The official opening of the Research School in Peace and Conflict will take place at PRIO on Monday 11 April, at 14:00 –16:00. It will be followed by a reception.

The opening includes a lecture by Professor Mats Berdal, King’s College London, on the topic: Research, Policy and Practice: Reflections on the Study of Peace and Conflict in the Post-Cold War Era.


Chair: Deputy Director, Inger Skjelsbæk, PRIO

14:00-14:30 Opening speechesRector Ole Petter Ottersen, UiO;
Dean, Jan Morten Dyrstad, NTNU; and
Director Kristian Berg Harpviken, PRIO.
14:30-15:15 Opening lecture
Professor Mats Berdal, Department of War Studies, King’s College London.
15:15-15:30 Comments by
Professor Øyvind Østerud, UiO
Special Adviser Lynn P. Nygaard, PRIO.
15:30-16:00 Discussion
16:00- Reception

All PRIOites are welcome to this event. Please remember to register for this event with, as we need to order food & drinks for the reception.