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

What Shapes Which Migration Flows We Study?

July 2, 2018

Aid Agencies Can’t Police Themselves. It’s Time for a Change

April 10, 2018 — Written by Dorothea Hilhorst, Professor of Humanitarian Aid and Reconstruction, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam and PRIO Global Fellow

New Mapping of Children Affected by Armed Conflict

February 28, 2018 — Written by Gudrun Østby (PRIO), Karim Bahgat (PRIO), Kendra Dupuy (PRIO), Siri Camilla Aas Rustad (PRIO), Håvard Strand (PRIO/University of Oslo), Tore Wig (University of Oslo)

From Principle to Practice: Humanitarian Innovation and Experimentation

December 22, 2017 — Written by Sean Martin McDonald (FrontlineSMS), Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO) and Katja Lindskov Jacobsen (Copenhagen University)

End impunity! Reducing conflict-related sexual violence to a problem of law

December 19, 2017 — Written by Anette Bringedal Houge (UiO), Kjersti Lohne (UiO)

Humanitarian experimentation

November 29, 2017 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO), Katja Lindskov Jacobsen (Copenhagen University), Sean Martin McDonald (FrontlineSMS)

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)