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Marko Lehti

Senior Research Fellow, Research Director of Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI); Academic Director of MA programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research (PEACE)

About me

I am a Research Director of Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI) and an academic director of MA programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research. 

PI of PROFI7 Sustainable Security Practices (SUPRA) at Faculty of Social Sciences

Fields of expertise

My research in the field of peace and conflict research focusses currently on peace mediation and peacebuilding, multilateralism and changing global order, the idea of Nordic peace, and agonistic peace. In my research, I have also dealt with transnational encounters, identifications as well as perceptions of Europe's imaginary dividing lines among others in the Baltic countries, the Nordics, the South Caucasus, and the Balkans.

Research topics

  • Politics of Memory and Conflict Transformation
  • Peace Mediation
  • Agonistic Peacebuilding
  • Multilateralism 
  • History of Peacemaking
  • Ontological (In)security and Representations of Crises 


Academy of Finland: PROFI7 Sustainable Security Practices (SUPRA) (2023-26); OSCE Network project “Cross-regional Corridors of Dialogue: Developing a Complementing Track for Transforming Long-standing Conflicts” (2018-19) German MFA.

Selected publications

(2022) Marko Lehti & Vadim Romashov, “Suspending the Antagonism: Situated Agonistic Peace in a Border Bazaar”, (with Vadim Romashov), Third World Quarterly, 43:6, 1288-1306 

(2020) Marko Lehti, Henna-Riikka Pennanen & Jukka Jouhki (eds), Contestations of Liberal Order. The West in Crisis?, Palgrave.

(2019) Marko Lehti. The Era of Private Peacemakers. A New Dialogic Approach to Mediation (Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies, Palgrave,) 

(2014) “The Quest for Solidarity and Tamed Nationalism: Envisioning Sustainable Peace in the Balkans”, Peace & Change. A Journal of Peace Research 39(1): 101-132.

(2010) Marko Lehti & Christopher Brwoning (eds.), The Struggle for the West. Divided and Contested Legacy of the West. Routledge. 


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