The well attended Oslo Launch was opened with a welcoming address by PRIO Director Stein Tønnesson. Tønnesson related the Forum for Peacebuilding Ethics to existing research on peacebuilding and ethics at PRIO, as well as to PRIO’s tradition for research dissemination and independent participation in political debate. The speech was followed by a brief introduction by J. Peter Burgess, Leader of the Security Program at PRIO, to the Liberal Peace and the Ethics of Peacebuilding project that the Forum of Peacebuilding Ethics springs from. Thereafter, Kristoffer Lidén (PRIO) outlined the idea of the Forum, and Christa Waters (PRIO) presented the webpage.