Upcoming Events

Whose Peace, Which Justice?

Whose Peace, Which Justice?

The ethics of peace negotiations and mediation in Afghanistan and beyond

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:00-14:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

​Peace negotiations and mediation involve fundamental ethical challenges and dilemmas, as reflected in heated public debates on questions of justice, inclusion and ownership in the peace processes in Afghanistan, Syria, Colombia, Myanmar, Mali and South Sudan, to mention a few. Yet, in scholarly literature the ethical questions are usually not discussed in their own right but rather subsumed under considerations of how to reach durable agreements. Arguably, identifying the ethical dimensions of these discussions is a prerequisite for evaluating whether mediation and negotiation processes are fair and successful

Breakfast Seminar: Challenging Islamic Extremism in Indonesia

Breakfast Seminar: Challenging Islamic Extremism in Indonesia

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 08:30-12:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Welcome to a breakfast seminar co-hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia and PRIO.

Despite being the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, Indonesia has not had a central place in European discussions of the changing social and political role of Islam. This seminar aims to contribute to correcting this by providing an arena for critical discussion of the interplay between politics, religion and civil society in Indonesia today. In particular, the seminar will focus on an apparent rise in religious and political radicalism in Indonesia and the way in which civil society is pushing back against this trend. What lessons can be learnt from the Indonesian case? How does this relate to the social and political role of Islam in other countries in the region?

Indonesia has a strong tradition of moderate Islam. However, more radical strains of Islam are on the rise and questions of religious identity are playing an increasingly significant role in Indonesian politics, not least in the recent general election. Civil society organisations have played a central role in cementing the influence of moderate forms of Islam in Indonesia. This seminar will interrogate the ongoing role of these organisations as a counterweight to radicalisation and religious intolerance.

The seminar will be conducted in English and is open for all.


The National versus the Foreigner in South America: Historical perspectives and implications for the legal responses to the Venezuelan displacement

The National versus the Foreigner in South America: Historical perspectives and implications for the legal responses to the Venezuelan displacement

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:00-15:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

​The PRIO Migration Research Group and the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies welcome you to a seminar on Venezuelan displacement with Assistant Professor of Migration and European Law at the University of Bristol, Dr Diego Acosta.


PRIO Writing Retreat 2019 in Aegina, Greece

PRIO Writing Retreat 2019 in Aegina, Greece

15 - 22 Sep 2019 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

In a hectic work environment, sometimes it’s hard just to take a deep breath, focus, and think. A change of scenery and a slower pace can inject your writing with renewed purpose.

Our retreat combines writing sessions with group discussions and one-on-one coaching. (Separate full program and information sheet available). Emphasis is on giving you time and space to write in a supportive environment.
Assisting and protecting refugees in Europe and the Middle East - politics, law, and humanitarian practices

Assisting and protecting refugees in Europe and the Middle East - politics, law, and humanitarian practices

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 09:00-16:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

​What are the current trends when it comes to assisting and protecting refugees and asylum-seekers in Europe and in the Middle East? How do political decisions regarding refugees taken in one region affect assistance and protection in other regions?