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​​​​The PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security was recently established in the autumn of 2015 to build on PRIO’s position as a leading research environment on gender, peace and security. To celebrate the establishment of the new centre, PRIO is hosting a launch event with guest speaker Professor Christine Chinkin​, Emerita Professor of International Law and Director of the Centre on Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics. Professor Chinkin will give a talk on ‘Women, Peace and Security: What Does It Mean in the Contemporary World?’


15:00-15:05    Welcome by Kristian Berg Harpviken, Director, PRIO

15:05-15:10    Opening remarks by Tore Hattrem, State Secretary, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs​

15:10-15:20    Presentation of the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security by Torunn L. Tryggestad, Director, PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and  Security

15:20-15:50    Women, Peace and Security: What Does It Mean in the Contemporary World? 

Keynote address by Professor Christine Chinkin, Director, Centre on Women, Peace and Security, London School of Economics (LSE)

15:50-16:45   Panel Discussion on 'Advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda: The role and impact of research on policy and practice' with ​panelists:

  • Yannick Glemarec, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director, UN Women
  • Christine Chinkin, Director, Centre on Women, Peace and Security, LSE
  • Roslyn Warren, Research Partnerships Manager, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
  • Inger Skjelsbæk, Research Professor, PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security
  • Moderated by Torunn L. Tryggestad, PRIO

Followed by Q&A

16:45-19:00     Reception and remarks from Espen Lindbæck, Deputy Director of the Section for Peace and Reconciliation, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs   ​

Please register your attendance by 8 February