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

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)

The Brazilian aid paradox

December 1, 2015 — Written by Torkjell Leira (University of Oslo) and Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (PRIO)

A strange silence in Kabul

October 6, 2015 — Written by Torunn Wimpelmann (Chr. Michelsen Institute)

Expanding and improving the quality of girls’ education in Afghanistan

September 1, 2015 — Written by Arne Strand (Chr. Michelsen Institute)

Lethal Autonomous Weapons: Killing the ‘Robots-don’t-Rape’ Argument

August 31, 2015 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO) and Kjersti Lohne (University of Oslo)

From IDPs to Victims in Colombia: Transition from Humanitarian Crisis through Law Reform?

June 16, 2015 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO), Julieta Lemaitre (Associate Professor, Universidad de los Andes Law School, Bogotá)