Senior Researcher in business and peacebuilding at the Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo, Norway
Jason Miklian, PhD, is a Senior Researcher in business and peacebuilding at the Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo. Miklian has published 75 high-impact academic articles on business and peacebuilding, including award-winning works based on extensive fieldwork in Bangladesh, Colombia, India, and the Congo, among others. He is considered a top global expert in the field of business, peace, and crisis, consulting firms on their roles in conflict-affected and fragile spaces, and sits on numerous boards and high-level expert panels. He serves on the United Nations Expert Panel on Business and Human Rights and is an expert resource for government knowledge banks in the US, UK, EU, and Norway.
Miklian has been a serial entrepreneur ever since opening his first business at the age of 15, and has had 25 years of firsthand experience on how to make business work through crises large and small. He is also author of The Vortex, the true story of how the world’s deadliest natural disaster triggered a genocide and civil war, written with NYT bestselling author Scott Carney (March 2022: Harper Collins). Miklian has also written for or been cited in an expert capacity by the New York Times, BBC, Foreign Policy, The Economist, Harvard Business Review, The Hindu, and others.