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Tuesday, 03 May 2016

Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert takes over as new NCHS Director

​PRIO's Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert is the new director of The Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies (NCHS). She replaces Kristin Bergtora Sandvik, also of PRIO, who has been heading NCHS since its foundation in 2012. Under Jumbert’s stewardship, NCHS will continue to explore new opportunities and synergies between academia, policy-makers and practitioners to advance knowledge production and public debates on key humanitarian issues.


Tuesday, 03 May 2016

Evaluating Assisted Return

​​Many asylum seekers who opt for assisted return come home to countries ruined by war and conflicts. More than half of the persons who return to countries like Afghanistan and Iraq plan to remigrate. A new evaluation of assisted return programms shows that small and uncostly changes can increase the chances that people stay.


Monday, 02 May 2016

Torkel Brekke will be the new Deputy Director at PRIO

​​​​​PRIO is happy to announce that Torkel Brekke will be the new Deputy Director at PRIO. Brekke will take up the position 1 May 2016.

Torkel Brekke comes from the position as Professor of History of Religion​ at the University of Oslo. He is also engaged with the liberal think-tank Civita, where he is responsible for the “Civita Academy”. Furthermore, Brekke keeps a core role in the new Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX): Right-Wing Extremism, Hate Crime and Political Violence at the University of Oslo. 

Friday, 22 Apr 2016

Honours Awarded to Jon Elster and Kalle Moene

Two former PRIO associates, both working group leaders at our Centre for the Study of Civil War (2002–12), have been honoured for their outstanding academic contributions.


Wednesday, 20 Apr 2016

Conflict Warning System Spearheaded by PRIO Researchers Receives Major Grant

​The development of an early-warning system for armed conflicts will begin at Uppsala University after the European Research Council (ERC) has decided to contribute EUR 2,5 million to the project.



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15 Apr 2016 MA student: Equal Peace - Rwandan experiences
08 Apr 2016 Åslaug Marie Haga New Chair of the PRIO Board
07 Apr 2016 PRIO Thanks Bernt Aardal
01 Apr 2016 PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update (Issue 1-2016)
22 Mar 2016 New PRIO Paper on Regional Responses to Radicalization in Afghanistan
22 Mar 2016 Nils Petter Gleditsch Honored at ISA 2016
18 Mar 2016 Policy Brief on Gender in DDR
18 Mar 2016 Mark B. Salter Editor of Security Dialogue
16 Mar 2016 UNHCR’s Quest for Accountability
15 Mar 2016 Successful Doctoral Defence by Tove Heggli Sagmo
09 Mar 2016 Succesful Doctoral Defence by Primus Che Chi
07 Mar 2016 Call for Applications: PhD Course on the Dynamics of Civil War
01 Mar 2016 Conference on India's Role in Global Nuclear Governance at IDSA, New Delhi, 24-26 February 2016
09 Feb 2016 PRIO Researchers Dispute Changes in Immigration Law
08 Feb 2016 Jeffrey Checkel Visits PRIO