PRIO Network

Recent and upcoming events

31 Oct 2014 08:30-10:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo
Registration for this seminar is now closed, due to a limited number of seats.

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.

13 Nov 2014 16:00-18:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

Anger against police forces and internal security agencies engaged in human rights abuses and corruption for decades was key driving force in the Arab Spring. But the failure of post-uprising governments to tackle police reform has both resulted from the fragility of wider processes of democratization and contributed to authoritarian resurgence.

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.

24 Nov 2014 13:00-15:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

​Nepal's peace and constitution-making processes are inherently interconnected. The success of Nepal's peace process is largely determined by the promulgation of public ownership of the new constitution. Many potential benefits of the peace process have to be institutionalised, such as the creation of a federal republic, measures to enhance social inclusion, restructuring of the bureaucracy, and security sector reform. The success or failure of the process is determined by a range of factors including feelings of insecurity on the part of key political decision-makers, the extreme positions (far right and far left) and vested interests of major political parties, the covert play of regressive forces, the emergence of resistance and counter-forces within political parties to prevent change, external interests, and the deviation of political leaders from their commitment to implement provisions of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (such as security sector reform, land reform, transitional justice, federalisation, and the inclusion of women, dalits and other socially excluded groups into the mainstream). Far left political forces like the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) are now rejecting the constitution-making of the Constituent Assembly (CA), and demanding to dissolve the CA and let an all-party-conference make the new constitution. Extreme opinions are gradually expanding, such as the demand for reinstating monarchy and reverting to a Hindu Kingdom. The making of a new nationally-owned constitution is extremely complicated, and requires the consorted efforts of signatories of the CPA and the progressive political forces of Nepal. However, everyday reality is marked by increasing ethnic radicalism, social militarism, criminalisation of politics and politicisation of crime.

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. 

08 Dec 2014 - 12 Oct 2014 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

​This course provides an introduction and overview to a range of research methods in critical security studies. Its aim is to provide tools and methods to students of critical security studies in support of clear research design and rigorous scholarly methods. Lectures and discussions will emphasize reapplication of classical scientific research questions for the field of critical security studies: sufficient proof, critical position, and coherency of argument, reshaped and reapplied to these four principles.

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

28 Oct 2014 09:00-10:30 NATO and the Women, Peace and Security Agenda – Achievements and Challenges
28 - 30 Oct 2014 PhD Course: Humanitarian Action and the Protection of Civilians
23 Oct 2014 17:00-20:00 Economic Crisis and Democratic Deficit in Southern Europe (2009-2014)
23 Oct 2014 14:00-16:00 The International Politics of Human Rights and the Responsibility to Protect
22 Oct 2014 10:30-12:00 OSCE study on National Action Plans on the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325
22 Oct 2014 08:30-10:00 Steven Pinker: The Sense of Style
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