PRIO Network

Recent and upcoming events

26 Aug 2014 14:00-16:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo
At this seminar, Professor Stein Tønnesson and Director of Peace Affairs at Soka Gakkai, Kimiaki Kawai will give presentations, followed by comments and discussion. More detailed information will follow.
  • Stein Tønnesson: How the law of the sea can contribute to peace in the region
  • Kimiaki Kawai: Experiences with restoring diplomatic relations between Japan and China through citizens diplomacy
This event is organized by PRIO and the Norwegian Peace Association​.
01 Sep 2014 14:00-16:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo
South Asia is a troubled region, with a number of serious conflicts unresolved, some taking the form of warfare. The India-Pakistani conflict encompasses two nuclear armed states with a long shared border, fed by vivid narratives of the post-independence exodus. Within, India seeks to contain the Naxalites and other resistance movements, Pakistan faces a number of militant groups, Sri Lanka struggles with the aftermath of the onslaught on the Tamil Tigers, and Nepal’s remarkable peace process remains fragile. What are the steps that South Asian states, their leaders and the population at large, should take to move towards stability and peace?  

PRIO, ​the Norwegian 14 August Committee and the Stef​anus Alliance have the pleasure of hosting an encounter with laywer, judge, activist and global citizen Asma Jahangir.

02 Sep 2014 17:00-19:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

​​​​​​​Turkey’s political direction is up for debate, following the August Presidential elections. Having gone from domestic stability to political upheaval, from ‘zero problems with neighbours’ to being drawn into escalating regional conflicts, the new president is not short of challenges. Simultaneously, we may be seeing a new concentration of power in the hands of the President. Now that we know who shall fill the post, what should we be expecting?

11 Sep 2014 11:30-13:30 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

​​​Lunch seminar with Dag Tuastad​, who will comment on the current situation in Gaza, as well as the aftermath of the war, based on his recent book Palestinske utfordringer [Palestinian Challenges].

The seminar will be chaired by Jacob Høigilt.

A light lunch will be served.

15 Sep 2014 17:00-19:00 - Litteraturhuset, Wergelandsveien 29, Oslo

​​​Book Launch of Stein Erik Horjen's new book Lang vei til fred: Konflikt og forsoning i Sudan og Sør-Sudan.​ 

This event will be held in Norwegian.

More informatio​n will follow, but it is possible to sign up now. 

This book launch is hosted jointly by PRIO, Verbum Publishing and the Norwegian Ecumenical Peace Platform.

Wed, 17 September 2014 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

​​​​​This year's PRIO Annual Peace Address will be given by Paul Collier​, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government; a Professorial Fellow of St Antony’s College; and Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, Oxford. He was Director of the Research Development Department of the World Bank from 1998–2003

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.

Fri, 07 November 2014 - Kolkata, India

​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

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
20 Jun 2014 10:00-11:00 Justice Past, Justice Present, Justice Future: Three Messages to the European Council
19 Jun 2014 08:15-10:00 Norway's Readmission Agreement with Ethiopia: What Happened?
16 Jun 2014 17:00-20:00 Turkey in Europe: The Imperative for Change
12 Jun 2014 13:00-18:00 JPR fyller 50
Tue, 03 June 2014 Language Change in the Arab World workshop
30 May 2014 10:00-13:00 Imagining Basque Sovereignty: Voices From Civil Society
29 May 2014 18:00-20:00 Report Launch: The Cyprus Peace Dividend Revisited - A Productivity and Sectoral Approach
28 May 2014 12:30-14:00 Crisis in Nigeria: Monitoring Violence and Accounting for the Dead