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Friday, 27 Mar 2015

Call for Papers: Engaging with Scenarios of Return Migration

​Thinking about Going ‘Home’:
Engaging with Scenarios of Return Migration 

Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) 20–21 August 2015
The possibility of one day returning to one’s country of origin is a fact of life for international migrants. Some live in fear of deportation; others have a dream about retiring in their native country. 

This conference addresses the different ways in which migrants think, feel, and act upon the possibility of returning or being returned. 


Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015

A Young and Fragile Time in Afghanistan

New Blog Post by Shaharzad Akbar

​Afghanistan’s “youth boom” means that the country has a large generation of young people with high expectations for a better future – and high levels of frustration. Such a situation provides fertile ground for radicalization.

Afghanistan’s population is estimated to have grown by as much as 2.4 per cent in 2014, and around 68 per cent of the total population is under 25 years of age. The absence of a strong and responsive state means that young Afghans’ prospects and quality of life are blighted by lack of security, poverty, drug dependency, lack of educational opportunities, and unemployment.

This is one of several blog posts published on the occasion of the Afghanistan Week 2015.

Read more at the PRIO Blog​!


Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015

Article of the Year Award goes to Corinne Bara

​The Nils Petter Gleditsch JPR Article of the Year Award, 2014, goes to Corinne Bara of ETH Zürich​, for the article  'Incentives and opportunities: A complexity-oriented explanation of violent ethnic conflict'. 

Read the article here, and the author's blog post Time to Abandon the Greed-Grievance Debate can be found here​. Congratulations!


Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015

Fifth High-Level Seminar on Gender and Inclusive Mediation Processes

24-26 March 2015, Oslo

The fifth High-Level Seminar on Gender and Inclusive Mediation Processes will be held in Oslo from 24-26 March. The seminar is an initiative that started in 2013 for envoys, senior mediators and senior mediation experts. It is organized by the UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA), PRIO, Crisis Management Initiative (CMI), and the Governments of Norway and Finland. At PRIO, the seminar is one of the activities under the Gender, Conflict and Peacebuilding project led by senior researcher Torunn L. Tryggestad. Participation in the seminar is by invitation only.


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