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

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)

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)