News Archive

2023 : 32 hits

June 2023

PRIO’s cutting-edge conflict early warning system awarded funding to reshape crisis action

​PRIO has been awarded $US700,000 in funding by the Complex Risk Analytics Fund (CRAF'D) for its cutting-edge research into a revolutionary early warning system that assesses the impact of conflict and climate shocks on humanitarian needs. 

May 2023

Digital inclusion in peace processes – no silver bullet, but a major opportunity

​Digital inclusion is paving the way for women and other marginalized groups to participate in peace processes. Through digital platforms, those who are unable to participate in physical meetings, such as women with children, youth or disabled, can get their voices heard. However, digital technologies provide no silver bullet, and mitigating their risks requires careful context analysis and process design.  

Vacancy: Doctoral Researcher

​Do you want to contribute to a new and original area of research and produce knowledge of immediate relevance to policy and planning? Do you want to work closely with a larger interdisciplinary team of researchers studying how societal development can moderate future climate change risks? 

Findings From NORM Project Presented in Malaysia

​In May 2023, the PRIO NORM team headed to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to conduct fieldwork interviews and meetings with local actors.

Vacancy: Research Assistants

Do you want to work in a leading international research institution with high academic standards and an interdisciplinary environment and contribute to a new and original area of research, developing forecasting systems and tool?

Peace Mediators Discussed Gender-Inclusive Peace Processes during Challenging Time for Women’s Rights

​The 12th UN High-Level Seminar on Gender and Inclusive Mediation Strategies gathered senior peace mediation experts this week, to discuss how to strengthen women's role in peace processes. The topic is timely as women's rights are being pushed back in many conflict areas around the world. 

Forecasting Conflict Intensity: Call for Abstracts

​The Violence and Impacts Early-Warning System (VIEWS) team is committed to providing humanitarian groups with the earliest possible warnings to support anticipatory action.

Global Forum Strengthening Women’s Inclusion in Peace Processes Marks Tenth Year

​This week, the UN High-Level Seminar on Gender and Inclusive Mediation Strategies celebrates ten years. 

Congratulations! INSPIRE Art Award Nominees Announced

​Close to 100 applications from talented artists around the world were received representing 35 countries, showing how many people and places are affected by war, displacement and political violence. The jury considered all applications carefully and after extensive deliberations, are honoured to present the five nominees.

April 2023

Israel at 75

​This year Israel celebrates 75 years since it was established. That spawned the Arab-Israeli conflict and the displacement of the Palestinians, known as the Nakba. PRIO researchers have done extensive research on the formative years of Israel and the events surrounding the establishment.

PRIO Seminar on Queering Research on April 26th

What does it mean to use queer theory or to queer research and what are some examples of this? Today's breakfast seminar brought together researchers from disciplines within political science, conflict research, and history to discuss their use of queer theory and queer research practices.

Conference on Digital Designs – from Unique ID to CBDC

MIT-WPU/PRIO Conference 

MIT-WPU in Pune, India, 1–2 November 2023 


Write Your Master’s Thesis at PRIO: Applications Open for Student Programme

​PRIO is committed to contributing to fostering the next generation of peace researchers. Up to ten master's students will be offered a place in our vibrant research community while they work on their master’s thesis. The deadline for applying is 29 May 2023. 

Survey Methods in Migration Research: Design, Implementation, and Analysis

​PhD-Level Course now open for applications.

March 2023

Post-Conflict Reconstruction Research Gets ERC Funding

​A new project PRIO partners with at the University of Essex receives a €2.47million European Research Council Advanced Grant.

In Search of the Radicalized Mainstream: Mobilizing, Normalizing and Normativizing Far-Right Ideologies from the Centre

​Call for Papers for an international symposium & workshop, 9-10 November 2023. PRIO is co-hosting this event.

Chinese Foreign Policy in Focus

Senior Researcher Ilaria Carrozza discussed Chinese foreign policy at the Norwegian Foreign Policy Conference 2023 on March 21.

Open Call for 2025 Special Issue of Journal of Peace Research

​JPR publishes annual special issues on topics of high relevance to the field of peace research and is now soliciting proposals for the 2025 special issue. We welcome issues on topics that significantly advance the research frontier of the field, with a focus on causes and consequences of violence, conflict prevention and resolution, and nonviolent action.

Call to Action on Responsible Military AI

​PRIO Researchers Greg Reichberg and Samar Abbas Nawaz attended a recent summit on Responsible AI in the Military domain.

February 2023

INSPIRE Art Award - Open Call for Artists

Now more than ever we can see how the impact of war and violence changes societies and people. Artists are often at the frontline of documenting, sharing and transforming experiences of war, violent conflict, exile and displacement. 

Ikke glem barna født av krigsvolden i Ukraina (Don’t Forget the Children Born of War in Ukraine)

​PRIO GPS Centre Research Professor Inger Skjelsbæk and UiO Research Fellow Johanne Rokke Elvebakken have published an op.ed on Aftenposten on Children Born of War.

NEW PCC Report 2/2022 Small, Fragile, and Unequal: Reporting on Women, Peace and Security in Cyprus and Kosovo
Vacancy: Doctoral Researcher – Forecasting

Do you want to contribute to a new and original area of research, developing forecasting systems and tools? Do you want to work closely with a larger interdisciplinary team of researchers studying the impact of armed conflict on human development? 

Apply now: PRIO Peace Research Course at the International Summer School

PRIO's International Summer School (ISS) is finally back in in-person format, after running virtually for three-years.

Nobel Peace Prize 2023: PRIO Director’s Shortlist Announced

​The director of the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Henrik Urdal, announced his shortlist today for the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize, with human rights activists topping the list. 



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