PRIO Network

Recent and upcoming events

Thu, 08 October 2015 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo
The first of its kind, the course presents the state-of-the-art of the finance-security literature and features guest lectures by some of the leading scholars in this emerging field. The lectures are organized around central concepts (such as 'sovereignty', 'collateral', 'securitisation', 'value' etc) that will be explored in terms of their cross-disciplinary reach and capital. The course will also offer opportunities to discuss own research.​
09 - 10 Oct 2015 - Chateau Status, Nicosia, Cyprus

​​​​​​​​​​​Sovereignty struggles around the world persist today despite many theorists of globalisation who have predicted sovereignty’s decline​​. This international conference explores cases of contested, compromised, and exceptional sovereignty, especially looking at the ways that sovereignty is asserted and disputed in daily life. Papers will explore debates and conflicts over sovereignty in cases across the globe, from Central Asia and Afghanistan to Spain and Somaliland

Supported by ​The Norwegian Research Council and co-organised with the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation

12 Oct 2015 10:00-12:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo
In 2008 the world became predominantly urban, with more than 50 % of the planet now living in urban areas. The growth of cities will transform the planet in the 21st century, particularly in developing countries, where almost all of global urban growth is occurring. This transformation is arguably most stark in cities of sub-Saharan Africa, with a recent UN World Urbanisation report noting that the globe's 30 fastest growing cities are located on the continent. Much of this growth is taking place in an informal, unplanned manner, bringing with it not only increased population density and pressure, but presenting governments with a range of social, economic, planning and governance challenges. This process will be further exacerbated by the threats of climate change.

14 Oct 2015 12:00-14:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

​In March this year, Nigeria experienced its first democratic power transfer when the incumbent president announced his party had lost at the ballot box. The peaceful transfer of power has brought optimism to Nigeria in the midst of many challenges.

One problem the new government still has to tackle is the Boko Haram-insurgency which has killed thousands of people, and has led maybe as much as two million people flee their homes, villages and cities. The displacement crisis following insecurity in Northern-Nigeria is one of the world's forgotten crisis. In combating Boko Haram the government has launched a military counter-insurgency with mixed results, the government itself being accused by groups such as Amnesty for its brutality. But there are also other non-governmental and governmental attempts to address the issue of radicalization through non-violent means.

06 Nov 2015 08:00-13:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

​​​(PRIO Migration seminars are generally in English. This particular seminar is an exception.)

Seminaret er en del av prosjektet ‘Forhandlinger om nasjonen: Følger av etnisk og religiøst mangfold for nasjonal identitet’ (NATION) som er ledet av PRIO. Prosjektet utforsker hvordan økt mangfold påvirker opplevelser og forståelser av nasjonen som fellesskap. Vi fokuserer på forhandlinger om nasjonen, nasjonal identitet og tilhørighet i Norge.

Forhandlinger om nasjonen kan foregå på alle plan i samfunnet vårt; i våre hverdagsliv, i barnehagen og på legekontoret. Tilhørighet og fellesskap oppleves og forhandles om lokalt og i hverdagen, på alle arenaer hvor involverte mennesker påvirkes-når man blir kjent på tvers av skillelinjer, når konflikter oppstår, og når forhandlinger foregår. Politikkutvikling er en ramme for de forhandlingene som pågår, enten statlige aktører er med på, eller legger til rette for, forhandlinger om hvem vi er som nasjon, samtidig er den offentlige debatten i tradisjonelle så vel som sosiale media førende.

Seminaret 6 november finner sted midtveis i prosjektperioden, og vi inviterer bidragsytere  innenfor og utenfor akademia til å belyse spørsmålet: «Forhandler vi om norskhet?». Foreløpige analyser, funn og observasjoner fra NATION-prosjektet vil også presenteres. Det er satt av tid til spørsmål og diskusjon.

Recent events

Thu, 08 October 2015 PhD Course on Interconnections of Finance and Security
07 Oct 2015 10:00-14:00 Does Buddhism Support Democracy? The Role of Buddhism in the 2015 Myanmar Elections
28 Sep 2015 09:00-17:00 International Best Practices in Combating Human Trafficking
18 Sep 2015 10:00-11:30 Women, Peace and Security—Review and Outlook in Africa
11 Sep 2015 08:30-10:00 Towards the ASEAN Community : Prospects and Challenges
09 Sep 2015 09:00-11:00 Bosnia 20 Years After the War
Thu, 03 September 2015 The Diversity of Violence in Eastern Africa
01 Sep 2015 17:00-21:00 PRIO Annual Peace Address 2015: The Dangers of Alarmism
26 - 28 Aug 2015 Missing Peace Practitioners’ Workshop on Accountability for Sexual Violence
21 Aug 2015 09:30-11:00 Cracking the Glass Ceiling
Thu, 20 August 2015 Thinking About Going 'Home'