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Norge etter 22. juli: Verdier, identiteter og et motstandsdyktig samfunn

Norge etter 22. juli: Verdier, identiteter og et motstandsdyktig samfunn

PRIO og Cappelen Damm inviterer til seminar om 22. juli, snart syv år etter terroren

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:30-11:30 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Det er snart syv år siden terrorhandlingene i Regjeringskvartalet og på Utøya. 
  • Hvordan er det gått med de verdiene som ble angrepet, og som vi ble oppfordret til å ta vare på? 
  • Hvordan bygger vi et motstandsdyktig samfunn som makter å ivareta sitt demokrati, sin rettsstat og sin motstandskraft? 

På dette seminaret presenterer forfattere og forskere fra PRIO-prosjektet NECORE sine oppfatninger og funn, i forbindelse med publiseringen av en antologi om norske verdier etter 22. juli. 

Boken blir tilgjengelig som open-access-bok på Internett og vil også være tilgjengelig som trykt bok på seminaret. De fleste innleggene vil være på norsk; noen av innleggene er på engelsk. Seminaret vil bli ledet av Henrik Syse, som også er bokens redaktør.

Seminaret varer fra 09:00 – 11:30. Frokost serveres fra 08:30.

Solving the Cyprus Problem: thinking outside the box

Hosted by the LSE Hellenic Observatory - ROOM 1.11, Cowdray House, LONDON

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 18:30-20:00 - LSE Hellenic Observatory Room 1.11 Cowdray House, London, UK

​Decades of efforts to solve the Cyprus problem culminated in failure in 2017. The failure highlighted the deeper issues pertaining to the conflict and the inherent problems of the process and methodology followed thereto. If there’s to be a renewed attempt to restart the process with credible prospects for success, taking stock of the past is crucial. This approach critically evaluates the peace process as well as the emerging geopolitical realities in the Eastern Mediterranean and suggests novel and pragmatic ways for moving forward.

Speaker: Dr. Harry Tzimitras 

Chair: Dr. James Ker-Lindsay


Nothing Is Agreed Until Everything Is Agreed: A Comparative Evaluation of the Comprehensive Settlement Approaches

In collaboration with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and the Centre for Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development (SeeD)

Thu, 28 Jun 2018 10:15-19:30 - Home for Cooperation, Nicosia, Cyprus

​For more than five decades, Cypriot leaders have been engaged in negotiations to resolve the Cyprus conflict. For more than four of those decades, that negotiation has been one to reunite a divided island in a bizonal bicommunal federal system. From its inception, negotiations were imagined and understood as a 'comprehensive settlement', one in which all issues related to reunification would be addressed in a single document. Post-1974, the discussion that had previously addressed questions of power-sharing and security expanded to include questions of territorial adjustment, the return of displaced persons, and compensation for lost property. Over the years, Track 1 level peace negotiations between the two communities have begun and have stalled, fast-tracked, revisited and re-launched with fatigue lined with hope. Myriad failed attempts at reaching a 'comprehensive settlement' is progressively prompting self-reflection on the conflict resolution and negotiation principles and approaches employed in Cyprus. Increasing number of stakeholders, practitioners and researchers are questioning the "nothing is agreed until everything is agreed" principle. This principle first adopted in The Joint Framework Document between Britain and Ireland in 1995, was later be applied in Israel-Palestine, Bosnia, Colombia, and Cyprus. Ultimately, this principle tries to ensure a 'big picture negotiation', where individual items cannot be settled separately and the parties can avoid committing themselves to individual parts of the agreement. However, this also means that they can all at any time renege on anything they've agreed to.

Conflict Trends Course Opens for Policymakers and Practitioners

Conflict Trends Course Opens for Policymakers and Practitioners

Mon, 10 September 2018 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

  • ​Is the world becoming less peaceful? 
  • Are terror attacks really more frequent than they were 30 years ago? 
  • Can we expect more conflict in the future? 

The impression we get from the media certainly is gloomy. 

But what do the numbers and facts tell us? This course will give an overview of conflict trends based on large conflict datasets on conflict-related variables. It will provide a better understanding of the larger global trends in the world, and give better insight to academics, policy-makers and practitioners.

We are opening up this PhD course for policy makers and practitioners within international relations. There is room for 6-8 participants in this category. These participants are not expected to write an essay.