Professor Steve Murdoch's research focuses on maritime conditions and peacebuilding by international legislation. He is a very well-respected historian and an international authority in his field of research.

About the Olof Palme professorship

In 1987, the Swedish Parliament (Riksdag) established the Olof Palme Professorship in memory of Sweden’s former Prime Minister, Olof Palme. The recipient of the professorship must be an internationally prominent researcher who focuses on areas of importance to the quest for peace in a broad context. The research may encompass international policy, peace and conflict research, and
comparison of social institutions.