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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)

For too many refugees, life passes while waiting for return

May 19, 2017 — Written by Marta Bivand Erdal (PRIO)

Introductory Post: A series of reflections on Refuge

May 18, 2017 — Written by Amanda Cellini (PRIO)

A double message about safety and security for field research: “Protection is crucial” and “Don’t overdo it”

May 2, 2017 — Written by Dorothea Hilhorst

Reform of the rape law in Sudan: Lip service to the International Criminal Court

April 10, 2017 — Written by Liv Tønnessen (CMI)

An Incomplete Picture of the Humanitarian Crisis in the Lake Chad Region

April 2, 2017 — Written by Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos (IRD, CEPED)

UiO: Nordic conference: The Nordic model of global humanitarianism: contestations and contextualisations

March 31, 2017 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO) and Johan Strang (University of Helsinki)

A review of humanitarian issues in 2016

March 8, 2017 — Written by Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (PRIO)

With Orwell to the West Bank

February 28, 2017 — Written by Marte Heian-Engdal (PRIO)

The Whimper, Not Bang, of Humanitarian Drones

February 15, 2017 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO)

No-Man’s Land

January 20, 2017 — Written by Marte Heian-Engdal (PRIO)

Resettlement in contemporary Norway – lessons from a discourse analysis of the Norwegian debate on the Syrian refugee crisis

December 1, 2016 — Written by Linn Marie Reklev

The evolution of Danish Refugee Resettlement Policy, 1978-2016

November 24, 2016 — Written by Katrine Syppli Kohl (SFI)

Swedish cultural orientation programs and the notion of the “passive refugee”

November 16, 2016 — Written by Mehek Muftee (Jönköping University)

Give Us Your Phone and We May Grant You Asylum

October 18, 2016 — Written by Rocco Bellanova (PRIO), Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (PRIO), and Raphaël Gellert (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Most Importantly a Nobel for the Colombian People and the Victims of the Civil War

October 7, 2016 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO)

The future of refugee resettlement: Will the September summits make any difference?

September 28, 2016 — Written by Adèle Garnier (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Brazilian Peacekeeping: Challenges and Potentials in Turbulent Landscapes at Home and Internationally

September 26, 2016 — Written by Eric Cezne (University of Groningen), Eduarda Hamann (Igarapé Institute)

Refugee resettlement as humanitarian governance: The need for a critical research agenda

September 13, 2016 — Written by Adèle Garnier (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO), and Liliana Lyra Jubilut (Universidade Católica de Santos, Brazil)

Introductory Post: Nordic Resettlement Series

September 12, 2016 — Written by Amanda Cellini (PRIO)

Survey: Most humanitarians favour the use of drones in disaster zones

September 8, 2016 — Written by Denise Soesilo (Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD))

Reflections on World Humanitarian Day: Old stakes and new challenges for humanitarian aid workers

August 19, 2016 — Written by Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (PRIO)

Building Humanitarian Studies: High scores for the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies in external review of HUMPOL

August 8, 2016 — Written by Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (PRIO) and Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO)

What is the role of law in bringing imaginative and imaginary peace to Colombia?

July 4, 2016 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (UiO/PRIO)

Durable Solutions: Five Implementation Challenges and Possible Pathways for Improvement

June 16, 2016 — Written by André de Lima Madureira (MSc Human Rights, LSE, UK) and Liliana Jubilut (Professor, Unisantos, Brazil)

How Can Innovation Deliver Humanitarian Outcomes? Challenges and Approaches for Humanitarian Innovation Policy

June 2, 2016 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (UiO/PRIO), Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (PRIO) and Brita Fladvad Nielsen (NTNU)

Against the Merger of Humanitarianism with Development and Security

May 31, 2016 — Written by Kristoffer Lidén (PRIO)

The humanitarian quest for accountability: Examining the role of UNHCR

May 23, 2016 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (UiO/PRIO) and Katja Lindskov Jacobsen (University of Copenhagen)

Brought Up to Be a War Criminal

May 18, 2016 — Written by Kjersti Lohne (PRIO) and Anette Bringedal Houge (IKRS, UiO)

Insecurity in the Humanitarian Cyberspace: A Call for Innovation

May 10, 2016 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (UiO/ PRIO)

Protection of Civilians (PoC): What did we learn?

May 6, 2016 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (UiO/ PRIO)

Why the Veto Powers All Support Protection of Civilians (And Why They Often Fail to Agree on It)

April 29, 2016 — Written by Kristoffer Lidén (PRIO) and Simon Reid-Henry (PRIO)

Tailoring Protection of Civilians to State Capacity: The Role of Regional Human Rights Protection Measures

April 14, 2016 — Written by Julieta Lemaitre (Universidad de Los Andes) and Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO)

The GovLab Selected Readings on Data and Humanitarian Response

April 5, 2016 — Written by Prianka Srinivasan and Stefaan G. Verhulst

Futureproofing Humanitarianism for Permanent Emergencies: Unpacking the Promise of Cooperation

March 16, 2016 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO)

Is The War on Drugs a Humanitarian Crisis?

