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

Do they really care? Protection of Civilians and the Veto Powers in the UN Security Council

November 18, 2014 — Written by Kristoffer Lidén, PRIO

Humanitarian innovation, humanitarian renewal?

October 5, 2014 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO)

Estranged violence in Tegucigalpa

September 29, 2014 — Written by Joakim Hertzberg Ulstein (NUPI)

The humanitarian triad

September 17, 2014 — Written by Raymond Apthorpe (Royal Anthropological Institute, London)

Is it acceptable to lie for a good cause?

September 9, 2014 — Written by Henrik Urdal (PRIO)

A Humanitarian Technology Policy Agenda for 2016

August 14, 2014 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO), Christopher Wilson (The Engine Room), John Karlsrud (NUPI)

The Rise of the Humanitarian Drone: Giving Content to an Emerging Concept

June 30, 2014 — Written by Patrick Meier (iRevolution)

The Humanitarian–Development Nexus: Lessons from Northern Uganda

May 19, 2014 — Written by Jon Harald Sande Lie (NUPI)