Rune Slettebak, a PhD candidate at NTNU and a research associate of CSCW/PRIO successfully defended his doctoral dissertation in Trondheim on 3 May. The title of the dissertation is 'Climate Change, Natural Disasters, and the Risk of Violent Conflict'.

This PhD project assesses the relation between natural disasters triggered by extreme weather events and the risk of violent conflict. Han Dorussen (University of Essex) and Espen Sjaastad (Norwegian University of Life Sciences) were the opponents at the dissertation defense, while Indra de Soysa and Henrik Urdal were PhD supervisors.