Torkel Brekke left PRIO in 2020. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.
Professor of History of Religion, University of Oslo
Work phone: +47 22 54 77 27
Mobile phone: +47 98 82 98 09
By Torkel Brekke, Siri Aas Rustad, Kaja Borchgrevink & Edin Kozaric
By Torkel Brekke, Kaja Borchgrevink & Edin Kozaric, PRIO Policy Brief
PRIO Policy Brief
Journal Article in Open Library of Humanities
Journal Article in Journal of Muslims in Europe
Popular Article in VG
Journal Article in Research & Politics
Book Chapter in Routledge Handbook of Religion and Security
Book Chapter in Warfare, Religion, and Society In Indian History
Book Chapter in Warfare and Politics In South Asia from Ancient to Modern Times
Survey responses needed: Islamic banking is a growing sector globally, but there is little knowledge about how Muslims in the Nordic region relate to questions of Islamic finance and to the relationship between religion and economy. To learn more about this, we are conducting a survey among Muslims in the Nordic countries. If you are Muslim, over 20 years old, and live in Sweden, Norway, Denmark or Finland, we hope you can take part in our survey: www.prio.org/FINEXSurvey
PRIO is happy to announce that Torunn L. Tryggestad will be the new Deputy Director at PRIO as of 1 August 2017.
Yesterday the Research Council of Norway (RCN) announced that the research project with the title "FINEX: Financial Exclusion, Islamic Finance and Housing in the Nordic Countries" has been successful in the RCN call "Welfare, Working Life and Migration (VAM)".
By entering into a new strategic cooperation agreement, the University of Oslo and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) wish to contribute to solidify Oslo’s role as a global powerhouse for knowledge about the prevention and resolution of armed conflict.
At the very heart of the connections between the armed forces, religion, and society is the institution of military chaplaincy.
This new book, edited by Torkel Brekke & Vladimir Tikhonov, is among the first collective monographs dealing with chaplaincy — the key nexus between society, its religion(s), and its armed forces. A variety of contributions based on the materials from diverse Asian and Western societies demonstrates how chaplaincies both mirror the attitudes of their societies towards military and religion and contribute to shape them.
On the occasion of the visit to Oslo by the Foreign Minister of the State of Qatar, H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim al-Thani, a closed roundtable discussion on the Middle East was hosted by PRIO, in association with the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies (CHS) at the Doha Institute.
PRIO is happy to announce that Torkel Brekke will be the new Deputy Director at PRIO. Brekke will take up the position 1 May 2016.