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Friday, 24 Oct 2014

Succesful Doctoral Defence by Kristian Hoelscher

​Kristian Hoelscher succesfully defended his PhD thesis at the Department of Political Science, University of Oslo. His thesis is titled Institutions and Social Violence.

The evaluation committee:

 * Dr. Sabine Kurtenbach, GIGA, Hamburg
* Prof. Gary LaFree, University of Maryland
* Prof. Carl Henrik Knutsen, ISV

Supervisor at PRIO:

* Research Prof. Henrik Urdal, PRIO
* Prof. Anne Julie Semb, Institutt for statsvitenskap, UiO

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Friday, 24 Oct 2014

Vacancy at PRIO: Doctoral Researcher position: Transnational Lives in the Welfare State

PRIO invites applications for a three-year, full-time position as Doctoral Researcher. This position is part of a new research project, Transnational Lives in the Welfare State (TRANSWEL), led by Research Professor Jørgen Carling and carried out by PRIO in collaboration with the University of Oslo and the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

The Doctoral Researcher within this project will examine how Norwegian government institutions relate to people who live partly in Norway and partly elsewhere. The research will combine ethnographic methods and document analysis and result in a doctoral dissertation in English.

The position requires fluency in English and Norwegian and a master's degree in sociology, human geography or a closely related field. Familiarity with public administration is an asset. Deadline: 1 December 2014.

 More information about the position and the application procedure please follow this link.

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Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014

Ebola A Humanitarian Crisis or a Crisis of Humanitarian Governance?

​​With more than 8,000 confirmed, suspected and probable cases of Ebola and nearly 4,000 deaths, mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the impact of this Ebola outbreak far surpasses all previous outbreaks registered since the disease was identified in 1976. But what type of crisis is this? Is this just another humanitarian crisis in a year unusually crowded with emergencies, or is it also a serious crisis of humanitarian governance?​

Read more at the Humanitarian Space.

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Friday, 10 Oct 2014

Nobel Peace Prize 2014

​​​Comments by PRIO researchers to the winners of (as well as the various candidates for) the 2014 Nobel Peace Prise, can be read at the PRIO Blog.

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Monday, 06 Oct 2014

PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update (Issue 3-2014)

First Woman Appointed as UN Force Commander

​​​The third 2014 issue of the GPS Update features an interview with Major General Kristin Lund who took office as Force Commander to the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) on 11 August 2014.This issue also features a story on the launch of a new global study to review progress and challenges with the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, as well as a report from an academic workshop organized by the PRIO SVAC project on sexual violence in armed conflict which took place at Harvard University in September. 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.​

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06 Oct 2014 PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update (Issue 3-2014)
03 Oct 2014 Nobel Peace Prize favourite: Japanese people who conserve Article 9
02 Oct 2014 Publications on ‘Internally Displaced Women’
29 Sep 2014 Call for Applications: PhD Course on Methods in Critical Security Studies
29 Sep 2014 A New Afghan Spring?
23 Sep 2014 Refugees are a Shared Responsibility
17 Sep 2014 Development Consequences of Internal Armed Conflict
16 Sep 2014 The pause in the Ukraine war is not Putin’s victory
10 Sep 2014 Book of the Year award to Cederman, Gleditsch, and Buhaug
08 Sep 2014 War Breeds War
05 Sep 2014 PRIO journals place Top 10 in global rankings; JPR number one on Scopus list
05 Sep 2014 Is it Acceptable to Lie for a Good Cause?
03 Sep 2014 Call for Papers: The Everyday Lives of Sovereignty: Contests and Conflicts in a Transnational Era
03 Sep 2014 1–2 Student Scholarships: Political Institutions and Armed Conflict