The International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) would like to welcome you to the Launch of the Forum for Peacebuilding Ethics (PeacE). PeacE is an online forum aimed at facilitating an active and ongoing dialogue between researchers, policymakers and practitioners to address ethical issues at all levels of peacebuilding. Please see for more details.

In order to launch the PeacE Forum, we will be holding an afternoon seminar and drinks reception on 18 March, 2009 at PRIO Headquarters, Oslo. This will be the first event celebrating PRIO's 50 year Anniversary.

The seminar panel will include:

Jan Egeland, Director, NUPI

Johan Løvald, Former Head of the Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations

Gro Nystuen, Associate Professor, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights; Chair of the Board, Noref

Bjørn Førde, Director, UNDP Oslo Governance Centre

The seminar (13:00-16:00) is followed by a reception (16-18:00).

For information, please email

This launch is a joint undertaking of the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) and the Norwegian Peacebuilding Center (Noref).