Several PRIO researchers will partake in the upcoming Oslo Freedom Forum which takes place from 3 to 5 June. The forum is an internationally recognized conference for democracy and human rights that has been running for 15 years. This year the two events below will see PRIO researchers participate:

After the Arab Spring – Is Winter Coming?

In this seminar, renowned social movement activist Srđa Popović advocates for a new understanding of why social movements fail more often than before. Together with PRIO researchers Marianne Dahl and Haakon Gjerløw, he will help investigate what can be done to change the power dynamics from dictators to dissidents and help movements build new strength in an increasingly fast-paced cat-and-mouse game with the world’s most authoritarian regimes.

This event is co-hosted with PRIO.

When: Tuesday, 4 June, 08:00–09:00 CET

Where: The Portrait Room at The Conduit Oslo

The Race for Automated Warfare

PRIO Senior Researcher Ilaria Carrozza will speak at this panel discussion on the race for automated warfare, about the risks and strategic implications of artificial intelligence in war, particularly in the context of its use by authoritarian regimes, with specific reference to China.

When: Tuesday, 4 June, 16:30–17:30 CET

Where:  Oslo Konserthus, Lille Sal