This week we have received wonderful news from the European Research Council (ERC). No less than two brand new 5-year research projects will be conducted at PRIO with Starting Grants from this funder: Marta Bivand Erdal will lead the project "Migration rhythms in trajectories of upward social mobility in Asia", and Henrikas Bartusevičius will lead "Adapted to War".
We are also very happy to see that the University of Oslo (Faculty of Law) will host Mareile Kaufmann's new ERC Starting Grant Project The changing relationships between digital technologies, DNA and evidence. Kaufmann was a doctoral student at PRIO and maintains a secondary researcher position at the institute.
How is e-governance and the Internet of Things (IoT) changing the everyday lives of the people of India and China, and how are these multifaceted changes affecting international relations?
Congratulations to Åshild Kolås, who will lead the project e-Topia: China, India and Biometric Borders, which has now received 4-year funding from the Foreign Policy programme of the Research Council of Norway. Congratulations also to project participant Mareile Kaufmann, as well as partners in Asia; Centre for Internet and Society, Omeo Kumar Das Institute of Social Change and Development, Hezhou University and Digital Asia Hub.
Congratulations to Greg Reichberg on funding from the SAMKUL call of the Research Council of Norway for a four-year project: Warring with Machines: Military Applications of Artificial Intelligence and the Relevance of Virtue Ethics. The PRIO team also consists of Henrik Syse and Mareile Kaufmann, and in addition a full-time PhD researcher.
Call for papers for the NordSTEVA conference on 10-11 December 2018.
Routledge has recently published a new book by PRIO Researcher Mareile Kaufmann on societal resilience.
Today, Thursday 28 January, Mareile Kaufmann has successfully defended her doctoral thesis at the University of Hamburg: Resilience - Governance and in/security in interconnected societies.
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.
The NordForsk board has decided to award one of the two new Nordic Centres of Excellence under the Nordic Societal Security Programme to PRIO. NOK 22 million have been allocated to the centre to be headed by J. Peter Burgess from the Dimensions of Security department at PRIO.
The European Union's new demonstration project, DRIVER (Driving Innovation in Crisis Management for European Resilience) was successfully launched in May 2014. This project, gathering the expertise of 37 organisations, will jointly develop solutions for improved crisis management. A distributed pan-European test-bed will be built for experimentation and testing and the most useful new tools will be collected in a comprehensive Crisis Management portfolio at the end of the project. Building upon the findings of previous research projects, DRIVER's ultimate goal is to enhance European resilience in the face of crisis situations and ascertain sustainable innovation in Crisis Management also after the end of the project.
Security Dialogue invites proposals for review articles that aim to inspire academic debate on specific themes, issues or topics through a solid summary, evaluation and discussion of diverse sources that speak to each other and to the author’s own work. As such, review articles function as ‘conversation pieces’: the selected theme and sources provoke discussion or should be introduced in a dialogue about security research because of their striking or unusual quality.
How does the digitalization of communication impact the way we understand, communicate and act upon risk? How will the integration of digital technologies into our everyday life transform risk communication? Will risk management be enhanced or challenged by new public awareness of risk emerging through new technologies of communication? A team based in the Security Research Group will explore these questions through DIGICOM, a project newly funded by the Research Council of Norway's Societal Security program.
Members of the project Negotiating values: Collective identities and resilience after 22/7 (coordinated by PRIO) are organizing an international academic workshop on how societies negotiate and formulate values and identities after the shock of terror. The workshop will take place at the University of California, Los Angeles on 3-4 March 2014. Abstract submission deadline is 8 December 2013.
For more information, please see the Call for abstracts at the NECORE website .
Should drones be used in search and rescue operations, or are the eyes on the ground better suited for this task? On 7 March 2013 a group of diverse experts came together in order to discuss opportunities and challenges of the use of drones for search and rescue operations in Norway. The workshop was hosted by the Peace Research Institute Oslo and the Norwegian Board of Technology.
Should drones be used in search and rescue operations in Norway, or are ‘eyes on the ground’ better suited for this task? In a joint workshop the Peace Research Institute of Oslo, the Norwegian Board of Technology and the Red Cross Norway assess the opportunities and challenges related to new technologies and methods in search and rescue operations.
Please find Call for Abstracts-document (pdf) under Related files in left column.
The Research Council of Norway has just announced its funding from the SAMKUL programme. PRIO has received funding for a large-scale project on how Norwegian society has responded to the attacks of 22 July 2011.
The project will be led by Henrik Syse, who was interviewed by Aftenposten on the subject.