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PRIO Director Henrik Urdal Celebrates Journalists' Nobel Win

PRIO Director Henrik Urdal Celebrates Journalists' Nobel Win

Friday, 08 Oct 2021

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize to journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov. "They are representatives of all journalists who stand up for this ideal in a world in which democracy and freedom of the press face increasingly adverse conditions," said Berit Reiss-Andersen, Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

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MidEast Policy Brief on Prospects for Repatriation for Syrian Refugees

MidEast Policy Brief on Prospects for Repatriation for Syrian Refugees

Wednesday, 06 Oct 2021

​In the new MidEast Policy Brief "Irresolvable Dilemmas? The Prospects for Repatriation for Syrian Refugees", Research Professor Kristian Berg Harpviken and Research Assistant Bjørn Schirmer-Nilsen address the challenges for Syrian refugees in major host countries, the refugees' eroding opportunities for onward migration, and their prospects for repatriation.

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September Issue of the Gender, Peace and Security Update is Out

September Issue of the Gender, Peace and Security Update is Out

Wednesday, 06 Oct 2021

Read the Gender, Peace and Security Update – September 2021 issue here.    

The PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update (GPS Update) is an electronic newsletter launched by the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security in response to growing interest among the public for information about gender, peace and security issues.

For other queries, contact the editors at johelv@prio.org.


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Dialogue Forum on Afghanistan, Taliban and the UN Security Council

Dialogue Forum on Afghanistan, Taliban and the UN Security Council

Monday, 04 Oct 2021

​The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs are organizing a series of thematic roundtable meetings about current issues on the Security Council's agenda. The situation in Afghanistan was topic for the third of these meetings on 30 September 2021.

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Strategic Initiative on Men and Masculinities Research at PRIO

Strategic Initiative on Men and Masculinities Research at PRIO

Wednesday, 29 Sep 2021

​This fall the PRIO GPS Centre and Gender Research Group are collaborating on a strategic initiative to build more research focusing on men and masculinities at PRIO. In recent years, there has been a growth of research which focuses on how gender shapes men's lives, including in peace and conflict research. Through different thematic workshops this fall, PRIO researchers and other collaborators will be meeting to identify where masculinities can fit into PRIO's research, and to develop innovative and new project proposals. The project kicked off with a seminar by PRIO Global Fellow Jacqui True in August, and three workshops will be taking place throughout the fall at PRIO, covering topics such as men’s engagement for Women, Peace, and Security, violent extremism and masculinity, and masculinities and militarism.

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