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Three New Research Professors at PRIO

Three New Research Professors at PRIO

Thursday, 17 Sep 2020

​The PRIO Board has awarded Research Professor competence to Håvard Mokleiv Nygård, Siri Aas Rustad and Tore Wig. These promotions were made following external academic evaluations. Congratulations!

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Charles Michel visits Cyprus

Charles Michel visits Cyprus

Wednesday, 16 Sep 2020

​Today at the Ledra Palace in Nicosia, Mete Hatay had the honor to meet with President of the European Council, Charles Michel. The meeting was facilitated by Elizabeth Spehar, U.N. Special Representative and Head of UNFICYP, who invited a small, bicommunal group to discuss current issues regarding the Cyprus Problem.

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Trine Skei Grande New Chair of the PRIO Board

Trine Skei Grande New Chair of the PRIO Board

Tuesday, 15 Sep 2020

Trine Skei Grande has been elected chairperson by the PRIO board for the period 2020 -2021. Grande has a background as a politician, soon stepping down as chair of the Liberal Party of Norway (Venstre).

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Henrik Buljo Anstorp Successfully Defends Master's Thesis

Henrik Buljo Anstorp Successfully Defends Master's Thesis

Thursday, 10 Sep 2020

PRIO congratulates Henrik Buljo Anstorp for successfully defending his thesis, "Students Taking to the Streets: Mobilizing for a Secular Lebanon". 

Congratulations Henrik!

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Håvard Nygård to Co-Lead CAS Project “Stability and Change”

Håvard Nygård to Co-Lead CAS Project “Stability and Change”

A team of peace researchers and mathematicians from UiO, PRIO, and other institutions, will investigate “The Long Peace”

Thursday, 10 Sep 2020

The American-Canadian psychologist Steven Pinker started a debate when his book The Better Angels of Our Nature came out in 2011. There, he characterized the time since 1945-1950 as "The Long Peace". He argued that the world had become more peaceful since WWII.

But PRIO's Håvard Mokleiv Nygård and UiO statistician Nils Lid Hjort weren't completely convinced. They gathered a multidisciplinary team to investigate, and the results of their data analysis showed the Long Peace really began after the Vietnam War.

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