Recent and upcoming events
22 Sep 2014 12:15-13:45 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo
In this seminar, Prof. Apthorpe will be addressing the morality of humanitarian action across borders.
22 Sep 2014 17:00-19:00 - Litteraturhuset, Wergelandsveien 29, Oslo
Er ytringsfriheten truet i dagens mangfoldige og globaliserte tidsalder? Gjør ekstremisme og terrorisme at ytringsfriheten settes under press, blant annet på grunn av hensyn til offentlig sikkerhet?
24 Sep 2014 10:00-12:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo
The deployment of emerging military technologies – drones,
cyberweapons, automated and autonomous robots and nano-weapons – are frequently
described as “game changers” for future conflict. While they may ensure
more precise targeting, be more cost effective and spare the financial and
human costs of “putting boots on the ground”, they may also lower the threshold
for the use of force and muddle issues of legal accountability. So far, most of
the attention has been directed at how international humanitarian law applies
to these technologies, including how the arms control regime (article 36)
09 Oct 2014 11:00-14:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo
Israel’s latest war against Gaza
has brought renewed and unprecedented suffering to the Palestinian population. Most
of the 2,100 Palestinians who were killed were civilians. Tens of thousands of homes have been destroyed
along with much of the civilian infrastructure. This is the third time
Israel and Hamas are locked in violent conflict in six years, and it is clear
that these outbursts of violence do not produce any winners or a solution to
the Israel-Palestine conflict. Only new political strategies and initiatives
can prevent more human suffering in the near future. But is this reflected in
the political thinking on either side? How has the war influenced public
opinion about the conflict on both sides? What policy options exist for the
Israeli and Palestinian leaderships? What are the viable alternatives?
22 Oct 2014 08:30-10:00 - TBC
At this PRIO seminar, Steven Pinker will talk about the topic of his upcoming book, The Sense of Style.
Pinker introduces his seminar like this: Let’s face it: most academics are terrible communicators. Why do the world’s most cerebral people find it so hard to convey their ideas? And how can we learn to do better?
23 Oct 2014 14:00-16:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo
Drawing on experiences from the Global Centre for the Responsibility to
Protect, Professor Monica Serrano discusses the book "The International
Politics of Human Rights. Rallying to the R2P Cause?", edited by Tom Weiss
and Monica Serrano (Routledge, 2014).
Serrano writes: ‘Despite our despair regarding Syria and other crises,
both Tom and I believe that the main findings of this book, in terms of the
potential of a number of preventive tools (mediation, human rights monitoring,
sanctions, threat of criminal prosecution) and the sources of support and
resistance to R2P among key international actors, particularly emerging powers
(Brazil, China, India, South Africa, Nigeria, Turkey but also the USA) are very
Thu, 06 November 2014 - Kolkata, India
Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group (MCRG) and PRIO are organizing a public event in connection with an international conference on "Gender, Empowerment and Conflict in South Asia". The aim is to generate debate on women's empowerment within the context of peace and security processes.
Sat, 08 November 2014 - Monotel, Kolkata
The Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group (MCRG) and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) are jointly organizing the International Conference on "Gender, Empowerment and Conflict in South Asia". This is the final conference for a collaborative project entitled Making Women Count for Peace: Gender, Empowerment and Conflict in South Asia. Funded by the Research Council of Norway's INDNOR and NORGLOBAL programmes, the project aims to generate new knowledge and debate on women's empowerment and the challenges facing implementation of UNSCR 1325 in Nepal and India. With a focus on Northeast Indian experiences and a comparative look at Nepal, the project addresses the role of women in local governance and politics, particularly within the context of peace and security processes.