Recent and upcoming events
19 Aug 2015 14:30-17:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo
Bassel Shehadeh was born in Damascus in 1984. His passion was filmmaking. In August 2011 he was on a Fulbright scholarship to pursue a Master of Fine Arts in Film degree in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. While in the USA, Bassel interviewed for his film “Singing to Freedom”, many Arab and American intellectuals on the role and effectiveness of non-violence. However, Bassel couldn’t stay away from Syria, and came back on Christmas 2011 to play an active role in the uprising and an essential role in documenting the nonviolent civil movement in the country. Bassel was killed in Homs on 28 May 2012 during a Syrian regime bombardment on the city. Bassel became a symbol for many young Syrian men and women who were motivated by his resilience, vision, and strong belief in the rights and the power of Syrian people.
Thu, 20 August 2015 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo
The possibility of one day returning to one’s country of
origin is a fact of life for international migrants. Some live in fear of
deportation; others have a dream about retiring in their native country. This
conference addresses the different ways in which migrants think, feel, and act
upon the possibility of return. The conference is organized on the occasion of the completion
of the project Possibilities and Realities of Return
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 PAPA.
Comments/discussant: Åsne Seierstad, journalist and writer.
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