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
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?
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.
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.
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.