Peacebuilding

​​This research group has adopted a rather broad definition of peacebuilding, in line with the UN Security Council's resolution in 2001 (S/PRST/2001/5). This resolution changes the definition of peacebuilding from focusing explicitly on post-war activities to stating that 'peacebuilding is aimed at preventing the outbreak, the recurrence or continuation of armed conflict'. The Peacebuilding research group is multidisciplinary, constituted by historians, political scientists, human geographers, philosophers, sociologists, and anthropologists.

05/05/2022
New Case Brief: The Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS)

​This new FAIR case brief by Eli Stamnes and Cedric de Coning focuses on the peace negotiations resulting in the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS), finalized in September 2018.

12/04/2022
New Case Brief: Controversies of Inclusion in the Colombian Peace Process: The Balancing Act of Introducing New Norms and Gaining Popular Support

​This new FAIR case brief by Isabel Bramsen argues that inclusion is in fact a controversial issue with several dilemmas in relation to peace processes.

07/04/2022
New Case Brief: Ethical Issues and Controversies in the Astana Process: Questioning Representation and Ownership

​This new FAIR case brief by Zenonas Tziarras focuses on how the Astana process became central to the peace efforts regarding the Syria conflict after 2017, but it has been heavily influenced by the interests and positions of its three sponsors or guarantor powers: Russia, Turkey, and Iran.

09/02/2022
New Case Brief: The Role of Civil Society in Peace Processes – A Case Study of Guatemala: Ethical Reflections

​The new case brief by Wenche Iren Hauge examines the Guatemalan peace process from 1990 to 1996 as an early example of the inclusion of civil society in a negotiation process. 

The Guatemalan case is an important illustration of the challenge in having to prioritize between different norms in a peace process – and in this case, ending violence came before important implications of inclusivity on other issues on the negotiation agenda.

25/01/2022
New Case Brief: Excluded Palestinians: Mediator Gatekeeping in the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict

​This new case brief by Jørgen Jensehaugen examines the dilemma of  inclusion/exclusion, which is one of many central problems in Arab–Israeli peacemaking, by using three instances of international mediated involvement in the conflict to highlight how mediation gatekeeping has served to exclude Palestinians, either as a people, as a political unit, or as a spoiler group.

01/01/2022
New Case Brief: Malian Women’s Participation in the Algiers Negotiations

​This FAIR case brief focuses on Malian women's participation in the Algiers negotiations in 2014­–2015. It shows how there were stark differences in perceptions of fairness when it came to women's participation among the different actors involved, including relatively strong resistance to women's participation from the international mediation team and the conflict parties in Algiers.

15/12/2021
Teuta Kukleci Defends Master's Thesis

​Teuta Kukleci has successfully defended her master's thesis The “Low Road”: Ethnic Division and Bosnian Newspaper Coverage of Landmark Cases of Sexual Violence at the ICTY at the University of Oslo.​

Congratulations to Teuta!

04/10/2021
Dialogue Forum on Afghanistan, Taliban and the UN Security Council

​The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs are organizing a series of thematic roundtable meetings about current issues on the Security Council's agenda. The situation in Afghanistan was topic for the third of these meetings on 30 September 2021.

14/09/2021
Workshop on Ethical Issues in Peace Negotiations and Mediation

​On 9-10 September 2021, around 20 researchers met for a hybrid online-offline workshop to share their research on specific cases of ethical issues in peace negotiations and mediation. The workshop was part of the PRIO project 'On Fair Terms: The Ethics of Peace Negotiations and Mediation' (FAIR) and included both PRIO researchers and researchers from across the world. 

02/07/2021
Successful Master's Thesis Defense by Bjørn Schirmer-Nilsen

Bjørn Schirmer-Nilsen has successfully defended his thesis "Successful Failure: The Intifada and the Shultz Initiative of 1988".

Congratulations Bjørn!


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