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November 2022

Vacancy: Communication Adviser

​Do you want to contribute to enhancing the visibility and impact of peace research through communication? Are you interested in research communication and skilled in public outreach?

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New Case Brief: Trust and Fairness: Ethical Dilemmas in the Iran Nuclear (JCPOA) Negotiations

​​This FAIR Case Brief examines the role of threats and sanctions between the key parties and how they impacted on trust between the various sides as well as on perceptions of fairness in the negotiations.

Scott Gates Gives Presidential Address at Peace Science

​On Saturday 5 November, Scott Gates gave the presidential address at the 56th annual meetings of the Peace Science Society (International) in Denver, USA. 

Exploring Ethics-Driven Approaches to Digital Peacebuilding at Geneva Peace Week

​More than 40 peace practitioners, researchers and representatives from international organizations came together on 2 November 2022 in Geneva to discuss how various ethics perspectives could help in the planning, implemention, and evaluation of digital peacebuilding interventions.

Election Day in Israel

​Today, for the fifth time in just over three years, Israelis are holding an election.

October 2022

FAIR project workshop takes place in Cyprus

​The PRIO project “On Fair Terms: The Ethics of Peace Negotiations and Mediation” (FAIR) organized a workshop in Cyprus in partnership with the PRIO Cyprus Centre, PRIO Middle East Centre, and the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security, 19-21 October.

Workshop on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

A select group of philosophers recently gathered to discuss the ethics of artificial intelligence.

FUMI Survey Data Collection Completed in The Gambia

​Since the end of August, a thousand young adults in Serekunda, The Gambia, have been interviewed about their lives and dreams.

Call for Applications: Placements at PRIO for UiO Master's Students

​​University of Oslo master's students are now invited to apply for a place on the UiO-PRIO Student Programme.

Michelle Delaney New Communication Director at PRIO

Today we are wishing the new Communication Director at PRIO welcome. Michelle Delaney is joining us, coming from the position as Media Adviser in the Norwegian Refugee Council. Michelle is taking over from Agnete Schjønsby, who will continue to work with communication tasks at PRIO.

Successful PhD Defence by Rojan Tordhol Ezzati

​Rojan Tordhol Ezzati defended her PhD successfully on 10 October 2022 at the University of Oslo. The title of her thesis is: Debating diversity, affirming unity: Contestations over we-hood in post-terror Norway.

Congratulations from all at PRIO!

PRIO Congratulates the Nobel Peace Prize Winners of 2022

​The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize to human rights advocate Ales Bialiatski from Belarus, the Russian human rights organization Memorial and the Ukrainian human rights organization Center for Civil Liberties. 

Lise Endregard Hemat Successfully Defends Master's Thesis

Lise Endegard Hemat has succesfully defended her thesis ‘Just’ Research: A Case Study of EU-funded Research with Experimental Artificial Intelligence Technology for Border Control at the University of Oslo. 

September 2022

Ingrid Aunes Memorial Prize Awarded to Inger Skjelsbæk

Inger Skjelsbæk will receive the Ingrid Aune memorial prize 2022 for her research on conflict-related sexual violence. Skjelsbæk is a Research Professor at PRIO and the Director of the Centre for Gender Research, University of Oslo.

International PhD Students Participate in Ethnographic Fieldwork Methodology Course

​As part of the NORHED II project Partnership for Peace: Better Higher Education for Resilient Societies, PRIO hosted a PhD-level course in Ethnographic Fieldwork Methodology.

The NORHED II project enabled PRIO to host students from Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), Makerere University (Uganda) and Birzeit University (Palestine). Together with students from a range of European universities, they explored practical and principled concerns that arise from pre-fieldwork planning to post-fieldwork representation of data. 

The PRIO Cyprus Centre as a new Knowledge Partner has the pleasure to be holding a panel discussion during the #CyprusForum 29-30.09.22 in Nicosia, entitled:

29.10.22 starting at 12:20


Marios Panayides - Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry

Nick Spyropoulos - Founder of Alma Economics

Maria Liapi - Economist

Christina Olympiou - Economist

Constantinos Taliotis - author and scientist/modeler at the Cyprus Institute

Petter Nore - Director and Head of Department at Norwegian Agency for Development and Cooperation


Cleopatra Kitti - Founder of the Mediterranean Growth Initiative.

