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Mathilde Bålsrud Mjelva Successfully Defends Master's Thesis

Mathilde Bålsrud Mjelva Successfully Defends Master's Thesis

Friday, 07 Aug 2020

This week Mathilde Bålsrud Mjelva defended her thesis "Rainfall variability and violent, state-based conflict: A machine learning approach to estimate context specificity", and achieved top marks. Congratulations Mathilde! 

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What Does the Status of Women Reveal about a Nation’s Pandemic Preparedness and Response?

What Does the Status of Women Reveal about a Nation’s Pandemic Preparedness and Response?

Monday, 03 Aug 2020

​New research note co-authored by the PRIO Centre for Gender, Peace and Security and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security investigates the relationship between women’s wellbeing and risk factors associated with an overwhelming COVID-19 outbreak.  Are nations that perpetuate injustice, exclusion, and insecurity for women less prepared to handle an epidemic outbreak, like COVID-19? 

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PRIO Remembers Congressman John Lewis

PRIO Remembers Congressman John Lewis

Friday, 31 Jul 2020
US civil rights icon, Rep. John Lewis (1940–2020) was laid to rest in Atlanta, Georgia this week.

In September 2011, he visited Oslo and gave the PRIO Annual Peace Address. His lecture was titled "The Role of Nonviolence in the Struggle for Liberation". You can read the full text here.


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Open Position: Doctoral Researcher with the TRUST Project

Open Position: Doctoral Researcher with the TRUST Project

Thursday, 30 Jul 2020
The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) invites applications for a three-year, full-time position as Doctoral Researcher. The position provides the opportunity to work in a leading international research institution with high academic standards and an interdisciplinary environment.
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Extended deadline: Call for Papers: Social Media in Armed Conflict

Extended deadline: Call for Papers: Social Media in Armed Conflict

Friday, 24 Jul 2020

​The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and the Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security (MIPS) invite submissions of abstracts for papers to be presented at the Social Media in Armed Conflict conference, to be held on 25-26 November 2020. The conference will focus on the broad theme of social media and digital information and communication technologies (ICTs) in armed conflict and peace processes, with a particular focus on Myanmar. The deadline for submitting an abstract is now 28 August, 2020 (extended, see submission details below). 

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