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

Reflections on World Humanitarian Day: Old stakes and new challenges for humanitarian aid workers

August 19, 2016 — Written by Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (PRIO)

Building Humanitarian Studies: High scores for the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies in external review of HUMPOL

August 8, 2016 — Written by Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (PRIO) and Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (UiO/PRIO)

What is the role of law in bringing imaginative and imaginary peace to Colombia?

July 4, 2016 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (UiO/PRIO)

Durable Solutions: Five Implementation Challenges and Possible Pathways for Improvement

June 16, 2016 — Written by André de Lima Madureira (MSc Human Rights, LSE, UK) and Liliana Jubilut (Professor, Unisantos, Brazil)

How Can Innovation Deliver Humanitarian Outcomes? Challenges and Approaches for Humanitarian Innovation Policy

June 2, 2016 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (UiO/PRIO), Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (PRIO) and Brita Fladvad Nielsen (NTNU)

Against the Merger of Humanitarianism with Development and Security

May 31, 2016 — Written by Kristoffer Lidén (PRIO)

The humanitarian quest for accountability: Examining the role of UNHCR

May 23, 2016 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (UiO/PRIO) and Katja Lindskov Jacobsen (University of Copenhagen)

Brought Up to Be a War Criminal

May 18, 2016 — Written by Kjersti Lohne (PRIO) and Anette Bringedal Houge (IKRS, UiO)