The panel will discuss two recently released studies: One funded by the Norway-Cyprus bilateral funds "Cyprus' Green Pivot in a regional market based interconnected market"; and the Cyprus Institute's study in collaboration with other international scientific and academic institutions for COP27 "Large Economic benefits from Regional Energy Cooperation in the EMME region as identified by CyI's Energy Modellers".

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Successful PhD Defence by Ebba Tellander

Ebba Tellander defended her PhD successfully on 20 Septeber 2022 at the Erasmus Univeristy Rotterdam. The title of her thesis is: The Wind That Blows Before the Rain: Resistance against oppression in Northern Somalia in the 1980son 20 September 2022.

Congratulations from all at PRIO! 

ALNAP’s State of the Humanitarian System 2022 Report Released

​Report finds ‘Do no digital harm’ has emerged as an important humanitarian imperative, following contributions from PRIO project.

Early-Career Scholars Learn Survey Methods in Migration Research

​Survey-based research is widespread but also replete with challenges. Researchers face a range of analytical, technical, managerial, and ethical dilemmas. Drawing on extensive experience, Research Professor Jørgen Carling and PRIO Global Fellow Jessica Hagen-Zanker have developed a new PhD-level course on survey methods, with a focus on migration research.

The course was taught in Oslo 7–9 September and covered the entire survey process, including research design, technical solutions, data management, quality assurance and communication of results. It drew upon ongoing survey research in the MIGNEX and FUMI projects.

INSPIRE - Open Space Geneva

​Exploring inspiration, motivation and artistic creation of artists engaged with themes of war, conflict, displacement and social (in)justice.

PhD Course in Advanced Qualitative Methods in Conflict Studies

​The PRIO Research School on Peace and Conflict hosted doctoral candidates at the PhD-level course from 29 August to 2 September 2022.

UN High-Level Seminar Successfully Convened in Oslo

​This week, PRIO organized the 11th UN High-Level Seminar on Gender and Inclusive Mediation Strategies at Soria Moria Hotel in Oslo.

August 2022

Lillian Setran Successfully Defends Master`s Thesis

Lillian Setran has successfully defended her thesis "A bulletproof peace nation? A critical discourse analysis on elite mythmaking - a case study of Norwegian arms export and the self-perception as a ‘peace nation’".

Congratulations, Lillian!

UN High-Level Seminar on Gender and Inclusive Mediation Strategies

This week ​PRIO is organizing the 11th UN High-Level Seminar on Gender and Inclusive Mediation Strategies. The seminar is designed for envoys, senior mediators, and other key actors involved in international peacemaking.

Case Brief on Israeli–Palestinian Disagreements over Collective Memory During the Peace Process 1993–2001

​​A case brief just published as part of PRIO's FAIR project examines how the Israeli–Palestinian peace process dealt with radical disagreements over collective memory. It identifies three positions taken towards this specific issue: prescriptive forgetting that avoids the past altogether, strategic forgetting that postpones dealing with it, and transitional justice that recommends addressing it head-on. 

Funding for Project on China's 'Developmental Peace' Approach

PRIO has received funding from the Research Council of Norway for the 3-year project Developmental Peace? Local Perceptions of China’s Engagement in Pakistan and Afghanistan (AsiaPeace).

Kaja Sparre Bakke Successfully Defends Master's Thesis

​Kaja Sparre Bakke has successfully defended her thesis "Protests in Defence of Democracy: Exploring the Heterogeneous Mobilizing Effects of Democratic Erosion".

Congratulations, Kaja!

Ambassador Steffen Kongstad Joins PRIO as Practitioner in Residence

​PRIO is proud to announce that Ambassador Steffen Kongstad (retired) has joined PRIO as Practitioner in Residence (PiR).

PRIO Contributions to Arendalsuka 2022

​Arendalsuka concluded on Friday and PRIO Director Henrik Urdal sums up PRIO's contributions.

PRIO at Arendalsuka 2022

​PRIO participated at this year's Arendalsuka with three events, and with our researchers on several debate panels.

Jens Koning Successfully Defends Master's Thesis

Jens Koning has successfully defended his thesis "Nature as Patronage? Exploring the Effects of Democratization and Support Coalition Identity on Forest Loss".

Congratulations, Jens!

Birthe Einen Successfully Defends Master's Thesis

Birthe Einen has succesfully defended her thesis "Does Gender Equality Matter? The Effect of Gender Equality on Protest Campaign Success".

