Upcoming Events

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.
Improving Education for Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

Improving Education for Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

Mapping the Challenges, the Opportunities and the Politics

Tue, 24 Sep 2019 08:30-10:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

This seminar is co-hosted by PRIO and the NCHS.

In this seminar we examine the material, financial and political challenges of the education sector in the humanitarian response to the Rohingya, and the potential of the community-led education networks in the camps. What kind of schooling do these networks provide, what are the motivations, competences, strengths and challenges of the networks, and how can they help improve the humanitarian response for the benefit of Rohingya children and youth?  

At the seminar we will launch the new PRIO report "We Must Prevent a Lost Generation: Community-led education in Rohingya refugee camps".

​Breakfast Seminar  (Breakfast is served from 08.15)

Does citizenship matter? Immigration and national belonging in Scandinavia

Does citizenship matter? Immigration and national belonging in Scandinavia

Final conference of the GOVCIT project

Tue, 24 Sep 2019 09:00-16:00 -

​The differences between Scandinavian countries in approach to citizenship and integration are striking. Denmark has one of the most restrictive citizenship policies in Europe, Sweden has one of the most liberal, and Norwegian policies are somewhere in between. But what do citizens themselves think, and are there differences between majority populations and minorities? And how does this matter for integration and belonging? The Governing and Experiencing Citizenship in Multicultural Scandinavia (GOVCIT) project has carried out a unique survey among young adults in the three Scandinavian countries, comprising a representative sample of immigrants, descendants of immigrants, and majority individuals. The results challenge common conceptions of how Scandinavian countries differ. In this final conference, the research team will present key insights and findings from the project. The GOVCIT insights will be put into further international context by the internationally acclaimed Canadian scholar Will Kymlicka, drawing on his ‘Solidarity in Diverse Societies’. 

Visual Conversations in and about War and Migration

Visual Conversations in and about War and Migration

Tue, 24 Sep 2019 12:00-13:30 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

How is conflict and migration understood, organized and mediated through different art forms? How may creative production prevent, mitigate and end violent conflict? What inspirations and responsibilities do artists and researchers have in these processes? In what ways can filmmaking be part of co-creation of knowledge in and about war and migration?

PRIO Centre on Culture and Violent Conflict and Goethe-Institut Norwegen invites you to a conversation with Taghreed Elsanhouri and Kasia Grabska, who will reflect on such questions. Cindy Horst will moderate the conversation.

Governing and experiencing citizenship in Multicultural Scandinavia

​Closed workshop at PRIO

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 12:30-16:30 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Solidarity and membership in Scandinavia today

Solidarity and membership in Scandinavia today

A conversation with Will Kymlicka and Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 18:00-19:30 -

​During this seminar Will Kymlicka (Queen's University, Canada) and Thomas Hylland Eriksen (University of Oslo) will engage in conversation on solidarity and membership. Or: What kinds of membership ensure recognition and redistribution in diverse societies? Put more crudely: Which ties are sufficient to bind? These questions are posed specifically in the context of Scandinavia, known for its 'Nordic model' welfare states, where public debate increasingly connects concerns over immigration with the future prospects of welfare states.

How Can We Explain the East Asian Peace?

How Can We Explain the East Asian Peace?

Thu, 26 Sep 2019 10:00-13:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

​PRIO Research Professor and former director Stein Tønnesson leads the East Asia Peace Program, a six-year research project at Uppsala University which aims to explain why and to what extent East Asia has remained relatively peaceful since 1979.

In this seminar experts Dr. Kim Yong-Bock (Chosun University in South Korea) and Dr. Radhakrishnan (Kerala University in India) will discuss some of the program's results with Tønnesson.

Multilateralism today: prospects and challenges

Multilateralism today: prospects and challenges

Mon, 30 Sep 2019 08:30-09:30 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Multilateral collaboration through international organisations has been at the heart of global politics since the second half of the twentieth century. It has also been the foundation of Norwegian foreign policy. Today, however, multilateralism is under pressure and established points of consensus no longer seem as unassailable as they did even a short time ago. At this breakfast seminar, a distinguished panel will interrogate these questions, analysing the challenges our current system of global governance faces and assessing the prospects for its future.
Social Media and Protest

Social Media and Protest

Lunch Seminar

Thu, 24 Oct 2019 12:00-13:30 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

​In this seminar the authors will present the findings resulting in the book The Internet and Political Protest in Autocracies, written by Nils B. Weidmann and Espen Geelmuyden Rød. Their research has studied this in the context of the Arab Spring.

  • A light lunch will be served from 11:30

More information about this seminar will follow.