Upcoming Events

Regional Security in South Asia: Global Prospects and Challenges

Regional Security in South Asia: Global Prospects and Challenges

Seminar with Syed Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Foreign Affairs

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 13:00-14:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

​South Asia, home to a fifth of mankind and covering about 3.4% of the world's land mass, is often described as the most dangerous place on earth. Being the most populated region in the world, it is also one of the poorest regions and least economically integrated. Over half a century after independence, the nations of South Asia remain mired in a vicious cycle of poverty, with deprivation and underdevelopment providing a fertile ground for intolerance and extremism – which in turn promotes conflict and violence. The region’s vulnerabilities are enhanced by political, economic and social instabilities as well as an increasingly difficult security environment.

Francesca Borri to give the PRIO Annual Peace Address 2016

Francesca Borri to give the PRIO Annual Peace Address 2016

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 17:00-21:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

​PRIO is delighted to announce that award-winning journalist, warzone correspondent, and author Francesca Borri will be this year’s main speaker at PRIO’s flagship event. 

Afghanistan: From Lessons Learned to Decision-Making

Afghanistan: From Lessons Learned to Decision-Making

Opening Night of the Afghanistan Week 2016

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:00-20:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

​​In June the Norwegian Commission on Afghanistan launched its report "A good ally – Norway in Afghanistan 2001-14”. Evaluating Norway’s total efforts to Afghanistan as well as giving an insight into how and why decisions and strategies were made, this report is an important contribution to the debate on the international community’s role in Afghanistan. The NATO period ended when most of the foreign troops withdrew in 2014. 

Hopes and Realities in Afghanistan

Hopes and Realities in Afghanistan

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:00-20:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

​​SPEAKERS & PANEL

  • ​Elisabeth Eide (HIOA) - chair
  • Kai Eide (Norwegian MFA - former UN Special Representative to Afghanistan and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)
  • ​Mujib Mashal (New York Times)
  • Farkhunda Zahra Naderi (MP for Kabul, Afghan parliament)​
  • Thomas Ruttig (Afghan Analysts Network)
More details about the speakers via this link​.

The Refugee Crisis Seen from Afghanistan

The Refugee Crisis Seen from Afghanistan

Migration Theme - Part One

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:00-11:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

​​Why do so many Afghans leave their country? What is life like for those who remain?

SPEAKERS & PANEL:

  • Arne Strand (CMI) - moderator
  • Farkhunda Zahra Naderi (MP for Kabul, Afghan parliament)​
  • Thomas Ruttig (Afghan Analysts Network)
  • Terje Watterdal (Norwegian Afghanistan Committee​)

More details about the speakers via this link.

Managing Return Migration - Forced, Assisted and Voluntary

Managing Return Migration - Forced, Assisted and Voluntary

Migration Theme - Part Two

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:30-13:30 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

​​Coming home or moving on? 

Information campaigns aimed at discouraging people from leaving Afghanistan - Arne Strand (CMI) 

  • Information campaigns aimed at discouraging people from leaving Afghanistan - Arne Strand (CMI)
  • Challenges of reintegration - Ceri Oeppen (PRIO Global Fellow) 
  • Afghan war migration - Rohullah Siddiqullah ​​​​
  • The regional perspective - Kristian Berg Harpviken (PRIO)
Moderator: Marta Bivand Erdal (PRIO)

More information about the speakers via this link.
Opphold i Norge - Hva nå?

Opphold i Norge - Hva nå?

Migration Theme - Part Three

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:00-16:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

  • ​​Hvordan bli en del av det norske samfunnet og samtidig bevare afghaneren i seg? 
  • Hva er nøkkelen til integrering? 
  • Unge afghanere forteller. 
  • Hva trengs av kunnskap hos de som jobber i asylmottak, boliger for unge asylsøkere, skoler og fosterfamilier? 
  • Hvordan kan flyktningenes erfaringer og kunnskaper brukes i integreringsarbeidet?

​Norunn Grande (Nansen fredssenter) - moderator

NB! This part of the migration seminar will be held in Norwegian!

Great Power Games in Afghanistan and the Region

Great Power Games in Afghanistan and the Region

Breakfast Seminar

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:30-10:30 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

​The rapid pace of change in power relations between states – globally as well as in Afghanistan’s immediate neighborhood – will inevitably also have major implications for the country’s political stability. 

With a US whose power seems to be waning, with a leadership that is perhaps even becoming more principally isolationist, there are new opportunities for other powers, China and Russia in particular, both of whom in different ways are exploring new ways of projecting economic, political or military might in Afghanistan’s immediate neighborhood. 

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).