Congratulations, Birthe!

Chandler Williams Successfully Defends Master's Thesis

​Chandler Williams has successfully defended his thesis "Airstrike-only Military Interventions and Their Civilian Consequences - Evidence from the Kosovo War".

Congratulations, Chandler!

June 2022

New Conflict Data for 2021: Sharp Increase in the Number of Deaths

The 2021 update of the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) data on organized violence is now available. It reveals that at least 119,000 people died as a result of organized violence in 2021. This is an increase of 46 percent compared to the year before and the highest figure since 2015.

Anton Kronborg Successfully Completes Master's Thesis

​Anton Kronborg has successfully completed his master's thesis, titled On the Edge of their Seats: Incentives for Constituency Service in the National Assembly of Zambia, at the University of Copenhagen (Department of Political Science).

Residency on Creative Practice and Activism in the Context of Conflict and Oppression

​On 15 August, PRIO, PRAKSIS and artist Motaz Habbash will kick off a month-long residency with ten artists whose creative practices respond to lived experiences of conflict and oppression. 

Reintegrating Together or Alone? New Study on How the Reintegration Process Can Affect Ex-Combatants’ Political Participation

​In a new PRIO Paper, Senior Researcher Wenche Iren Hauge assesses how the reintegration processes of ex-combatants affect their political participation. The paper draws on case studies from Guatemala, Nepal and Colombia.

Roundtable with Hugo Slim: The Future of Humanitarian Principles - Recording Now Available

​Will the principle of humanity survive the critique of anthropocentrism and a call for post-humanism? 

The Women, Peace and Security Index Goes Viral on Social Media

Yesterday, a video featuring the Global Women, Peace and Security Index went viral on TikTok, garnering over 700,000 likes so far.

PhD Course on International Mediation

The PRIO Research School on Peace and Conflict, in collaboration with the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, hosted doctoral candidates at the PhD-level course.

CHANSE Funding in Place for Project on Digital Emergency Communication

The project will examine the use of smartphone apps, mass notifications via SMS and messaging on social media platforms, in efforts to alert the public and respond to emergencies.

PRIO and STK Host the Launch of the EuroWARCHILD Project

​On 1 June, the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security, and the University of Oslo's Centre for Gender Research (STK) hosted the launch of the EuroWARCHILD project. The launch brought together scholars and practitioners, as well as European war children, to discuss what it means to be a child born of war.

May 2022

Next Steps toward New Insights on Migration, Development and Policy from MIGNEX

​Successful MIGNEX consortium meeting in Istanbul, with inspiring discussion as the project members continue to build new knowledge on migration, development and policy.

Abraham Accords on NRK Urix

Før måtte de skjule at de var jøder i arabiske land. Nå flytter mange jøder fra hele verden til muslimske Dubai. Hvorfor?

PhD Course on Gender, Peace and Conflict

Doctoral candidates from all over the world attended PRIO's PhD-level course on Gender, Peace and Conflict. 

PRIO Joins Scholars At Risk Network

​​PRIO has joined Scholars at Risk (SAR), a network of over 400 higher education institutions in 39 countries working to protect threatened scholars, prevent attacks on higher education and promote academic freedom.

PhD-Level Course: Ethnographic Fieldwork Methodology

​​PRIO invites applications for this course, which will be taught in person in Oslo in September 2022. The application deadline is 10 June.

UN Resident Coordinator for Syria Visits PRIO

​On 12 May, researchers and practitioners held interesting discussions on Syria at a roundtable at PRIO.

The History of PRIO and Peace Research: New Open Access Book

​The new open access book Lives in Peace Research: The Oslo Stories explains how PRIO, the world's oldest independent peace research institute, was founded and how it survived through crises.

New PhD-Level Course: Survey Methods in Migration Research

​PRIO invites applications for this course, which will be taught in person in Oslo in September 2022. The application deadline is 10 June.

New Case Brief: The Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS)

​This new FAIR case brief by Eli Stamnes and Cedric de Coning focuses on the peace negotiations resulting in the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS), finalized in September 2018.

Greg Reichberg Speaks on Panel with PM Mario Draghi at Vatican Conference

​PRIO Research Professor Greg Reichberg spoke at a Vatican conference on "The Family as Relational Good".

