PRIO Network

Recent and upcoming events

01 Dec 2015 08:45-12:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

For mange muslimer er det å hjelpe fattige en viktig del av religiøs praksis. De siste fire årene har vi studert sammenhengen mellom religiøs praksis, sosialt engasjement og utviklingsarbeid blant muslimer i Pakistan og i den pakistanske diasporaen i Norge gjennom prosjektet 'Private Islamic charity and approaches to poverty reduction', finansiert av Norges Forskningsråd.

02 Dec 2015 09:00-15:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

​​PRIO, the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies and NTNU have the pleasure of inviting you to the third seminar of the Humanitarian Innovation Lab dialogue series, a platform where Norwegian and International stakeholders can discuss 'the humanitarian market'.

02 - 04 Dec 2015 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

​​The course​ focuses on psychological aspects of transitional justice in the area of population or societal responses, critiques of PTSD, the dangers of victimhood as a social identity, and the myth of reconciliation. The course will have a topical approach to these themes through focus on transitional justice mechanisms from the Balkans, Africa and the Americas.

02 Dec 2015 10:00-11:30 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

​Over the past twenty years, the global community has shown a renewed commitment to the pursuit of international criminal justice. A hallmark development in this regard is the establishment of the permanent International Criminal Court (ICC).

A central asset of the court is victim and witness participation, based on an assumption that this approach will benefit those who have been affected by the crimes and their communities. Court- based efforts to seek and achieve peace after conflict depend largely on perceptions of fairness-the fair treatment of victims and witnesses and their ability to seek justice in a court of law. Yet little is known about the experiences of victims who come before international courts.  Why do they come and how do they interpret their experiences?

Since the mid-1970s, social psychologists and legal scholars have surveyed people around the world who have participated in judicial proceedings involving crimes committed in domestic jurisdictions to understand what it is about such processes that leads participants to consider them fair or unfair, and ultimately to accept or reject the outcome of such proceedings.

04 Dec 2015 08:30-10:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

​Background: This breakfast seminar takes stock of the proliferating use of drones in the humanitarian sector. Drones are frequently portrayed as being a 'game changer' for humanitarian action, both with respect to information gathering and aid delivery. However, at the moment, the limitations of existing technology, an immature regulatory framework and the lack of well-documented use cases mean that this potential is far from realized. There are important unanswered questions with respect to community consent and participation, the challenges of responsible data gathering and management as well as the lingering associations with the use of armed drones. Another challenge is the emergence of a field of non- traditional humanitarian actors (security, military, development, trade) who describe a wide range of drone deployments as having 'humanitarian purposes', independent of any consideration of humanitarian imperatives of 'do no harm' or of offering assistance according to need, or adhering to the humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality.

Previous breakfast seminars have discussed drones and human rightsprotection of civilians and armed drones and disaster drones. To better understand the practical and legal challenges and opportunities for humanitarian actors, this seminar invites humanitarian actors in Norway, and the general public to share experiences and viewpoints.

09 Dec 2015 08:30-10:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

The Nobel Peace Prize 2015 will go to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for their contribution to building a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia.

In this breakfast seminar, we will discuss the many facets of dialogue processes – with regards to Tunisia as well as elsewhere. The day before the award ceremony of the Nobel Peace Prize it is fitting to contemplate:

  • What is a National Dialogue?
  • Are National Dialogues replacing traditional peace mediation?
  • What does the Nobel Peace Prize mean for the democratic process in Tunisia?
  • What are the implications for other peace processes, in Colombia, Myanmar, Syria and beyond?
10 Dec 2015 08:30-10:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo


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)

Recent events

27 Nov 2015 08:30-12:15 Public Launch of the Nordic Women Mediators’ Network
16 Nov 2015 08:30-17:00 Global Energy Debates and the East Mediterranean
12 Nov 2015 14:00-18:30 Cyprus-Israel Relations: The Current State of Affairs
11 Nov 2015 08:30-10:00 Digital Communication and Risk in the ’Refugee Crisis’
10 Nov 2015 08:00-09:30 Boklansering: Det vi sier til hverandre – Om tanke, tale og toleranse
09 Nov 2015 18:00-20:00 Somali Women in Diaspora
06 Nov 2015 08:00-13:00 Forhandler vi om norskhet?
05 Nov 2015 14:30-20:00 The European Far Right: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
02 Nov 2015 13:00-14:30 To End a Civil War: Norway's Peace Engagement with Sri Lanka
27 - 28 Oct 2015 IDSA-PRIO Workshop 2015
26 Oct 2015 14:30-16:00 India and its Neighbourhood: Challenges and Opportunities