Jaishankar (Jai) Ganapathy

Senior Lecturer

Experience and background

I am a social anthropologist from the University of Oslo (UiO). I am the course leader for two further education programs; multi-cultural understanding and diversity, and conflict resolution in a multicultural society. I am involved with two research projects; community-based policing and post-conflict police reform (ICT4COP) funded by the EU's Horizon 2020 programme, and the other is Diversity in education and organization. As a researcher, I am part of the research group 'Police Education, Study Environment and Students (PULS).

Competence areas

  • Multicultural Understanding and Diversity
  • Recruitment of Ethnic Minorities to the Police
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Community Oriented Policing


  • Community based Policing and Post-conflict Police Reform research project(ICT4COP) funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research programme
  • Community Oriented Policing in Afghanistan
  • Diversity in Education and Organization
  • Recruitment of Ethnic Minorities to the Police

Teaches in

  • Multicultural Understanding and Diversity
  • Conflict Understanding and Resolution
  • Trust
  • Community Based Policing

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