April 2022

Håvard Hegre Awarded ERC Advanced Grant

Håvard Hegre has been awarded a European Research Council Advanced Grant of EUR 2.5 million for the project ANTICIPATE - Anticipating the impact of armed conflict on human development.

Kelly Fisher Is the New Coordinator of the PRIO Migration Centre

​​Kelly Fisher takes over from Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn as the coordinator of the PRIO Migration Centre. He holds an MA in Gender Studies and is a Research Assistant working on several migration-related projects. 

New Horizon Europe Project at PRIO on Security Research

​A collaborative project in which PRIO participates has been awarded a large grant from the European Union's Horizon Europe programme.

Mete Hatay Receives the Necati Özkan Award

Last night, PRIO Cyprus Centre Senior Research Consultant Mete Hatay received the Necati Özkan Award by the Necati Özkan Foundation for best researcher of the last three years.

Call for Applications: Placements at PRIO for UiO Master's Students

​University of Oslo master's students are now invited to apply for a place on the UiO-PRIO Student Programme.

New Case Brief: Controversies of Inclusion in the Colombian Peace Process: The Balancing Act of Introducing New Norms and Gaining Popular Support

​This new FAIR case brief by Isabel Bramsen argues that inclusion is in fact a controversial issue with several dilemmas in relation to peace processes.

New Case Brief: Ethical Issues and Controversies in the Astana Process: Questioning Representation and Ownership

​This new FAIR case brief by Zenonas Tziarras focuses on how the Astana process became central to the peace efforts regarding the Syria conflict after 2017, but it has been heavily influenced by the interests and positions of its three sponsors or guarantor powers: Russia, Turkey, and Iran.

Kristian Skrede Gleditsch Gives the Presidential Address at ISA

​On Thursday 31 March, Kristian Skrede Gleditch of the University of Essex and PRIO gave his Presidential Address at the 2022 annual convention of the International Studies Associations (ISA) in Nashville, USA. In his talk, Kristian focused on the policy relevance of doing prediction in scientific research to improve transparency, evaluate theoretical models, highlight plausible implications of alternative future scenarios, and identify key sources of vulnerability. This marks the end of his one-year term as President of the ISA. Kristian is the second ISA President from PRIO, the first being Nils Petter Gleditsch in 2008-09.

March 2022

Transactional Engagements: Middle Eastern Responses to the Ukrainian War

Russia’s war in Ukraine has been met with global condemnation drawing NATO and the EU closer together in coordinating collective responses.

In contrast to this coordinated front among US, French and German responses, it is worth drawing attention to the mixed regional responses among states in the Middle East for whom the war can have long-lasting destabilising effects.

Tone Sommerfelt On Her Father’s Unique Anthropological Work

​The journal History and Anthropology has dedicated a special section to Norwegian anthropologist Axel Sommerfelt and his previously unpublished paper on ethnic groups and boundaries. The section has been put together by PRIO researcher Tone Sommerfelt – Axel Sommerfelt's daughter – Marek Jakoubek and Thomas Hylland Eriksen.

Vacancy: Communication Director

​Do you want to contribute to enhancing the visibility and impact of peace research through strategic communication and leadership? Are you interested in research communication and skilled in public outreach? 

Charles Butcher Awarded Prestigious ERC Grant

​Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Senior Researcher at PRIO Charles Butcher has been awarded a European Research Council Consolidator Grant of EUR 2 million.

Open Call for 2024 Special Issue of Journal of Peace Research

​Every year, JPR publishes special issues on topics of high relevance to the field of peace research, and we are now soliciting proposals for the 2024 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. 

Washington's Sanctions on Russia Will Affect Europe More than the United States

​"I am concerned that US sanctions will affect Europe more than the United States," Tzimitras, director of the PRIO Cyprus Centre, told Anadolu Agency (AA).

Last week, the United States and Britain imposed sanctions on Russia by banning oil and gas imports, while the European Union (EU) member states, which are heavily dependent on Russian gas, are trying to find alternative sources in response to Moscow's war against Ukraine.

Full interview here.

Islamic Finance and Lived Religion in Denmark and Norway

Studies of lived religion among Muslims in Europe increasingly analyse how Muslims’ everyday practices are informed by religious beliefs, norms and values. This includes studies about food preparation, hijab fashion and shopping. Yet, religious influence on the economic aspects of Muslims’ everyday lives remains largely unexplored.

