By Jessica Olney, Khin Maung , Lucky , Shabbir Ahmad, Marte Nilsen & Gudrun Østby
Wednesday, 13 Jul 2022
Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February, food insecurity and food prices have become increasingly concerning. However, the focus has largely been on the consequences of war for the international market and food insecurity abroad, leaving less attention to the lack of food among civilians in Ukraine. Ukrainians have fled their ...
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2021–: Research Director, Conditions of Violence and Peace, PRIO.
2019–: Research Professor, Conditions of Violence and Peace, PRIO.
2019–2020: Visiting Researcher at the Center for International Development & Conflict Management, University of Maryland.
2019–: Deputy Editor, Journal of Peace Research.
2017–2019 : Editor-in-chief, Journal of Peace Research.
2010–2019: Senior Researcher, Conditions of Violence and Peace, PRIO.
2015–2017: Associate Editor, Journal of Peace Research.
2010–2014: Deputy Editor, Journal of Peace Research.
2006: Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security (CRISE), University of Oxford.
2005: Book Review Editor Journal of Peace Research.
2005–2010: Phd Candidate/Research Fellow, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo
(Maternal leave April-December, 2006; September 2008-May 2009; and March-December 2012).
2005–2010: Researcher (part-time), Centre for the Study of Civil War, PRIO.
2004: Research Assistant, Centre for the Study of Civil War, PRIO.
2003–2004: Norwegian Red Cross Youth Delegate to Kenya Red Cross Society.
PhD, Political Science, University of Oslo, 2011.
Cand. Polit (equiv. MA), Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), 2003.
Cand.Mag (equiv. to B.A), NTNU and Universidad de Granada (Spain), 2001 in the areas of Political Science, English, Media Science and Psychology.
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Popular Article in Monkey Cage at the Washington Post
Journal Article in International Journal of Educational Development
Popular Article in PRIO Blog
Journal Article in Population and Development Review
Popular Article in PRIO Blog
Popular Article in Aftenposten
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.
Today, Save the Children launched its new report Stop the War on Children: A crisis of recruitment. The report is based on a new mapping of children at risk of being recruited or used in armed conflict conducted at PRIO, as well an update of the yearly estimation of children living in conflict zones. The findings are alarming. In 2020, approximately 337 million children, or more than 1 in 8 children, were living in a conflict zone in which one or more actors recruited children. This is the highest recorded number of children at risk of being recruited by armed actors.
Save the Children's report Stop the War on Children: A crisis of recruitment shows that, in 2020, almost all children in Syria and Yemen were at risk of recruitment by armed actors.
The PRIO GPS Centre contributes to a new course on Gender, Peace and Conflic at the Centre for Gender Research (STK) at the University of Oslo, taking place for the first time this autumn. Professor Inger Skjelsbæk (PRIO and UiO) is the course leader. This autumn Wenche Hauge, Senior Researcher at PRIO, has given the students a lecture on peacebuilding and Torunn L. Tryggestad, Director of the PRIO GPS Centre, has given a lecture on UN Security Council Resolution 1325.
Gudrun Østby will be the Research Director of the research department Conditions of Violence and Peace from 1 August.
Gudrun Østby is a Research Professor at PRIO. She is Deputy Editor of the Journal of Peace Research, of which she has also been Editor-in-Chief. She has been at PRIO in different capacities since 2004, with a PhD in political science from the University of Oslo (2011).
Gudrun will be succeeding Siri Aas Rustad.
Congratulations to Gudrun!
PRIO has conducted a study for Save the Children estimating the number of children at risk of experiencing wartime sexual violence. A staggering 72 million children—17% of the 426 million children living in conflict areas globally, or 1 in 6—are living near armed groups that have been reported to perpetrate sexual violence against children.
Security Dialogue (SD) and the Journal of Peace Research (JPR) remain in the top quartile of journal rankings.
Clarivate's Journal Citation Reports (previously Web of Science/Thomson Reuter's) show the journals' two-year Impact Factor (IF). This is the most commonly used metric of journal influence measuring the average number of citations to articles published in the last two volumes.
The amount of humanitarian aid allocated to education doubled between 2015 and 2018 and Norway has reached the global goal of allocating 4% of their humanitarian aid to the sector.