PRIO Network

Recent and upcoming events

22 Oct 2014 08:30-10:00 - Vulkan, Maridalsveien 13B - Across from Mathallen, Oslo
​​​​At this PRIO seminar, Steven Pinker (Department of Psychology at Harvard University) will talk about the topic of his recently published book, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century​.​

Harald Eia​ (Norwegian sociologist, documentarian and comedian) will be commenting on and in discussion with Pinker about this topic.

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? 
22 Oct 2014 10:30-12:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo
​​​​​Ensuring sustainable peace and economic prosperity is fundamental to the long-term security of the 57 OSCE participating States. This includes the full integration of women in all stages of the conflict cycle. For the OSCE, UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) forms part of its commitments and constitute a tool in order to achieve substantive equality between men and women at all times - in societies not affected by conflict, before, during and after conflict - and to ensure that women's diverse experiences are fully taken into account in all peacemaking, peace-building, and reconstruction processes.
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.’

23 Oct 2014 17:00-20:00 - Home for Cooperation, Nicosia, Cyprus

​The conference will bring together scholars with expertise in one or more of the countries of Southern Europe currently experiencing the effects of economic crisis and austerity. The hope is that the event will enable fostering a better understanding of the political aspects of the ongoing crisis in Southern Europe that have gone comparatively neglected, at least in Cyprus, and illuminate larger questions about the challenges and developments that lie ahead.

During the conference the new PCC Report 2/2014 will be launched, entitled Political Culture and Behaviour in the Republic of Cyprus during the Crisis by Giorgos Charalambous

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.

28 Oct 2014 09:00-10:30 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo
​Two years ago NATO made a landmark decision when Norwegian diplomat Mari Skåre was appointed the Secretary-General's first ever Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security. In the years that have passed NATO has continued to make significant contributions to the implementation of UNSCR 1325 and subsequent resolutions. Amongst others a NATO Policy and a NATO Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security have been adopted. Also, the Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security has been made a permanent position within the International Staff​.


31 Oct 2014 08:30-10:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo
Victims of sexual violence bear the cost of the harm they suffered with dramatic physical, psychological and material consequences which destroy not only their lives but often also the lives of their children. This creates irreparable damage to the very fabric of societies and in turn poses serious threats to the prospects of reconciliation and sustainable peace and development.” 

Welcome to a breakfast meeting with a presentation of the training manual:
“Mental health and gender-based violence - Helping survivors of sexual violence in conflict” 

The training manual is developed by Health and Human Rights Info (HHRI) for helpers who assist and support to women exposed to gender-based violence (GBV) and sexual trauma during armed conflicts and ot​her emergency situations, where access to mental health professionals may be limited. The manual and its applicability will be presented.

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.

04 Dec 2014 11:30-13:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

​​Welcome to a seminar on Conflict Trends, with former PRIO Director Dan Smith​, who is the author of the ​Atlas of War and Peace.

More information about this seminar will follow.

05 Dec 2014 08:30-10:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

This seminar on approaches to radicalization will start with a key note presentation by Claire Dwyer (University College London, UK), focusing on British experiences and reflections on identity development among Muslim youth in the context of increasing public focus on radicalization. Comments will be provided by researcher Therese Sandrup (FFI) and advisor on extremism Shoaib Sultan (Norwegian Centre Against Racism), after which there will be time for questions, comments and discussion. 

10 Dec 2014 13:30-15:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

​Welcome to a panel discussion with Luke Patey, author of "The New Kings of Crude" and PRIO Global Fellow, Dr. Luka Biong Deng (TBC).

More information about this event will follow.


Recent events

16 Oct 2014 11:30-13:30 Cancelled: The 'Islamic State' and the Kurds - a seminar with Salih Muslim
09 Oct 2014 11:00-14:00 Beyond the Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza: What now for Israel and Palestine?
07 Oct 2014 08:30-10:00 Ebola: A Humanitarian Crisis or a Crisis of Humanitarian Governance?
24 Sep 2014 10:00-12:00 Human Rights and Drones
22 Sep 2014 17:00-19:00 Ytringsfriheten under press
22 Sep 2014 12:15-13:45 The Humanitarian Triad
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?