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Cyanne Loyle appointed PRIO Global Fellow

Cyanne Loyle appointed PRIO Global Fellow

Friday, 24 Feb 2017

​Cyanne E. Loyle, Assistant professor at the Department of Political Science at Indiana University, has recently been appointed PRIO Global Fellow. Loyle is working closely with PRIO researchers Helga Malmin Binningsbø and Scott Gates on various projects on the use and misuse of judicial processes during and after armed conflict.

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Military Chaplaincy in an Era of Religious Pluralism

Military Chaplaincy in an Era of Religious Pluralism

Military - Religious Nexus in Asia, Europe, and USA

Friday, 24 Feb 2017

​At the very heart of the connections between the armed forces, religion, and society is the institution of military chaplaincy.

This new book, edited by Torkel Brekke & Vladimir Tikhonov, is among the first collective monographs dealing with chaplaincy — the key nexus between society, its religion(s), and its armed forces. A variety of contributions based on the materials from diverse Asian and Western societies demonstrates how chaplaincies both mirror the attitudes of their societies towards military and religion and contribute to shape them.

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Young PRIO Researcher Wins Student Paper Award at ISA

Young PRIO Researcher Wins Student Paper Award at ISA

Tuesday, 21 Feb 2017

We are proud to congratulate two young PRIO scholars, who are on top of the list for the​ Jacek Kugler Political Demography and Geography Student Paper Award, which is awarded at the ISA conference starting in Baltimore tomorrow.

The winner of this year's award is Ida Rudolfsen with her paper “Igniting the Fire? State Institutions, Food Price Shocks and Urban Unrest”, which was considered the best graduate student paper within the Political Demography and Geography Section presented at last year's ISA conference. 

The runner-up is Jonas Nordkvelle with his paper “Randomized Rain Falls on Political Groups: Discovering an Average Causal Effect of Climate Variability on Armed Conflict Onsets”.

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New PRIO Director Appointed

New PRIO Director Appointed

Monday, 20 Feb 2017

​Henrik Urdal has been appointed the next Director of PRIO – Peace Research Institute Oslo. He will start his four-year period in office 1 July 2017.

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Priyankar Upadhyaya appointed PRIO Global Fellow

Priyankar Upadhyaya appointed PRIO Global Fellow

Friday, 17 Feb 2017

Priyankar Upadhyaya, UNESCO Chair for Peace and Intercultural Understanding, and Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, India, has recently been appointed PRIO Global Fellow. Professor Upadhyaya has been working with PRIO researchers Åshild Kolås, Jason Miklian and Elida K. U. Jacobsen on several different projects, and is currently associated with the IDSA-PRIO Institutional Cooperation and the project India in the World: Emerging Perspectives on Global Challenges (INDWORLD).   

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