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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Succesful Doctoral Defence by Elida Kristine Undrum Jacobsen

​Elida Kristine Undrum Jaocobsen has on Monday 25 May 2015 successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled Unique Biometric IDs: Governmentality and Appropriation in a Digital India” at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg.

Defence oponent:

Luis Lobo-Guerrero (University of Groningen)


Ursula Rao (University of Laipzig)
Mark Elam (University Gothenburg)
Joakim Berntsson (University of Gothenburg)



Maria Stern (University of Gothenburg)
J. Peter Burgess (PRIO)

More information please follow this link​.



Thursday, 21 May 2015

Homicide Monitor launches with PRIO on board

​​​​A new and interactive data visualization of global homicide data, the Homicide Monitor provides key insights into the nature of violence around the world. ​


Wednesday, 06 May 2015

New Policy Brief: A Climate of Conflicts?

New Policy Brief from the Conflict Trends Project

​​​Political violence correlates strongly with climate: Civil conflict risk is seven to ten times higher in dry and tropical climates than in continental climate zones. Yet, there is little evidence that climatic variability and change are important in understanding this pattern. The prospect of climate change causing forced migration and food and economic insecurity, meanwhile, raises new concerns about possible future conflict scenarios. ​​

​Read the Policy Brief​


Monday, 04 May 2015

PRIO Researcher with New Book

Politics and Violence in Eastern Africa

​​Øystein H. Rolandsen is co-editor of a new volume highlighting the violent struggles of Eastern African nations from the end of colonialism and throughout the Cold War. 


Monday, 27 Apr 2015

PRIO Represented in New Division Board of the Research Council of Norway

​​The Research Council of Norway has announced the new boards of their ​​four scientific divisions. PRIO Director Kristian Berg Harpviken has been appointed member of the Board of the Division for Society and Health for the period 2015-2019. The Board will be chaired by Gunnar Bovim, rector at NTNU.

The announcement from the Research council can be read here​ (in Norwegian).


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21 Apr 2015 MA project at PRIO: Religious diversity and negotiating Norwegianness
21 Apr 2015 MA project at PRIO: Negotiating constructions of religious buildings ​
21 Apr 2015 MA student in psychology - Equal Peace
17 Apr 2015 Patterns of Peacemaking
17 Apr 2015 PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update (Issue 1-2015)
16 Apr 2015 Call for Papers: Multitude and Democracy: Experiences from Northeast India and Myanmar
08 Apr 2015 PRIO Cyprus Centre: New Premises
30 Mar 2015 Afghanistan Week 2015
27 Mar 2015 Call for Papers: Engaging with Scenarios of Return Migration
24 Mar 2015 A Young and Fragile Time in Afghanistan
24 Mar 2015 Article of the Year Award goes to Corinne Bara
24 Mar 2015 Fifth High-Level Seminar on Gender and Inclusive Mediation Processes
23 Mar 2015 How can Norway best Support Afghanistan?
18 Mar 2015 Policy Brief on Humanitarian Organizations and Protection of Civilians