Pope Francis issued a powerful message to participants of an international conference co-organized by PRIO and The Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.
A new report focused on the ethical aspects of digital competence in the defense sector is in the spotlight, after a seminar convened to discuss the topic by the Ministry of Defense.
New PCC Report by Nasia Hadjigeorgiou taking a legal perspective on the buffer zone in Cyprus.
In 1993, secret negotiations took place in Oslo, Norway, aiming to start a process to resolve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Thirty years later, PRIO researchers are still researching the Oslo Agreement and its implications.
Today, Marie Sandnes defended her dissertation “Understanding power dynamics between intervening and host military forces: The case of the G5 Sahel Joint Force and external actors in the Sahel”.
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.
PRIO researchers contribute to Special Issue of Internasjonal Politikk [International Politics].
Vera Lind has successfully defended her MA thesis at the University of Oslo.
The AsiaPeace project was successfully launched in August 2023.
PRIO is organizing a unique art residency in Rotterdam this autumn.
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.
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).
A new podcast series on ethics in peace negotiations is now available on Spotify.
Arendalsuka is an annual Norwegian political festival that brings together politicians, journalists, policy makers, aid organisations, civil society and the private sector.
Kristoffer Lidén has been appointed as the new Research Director for the Dimensions of Security Department at PRIO.
This new case brief under the On Fair Terms: The Ethics of Peace Negotiations and Mediation (FAIR) project written by Kristian Berg Harpviken focuses on how the US-Taliban agreement paved the way for the Taliban’s takeover, an outcome that was not given yet seemed highly likely, whether seen from the vantage point of 2018 (when talks started) or 2020 (when they were concluded).
Sofie Balstad has successfully defended her MA thesis 'Respect! Power! Postfeminism!? The Convergence Between Feminism and Neoliberalism Through Narrative Gazes' at the University of Oslo.
A 'Do No Harm' project blogpost looks into how biometric data collection has caused harm in the context of humanitarian interventions and where the future risks lie.
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 was awarded new funding this week by the Research Council of Norway for a 3-year project, Russian Approaches to Peace Processes.
Beathe Øgård has succesfully defended her thesis "The Spring Revolution in Myanmar - Resisting a Closed Autocracy.
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.
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.
On 5-7 June PRIO hosted the PhD level course "Political regimes: Developments, Typologies and Consequences" as part of the Norhed II project.
Today, Hassan Aden has defended his PhD thesis at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg.
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.
PRIO seeks to strengthen its data science competence by inviting applications for a three-year, full-time position as a Lead Machine Learning Engineer.
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.
"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 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.
Digital inclusion is paving the way for women and other marginalized groups to participate in peace processes.
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?
In May 2023, the PRIO NORM team headed to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to conduct fieldwork interviews and meetings with local actors.
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?
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 Violence and Impacts Early-Warning System (VIEWS) team is committed to providing humanitarian groups with the earliest possible warnings to support anticipatory action.
This week, the UN High-Level Seminar on Gender and Inclusive Mediation Strategies celebrates ten years.
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.
This year Israel celebrates 75 years since it was established.
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.
MIT-WPU/PRIO Conference MIT-WPU in Pune, India, 1–2 November 2023 The CALL FOR PAPERS has now closed.
PRIO is committed to contributing to fostering the next generation of peace researchers.
Lea K Matthaei has successfully defended her MA thesis under the On Fair Terms: The Ethics of Peace Negotiations and Mediation (FAIR) project.
PhD-Level Course now open for applications.
A new project PRIO partners with at the University of Essex receives a €2.
Call for Papers for an international symposium & workshop, 9-10 November 2023.
The PRIO Archive (about 1500 physical boxes) is now deposited at the National Archives of Norway.
Senior Researcher Ilaria Carrozza discussed Chinese foreign policy at the Norwegian Foreign Policy Conference 2023 on March 21.
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.
PRIO Researchers Greg Reichberg and Samar Abbas Nawaz attended a recent summit on Responsible AI in the Military domain.
Both the Ethics of Humanitarian Neutrality in Syria and the Red Lines for Humanitarian Aid in Afghanistan webinars were recorded and can be streamed via the seminar webpages.
Ine Eriksen Søreide’s tenure as Norway’s Foreign Minister between 2017 and 2021 was reviewed by PRIO researchers Torunn L.
Now more than ever we can see how the impact of war and violence changes societies and people.
PRIO GPS Centre Research Professor Inger Skjelsbæk and UiO Research Fellow Johanne Rokke Elvebakken have published an op.
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?
PRIO's International Summer School (ISS) is finally back in in-person format, after running virtually for three-years.
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.
PRIO invites applications for this course, which will be taught in person in Oslo on 5-7 June 2023.
Norway’s term as an elected member of the UN Security Council ended on December 31, 2022, after two intensive years.