PRIO Network

Recent and upcoming events

22 Apr 2015 12:00-14:00 - University of Oslo, Georg Sverdrups Hus, Klubben (behind the canteen)

​​This public seminar gives a glimpse into the field of peace and conflict research and the Research School on Peace and Conflict. It is directed towards students and faculty, as well as the new members of the research school.

A light lunch is served.

Deadline of registrations: Monday 20 April.

13 May 2015 13:00-15:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

​​Through a series of three public seminars, leading international experts will analyze various aspects of the relationship between Buddhism and conflict, focusing on Myanmar, Thailand and Sri Lanka. The seminar series is organized by PRIO in collaboration with NOREF. More information will follow

Thu, 14 May 2015 - Basque Country

​In this workshop we will investigate assertions and demands for sovereignty in the Basque Country. We will look at their dynamics and trajectories, and consider their social contexts and the collective consciousness that has produced various imaginations of sovereignty. We will identify combinations of political, cultural, economic and institutional factors and related mobilizations that have propagated or reacted against claims and assertions of Basque sovereignty. Finally we will interrogate how these mobilizations have been guided by and in turn defined particular forms of imaginations of national sovereignty.

Wed, 20 May 2015 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

​​​​​The number of migrants arriving in Europe, across the Eastern land borders or the Southern maritime borders, has been on a sharp rise over the past two years. More than 150 000 embarked on the perilous journey across the Mediterranean in 2014, a number close to three times as high as in the record year of 2011 in the aftermath of the Arab spring. A large majority of these are fleeing armed violence and political turmoil, and have subsequently been granted asylum upon arrival in Europe. While the EU and the Southern European countries struggle with how to tackle this at the external borders, this also raises a series of broader questions regarding the underlying causes and drivers of migration. Why have we seen this sharp increase, while the numbers had begun falling after the Arab spring? As these arrivals are from the European side often seen as little else than massive flows of migrants, with presumed similar reasons for wanting to reach Europe, there is a need go beyond these perceptions to better understand the local dynamics and individual motivations for leaving. Similarly, a series of myths around the roles of “smugglers” and “facilitators” of migration are in need of clarification. Although the Southern European countries are the first affected by the arrivals, this presents Europe as a whole with a series of challenges that need to be addressed: what are Europe’s legal and political responsibilities vis-à-vis these migrants and refugees? Do different forms of EU border control efforts affect the migration flows, or not? What are the appropriate policy responses to current and future challenges related to this pressure?

16 Jun 2015 13:00-15:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

​Through a series of three public seminars, leading international experts will analyze various aspects of the relationship between Buddhism and conflict, focusing on Myanmar, Thailand and Sri Lanka. The seminar series is organized by PRIO in collaboration with NOREF. More information will follow

Mon, 29 June 2015 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

​The key gole of the summer school is to contribute in a substantial way to the study of violence as a field. Furthermore, participants will have the opportunity to forge valuable connections with one another and woth senior scholars working on various aspects of violence.

For details and more information please visit www.hum.ihu.edu.gr


07 Oct 2015 10:00-14:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

​Through a series of three public seminars, leading international experts will analyze various aspects of the relationship between Buddhism and conflict, focusing on Myanmar, Thailand and Sri Lanka. The seminar series is organized by PRIO in collaboration with NOREF. More information will follow