Jan 2004 – Dec 2007
Why is there no peace between Israel and the Palestinians? What are the conditions for a solution that can be tolerated by both? What are the conflict's fundamental causes?
The principal objective of the project is to explore the complex obstacles to peace in the Middle East, by analysing the Israel-Palestinian conflict on the national, regional and international levels.
The project will also expand PRIO’s interdisciplinary competence on the Middle East. The SIP will:
Why is there no peace between Israel and the Palestinians? What are the conditions for a solution that can be tolerated by both? What are the conflict’s fundamental causes? We investigate these questions via interrelated subprojects, focusing on the international, regional and national levels. Topics include:
Trained in the history, political science, religion and law, SIP researchers will compare and integrate conflict-resolution theories, analytic methods and empirical findings. PRIO’s solid area expertise will be complemented with participation by other Norwegian and international scholars.
The Palestinian Minister of Refugee Issues, Atef Adwan, visited PRIO on Monday 15 May. He was received by Director Stein Tønnesson and researchers from PRIO’s Middle East research program, led by Hilde Henriksen Waage.
PRIO and Pax Publishing are proud to be able to invite you to the launch of Hanne Eggen Røislien’s Bosettere på hellig grunn: En reise blant jødiske nybyggere [On Holy Ground: A Journey Among the Jewish Settlers of the Middle East]. Written with the general reader in mind, the book provides a personal account of Røislien's encounters with various individuals and groups in the Middle East.
The launch event will include a presentation of the book, after which the audience will be invited to discuss the topic: Can We Negotiate With Terrorists? The launch will be chaired by Sverre Tom Radøy.
Middle East expert Professor William B. Quandt has given two seminars in Oslo, invited by the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) and the University of Oslo. Both seminars attracted audiences of close to 200.
The first seminar focused on ‘What Has Worked?’, the second on ‘What Has Not Worked?’. Both seminars were chaired by Hilde Henriksen Waage, Associate Professor (UiO) and Senior Researcher (PRIO).
PRIO and the University of Oslo organized two seminars with Professor Avi Shlaim of the University of Oxford. Both seminars were chaired by Hilde Henriksen Waage.
Avi Shlaim is one of the greatest capacities in research on the conflict in the Middle East. During his stay in Oslo, he gave two successful talks for audiences of 150-200 people.
The Research Council of Norway has approved a new three-year SIP (Strategic Institute Project) at PRIO. The new project will be entitled The Missing Peace: Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in the Middle East.
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