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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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PRIO Praised in New Institute Evaluation

PRIO Praised in New Institute Evaluation

Thursday, 16 Feb 2017

​The Research Council of Norway has launched the report from its evaluation of the social science institutes. The report is overwhelmingly positive, and PRIO gets virtually unreserved praise for its academic quality, its communication with various audiences, and the societal impact of its research. Overall, the 'internationally orientated institutes' – noted for their distinctly different profiles – receive much praise.

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Jacqui True appointed PRIO Global Fellow

Jacqui True appointed PRIO Global Fellow

Thursday, 09 Feb 2017

Jacqui True, Professor of Politics and International Relations at Monash University in Australia, has been appointed PRIO Global Fellow and will work closely with researchers at the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security.

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Expert Commission on Immigration Hands in Recommendation

Expert Commission on Immigration Hands in Recommendation

Friday, 03 Feb 2017

​The 'Brochmann Commission' - headed by Professor Grete Brochmann, has included PRIO's Research Professor at PRIO Cindy Horst. The commission handed in it's recommendations on the long-term consequences of immigration to Norway in the form of an 'NOU' to the Norwegian governement this week. Several Norwegian newspapers have run articles on the commission's conclusions, leading to heated debates.

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