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​As of January 1, Louise Olsson will take over as Coordinator of the Gender Research Group after Jenny Lorentzen. ​Louise will aim to work together with all interested researchers at PRIO to contribute to the consolidation of PRIO’s profile as a prominent research hub on issues related to gender in peace, security and armed conflict; an effort conducted in a collaboration with PRIO’s Gender, Peace and Security Center. Louise has previously created and led the Folke Bernadotte Academy’s Research Working Group on Women, Peace and Security (2009-2018). The aim of the working group was both to strengthen systematic empirical research while drawing on feminist studies, and to ensure the improved use of research results in practice.