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Visits PRIO

On Tuesday, 8 March, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi visited PRIO to participate in a panel discussion. The topic of discussion was how we best respond to global displacement. 

Warring with Machines Conference Held in Kolkata, India

​The Warring with Machines Project co-organized a conference with PRIO Global Fellow Kaushik Roy of Jadavpur University in Kolkata. The conference was titled "AI and the Transformation of Warfare: Perspectives from South Asia and Beyond."

Journal of Peace Research Special Issue 2022 is out: Special Issue on Disaster Diplomacy, guest-edited by Carmela Lutmar & Gina Yannitell Reinhardt

The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn worldwide attention to the difficulties inherent to managing disasters, forcing scholars across disciplines to consider the impact disasters have on interstate relations, state resilience, patterns of violence and hostility, and the vulnerabilities that condition conflict.

RedLines Project Kick-Off Meeting

​The Red Lines and Grey Zones project has been officially launched with a kick-off meeting on the 1st of March. Please find an introduction to the project presented by Kristoffer Lidén above.

Halvard Buhaug Contributes to the IPCC's Latest Climate Report

​Yesterday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the second part of its Sixth Assessment Report. PRIO Research Professor Halvard Buhaug, who is a chapter lead author, presented findings at the Norwegian launch of the report.

February 2022

Kumar Rupesinghe - In Memoriam

​Kumar Rupesinghe (1943–2022) passed away in Colombo in his native Sri Lanka on 19 February.

Ukraine: PRIO Expertise

​The most relevant PRIO researchers to comment on aspects relevant to the Russia-Ukraine War are listed here.

New PhD-Level Course: 'Migration Theory: Perspectives on Time and Temporalities'

PRIO invites applications for this course, which will be taught in person in Oslo in June 2022. The application deadline is 18 April.

Migration-Related PhD Courses

​Three migration-related PhD courses will be offered at PRIO in the course of 2022: (1) Migration theory: perspectives on time and temporalities, (2) Survey methods in migration research: design, implementation, and analysis, and (3) Ethnographic fieldwork methodology: approaches, tools, and ethics.

Vacancy: Communication Assistant

​We are looking for a Communication Assistant to join PRIO's communication team. 

New Handbook Chapter: Understanding variation and change in migrant transnationalism

​The new Handbook on Transnationalism, edited by Brenda S.A. Yeoh and Francis L. Collins and published by Elgar, includes a chapter by PRIO Research Professor Jørgen Carling, entitled "Understanding variation and change in migrant transnationalism".

New podcast episode: On co-production and collaborative research with refugees

​PRIO Senior Researcher Kasia Grabska has participated in an IMISCOE Migration Podcast episode, entitled "On co-production and collaborative research with refugees". The episode can be found here.

New Handbook Chapter: Migrant transnationalism, remittances and development

​The new Handbook on Transnationalism, edited by Brenda S.A. Yeoh and Francis L. Collins and published by Elgar, includes a chapter by PRIO Research Professor Marta Bivand Erdal, entitled "Migrant transnationalism, remittances and development".

New Handbook Chapter: Theorising voluntariness in return

​The new Handbook of Return Migration, edited by Russell King and Katie Kuschminder and published by Elgar, includes a chapter by PRIO Research Professor Marta Bivand Erdal and former PRIO Global Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Sussex Ceri Oeppen, entitled "Theorising voluntariness in return".

Hope and despair in the Indus River delta: navigating the treacherous waters of capitalism, climate change and politics

​PRIO Research Professor Marta Bivand Erdal together with Sehr Nisar, Prithvi Raj, Neha Ramchand, Furrukh Khan and Rashid Memon, have contributed a new blog post in the MIGNEX Insight series, entitled "Hope and despair in the Indus river delta: navigating the treacherous waters of capitalism, climate change and politics".

Reflections on the Poland-Belarus border crisis

The Poland-Belarus Border: A Conversation with Marta Bivand Erdal in the Public Anthropologist

In this conversation with Public Anthropologist's Saumya Pandey (Doctoral Researcher at Christian Michelsen's Institute) PRIO Research Professor Marta Bivand Erdal reflects on the continuing Poland-Belarus crisis. To what extent and in what ways is this a crisis? And what are the research ethics of examining this situation - including dilemmas of distance and proximity, in the face of migration management at the border.

