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Successful conference on 'Storytelling about Diversity'

Successful conference on 'Storytelling about Diversity'

Friday, 15 Sep 2017

​On 13 September, artists, academics, entrepreneurs and individuals working in the public sector and civil society came together to discuss the different stories that are told about diversity in Norway today. 

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Oby Ezekwesili: Education and Peace

Oby Ezekwesili: Education and Peace

Friday, 01 Sep 2017
This year's Peace Address at PRIO will be given by Obiageli 'Oby' Ezekwesili 14 September. 

Oby Ezekwesili is a Nigerian politician internationally most known for her anti-corruption work (co-founder ofTransparency International ) and her instrumental role in the #BringBackOurGirls campaigns.

Ezekwesili will be joined in conversation by PRIO Director Henrik Urdal and Laila Bokhari, State Secretary in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

The conversation will be moderated by Aslak Sira Myhre, Director General of the National Library of Norway.   


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Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Crisis and Conflict in the Arab World: “Localisation of Responses”

Friday, 25 Aug 2017

The Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies in collaboration with the Peace Research Institute Oslo; UN-OCHA; The Hague Institute for Global Justice and the University of Jena, invites you to submit abstracts for its upcoming conference “Localisation of Responses to Conflict in the Arab World”, which will take place in Doha, Qatar, 16- 17 December 2017.

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PRIO Launches the PRIO Centre on Culture and Violent Conflict

PRIO Launches the PRIO Centre on Culture and Violent Conflict

Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

PRIO has launched a new Centre on Culture and Violent Conflict. The centre aims to study the relations between culture and violent conflict by initiating joint research projects, hosting seminars and workshops and encouraging cooperation between scholars and practitioners in the cultural field.

Championing interpretive research based on the humanities, the Centre is one of the few international efforts to create an academic environment dedicated to researching the nexus of culture and violent conflict. It comes at a time when such contributions are recognized as being important to understand and prevent violence. The Norwegian government's recent White Paper on the Humanities emphasizes that the contribution from the humanities is essential to research on conflict.

The PRIO Centre on Culture and Violent Conflict is located at the PRIO headquarters in Oslo, and is staffed by PRIO researchers. It actively seeks to collaborate with cultural events and festivals in Norway that treat topics of peace, conflict and violence.

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New book by Mareile Kaufmann

New book by Mareile Kaufmann

Friday, 18 Aug 2017

Routledge has recently published a new book by PRIO Researcher Mareile Kaufmann on societal resilience. 

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