PRIO Network

Recent and upcoming events

01 Sep 2015 17:00-21:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

​​​​​​PRIO proudly presents Professor John Mueller of Ohio State University as keynote speaker for this year's Peace Address​. 

Comments/discussant: Åsne Seierstad​, journalist and writer.

Thu, 03 September 2015 - British Institute in Eastern Africa, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa, Nairobi

Violence is inherent in day-to-day politics across eastern Africa. Ideology and beliefs have a place in explaining motives for violence, but state leaders and organised groups employ violence also to achieve more mundane and immediate political goals. This violence takes many forms: governments use threats and coercion to control its own population; societal organisations use violence to challenge states; and communities employ violence to settle local disputes. Stronger states in the eastern African region engage in violence in neighbouring states. Inefficient and informal governance gives room for vigilante groups, militias, semi-autonomous security services and private security companies, further blurring lines between state and society.

This two-day conference, convened by the PRIO and the British Institute in East Africa​, brings together regional scholars and researchers from across disciplines, as an outcome of the large research initiative "The Dynamics of State Failure and Violence," led by PRIO Senior Researcher Øystein H. Rolandsen. Experts including Dereje Feyissa, Luka Biong Deng, William Reno, Abdullahi Boru Halakhe​, Øystein Rolandsen and Emmanuel Kisangiani will present current research and new analyses on violence and violent politics, on four country-specific panels on Somalia and Somaliland, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan, and a regional round table.

Further details and programme forthcoming.


11 Sep 2015 08:30-10:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

​​PRIO is extremely happy to be able to introduce Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, former foreign minister of Thailand (1997 to 2001) and Secretary General of ASEAN (2008 to 2012) to a Norwegian audience. He will share his thoughts on ASEAN’s current challenges with us.

07 Oct 2015 10:00-14:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

​​Through a series of three public seminars, leading international experts will analyze various aspects of the relationship between Buddhism and conflict, focusing on Myanmar, Thailand and Sri Lanka. The seminar series is organized by PRIO in collaboration with NOREF. More information will follow

Thu, 08 October 2015 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo
The first of its kind, the course presents the state-of-the-art of the finance-security literature and features guest lectures by some of the leading scholars in this emerging field. The lectures are organized around central concepts (such as 'sovereignty', 'collateral', 'securitisation', 'value' etc) that will be explored in terms of their cross-disciplinary reach and capital. The course will also offer opportunities to discuss own research.​

Recent events


26 - 28 Aug 2015 Missing Peace Practitioners’ Workshop on Accountability for Sexual Violence
21 Aug 2015 09:30-11:00 Cracking the Glass Ceiling
Thu, 20 August 2015 Thinking About Going 'Home'
19 Aug 2015 14:30-17:00 Film Screening: 'Syria Through a Lens'
Mon, 29 June 2015 IHU Summer School 2015
Mon, 22 June 2015 PRIO International Summer School
18 Jun 2015 08:45-10:00 International Mediation as the Management of Complexity
16 Jun 2015 13:00-15:00 Insurgencies, Counterinsurgencies and the Question of 'Buddhist Violence'
15 Jun 2015 13:00-14:30 South Sudan: The Economic Cost of Civil War and its implications for IGAD-led Peace Negotiation
12 Jun 2015 08:30-10:30 Bringing the “Cloud” Down to Earth
11 Jun 2015 15:00-16:30 From innovation to imposition: how technology is shaping EU security policy and transforming European values