Kristian Berg Harpviken (47) is appointed new Director at PRIO, the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo.
Harpviken is a respected peace researcher and Afghanistan expert. He holds a PHD in sociology, and his fields of research are conflict analysis, migration and landmines. Harpviken has been deputy director at PRIO since 2005, and has been associated with the institute since 1993. He also participates as Working Group leader at the Centre for the Study of Civil War (CSCW) at PRIO.