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The World in Turmoil: Post-truths, Democracy, Justice and Critical thinking in 2017

The World in Turmoil: Post-truths, Democracy, Justice and Critical thinking in 2017

Challenges for progressive scholarship in 2017 and beyond

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:30-13:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

​​​​Syria is dying, the International Criminal Court is collapsing and the era of Brexit and Trump-ism is looming​: What is our proper role as researchers in the public debate?​​ This roundtable, co-hosted by PRIO and the Institute for Criminology and Sociology of Law, will take stock of the past year in international politics and contemplate the key challenges for progressive scholarship in 2017.  Presentations will be given by Mark Salter, University of Ottawa; Kjersti Lohne​, ​University of Oslo; Simon Reid-Henry,​ Queen Mary, University of London and PRIO; and Kristin Bergtora Sandvik​; University of Oslo and PRIO 

Chair: Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert , PRIO

A light lunch will be served, please register for attendance.

Colombia’s Peace Process and the Nobel: A Prize that Changed History?

Colombia’s Peace Process and the Nobel: A Prize that Changed History?

Breakfast seminar

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:30-09:30 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

​The Nobel Peace Prize 2016 is awarded to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his resolute efforts to bring the country’s more than 50-year-long civil war to an end.

In this breakfast seminar, we will discuss the long road to peace in Colombia. The day before the award ceremony of the Nobel Peace Prize it is fitting to contemplate what the 2016 Peace Prize has meant for the Colombian peace process, including:

  • The immediate reactions to the Peace Prize by different actors 
  • The impact on the re-ignition of the peace negotiations
  • The potential impact on the shape of the new peace accord and its mode of adoption
Education Combating Extremism

Education Combating Extremism

Seminar with Dr. Hamad Al Kawari

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 11:30-13:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

​​Welcome to a lecture by H.E. Dr. Hamad Al Kawari. He will talk about how education may combat extremism, with a special focus on the need to engage globally on topics related to education, science, technology and culture, and how urban planning and sustainable development are intertwined. 

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