PRIO's Centre on Culture and Conflict has received funding from the FRIPRO programme of the Research Council of Norway for the 4-year project Inspirational Creative Practice: the Work of Artists in Times of War (INSPIRE). Congratulations to project leaders Katarzyna Grabska and Cindy Horst, as well as Marte Nilsen and Covadonga Morales Bertrand, who will also take part in the project. There will also be a PhD position.
The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) invites applications for a three-year, full-time position within the project Future Migration as Present Fact (FUMI), funded by the European Research Council. The position provides the opportunity to work in a leading international research institution with an interdisciplinary environment. It is classified as a Senior Researcher position within PRIO’s seniority and salary system.
On 2-4 February, PRIO co-organized a conference in Kyrenia (north Cyprus) titled Youth in Iraq: Developing Capacities for Active Citizenship. Iraqis from different regions, political orientations, and religious communities attended the event, along with participants from Cyprus, Norway, Switzerland, and the United States.
The congolese physician Denis Mukwege and Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad jointly tops PRIO Director Henrik Urdal's shortlist for the Nobel Peace Prize.
On 28-30 June, PRIO co-organized a conference in Beirut on Societal Inclusion and Reconciliation: Two Pillars for Building a Better Future in Iraq. Iraqis from different regions, political orientations, and religious communities attended the event, along with participants from Britain, Iran, Lebanon, Norway, Switzerland, and the United States.
The Research School on Peace and Conflict invites applications for the PhD course Governance, Identity and War to take place in Oslo on 31 August – 6 September 2017. The deadline for applications is 23 June.
The Research School on Peace and Conflict invites applications for the PhD course Business for Peace: A New Dawn for International Peacebuilding?, to be held in Oslo on 8-10 March 2017.
The extended deadline for application is 3 February. There are few places left!
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!
Edited by Pedro Ibarra Güell and Åshild Kolås, Basque Nationhood Towards a Democratic Scenario is now out on Peter Lang International Academic Publishers.
Debates about Basque self-determination were curtailed for decades by political violence, involving both the actions of ETA (Euskadi Ta Askatasuna) and the counter-terrorism activities of Spain and France. In 2011, ETA announced a permanent cessation of operations. Since then, the stakeholders have become increasingly aware of the need to rethink Basque nationhood and democratic representation in light of the changing nature of nationhood and citizenship within the European Union. These issues are also important in the French Basque country, which has witnessed a re-emergence of Basque identity politics in recent years.
The 'Erbil Declaration' on Inclusive Citizenship in Iraq sums up the joint recommendations of a group of intellectuals and religious leaders from a wide range of Iraqi communities and several European countries. It resulted from a conference that took place in Erbil on 2-4 June 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).
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.
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.
Oñati, 14-15 May 2015
The workshop organized by Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law, the Department of Political Science of the University of the Basque Country and PRIO gathered international and Basque researchers to elaborate on contemporary visions of sovereignty and analyze processes of sovereignty construction from an interdisciplinary approach, covering conceptualizations of new political dynamics, emergent sociological processes and their legal reflections, with special focus on the Basque Country and attention to the fields of anthropology, sociology, law, political science and history. Through this multidisciplinary scientific exchange the workshop aimed at advancing the understanding of notions of sovereignty and processes of sovereignty construction in general and in the Basque case specifically.
El taller de trabajo organizado por el Instituto Internacional de Sociología Jurídica de Oñati, el Departamento de Ciencia Política de la Universidad del País Vasco y PRIO analizó nociones contemporáneas del concepto de soberanía y procesos de construcción de soberanìa desde un enfoque multidisciplinar. El programa prestó especial atención a los campos de la antropología, la sociología, el derecho, la ciencia política y la historia. Los trabajos académicos presentados se centraron en la conceptualización de nuevas dinámicas políticas e incipientes procesos sociológicos así como en su reflejo legal. A través de este intercambio científico multidisciplinar profundizamos en la comprensión de las diferentes nociones de la soberanía como concepto y como proceso de construcción social tomando como caso de estudio el País Vasco.
Proyecto de Investigacion (2013-2016)