Henrik Urdal (born 1972) is a political scientist who obtained his PhD at the University of Oslo in 2007. Urdal is a senior researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo, where he is affiliated with the Centre for the Study of Civil War. Since October 2010, he has been the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Peace Research.
Urdal has held research fellowships at East West Center (Honolulu, Hawaii; 2005-2006) and at the Kennedy School of Government (Harvard University; 2011–12). He has previously worked for the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (1999).