PRIO @ 60 in 2019

PRIO @ 60 in 2019
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Jan 2019 - Dec 2019

​In 2019 we will be celebrating PRIO's 60th anniversary. Throughout the year, we will present anniversary activities and treats that we hope you will enjoy. This page will be developed as new elements are added.

Anniversary Committee

The anniversary has been – and is being – planned by a committee consisting of Lars Even Andersen, Nils Petter Gleditsch, Kristoffer Lidén, Siri Aas Rustad, Agnete Schjønsby, Torunn L. Tryggestad, and Henrik Urdal.

PRIO Stories

One of the main activities in the anniversary year will be the launch of a series of interviews with people at the core of PRIO in the early as well as the later years. This project is being headed by Stein Tønnesson, and planned by a committee also consisting of Cindy Horst and Helge Pharo (former chair of the PRIO board).

You'll find the PRIO stories by following this link.

Anniversary Week (3–7 June)

This week will be packed with activities of different kinds, some open to the public – some for PRIOites only. This list will be expanded as and when plans materialize:

​3–4 June


Security Dialogue workshop. By invitation only

​4 June

Arms Trade, Activism and the Global South: A seminar hosted by Security Dialogue. Open seminar. Please follow this link for more information and registration.

4 June

From 17:00​

Alumni party. By invitation only. For everyone we manage to reach, who has ever worked at PRIO. We will send an e-mail about this during January. Do alert us if you do not hear from us, and have worked (or been a student, intern or guest researcher) at PRIO.


​5-6 June

Annual meeting of Women/Gender, Peace and Security Centres at PRIO. By invitation only

​5 June

08:30-11:00​

Humanitarian Breakfast Seminar (Open): Climate Change and Humanitarian Consequences: Perspectives, challenges and responses. Open seminar. Please follow this link for more information and registration.



​5 June

15:00-17:00


​Launch of the Oxford Handbook on Gender, Peace and Security. Open event. Please follow this link for more information and registration.



6 June




8:30-10:00




The Environment - Reason for optimism, or reason to panic? A breakfast seminar with Steven Pinker. By invitation only. Click here for more information.


​6 June

​12:00-14:00

​Forgotten Conflicts - Hidden Trends. Open seminar. Please follow this link for more information and registration.

​6 June

​From 16:30

​PRIO Annual Peace Address. By invitation only. The Anniversary Peace Address will be given by Steven Pinker. For more information click here.

6–7 June

Climate Security Workshop. By invitation only