Upcoming Events

Halal Consumption and Muslims in Europe

Halal Consumption and Muslims in Europe

– a mini-workshop

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 10:00-12:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

​The FINEX research project is organizing a mini-workshop about halal consumption in Europe with guest lecturer Johan Fischer from Roskilde University.

Emerging Technologies and International Security in the Mediterranean Region

Emerging Technologies and International Security in the Mediterranean Region

Third TRANSAD workshop

21 - 22 Nov 2019 - IBEI, Pompeu Fabra Ciutadella Campus, Barcelona

​The third TRANSAD workshop will focus on the topic Emerging Technologies and International Security in the Mediterranean Region. Co-organised by PRIO, the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College, and the Nordic Centre of Excellence for Security Technologies and Societal Values (NordSTEVA), the workshop will take place in Barcelona on 21 and 22 November 2019.

Redningsoperasjoner i Middelhavet: en pull-faktor?

Redningsoperasjoner i Middelhavet: en pull-faktor?

Mon, 25 Nov 2019 11:30-13:00 - Litteraturhuset

​Bidrar redningsoperasjoner i Middelhavet til at stadig flere tar den farefulle sjøveien mot Europa? Denne antakelsen, ofte kalt «pull-faktor», har igjen preget nyhetsbildet de siste par månedene. Særlig har det stormet rundt det norskeide skipet Ocean Viking, ledet av Leger Uten Grenser og SOS Méditerranée, som har drevet redningsarbeid på havet mellom Libya og Italia. 

  • Hvem har egentlig ansvaret for flyktningene og andre migranter som Ocean Viking plukker opp? 
  • Hvilket juridisk rammeverk ligger til grunn, og hvilket ansvar har Norge? 
  • Finnes det faktisk en sammenheng mellom redningsoperasjoner på havet og migrasjonsstrømninger? 

Vi har samlet aktører fra forskning, humanitære organisasjoner og politikken for å ta et dypdykk i materien, for å se hvilke hensyn som blir satt opp mot hverandre, og for å finne svar på hvordan politikere, humanitære aktører og forskere bør jobbe med dette i tiden fremover.


Islam, Authoritarianism and Underdevelopment

Islam, Authoritarianism and Underdevelopment

MidEast Book Breakfast with Ahmet T. Kuru

Thu, 28 Nov 2019 08:30-09:30 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Why do Muslim majority countries exhibit high levels of authoritarianism and low levels of socio-economic development in comparison to world averages? 

This is the key question informing Ahmet T. Kuru’s new book – Islam, Authoritarianism and Underdevelopment: A Global and Historical Comparison (Cambridge, 2019) – which he will present at this MidEast Breakfast at PRIO.

Technology and Security

Technology and Security

NordSTEVA Final Conference

28 - 29 Nov 2019 - Maersk Tower, Copenhagen

​How do security technologies sustain, bolster or challenge core Nordic values and political structures? These issues have been at the heart of the Centre of Excellence for Security Technologies and Societal Values (NordSTEVA) for the past five years. Ranging from studies of social media, surveillance, algorithms used to create big data to energy technologies we have investigated how those technologies are embedded in everyday social and institutional practices and how they support or challenge Nordic values, such as democratic participation, equal opportunities, and personal freedom. The fundamental assumption has been that security technologies are not value-free, but rather embody and influence Nordic values. In this final conference, we revisit these focal points and point to future trends and theoretical and empirical insights.

For a preliminary program, please follow this link: https://cast.ku.dk/nordsteva/news/final-conference-programme/

Art, Peace and Conflict: Activism Through Theatre in Afghanistan

Art, Peace and Conflict: Activism Through Theatre in Afghanistan

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 08:30-10:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

​​How is conflict understood, organized and mediated through different art forms? How does conflict affect cultural production and discourses of war and conflict? How may cultural expressions prevent, mitigate and end violent conflict? And what inspirations and responsibilities do artists have in these processes?

Please join us for this breakfast seminar, where PRIO Centre on Culture and Violent Conflict and Goethe Institut-Norwegen invite you to a conversation with Monirah Hashemi and Kristian Berg Harpviken, who will reflect on such questions. Cindy Horst will moderate the conversation. 

Breakfast will be served.

Gender Equality in Peace and Mediation Efforts: Norms and Practice

Gender Equality in Peace and Mediation Efforts: Norms and Practice

Thu, 05 Dec 2019 10:00-12:30 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

This talk will focus on models for studying norm contestation in world society, and then illustrates the model's use with reference to three case studies including fundamental rights, torture prohibition and sexual violence prohibition. The central research question asks: If norms lie in the practice and all practices are normative, whose practices count in global society?

Why War? What Stands Between Us and Peace?

Why War? What Stands Between Us and Peace?

Lunch Seminar During Oslo Peace Days

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 12:00-14:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Is the world becoming more peaceful? 

Optimists such as Pinker in his best-selling book The Better Angels of Our Nature say yes. Many researchers are less sure. 

In a recently published book, Only the DeadBear Braumoeller suggests that this optimism was premature. 

International Law and Peace

International Law and Peace

Book Launch: The Research Handbook on International Law and Peace

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 16:00-17:30 - Professorboligen, University of Oslo

In celebration of the Oslo Peace Days, the Research Group on Human Rights, Armed Conflict and the the Law of Peace and Security, the Law Faculty and PRIO are proud to host a book launch of the Research Handbook on International Law and Peace (Edward Elgar 2019).  

Including top law and social science scholars from UiO and PRIO, we invite practitioners, policymakers, students, scholars, and the general public to meet some of the authors.