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Svetlana Gannushkina tops Harpviken's 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Shortlist

Svetlana Gannushkina tops Harpviken's 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Shortlist

Tuesday, 27 Sep 2016

​PRIO Director Kristian Berg Harpviken's shortlist for the Nobel Peace Prize is out, with the Russian activist and human rights contender Svetlana Gannushkina on top. 

Harpviken also finds that Colombian President Santos and FARC leader Jimenez,​​ nuclear deal neogitators Ernest Moniz and Ali Akbar Salehi, Syrian rescue workers The White Helmets, and Edward Snowden are potential candidates for this year's prize.

For more on the candidates and the reasoning behind the listing, see https://www.prio.org/About/PeacePrize/PRIO-Directors-Speculations-2016/​. 

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What Do We Know about Civil Wars?

What Do We Know about Civil Wars?

New book with PRIO contributions

Friday, 23 Sep 2016

​​Since World War II, civil wars have replaced interstate wars as the most frequent and deadly form of armed conflict globally. A new book, What Do We Know about Civil Wars? is edited by T. David Mason & Sarah McLaughlin Mitchell, and has several contributions from present and former PRIO researchers, all connected to PRIO's Centre for the Study of Civil War (2002-2012).

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“The Good Drone”: New edited volume out, by Sandvik and Jumbert

“The Good Drone”: New edited volume out, by Sandvik and Jumbert

Friday, 16 Sep 2016
​A new volume, The Good Drone, has just been published with Routledge, edited by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (Associate Professor at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law at the University of Oslo and Research Professor at PRIO) and Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (Director, Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies​ and Research Director at PRIO).

In addition to contributions by Sandvik and Jumbert, it includes chapters by Susanne Krasmann (University of Hamburg); John Karlsrud (NUPI) and Fredrik Rosén (Danish Institute for International Studies); Kristoffer Lidén (PRIO); Brad Bolman (Harvard University); Serge Wich (Liverpool John Moores University), Lian Pin Koh (University of Adelaide) and Lorna Scott (freelancer); and Mareile Kaufmann (UiO/PRIO).

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Firming up Ties with the University of Oslo

Firming up Ties with the University of Oslo

Sunday, 11 Sep 2016
​​​With a joint vision to strengthen Oslo’s role as a global centre for scholarly insight and debate on peace and conflict, UiO Rector Ole Petter Ottersen and the PRIO Director signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 8 September. The MoU draws up a long-term vision for cooperation in research and education, as well as support services and infrastructure, ultimately housed in the proximity of the University in order to allow organic interaction.
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Torunn Tryggestad joins NATO Civil Society Advisory Panel

Torunn Tryggestad joins NATO Civil Society Advisory Panel

Saturday, 10 Sep 2016
Torunn L. Tryggestad, director of the PRIO Centre on Gender Peace and Security has been appointed member of the newly established NATO Civil Society Advisory Panel (CSAP) on Women, Peace and Security. 

This is a panel comprising of 15 individual experts (Core Group) and 17 individuals representing various civil society organizations. The Panel will provide feedback and recommendations to NATO on matters pertaining to the Women, Peace and Security agenda, including implementation of NATO policies in this issue area. Tryggestad has been appointed member of the Core Group for a two-year term. The first meeting will take place in Brussels 17-18 October 2016.

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