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The meaning of 'our values' in the aftermath of terrorist attacks

The meaning of 'our values' in the aftermath of terrorist attacks

Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021

​In a new article published in Migration Studies, Rojan Tordhol Ezzati examines expressions of unity through value-talk after terrorism in Norway (2011) and France (2015). The analysis examines television news in the two countries and shows that the way national leaders talk about 'our values' can either underline unity or further underline conflict.

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Call for papers: Migrating from Pakistan today

Call for papers: Migrating from Pakistan today

Tuesday, 13 Jul 2021

​We welcome abstracts for papers for a virtual workshop, to be held in October/November 2021 (date/time to be confirmed with those participating) – on the theme of Migrating from Pakistan today: Interrogating the regular/irregular divide. The workshop will be held in English, and will be closed (by invitation only).

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PRIO Data Travel the World

PRIO Data Travel the World

Friday, 09 Jul 2021

The journalist Joshua Goodman of the Associated Press yesterday released the article “Global COVID deaths hit 4 million amid rush to vaccinate». He refers to the PRIO battledeaths data and the Uppsala Conflict Data Program to illustrate the deadliness of the virus.

This news story has since it’s publication been shared by more than 1,300 news outlets worldwide, and the number keeps growing by the hour. One example is this piece from the Huffington Post.

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Gudrun Østby New Research Director

Gudrun Østby New Research Director

Thursday, 08 Jul 2021

Gudrun Østby will be the Research Director of the research department Conditions of Violence and Peace from 1 August.

Gudrun Østby is a Research Professor at PRIO. She is Deputy Editor of the Journal of Peace Research, of which she has also been Editor-in-Chief. She has been at PRIO in different capacities since 2004, with a PhD in political science from the University of Oslo (2011).

Gudrun will be succeeding Siri Aas Rustad.

Congratulations to Gudrun!

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Successful Master Thesis Defense by Bjørn Schirmer-Nilsen

Successful Master Thesis Defense by Bjørn Schirmer-Nilsen

Friday, 02 Jul 2021

Bjørn Schirmer-Nilsen has successfully defended his thesis "Successful Failure: The intifada and the Shultz Initiative of 1988".

Congratulations Bjørn!


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