Upcoming Events

Conference: Re-thinking UNSCR1325

Feminist peace-building beyond Women, Peace and Security

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:30-18:00 - Home for Cooperation, Nicosia, Cyprus

​​​​​​Since 2000, the recognition of women's role in peace-building by the UN Security Council has framed the way we think about the gendered effects of conflict and the need to integrate gender perspective in peace agreements. Recognised as "1325" or the "Women, Peace, and Security" agenda, the list of issues drawn up at the level of the UNSC through Resolutions following UNSCR 1325, have driven feminist peace activism. However, the interpretation of UNSCR 1325, i.e. its applications on the different situations on the ground, has varied significantly.​

Folkeavstemning om fredsavtalen i Colombia – Mer politikk enn fred?

Folkeavstemning om fredsavtalen i Colombia – Mer politikk enn fred?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:15-09:30 - Litteraturhuset, Wergelandsveien 29, Oslo

​​​​On 30 September, UiO, HiOA, NMBU and PRIO/NCHS will host a breakfast seminar about Colombia at Litteraturhuset. In light of the new peace agreement signed between the FARC rebels and the Colombian government, and also the upcoming 2 October referendum, five social scientists in Norway will discuss the content of the peace agreement and their expectations of the future of Colombia. All are welcome to attend, no registration is necessary.​​

Please note: this event will be held in Norwegian, with one presentation in English.

Roundtable: Politics of Humanitarian Aid in Syria

Roundtable: Politics of Humanitarian Aid in Syria

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:00-14:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

On September 30, the Syrian Peace Action Centre (SPACE), the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies (NCHS) and Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) will host a roundtable discussion on the Politics of Humanitarian Aid in Syria. This event is for invited guests.​

The History of Development and Humanitarian Studies in Norway

The History of Development and Humanitarian Studies in Norway

Humanitarian Studies Colloquium

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:30-15:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

​​​​​​On October 13, the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies, PRIO and Lillehammer University College (HiL) will host the inaugural Humanitarian Studies Colloquium.  The Humanitarian Studies Colloquium is a quarterly forum for scholarly discussion of methodological and thematic issues in the emergent field of humanitarian studies. The Colloquium is organized in collaboration with the Humanitarianism Research Group at PRIO, and is open to invited participants.​​​

Conflict, Extremism and Migration

Conflict, Extremism and Migration

Can political psychological scholarship improve understanding and policies?

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:00-15:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

​​A collaboration between the Psychology Department (PSI) and the Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX) at the University of Oslo (UiO) and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).

Mot en fredeligere verden?

Mot en fredeligere verden?

Lansering av Nils Petter Gleditsch' nye bok

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 15:00-18:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

​Nils Petter Gleditsch nye bok (Pax, 2016) kommer ut i høst, og vi ​​ønsker velkommen til boklansering på PRIO med lett servering og spennende innhold.

Mer informasjon om dette arrangementet kommer, men det er mulig å melde seg på allerede nå.

Plural Norwegianness [Norskhet i flertall]

Migration Breakfast Seminar [this event will be in Norwegian]

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:05-10:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Artificial Police Agents: Looking Awry

Artificial Police Agents: Looking Awry

Lunch seminar with Mireille Hildebrandt

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:00-14:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

​We now live in a world saturated with artificial agency, even though it is difficult to identify the agents. Police intelligence is increasingly supported by big data analytics and machine learning, e.g. in the form of crime mapping and new types of criminal profiling. This generates new issues around opacity and transparency that are key to the safety and security of individual citizens. In this talk, Mireille Hildebrandt will discuss the implications for privacy, non-discrimination and the presumption of innocence. as well as the methodological pitfalls that plague the employment of computational optimization. Though the latter term is less intuitive than 'machine learning', it may be time to acknowledge that 'learning' can also be a misleadning term that diverts attention from the invisible backend of technical systems that presort individuals and reconfigure the institutional landscape of the rule of law. ​Hildebrandt's argument will be that we must learn to 'look awry' at the input, the output and the computational operations of artificial agency, scrutinizing their claims to objectivity and truth without demonizing their employment.

The digital is political, isn't it?

Critical approaches to surveillance technologies and big data

22 - 23 Nov 2016 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

This workshop is organized as part of the research and dissemination activities of the NordSTEVA Digital Matters Research Group, and of the PRIO Strategic Initiative on Surveillance and Data Protection in Europe.