Joakim Karlsen

Joakim Karlsen
Joakim Karlsen left PRIO in 2013. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Research Interests

I presented the findings from my masters thesis at IRIS28, a conference in information systems held in Kristiansand 6-8 August, 2005. The paper can downloaded here.


​Languages spoken:

Norwegian, English

Working experience:

2005-2007: Adviser at CSCW/PRIO

03.05: Information architect, Target group analysis and usability testing. (SV's home page)

06.02-08.02 SW Testing, Odim Hitech Solutions
Evaluation of functionality and user interfaces. Developing testdocuments and some programming.

08.94-05.00 TV-Producer
Motlys AS, Faktaproduksjoner AS, TVI AS
Development and production of TV documentaries.

Films: "Glasstaket" shown on NRK television in 1998, "Naboen" shown on NRK television and TV2 in 2000,
"Willys reise" in 1995

05.95-06.99 Editor
Motlys AS, Media Design AS, Tinmen AS, Filmselskapet X, B&L Media AS, Wegelius TV AS
Documentaries, TV-series, commercials, music video.
Films: ”Når ord blir gratis” shown on NRK television in 1997.


2005: Master in Computer Science, Department of Informatics, University of Oslo

Thesis Title,"Narrative Techniques and Design of Political Parties Websites" Abstract and download (In Norwegian)

2003: Cand. Mag/ BA University of Oslo
Computer Science (2001), Cultural History (1999), Film Theories (1992/1993)

PRIO Projects



The following publications are specific to the Centre for the Study of Civil War. A more complete list may be available at

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Strand, Håvard; Henrik Urdal; Håvard Hegre; Håvard Mokleiv Nygård & Joakim Karlsen (2013) Predicting Armed Conflict, 2010–2050, International Studies Quarterly 57(2): 250–270.
Hegre, Håvard; Andrew Linke; Clionadh Raleigh & Joakim Karlsen (2010) Introducing ACLED: An Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset: Special Data Feature, Journal of Peace Research 47(5): 651–660.

Conference Paper

Hegre, Håvard & Joakim Karlsen (2007) Simulating the Evolution of Global Democracy Levels, presented at the 48th International Studies Association conference, Trondheim, 3–5 January.
Karlsen, Joakim & Håvard Hegre (2007) Simulating the Evolution of Global Democracy Levels, presented at the 48th Annual Metting of the International Studies Association, Chicago, IL, 28 February–3 March.

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