For a week in December each year, Oslo city invites the public to learn about and discuss important issues related to peace, democracy and human rights. The series of events are called Oslo Peace Days.
PRIO will contribute to this year's Oslo Peace Days with four events, including the prestigious PRIO Annual Peace Address.
Yesterday, a video featuring the Global Women, Peace and Security Index went viral on TikTok, garnering over 700,000 likes so far.
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.
The most relevant PRIO researchers to comment on aspects relevant to the Russia-Ukraine War are listed here.
Friday, we got to know that a large project has been funded by the Research Council of Norway's INFRASTRUKTUR initiative, that aims to build up relevant, up-to-date infrastructure that is accessible to the research community, to various private and public sector user groups, and to the general public.
What does Gender have to do with it? On US election day, with major gender issues on the ballot, and the American gender gap being larger than ever, PRIO researchers Marianne Dahl and Sunniva Unn Hustad examine how Women Peace and Security scores coincide with projections for the 2020 election.
New research note co-authored by the PRIO Centre for Gender, Peace and Security and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security investigates the relationship between women’s wellbeing and risk factors associated with an overwhelming COVID-19 outbreak. Are nations that perpetuate injustice, exclusion, and insecurity for women less prepared to handle an epidemic outbreak, like COVID-19?
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.
JPR publishes annual special issues on topics of high relevance to the
field of peace research, and is now soliciting proposals for the 2022 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.
PRIO has long been at the forefront of research on protest movements.
As of 2020 PRIO houses three major projects that simultaneously are investigating mass mobilizations and protests. As a result, we will have a large team of leading experts in the field. This is something that no other research institution can boast of, either nationally or internationally.
Read more about this in Tora Sagård's summing up of these projects and the links between them.
Why do some pro-democracy movements succeed while others fail?
The December 2019 issue of the PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update is out now.
Read the Gender, Peace and Security Update – December 2019 issue here.
The Research School on Peace and Conflict invites applications for the PhD course on Civil Resistance: Causes and Consequences to take place at PRIO in Oslo on 11-13 February 2020. The course is a collaboration between the Norwegian University for Science and Technology (NTNU) and PRIO.
The deadline for applications is 1 December 2019.
The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, in partnership with the Peace Research Institute of Oslo, will launch the second edition of the global Women, Peace and Security Index (WPS Index) today at the United Nations. PRIO Deputy Director and Director of the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security Torunn L. Tryggestad will speak at the event.
To join in the effort to build evidence, National Geographic teamed up with the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) to illustrate our upcoming 2019–2020 Women, Peace, and Security Index. The index serves as a kind of report card on women’s well-being, ranking 167 countries from best to worst in three key areas: women’s inclusion in society, sense of security, and access to justice.
Clarivate has just announced their 'Journal citation report', containing the most influential ranking of academic journals.
As with previous years, PRIO's own journals, the Journal of Peace Research (JPR) and Security Dialogue (SD) remain highly ranked. SD is now placed 9th in the International Relations category, with an improved 2-year Impact Factor (IF) of 2.710 (they are not in the Political Science category). JPR is ranked 14th in the International Relations (out of 85) and 32nd in Political Science (out of 169) categories, also with an improved 2-year IF of 2.419.
The Research Council of Norway announced this morning that PRIO will receive TOPPFORSK funding for the project: "Securing the victory? Understanding dynamics of short-run and long-term success in popular uprisings and democratization".
The December 2017 issue of the PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update is now out.
The PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update (GPS Update) is an electronic newsletter launched by the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security in response to growing interest among the public for information about gender, peace and security issues.
For any queries regarding the GPS Update, contact Julie Marie Hansen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Georgetown Institute of Women, Peace and Security and PRIO celebrated the launch of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Index today.
The new and global Women, Peace and Security Index, developed by PRIO and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, launched at the United Nations today.
Gudrun Østby is the new Editor of the Journal of Peace Research, while Marianne Dahl is the new Deputy Editor.
The first issue in 2017 the PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update is now out.
The lead story in this issue includes an interview with Sarah Douglas, Gender Advisor at the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office, about how the UN Peacebuilding Fund has managed to surpass the target for financing gender-specific projects.
Marianne Dahl successfully defended her doctoral thesis today, 30 March, at the Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences - NTNU. The title of her thesis is "Pockets of Opportunity: State Dissident Interactions and Regime Change".
Her trial lecture: "What role does social mobilisation play for regime stability and transition, particularly considering the broader social mobilisation literature?"
As Journal of Peace Research celebrates it's 50th Anniversary, we launch two new Policy Briefs and other core outputs from the Conflict Trends project:
PRIO researchers Marianne Dahl and Pavel Baev have both published on the Ukraine during the current crisis.
Pavel Baev: Russia Ready to Give the Falling Ukraine a Push — and Might Follow Suit
Marianne Dahl: Violence and Non-Violence in the Ukraine
Pavel Baev: Hesitantly Assertive Germany Sizes up Imperiously Assertive Russia
Pavel Baev: The Sochi Games and the Russian Dream Yet to Come True
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