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Torunn L. Tryggestad New Deputy Director at PRIO

Torunn L. Tryggestad New Deputy Director at PRIO

Tuesday, 01 Aug 2017
PRIO is happy to announce that Torunn L. Tryggestad will be the new Deputy Director at PRIO as of 1 August 2017.
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New issue of the PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update

New issue of the PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update

Empowering Survivors of Sexual Violence in DR Congo

Friday, 30 Jun 2017

The second issue in 2017 the PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update is now out. 

The lead story in this issue includes an interview with researchers Christine Amisi (ICART) and Gudrun Østby (PRIO) about their research on support programmes for survivors of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Call for Members: Research School on Peace and Conflict

Call for Members: Research School on Peace and Conflict

Friday, 16 Jun 2017

​PhD Candidates are invited to apply for membership in the Research School on Peace and Conflict. Members get direct access to research courses, as well as to internal seminars and generic skills training with leading experts. 

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PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security launches new website

PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security launches new website

Thursday, 15 Jun 2017

​The PRIO Centre on Gender Peace and Security is pleased to launch its new website.

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Successful Doctoral Defense by Kaja Borchgrevink

Successful Doctoral Defense by Kaja Borchgrevink

Friday, 09 Jun 2017

​Kaja Borchgrevink has defended her thesis today, 9 June 2017  'With Faith in Development: Islamic Charity as Development in Practice?' at  Department of International Environment and Development Studies NoragricFaculty of Landscape and Society at NMBU Ås Campus.

Her trial lecture:
Is women's apparently increasing involvement in religious life, including piety movements and religio-political organisations, likely to contribute to egalitarian social change in southern Asia?

Evaluation committee:

First opponent: Emeritus Professor Carole Rakodi, University of Birmingham, UK
Second opponent: Dr. Tamsin Bradley, University of Portsmouth, UK
Committee coordinator: Dr. Poul Wisborg, Noragric, NMBU, Norway

Supervisors:
Associate Professor Ingrid Nyborg, Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric), NMBU
Dr. Kristian Berg Harpviken, Peace Research Institute Oslo, Norway


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