PRIO Network

Recent and upcoming events

15 Feb 2016 15:00-19:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo
​​The PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security was recently established in the autumn of 2015 to build on PRIO’s position as a leading research environment on gender, peace and security.
16 Feb 2016 14:30-16:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

​​Economic sanctions against Iran for its alleged nuclear weapons program were lifted on January 16th. This was the outcome of intensive negotiations between Iran and the P5+1, with Foreign Minister Zarif and Secretary of State Kerry at the forefront. 

Majid Takht-Ravanchi, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs, will discuss how this diplomatic breakthrough was achieved despite many obstacles, including domestic opposition within the countries concerned.  Occurring against the backdrop of renewed initiatives to resolve the Syria conflict, but also increased tension in the broader region, he will consider the implications of the nuclear deal for international affairs.

PRIO Research Professor Greg Reichberg will provide a comment on the lessons that can be drawn from this successful conclusion of the nuclear negotiations.

The event will be chaired by the Reverend Dr. Trond Bakkevig

16 Feb 2016 16:30-19:15 - Cinemateket, Dronningens gate 16, Oslo

​​In collaboration with this year's Human Rights Human Wrongs film festival, the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security presents an evening of film and debate on the use of celebrity activism in stopping sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

19 Feb 2016 08:30-10:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo


The Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies (NCHS) and the Criminology of Humanitarianism Research Network (IKRS, University of Oslo) welcome you to a breakfast seminar on the arctic refugee crisis and the implications for Norway as a humanitarian actor.   

  • What is happening at Storskog and what are the legal challenges and humanitarian issues at stake?   
  • How has the Norwegian-Russian relationship shaped public and political perceptions of the refugee flow- on both sides of the border? 
  • Schengen frontier countries continue to witness a mass refugee influx. What are the potential challenges and tensions between Norway's status as a Schengen frontier country and Norway's self-ascribed status as a moral humanitarian actor?
  • Are we witnessing a form of exceptionalism that will lead to a loss of credibility- and what will be the consequences home and abroad?
Fri, 19 February 2016 - Omeo Kumar Das Institute of Social Change and Development

An international conference organized by PRIO and Omeo Kumar Das Institute of Social Change and Development (OKDISCD)

02 Mar 2016 11:30-13:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

​​On the occassion of Simon Reid-Henry's new book: The Political Origins of Inequality - Why a More Equal World is Better for Us All, we welcome you to a booklaunch seminar at PRIO.

More information will follow.

A light lunch will be served.

Recent events

28 - 29 Jan 2016 Expert Meeting on Measuring SDG 16 Targets on Peace, Inclusion and Freedom
22 Jan 2016 09:30-15:00 The Role of the University in the Building of Peace
16 Dec 2015 15:00-17:00 Intersections of crisis: Conflict, gender and migration in Europe’s periphery
10 Dec 2015 08:30-10:00 Lethal Autonomous Weapons: the Challenge of Accountability
09 Dec 2015 08:30-10:00 National Dialogue Processes – What Everybody Ought to Know
04 Dec 2015 08:30-10:00 Drones in Humanitarian Action : Uses, Opportunities and Challenges
02 Dec 2015 10:00-11:30 Extending the Boundaries of Transitional Justice
02 Dec 2015 09:00-15:00 Humanitarian Markets: Challenges and Opportunities for Innovation
02 - 04 Dec 2015 Beyond Transitional Justice: From the Individual to the Community
01 Dec 2015 08:45-12:00 Religiøs praksis, sosialt engasjement og utviklingsarbeid - perspektiver fra Pakistan og Oslo
27 Nov 2015 08:30-12:15 Public Launch of the Nordic Women Mediators’ Network