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.
More than 40 peace practitioners, researchers and representatives from international organizations came together on 2 November 2022 in Geneva to discuss how various ethics perspectives could help in the planning, implemention, and evaluation of digital peacebuilding interventions.
The PRIO project “On Fair Terms: The Ethics of Peace Negotiations and Mediation” (FAIR) organized a workshop in Cyprus in partnership with the PRIO Cyprus Centre, PRIO Middle East Centre, and the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security, 19-21 October.
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.
A collaborative project in which PRIO participates has been awarded a large grant from the European Union's Horizon Europe programme.
The Red Lines and Grey Zones project has been officially launched with a kick-off meeting on the 1st of March. Please find an introduction to the project presented by Kristoffer Lidén above.
Hosted by the International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA), the Conference on Humanitarian Studies was held at Sciences Po, Paris between 3-5 November 2021, with the theme ‘New realities of politics and humanitarianism: between solidarity and abandonment’.
The schedule featured a number of NCHS members, representing a number of PRIO projects including Do No Harm: Ethical Humanitarian Innovation and Digital Bodies led by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik.
Recordings of the sessions available from the below links:
Roundtable 10: The Ethics of Humanitarian Technology: Looking Back &Taking Stock
On 9-10 September 2021, around 20 researchers met for a hybrid online-offline workshop to share their research on specific cases of ethical issues in peace negotiations and mediation. The workshop was part of the PRIO project 'On Fair Terms: The Ethics of Peace Negotiations and Mediation' (FAIR) and included both PRIO researchers and researchers from across the world.
The project "Red Lines and Grey Zones: Exploring the Ethics of Humanitarian Negotiation" has received funding from the Research Council of Norway. Starting from consultations with humanitarian practitioners, the project will map problems related to the ethics of negotiation and cross examine these challenges through cases from Syria, Bangladesh, Colombia, Nepal, the Mediterranean and the UN Security Council.
How to better understand the relationship between individual duties and collective action in response to large-scale societal challenges.
All over the world, states are responding to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic by invoking the state of emergency – generally characterized by an expansion of the state power, allowing it to perform actions that it could not carry in times of normal politics.
COVID-19 has quickly changed everything from our daily routines, to the policies of governments, to the fortunes of the global economy. How will it continue to shape society and the conditions for peace and conflict globally in the near future and long after we manage to get the virus under control?
What makes peace negotiations fair?
This is the over-arching question asked in the project On Fair Terms: The Ethics of Peace Negotiations and Mediation, which has now received three years of NORGLOBAL funding from the Research Council of Norway.
Congratulations to project leader Henrik Syse, and the other project participants: Kristoffer Lidén (PRIO), Kwesi Aning (KAIPTC), Fitriani (CSIS), Cedric de Coning (NUPI), Eli Stamnes (NUPI), Harry Tzimitras (PRIO Cyprus Centre), Zenonas Tziarras (PRIO Cyprus Centre), Torunn L. Tryggestad (PRIO), Gregory M. Reichberg (PRIO), Nadim Khoury (PRIO), Wenche Hauge (PRIO), Kristian Berg Harpviken (PRIO), Jenny Lorentzen (PRIO), Isabel Bramsen (University of Copenhagen) and Eric Stollenwerk (Freie Universität Berlin).
The April 2019 Disasters special issue on Humanitarian Governance features several articles by PRIO researchers, including Kristoffer Lidén, Dorothea Hilhorst (PRIO Global Fellow), and Jacob Høigilt. Kristin Bergtora Sandvik co-edited the issue, and contributed with an introduction article entitled "A world in turmoil: governing risk, establishing order in humanitarian crises".
This year, we will celebrate PRIO's 60th Anniversary, with a peak in our Anniversary Week at the beginning of June. We hope for, and plan for, a lot of interesting (and fun) anniversary activities.
PRIO researchers have been prolific contributors to the field of humanitarian studies in 2018. The contributions are mainly in the field of humanitarian technology and refugee management.
The Research School on Peace and Conflict invites applications for the course Societal security: critical perspectives, to take place at VUB-IES in Brussels on 17-19 October 2018. The deadline for applications is 15 August 2018.
While Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert has maternity leave, Kristoffer Lidén will be the Research Director of the Dimensions of Security Department, starting 28 May.
Call for papers for the NordSTEVA conference on 10-11 December 2018.
The Research School on Peace and Conflict invites applications for the course Contemporary conditions of critique: power, value(s), economy to take place in Oslo on 20-22 September 2017.
The deadline for applications is 9 June 2017.
The Research School on Peace and Conflict invites applications for the PhD course on Gender, Peace and Security, to be held 21-23 November 2016.
The extended deadline for application is 17 October. There are few places left!
The Research School on Peace and Conflict invites applications for the PhD course Critique, to be held 28-30 November 2016. The deadline for applications is 9 September 2016.
The Research School on Peace and Conflict invites applications for the PhD course The Dynamics of Civil Wars, Oslo, 30 May - 03 June 2016. The course is lectured by Professor Jeffrey T. Checkel (Simon Fraser University) and Professor Scott Gates (University of Oslo and PRIO).
The Research School on Peace and Conflict invites applications for the course Societal security in Europe – a reassessment, 29 February – 2 March 2016. The deadline for applications is 20 January 2016.
Deadline: 5 January 2016
The Research School on Peace and Conflict invites applications for the course Beyond Transitional Justice: From the Individual to the Community, 02-04 December 2015.
The course is lectured by Prof. Harvey Weinstein (Human Rights Center, University of Carlifornia Berkeley), with Lorna McGregor (Director University Human Rights Center University of Essex), Elin Skaar (Christian Michelsen Institute), Anne Margrete Sønneland (Diakomhjemmet University College), Inger Skjelsbæk (Department of Psychology University of Oslo and PRIO) and Nora Sveaass (Department of Psychology, University of Oslo).
The course focuses on psychological aspects of transitional justice in the area of population or societal responses, critiques of PTSD, the dangers of victimhood as a social identity, and the myth of reconciliation. The course will have a topical approach to these themes through focus on transitional justice mechanisms from the Balkans, Africa and the Americas.
The Research School on Peace and Conflict invites applications for the PhD course Religion, Conflict and Violence. The course is organized by Ragnhild Nordås (PRIO).
This course will focus on the relationships between religion and conflict; how this link can be understood theoretically and studied empirically, and the empirical patterns we see. The course will look at both how religion affects and is used by potential state challengers (e.g. minorities, rebel groups, terrorists) on the one hand and state policies towards potential or real challenger on the other (e.g. religious freedom/repression).
The readings, lectures and discussions will focus on global trends as well as particular cases. The course features several guest lecturers.