Recent and upcoming events
22 Oct 2014 08:30-10:00 - Vulkan, Maridalsveien 13B - Across from Mathallen, Oslo
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
23 Oct 2014 17:00-20:00 - Home for Cooperation, Nicosia, Cyprus
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.
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
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 other 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.
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.