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

Unpacking the Myth of ICT’s Protective Effect in Mass Atrocity Response

September 27, 2017 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO), Nathaniel A. Raymond (Harvard Humanitarian Initiative)

Building a Sociology of Law for the Humanitarian Field

August 20, 2017 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO), Kjersti Lohne (UiO)

Nordic welfare humanitarianism at Nordic Branding Kick-Off Conference (June 12-13 2017)

August 3, 2017 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO), Amanda Cellini (PRIO)

The myth of ICT’s protective effect in mass atrocity response

June 16, 2017 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO), Nathaniel A. Raymond (HHI)

Response to Alexander Betts and Paul Collier, Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System

May 22, 2017 — Written by Cecilia M. Bailliet (UiO)

For too many refugees, life passes while waiting for return

May 19, 2017 — Written by Marta Bivand Erdal (PRIO)

Introductory Post: A series of reflections on Refuge

May 18, 2017 — Written by Amanda Cellini (PRIO)

A double message about safety and security for field research: “Protection is crucial” and “Don’t overdo it”

May 2, 2017 — Written by Dorothea Hilhorst