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

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)

Female Empowerment in DR Congo

April 1, 2014 — Written by Gudrun Østby (PRIO)

Impunity and the conflation of rape and adultery in Sudan’s Criminal Act

March 10, 2014 — Written by Liv Tønnessen (CMI)

Syria’s humanitarian crisis

February 8, 2014 — Written by Are J. Knudsen (CMI)

No prospects of cooling down: why the crisis in South Sudan must be solved immediately

December 21, 2013 — Written by Øystein H. Rolandsen (PRIO)