The Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies aims to promote and facilitate critical and relevant research on key humanitarian issues. The centre serves as a hub for research and policy discussion, and features a national network of scholars working on humanitarian issues from outside the three core institutions. It also features an extensive network of international humanitarian scholars. The centre is a joint CMI, NUPI and PRIO initiative.

Recent blog posts

Why the Veto Powers All Support Protection of Civilians (And Why They Often Fail to Agree on It)

April 29, 2016 — Written by Kristoffer Lidén (PRIO) and Simon Reid-Henry (PRIO)

Tailoring Protection of Civilians to State Capacity: The Role of Regional Human Rights Protection Measures

April 14, 2016 — Written by Julieta Lemaitre (Universidad de Los Andes) and Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO)

The GovLab Selected Readings on Data and Humanitarian Response

April 5, 2016 — Written by Prianka Srinivasan and Stefaan G. Verhulst

Futureproofing Humanitarianism for Permanent Emergencies: Unpacking the Promise of Cooperation

March 16, 2016 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO)

Is The War on Drugs a Humanitarian Crisis?

March 8, 2016 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO) and Kristian Hoelscher (PRIO)

The humanitarian–development nexus in Northern Uganda

January 27, 2016 — Written by Jon Harald Sande Lie (NUPI)

An academic New Year’s resolution for Colombia: understanding continued gendered violence as a threat to positive peace

December 11, 2015 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO)

Attacks on Humanitarian Aid Workers: Five New Findings

December 4, 2015 — Written by Jason Miklian (PRIO), Håvard Mokleiv Nygård (PRIO) and Kristian Hoelscher (PRIO)