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Friday, 27 Nov 2015

Active Citizenship Today: Call for Papers

Discourses, Conditions and Contestations

​It is widely assumed that the 'good citizen' is an active citizen who participates in – and contributes to – his or her society. This assumption is mirrored in political discourse but also in political theory and philosophy. However, who defines the requirements of active citizenship? How are practices and ideals of active citizenship challenged by cultural and religious diversity?


Thursday, 26 Nov 2015

Research School on Peace and Conflict signs collaboration agreement with Uppsala University

​​The Oslo-based Research School on Peace and Conflict has signed a collaboration agreement with the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University. The agreement provides for three kinds of activities: jointly designed courses, reciprocal course offerings, and research collaboration.  The agreement is now in effect and allows doctoral students at Uppsala University to apply for membership in the Research School on Peace and Conflict.  


Friday, 13 Nov 2015

VACANCY: The PRIO Cyprus Centre (PCC) is looking for an Assistant to the Director, starting as soon as possible

Deadline application: November 30, 2015 16:00 CY time

Responsibilities include:

  • Provision of support and assistance to the Director (communication and correspondence, time management, meeting preparations, travel arrangements, secretarial)
  • Preparation and follow-up of meetings
  • Coordination and management of projects, operational initiatives and strategic processes
  • Collection and analysis of background information for the Director's engagements (including academic lecturing, policy briefings and media)
  • Assistance to the Director on internal and external communication, across multiple platforms
  • Research assistance to the Director on various projects (literature search, background analysis, quality assurance, preparation of publications)
  • Assistance in writing reports
  • Organization of meetings and events
  • Communication with all involved partners 


  • Relevant higher education at the Master's level in a discipline relevant to the PCC's work and the tasks assigned to the role
  • Thorough understanding of the academic research sector and policy sector and relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of Cyprus, the Cyprus issue and regional realities; understanding of political and diplomatic realities and sensitivities
  • Proven work experience relevant to the PCC's work
  • Excellent communication, organizational and social skills
  • Excellent language skills (English, spoken and written; Greek and/or Turkish spoken and written; knowledge of the other language very highly desirable; other languages)
  • Structured and analytical thought, with the ability to take initiative and responsibility
  • Reliability, integrity, commitment to quality, attention to detail, service mindedness, discretion
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Self-sufficiency and initiative
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others
  • Ability to relate to all levels of colleagues
  • Ability to work efficiently under tight deadlines
  • Strong IT skills

Thursday, 12 Nov 2015

Call for abstracts: 'Lived experiences of the everyday nation' workshop

​This workshop focuses on the implications of migration-related diversity for lived experiences of the everyday nation, and whether and in which ways negotiations of national identity take place in diverse contexts. Call for abstracts - deadline 20 January 2016.


Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015

Call for Members: Research School on Peace and Conflict

PhD Candidates are invited to apply for membership in the Research School on Peace and Conflict. Members get direct access to research courses, as well as to internal seminars and generic skills training with leading experts. 

Deadline: 15 December 2015


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15 Oct 2015 Vacancy at PRIO: Research Professor in politics of security
08 Oct 2015 Harpviken's Candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize
05 Oct 2015 PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update (Issue 3-2015)
01 Oct 2015 Angela Merkel favourite for Nobel Peace Prize
28 Sep 2015 Gudrun Østby inducted into the Young Academy of Norway
25 Sep 2015 Successful Doctoral Defence by Tore Wig
17 Sep 2015 Kristian Skrede Gleditsch Receives Prestigious Award