News Archive

2023 : 62 hits

August 2023

Heated Transformation of a Frozen Conflict: Jumpstarting a Process in a Changing Island

A new PCC Policy Brief by Mete Hatay is out, looking at the cost of the international community's disengagement with Cyprus and potential ways to revive negotiations.

Norway in the Security Council

PRIO researchers contribute to Special Issue of Internasjonal Politikk [International Politics].

Vera Lind Successfully Defends Master's Thesis

Vera Lind has successfully defended her MA thesis at the University of Oslo.

Kickoff Workshop of the AsiaPeace Project

The AsiaPeace project was successfully launched in August 2023.

PRIO Organizes Rotterdam Art Residency on Collective Healing From War

PRIO is organizing a unique art residency in Rotterdam this autumn.

Preliminary Findings from NORM Project Presented in Indonesia
New Survey Shows Strong Support for Nordic Self-Defense

A new survey shows that 70 per cent of respondents believe Norway should put up an armed resistance if it is attacked by another country.

New papers and podcast on humanitarian negotiations

In the research project Red Lines and Grey Zones: Exploring the Ethics of Humanitarian Negotiation (RedLines) two papers and a new podcast episode have recently been published in collaboration with the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies (NCHS). 

New podcast series: FAIR: Ethics in Peace Negotiations

A new podcast series on ethics in peace negotiations is now available on Spotify.

PRIO at Arendalsuka 2023

​Arendalsuka is an annual Norwegian political festival that brings together politicians, journalists, policy makers, aid organisations, civil society and the private sector.

Kristoffer Lidén appointed as Research Director

Kristoffer Lidén has been appointed as the new Research Director for the Dimensions of Security Department at PRIO.

June 2023

Gabriel Lönn Successfully defends Master's Thesis

​Gabriel Lönn has successfully defended his MA thesis 'The Chinese Connection: How Network Ties to Beijing give rise to Autocratisation' at the University of Oslo.

PRIO Awarded New Funding to Research Russian Approaches to Peace Processes

PRIO was awarded new funding this week by the Research Council of Norway for a 3-year project, Russian Approaches to Peace Processes.

Beathe Øgård Successfully defends Master's Thesis

​Beathe Øgård has succesfully defended her thesis "The Spring Revolution in Myanmar - Resisting a Closed Autocracy.

Ina Lyftingsmo Kristiansen Successfully Defends Master’s Thesis

​Ina Lyftingsmo Kristiansen successfully defended her MA thesis titled «Challenging the Loyalty-Competency Trade-Off in Autocratic Cabinets» on 15 June at the University of Oslo.

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.

PhD course on Political Regimes

​On 5-7 June PRIO hosted the PhD level course "Political regimes: Developments, Typologies and Consequences" as part of the Norhed II project.

Hassan Aden Successfully Defends His PhD Thesis

​Today, Hassan Aden has defended his PhD thesis at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg.

New report documents over 6,000 civilians killed in 20 months since Myanmar coup – significantly higher than previously reported

​A report released today by the Peace Research Institute Oslo finds that at least 6,000 civilians were killed in the first 20 months following Myanmar's military coup in 2021.

Vacancy: Lead Machine Learning Engineer

PRIO seeks to strengthen its data science competence by inviting applications for a three-year, full-time position as a Lead Machine Learning Engineer.

New figures show conflict-related deaths at 28-year high, largely due to Ethiopia and Ukraine wars

​The war in Ethiopia's Tigray region accounted for over 100,000 battle-related deaths in 2022, even more than Russia's invasion of Ukraine which accounted for more than 81,000 deaths, according to new conflict trends data released today.

Interview with Harry Tzimitras, Director - PRIO Cyprus Centre

​"The unfortunate dual calamities hitting Turkey and Greece in the first half of 2023 in the forms of a devastating earthquake and horrendous train crash respectively, revived memories of the summer of 1999, when two major destructive earthquakes hit Istanbul and Athens.

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.

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.

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.



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