H.M. the King’s Gold Medal is awarded annually to an excellent young researcher for a research contribution evaluated by the University of Oslo, and based on recommendations from the faculties. The research must be a true contribution to the literature within the relevant field of research.

This year’s gold medal within social science has been awarded to Tore Wig, who was an associate researcher at PRIO 2012-2015. His research contribution awarded with this medal is his PHD thesis: Beyond the Civil Democratic Peace: Subnational Political Institutions and Internal Armed Conflict.

The medals will be handed out at an event at the University of Oslo, 2 September.

Read more here and here (in Norwegian).