Upcoming Events

North Korea and USA: How to Prevent a Kim – Trump Showdown

North Korea and USA: How to Prevent a Kim – Trump Showdown

Seminar with John Delury

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:00-15:30 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Kim Jong Un's banner year of nuclear/ missile testing and the forceful reaction by the newly inaugurated Trump administration have thrust the North Korean issue to the forefront of US foreign policy - dealing with Pyongyang is now widely considered the country's top national security priority. 

But how to make progress, given the unlikelihood that Kim will voluntarily denuclearize, even under massive economic and diplomatic pressure? 

And if "diplomacy" as currently defined fails, how can President Trump not follow through on his administration's promises that "military options" are next? 

Humanitarian Studies Colloquium: The Ethics of Humanitarian Action – rationale and critique of a do-gooder regime

Humanitarian Studies Colloquium: The Ethics of Humanitarian Action – rationale and critique of a do-gooder regime

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 12:00-14:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

On 27 November, the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies, the Law and Ethics Research Group and the Humanitarianism Research Group at PRIO  will host the fifth Humanitarian Studies Colloquium focusing on ethics.

The Humanitarian Studies Colloquium is a quarterly forum for scholarly discussion of methodological and thematic issues in the emergent field of humanitarian studies, taking place at PRIO. The Colloquium is organized in collaboration with the Humanitarianism Research Group at PRIO, and is open to invited participants.  The disciplinary focuses of past colloquiums included history, the sociology of lawanthropology, and media.

New Global Women, Peace and Security Index

New Global Women, Peace and Security Index

Oslo Launch Event

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 10:30-12:30 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

​Please be welcome to this launch event for the new Global Women, Peace and Security Index. 

Women are at the heart of efforts to achieve sustainable peace through inclusion, justice, and security worldwide. This notion is explicit in the 2000 agenda established by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, which urged all actors to increase women’s participation and incorporate gender perspectives in all UN peace and security efforts. 

This was re-emphasized in 2016, when the United Nations General Assembly and the United Nations Security Council adopted resolutions on “Sustaining Peace,” and the complementary 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which recognize the need to build inclusive, just, and peaceful societies for all.

Approaches to Protect and Maintain Healthcare Services in Armed Conflict – Meeting SDG 3 and 16

Approaches to Protect and Maintain Healthcare Services in Armed Conflict – Meeting SDG 3 and 16

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:00-12:30 - Tøyen hovedgård, Oslo Botanical Gardens

This seminar will expose the dramatic gap between health needs and health capacity in conflict-affected settings and highlight the need to better protect the healthcare system and keep it running during periods of conflict. Recommendations for data collection and research that can provide an informed basis for new approaches and their implementation will be presented.

The Norwegian Red Cross, the Centre for Global Health (CGH) at the University of Oslo and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) invite you to a seminar exploring healthcare services in areas of armed conflict. Armed conflict and other situations of violence are major challenges to sustainable development, including their impact on access to and delivery of quality healthcare services. 

Communicating Risk in the Digital Age: Dilemmas and Opportunities Presented to Authorities and the Public

DIGICOM Final conference

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 09:30-15:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

The PRIO-led DIGICOM project is coming to an end, and invites you to a conference sharing perspectives and results from the project, with presentations by researchers from the project and conversations between researchers and practitioners in the field of risk and crisis communication.

DIGICOM has taken digitalisation as a central object of study in order to better grasp how new forms of risk communication affect societal security. It has explored the way in which risk communicators in different environments, such as authorities, news media and social media, interact with one another, and how risk communication takes place related to different types of events of relevance for preparedness in Norway and beyond, such as terrorism, cyber-attacks and pandemics.

Missing Peace Symposium 2017: Public Opening Event

Missing Peace Symposium 2017: Public Opening Event

How does international criminal prosecution of conflict-related sexual violence impact peacebuilding?

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:00-12:00 - Amalie Skram, Litteraturhuset, Wergelandsveien 29, Oslo

Welcome to the public opening event of the 2017 Missing Peace Symposium in Oslo. The event will focus on how international criminal prosecution of conflict-related sexual violence impacts peacebuilding and contributes to preventing relapses into new conflicts.

Missing Peace Symposium 2017

Missing Peace Symposium 2017

Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict: Is fighting impunity the only game in town?

07 - 08 Dec 2017 - Radisson Blu Scandinavia

In light of recent developments in legal responses to fighting impunity for conflict-related sexual violence, it is important to take stock of what these responses have accomplished, where they fall short and how combatting sexual violence is integral to peacebuilding. ​

Ten Years of Migration Research at PRIO

Breakfast Seminar

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:30-10:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

​Migration research at PRIO took the form of an established team in 2007 and has, since then, resulted in about 150 publications on a wide range of topics related to migration, transnationalism and diversity. At this breakfast seminar we will present a selection of key insights. More details on the programme will be announced closer to the date.

​Towards a More Peaceful World?

​Towards a More Peaceful World?

Oslo Lectures on Peace and Conflict

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:00-17:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Are devastating wars between countries becoming a thing of the past? 

Since the end of the second world war there have been few large interstate wars in the world. This ‘long peace’ has led many to argue that the world has become permanently more peaceful, and that the threat of wars between countries has drastically and indelibly declined. 

But is this the case? Is the pattern observed over the last 70 plus years indicative of a lasting change, or is it just a temporary fluctuation that can soon be reversed?