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PRIO Summer School 2017

PRIO Summer School 2017

​Preparations are well under way for this year's PRIO Summer School

Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017

​​The summer graduate course in Peace Research has been taking place every summer since 1969. This year, Senior Researcher Marte Heian-Engdal and Research Assistant Ida Roland Birkvad are coordinating the course.

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Katrin Voltmer appointed PRIO Global Fellow

Katrin Voltmer appointed PRIO Global Fellow

Tuesday, 21 Mar 2017

​Katrin Voltmer, Professor of Communication and Democracy at University of Leeds’ School of Media and Communication, has recently been appointed PRIO Global Fellow. Voltmer, a leading scholar of communication in democratic life, works with PRIO researcher Jacob Høigilt on a project about the role of Arab journalism and political polarization, funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

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Hilde Henriksen Waage and Håvard Hegre admitted to the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Hilde Henriksen Waage and Håvard Hegre admitted to the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Monday, 20 Mar 2017
Hilde Henriksen Waage, Research Professor at PRIO and Professor of History at the University of Oslo, and Håvard Hegre, Research Professor at PRIO and Dag Hammarskjöld Professor of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University, became members of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi) 9 March.  

Other PRIO members are PRIO’s founder Johan Galtung, Research Professor Nils Petter Gleditsch and Research professor Scott Gates. In addition, four core researchers at PRIO’s Centre for the Study of Civil War (2003-2012) are members: Jon Elster, Ola Listhaug, Karl Ove Moene, and Kaare Strøm. 

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Mohamed Aden Hassan appointed PRIO Global Fellow

Mohamed Aden Hassan appointed PRIO Global Fellow

Tuesday, 14 Mar 2017

​Mohamed Aden Hassan has recently been appointed PRIO Global Fellow. Hassan works with PRIO researchers Cindy Horst and Ebba Tellander on projects related to accountability, diaspora and transnationalism, youth and migration in Somaliland. 

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New Project on  Islamic Finance and Housing

New Project on Islamic Finance and Housing

Friday, 10 Mar 2017

​Yesterday the Research Council of Norway (RCN) announced that the research project with the title "FINEX: Financial Exclusion, Islamic Finance and Housing in the Nordic Countries" has been successful in the RCN call "Welfare, Working Life and Migration (VAM)". 

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