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Security Dialogue's 50th Anniversary Celebratory issue 'Doing and Mediating Critique' is now out

Security Dialogue's 50th Anniversary Celebratory issue 'Doing and Mediating Critique' is now out

Friday, 15 Feb 2019

​Critique frequently has normative ambitions but few ways to actualize them. Security Dialogue's celebratory special issue on Doing and mediating Critique' goes right to the core of what this journal is all about as it explores the challenges of critique in Critical Security Studies. 

Like any practice critique is a practical activity. Doing critique refers to the socio-material practice of knowledge product that support our everyday research - the embodied work of critique — and are also always involved in the mediating of critique. By working through questions of ethics, expertise, authority, policies, failure, and companionship, the contributors break new ground in Critical Security Studies.

The issue has been edited by Jonathan Austin, Rocco Bellanova and Mareile Kaufmann. The amazing line-up of contributors include: Debbie Lisle & Heather Johnson; Claudia Aradau & Jef Huysmans; Matthias Leese, Kristoffer Lidén & Blagovesta Nikolova; Laura Sjoberg and, last but not least; J Peter Burgess. Available here:https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/sdib/current

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PRIO Research Commissioned by Save the Children Shows 420 Million Children Living in Conflict

PRIO Research Commissioned by Save the Children Shows 420 Million Children Living in Conflict

Friday, 15 Feb 2019
Save the Children has released its 2019 report on children in conflict. The report is an update from last year’s results, both of which use research commissioned from PRIO.

Last year PRIO’s research showed that the number of children living in conflict zones had increased by 75% in the last 20 years. The updated numbers show that 30 million more children are living in conflict-affected areas than in the previous year, amounting to more than 1 in 6.

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Abiy Ahmed tops PRIO Director’s Nobel Shortlist

Abiy Ahmed tops PRIO Director’s Nobel Shortlist

Thursday, 14 Feb 2019
February 1 was the deadline for nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. The prestigious prize is awarded each year in Oslo. The Nobel Institute announced that there were 304 candidates nominated for this year’s prize, the fourth highest number ever.
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Call for Proposals: PRIO and ETH Zürich Conference on Ceasefires and Civil War

Call for Proposals: PRIO and ETH Zürich Conference on Ceasefires and Civil War

Talking while fighting? The causes and consequences of civil war ceasefires, Oslo 18-20 September 2019

Thursday, 14 Feb 2019
Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and ETH Zürich invite paper submissions for a three-day workshop in Oslo 18-20 September focused on the causes, consequences, and dynamics of civil war ceasefires and security arrangements. This meeting will bring together researchers, practitioners and policy- and decisionmakers to explore how we can better understand and design ceasefires.
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Open Position as Coordinator of the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies

Open Position as Coordinator of the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies

Tuesday, 12 Feb 2019

PRIO invites applications for a 50% part-time position as Coordinator of the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies (NCHS).

The NCHS is creating a network connecting relevant ongoing research on humanitarian efforts, in Norway and internationally.

For more information, necessary qualifications, and to apply, please click here or visit the careers page.

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