepal. Conflict, Security and Development.  ISSN 1467-8802.  11(3), s 285- 308 . doi: 10.1080/14678802.2011.593809
  • Miklian, Jason (2011). I Was a Rare Earths Day Trader. Foreign policy.  ISSN 0015-7228.
  • Miklian, Jason (2011). Revolutionary Conflict in Federations: The Indian Case. Conflict, Security and Development.  ISSN 1467-8802.  11(1), s 25- 53 . doi: 10.1080/14678802.2011.552246
  • Miklian, Jason; Hoelscher, Kristian & Carney, Scott (2011). Fortress India. Foreign policy.  ISSN 0015-7228.

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  • Miklian, Jason & Kolås, Åshild (ed.) (2013). India's Human Security: Lost Debates, Forgotten People, Intractable Challenges. Routledge.  ISBN 978-0415830683.  256 s.

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  • Miklian, Jason (2016). How Businesses Can Be Effective Local Peacebuilders – Evidence from Colombia. PRIO Policy Brief. 27.
  • Miklian, Jason & Hoelscher, Kristian (2016). En beretning om fremtidens byer. Ny Tid.  ISSN 0809-9049.
  • Miklian, Jason; Hoelscher, Kristian & Nygård, Håvard Mokleiv (2016). What makes a country dangerous for aid workers?. The Guardian.  ISSN 0261-3077.
  • Miklian, Jason & Medina Bickel, Juan Pablo (2016). ¿Cómo pueden las empresas ser constructoras de paz efectivas a nivel local? Evidencia de Colombia. PRIO Policy Brief. 27.
  • Miklian, Jason & Sahoo, Niranjan (2016). Supporting a More Inclusive and Responsive Urban India. PRIO Policy Brief. 3.
  • Mishra, Atul & Miklian, Jason (2016). The evolving domestic drivers of Indian foreign policy. NOREF. 1.
  • Sharma, Devika & Miklian, Jason (2016). India’s global foreign policy engagements – a new paradigm?. NOREF Report. 4.
  • Vivekanandan, Jayashree & Miklian, Jason (2016). Bringing the region back in? Deciphering India’s engagement with South Asia. NOREF Report. 3.
  • Miklian, Jason & Hoelscher, Kristian (2016). A Blueprint for Pro-Peace Innovation. PRIO Policy Brief. 25.
  • Hoelscher, Kristian; Miklian, Jason & Nygård, Håvard Mokleiv (2015). Understanding Attacks on Humanitarian Aid Workers. Conflict Trends. 6.
  • Miklian, Jason (2013). Beyond resource wars: scarcity, environmental degradation and international cooperation. Journal of Peace Research.  ISSN 0022-3433.  50(4), s 534- 534
  • Miklian, Jason (2013). Exposing and Limiting the Global Trade in Conflict Diamonds.
  • Miklian, Jason (2013). How to Look Good in a War: Justifying and Challenging State Violence. Journal of Peace Research.  ISSN 0022-3433.  50(3), s 431- 431
  • Miklian, Jason (2013). Humanitarian business. Journal of Peace Research.  ISSN 0022-3433.  50(4), s 538- 539
  • Miklian, Jason (2013). Twitter. Journal of Peace Research.  ISSN 0022-3433.  50(3), s 430- 430

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Published Jan. 18, 2017 11:32 AM - Last modified Nov. 27, 2017 3:48 PM