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Friday, 11 Apr 2014

Vacancy at PRIO: Senior Researcher in Peace and Conflict

Permanent Position

​PRIO invites applications from highly competent researchers. Applicants must hold a PhD and have international peer-reviewed publications. Research at PRIO is carried out in the form of externally funded projects. All researchers are involved in project development and acquisition, and prospects for future research funding is a fundamental criterion in this recruitment process. For information on how to apply please follow this link​

Deadline: 22 May 2014


Tuesday, 08 Apr 2014

New PRIO Policy Brief on killer robots

Nicholas Marsh - Defining the Scope of Autonomy

​Following up on the NCHS seminar Killer Robots at the UNNicholas Marsh continues the discussion on lethal autonomous weapons and the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots in his latest policy brief, 'Defining the Scope of Autonomy'. Marsh applies a pragmatic theory of humanitarian disarmament and discusses a set of key challenges related to the question of scope ­– that is, what exactly would be covered by a possible international agreement on lethal autonomous robots.


Monday, 07 Apr 2014

Scott Gates receives the 2014 Herbert Simon Award

Awarded for contributions for the study of bureaucracy

​​​Scott Gates has been awarded the 2014 Herbert Simon Award together with John Brehm of the University of Chicago. This prestigious award is given out annually to scholars who have made significant contributions to the scientific study of bureaucracy and public administration. 


Friday, 04 Apr 2014

PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update (Issue 1-2014)

The Role and Relevance of Gender in Peace Mediation

​​The first 2014 issue of the GPS Update features a report from a seminar at PRIO with Betty Bigombe, former chief mediator in the conflict between the Lord's resistance Army (LRA) and the government of Uganda. This issue also features reports from other recent events at PRIO and internationally, including; PRIO Researchers visit to project partner in DR Congo, a PhD course on Gender, Peace and Security organized by PRIO Researchers Inger Skjelsbæk and Torunn L. Tryggestad, a book launch of a new book on gender in the armed forces, a seminar at PRIO on transitional justice in Colombia, and a seminar that took place in Brasilia on Women, Peace and Security in Brazil.

As usual, the GPS Update also gives you an update on relevant seminars, reports and policy briefs, as well as a list of publications which might be of interest to our readership.

Click here to read the newsletter​​


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26 Feb 2014 Call for Papers: International Conference on Gender, Empowerment and Conflict in South Asia
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