UNRWA’s Philippe Lazzarini Debates Palestinian Refugees at PRIO

What is the current status of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)? What are its main challenges? What types of scenarios can we envision for UNRWA's future?

These were some of the questions discussed today when the PRIO Middle East Centre and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted a roundtable with UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini.

New Book: Citizen Humanitarianism at European Borders

​The new book Citizen Humanitarianism at European Borders, edited by Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert and Elisa Pascucci explores the emerging trend of citizen-led forms of aid at the borders of Europe, in a time of escalating conflict between states and NGOs engaged in migrant search and rescue operations across the Mediterranean.

European Union-Belarus Border Crisis: Why the Narrative of “Hybrid Warfare” is Dangerous

​The 2021 EU-Belarus border crisis was preceded by a rapid deterioration of the already strained European Union (EU)-Belarus relations, in most part due to the Ryanair 4978 incident and the concomitant wide-ranging sanctions imposed by the EU on the authoritarian government of the Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who has often been referred by the media as "Europe's last dictator."

New Book Chapter: “We Are Alive, but Have No Life”: Rohingya Refugees, Deprived of the Prospects for a Future

​The new book chapter "We Are Alive, but Have No Life": Rohingya Refugees, Deprived of the Prospects for a Future written by Senior Researcher Marte Nilsen, explores some of the everyday strategies of survival that stateless, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh make use of to navigate under the precarious conditions of being denied rights and recognition.

New Case Brief: The Role of Civil Society in Peace Processes – A Case Study of Guatemala: Ethical Reflections

​The new case brief by Wenche Iren Hauge examines the Guatemalan peace process from 1990 to 1996 as an early example of the inclusion of civil society in a negotiation process. 

The Guatemalan case is an important illustration of the challenge in having to prioritize between different norms in a peace process – and in this case, ending violence came before important implications of inclusivity on other issues on the negotiation agenda.

New Series of Video Portraits from West Africa

The lives and dreams of young adults in three cities are explored in the project Future Migration as Present Fact (FUMI).

New Book on the Israel - Palestine Conflict

​Jørgen Jensehaugen has just published the book En kort introduksjon til Israel - Palestina-konflikten. [A brief introduction to the Israel - Palestine conflict]. There will be a book launch as soon as PRIO opens up for public events.

GPS Centre Webinar on Norway’s Work on the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda in the Security Council

​On February 4th, the PRIO GPS Centre hosted a webinar on Norway's work on the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda in the UN Security Council. 

Louise Olsson New Research Director

​Louise Olsson is the new Research Director for the Social Dynamics Department.

Nonviolent Pro-Democracy Mobilization Tops Director's Nobel Shortlist

​PRIO Directors have made it a tradition to offer their personal shortlists for the Peace Prize.

January 2022

Turkish Foreign Policy: The Lausanne Syndrome in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East

​In the context of rapid developments in Turkey and its broader geopolitical environment over the past decade, this book examines and conceptualises Turkey’s changing foreign policy towards a more assertive and revisionist paradigm.

Vacancies: Department Managers

PRIO is looking for two new Department Managers to support the management of Norway's fastest-growing social science research institute.

New Case Brief: Excluded Palestinians: Mediator Gatekeeping in the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict

​This new case brief by Jørgen Jensehaugen examines the dilemma of  inclusion/exclusion, which is one of many central problems in Arab–Israeli peacemaking, by using three instances of international mediated involvement in the conflict to highlight how mediation gatekeeping has served to exclude Palestinians, either as a people, as a political unit, or as a spoiler group.

EuroWARCHILD Project Kicked Off

​On January 20th, the members of the EuroWARCHILD project team met for the first time for a full-day workshop to kick off the project.

New Book: Documenting Displacement

​​The new book Documenting Displacement: Questioning Methodological Boundaries in Forced Migration Research, edited by Katarzyna Grabska and Christina R. Clark-Kazak, assesses the ways in which knowledge is co-created in spaces of displacement, and how it is reproduced through narratives. 

New Case Brief: Malian Women’s Participation in the Algiers Negotiations

​This FAIR case brief focuses on Malian women's participation in the Algiers negotiations in 2014­–2015. It shows how there were stark differences in perceptions of fairness when it came to women's participation among the different actors involved, including relatively strong resistance to women's participation from the international mediation team and the conflict parties in Algiers.



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