March 8, 2016 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO) and Kristian Hoelscher (PRIO)

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)

Political Violence and Humanitarian Technology

May 5, 2015 — Written by Katja Lindskov Jacobsen (Metropolitan University College, Copenhagen, Denmark)

Women’s Right to Abortion after Rape in Sudan

April 29, 2015 — Written by Liv Tønnessen (CMI)

Emergency Exit for the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

April 10, 2015 — Written by Kristoffer Lidén (PRIO)

Beyond Sexual Violence: Gendered Political Insecurity as a Threat to Peace

April 9, 2015 — Written by Julieta Lemaitre (Associate Professor, Universidad de los Andes Law School, Bogotá), Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO)

Evaluating Ebola: the politics of the military response narrative

March 16, 2015 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO)

PoC as a concept for UN peacekeeping

February 26, 2015 — Written by Jon Harald Sande Lie (NUPI) and Benjamin de Carvalho (NUPI)

Conundrums in the Embrace of the Private Sector

February 24, 2015 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO)

UN at War

February 13, 2015 — Written by John Karlsrud (NUPI)

Fighting the War with the Ebola Drone

December 3, 2014 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO)

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)

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)

Sexual Violence: Monopoly of victimhood?

December 18, 2013 — Written by Åse Roti Dahl (Communication Adviser, CMI)

ICCM – The Annual Gathering of a Global Digital Village

December 3, 2013 — Written by Guro Åsveen

Somali Repatriation Pact: Insufficient Progress

November 19, 2013 — Written by Anab Nur (Researcher, The Heritage Institute for Policy Studies)

The promise and perils of ‘disaster drones’

November 1, 2013 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO) and Kjersti Lohne (UiO)

Reforming the Security Council: the question that won’t go away

October 22, 2013 — Written by Simon Reid-Henry (PRIO)

UNHCR – A Humanitarian Organization with a Mandate to Protect Civilians in Refugee Camps

October 15, 2013 — Written by Maja Janmyr (Research Fellow, University of Bergen)

Killer Robots: the Future of War?

September 25, 2013 — Written by Maral Mirshahi (PRIO) and Agnieszka Cybulska (Norwegian Centre for Human Rights)

Land of Confusion – Protection of Women and Children in Liberia

September 17, 2013 — Written by Benjamin de Carvalho (NUPI) and Niels Nagelhus Schia (NUPI)

Humanitarian challenges in Syria

September 2, 2013 — Written by Joakim Hertzberg Ulstein (NUPI)

Jus Post Bellum

August 22, 2013 — Written by Astri Suhrke (CMI)

Mali: Humanitarian Challenges and Fragile Security, What Role for the UN?

August 15, 2013 — Written by Maria Gabrielsen Jumpert (PRIO), John Karlsrud (NUPI) and Kristin B. Sandvik (PRIO)

Protection: From deeds to words?

June 20, 2013 — Written by Ole Jacob Sending (NUPI)

PoC: Protection clusters and the formation of ambiguity- the view from Bor and beyond

May 13, 2013 — Written by Jon Harald Sande Lie (NUPI)

PoC: The Politics of Counting Rape in Darfur

April 21, 2013 — Written by Liv Tønnessen (CMI)

Somalia from Humanitarian Crisis to Struggling Statehood

April 5, 2013 — Written by Cindy Horst (PRIO) and Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO)

Urban Humanitarianism: Accessing informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya

April 3, 2013 — Written by Joakim Hertzberg Ulstein (NUPI)

PoC: Where the Price for Mobilizing Protection Laws is Your Life – the Plight of Colombia’s Women IDP Leaders

March 21, 2013 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO) and Julieta Lemaitre (Universidad de los Andes Law School, Bogotá)

PoC: Protection, displacement and return to Somalia – Whose responsibility, whose rights?

March 11, 2013 — Written by Cindy Horst (PRIO)

Humanitarianism and Weapons: Should a ban on nuclear weapons rely on humanitarian principles?

March 6, 2013 — Written by Kristoffer Lidén (PRIO)

PoC: How the Security Council in 1999 came to consider protection of civilians in armed conflict

March 1, 2013 — Written by Astri Suhrke (CMI)

The Unspoken in Kabul: What does the future hold for humanitarian actors?

February 22, 2013 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO)

A Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies?

February 18, 2013 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO)