The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) conducts research on the conditions for peaceful relations between states, groups and people.
Thursday, 20 Jan 2022
Scrambles for natural resources and struggles for power when such resources come to light are a frequent cause of international conflict and tension around the world. In the Eastern Mediterranean, recent discovery of hydrocarbon has only exacerbated existing tensions. This is a region that includes Cyprus, Turkey, Greece, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, and Israel. Today we’re going to hear from PRIO Cyprus Centre researcher Zenonas Tziarras on this topic: he'll explain the key players, the recent history, and what kinds of issues he thinks are worth highlighting there.
Sunday, 16 Jan 2022
During January 18-21, the Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik will have his request for parole adjudicated by the Telemark District Court over a four-day trial. In 2012, he was sentenced to preventive detention for a term of twenty-one years and a minimum period of ten years for the July 22, ...
Thursday, 13 Jan 2022 15:00-16:00
You are invited to attend a webinar on how disarmament is negotiated during peace processes. Two PRIO researchers will be joined by experts from Canada and the Philippines. We will launch two new PRIO publications.
By Kristian Hoelscher, Lisbet Harboe, Hanne Cecilie Geirbo & Sobah Abbas Petersen in Sustainability
Wednesday, 5 Jan 2022
Kelly Fisher and Teuta Kukleci have each been nominated for the Centre for Gender Research award "Best Master's Thesis With a Gender Perspective" for 2021.
By Kendra Dupuy, Júlia Palik & Gudrun Østby in International Journal of Educational Development
Thursday, 23 Dec 2021
When the Taliban took over Afghanistan in August 2021, many academics found themselves in a desperate scramble. For female academics in particular, the threat of retaliation and loss of freedoms was ominous. Meanwhile, their colleagues and counterparts in other countries struggled to help them. Professor Jacqui True at Monash University managed to successfully help bring several female academics from Afghanistan to Australia.
Today Jacqui and Afghan scholar Parisa talk about developments in Afghanistan and the journey to Monash University.
Wednesday, 19 Jan 2022
The new book Documenting Displacement: Questioning Methodological Boundaries in Forced Migration Research, edited by Katarzyna Grabska and Christina R. Clark-Kazak, assesses the ways in which knowledge is co-created in spaces of displacement, and how it is reproduced through narratives.
Thursday, 13 Jan 2022
The most recent debate concerning school closures has focused on vulnerable children and how school closures will cut them off from a place of safety. While the Children’s Ombudsperson and others are concerned about the impact of school closures on the most vulnerable children, others express doubts as to what ...
Thursday, 13 Jan 2022
What is the transformative potential of visual storytelling in conflict research?
In the project Societal Transformation in Conflict Contexts or (TRANSFORM), animations and comics were created in collaboration between researchers, activists, artists, writers, and many others. These pieces of art not only serve to inspire possible change, but also to illustrate and highlight stories of societal transformation around the world. That work was done in collaboration with PositiveNegatives.
Today Ben Dix, PositiveNegatives Founder, and Cindy Horst, Research Professor at PRIO, talk about their work together.
Thursday, 6 Jan 2022
Norway is an elected member of the UN Security Council and holds the presidency for the month of January. Yesterday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Anniken Huitfeldt, gave a briefing to the Norwegian Parliament on the Norwegian membership and presidency.
By Sophie P. de Bruin, Jannis M. Hoch, Nina von Uexkull, Halvard Buhaug, Jolle Demmers, Hans Visser & Niko Wanders in Global Environmental Change
By Louise Olsson & Madhav Joshi in Social Science Research
By Håvard Mokleiv Nygård, Gudmund Horn Hermansen & Carl Henrik Knutsen in Political Analysis
Tuesday, 21 Dec 2021
In September this year, Chief Software Officer for the U.S. Air Force Nicholas Chaillian, unexpectedly resigned. The reason for his resignation? To protest the slow pace of technological transformation taking place in the U.S. military, and where he argued the U.S. had already lost the race for AI dominance to ...