PRIO Network

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) applies.

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 significant.’

28 - 30 Oct 2014 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

​​The Research School on Peace and Conflict organises the course 'Humanitarian Action and the Protection of Civilians' 28-31 October. The course is based on the research project Protection of Civilians: from principle to practice, organised in collaboration between CMI, NUPI and PRIO within the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies.

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.

18 - 20 Nov 2014 - Soria Moria Hotel

​​​​​​The fourth High-Level Seminar on Gender and Inclusive Mediation Processes will take place in Oslo, Norway, on 18-20 November 2014. The seminar is organized by PRIO, the UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA)​, and the Crisis Management Initiative (CMI).

The seminar is by invitation only.

Recent events

Thu, 18 September 2014 Hispaniola 2014 – Justice, Nationality and Migration
Wed, 17 September 2014 PRIO Annual Peace Address 2014: Civil Conflict: What are the Current Risks, and What are the Realistic Solutions?
15 Sep 2014 17:00-19:00 Book Launch: The Long Road to Peace
11 Sep 2014 10:30-12:00 Palestinian Challenges in the Aftermath of the Gaza War
02 Sep 2014 17:00-19:00 What Next for Turkey?
01 Sep 2014 14:00-16:00 Cancelled: Democracy and Law in the Quest for Peace in South Asia
27 Aug 2014 10:00-14:30 Meeting of the Research Network on Gender, Peace and Security
26 Aug 2014 14:00-16:00 Sino-Japanese Relations
12 Aug 2014 15:00-16:00 Toward Agreement on Iran’s Nuclear Program? A Close-up of the Vienna Talks
26 Jun 2014 10:00-12:00 India's Foreign Policy Future
Mon, 23 June 2014 Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion and Violence