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SDG 16 Data Initative Launches Global Report

SDG 16 Data Initative Launches Global Report

Monday, 24 Jul 2017

PRIO is a founding member of the SDG 16 Data Initiative - a collective project by a consortium of organizations seeking to support the open tracking of the global commitments made by more than 194 countries on peace, justice, and strong institutions. 

The initiative now launches it's first Global Report - the formal launch happened at the UN High-level Political Forum last week.

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Nils Petter Gleditsch at 75

Nils Petter Gleditsch at 75

Thursday, 20 Jul 2017
On 17 July 2017, Nils Petter Gleditsch, Research Professor at PRIO and former editor of the Journal of Peace Research turned 75 years old. He was born 17 July 1942 in Sutton, Surrey, Great Britain.

Nils Petter has been working at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) since 1964, when he first arrived as a student. He was Director of PRIO in 1972 and 1977–78. In the early 2000s, he initiated what was to become PRIO’s Centre for the Study of Civil War, the first ever Norwegian Centre of Excellence in the social sciences. He formally retired in 2012, but remains an active PRIO researcher on a project basis.

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Nils Petter Gleditsch receives the Founders' Medal award

Nils Petter Gleditsch receives the Founders' Medal award

Tuesday, 18 Jul 2017
Nils Petter Gleditsch has been awarded the 2017 Founders' Medal from the Peace Science Society for his many scientific contributions to peace research.
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Beirut Conference on Reconciliation in Iraq

Beirut Conference on Reconciliation in Iraq

Wednesday, 05 Jul 2017

​On 28-30 June, PRIO co-organized a conference in Beirut on Societal Inclusion and Reconciliation: Two Pillars for Building a Better Future in Iraq. Iraqis from different regions, political orientations,  and religious communities attended the event, along with participants from Britain, Iran, Lebanon, Norway, Switzerland, and the United States.

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New Editors of the Journal of Peace Research

New Editors of the Journal of Peace Research

Tuesday, 04 Jul 2017
Gudrun Østby is the new Editor of the Journal of Peace Research, while Marianne Dahl is the new Deputy Editor. 

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