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Cellini presents at the Refugee Law Initiative Annual Conference

June 9, 2017

The Second Annual Conference of the Refugee Law Initiative was held 5-7 June at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. The overall theme was ‘Mass Influx? Law, Policy and Large-Scale Movements of Refugees and Migrants‘. With the current political focus on large-scale movements, there is renewed interest in better understanding and developing humanitarian […]

Sandvik and Lemaitre publish new article in Stability: International Journal of Security & Development

June 5, 2017

In their newly published article Finding the Roads to Justice? Examining Trajectories of Transition for Internally Displaced Women in Colombia in Stability: International Journal of Security & Development, Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO) and Julieta Lemaitre (Universidad de Los Andes) offer an account of the relevance and impact of transitional justice for internally displaced people and displaced […]

Sandvik and Raymond publish new article developing a theory of harm for ICTs in mass atrocity response

June 3, 2017

Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO) and Nathaniel A. Raymond (Harvard) just published the article Beyond the Protective Effect: Towards a Theory of Harm for Information Communication Technologies in Mass Atrocity Response in Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal. Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) are now being employed as a standard part of mass atrocity response, evidence collection, and […]

Schultz and Cellini present at the Nordic Asylum Law Seminar

June 2, 2017

The Nordic Asylum Law Seminar was held 29-30 May at the University of Iceland, hosted by the Human Rights Institute and the Nordic Institute for Migration and Refugee Policy (NIM). The overall theme of the 2017 Seminar was ‘Migration management and human rights — Refugee protection in crisis‘. A growing number of refugees and asylum […]

Jumbert presents at EMN Norway annual conference

June 1, 2017

On 1 June, the European Migration Network (EMN), Norway’s annual conference, with the theme of The Use of Technology in Identity Verification was held, co-hosted by EMN Norway, the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security, and the Norwegian Immigration Directorate (UDI). Establishing and verifying a person’s identity are core issues when reviewing and processing applications for immigration, […]

Cellini participates in CARFMS Annual Conference

May 22, 2017

On 16 May, Amanda Cellini (PRIO) participated in the 10th Annual Conference for the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS), hosted by the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives at the University of Victoria. The conference, Forgotten Corridors: Global Displacement & the Politics of Engagement, aimed at getting beyond the hierarchies of human mobility […]

NCHS researchers participate in conference Gender Perspective on Demography and Conflicts

April 27, 2017

Photo source: Norges forskningsråd The Research Council of Norway, Norad and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs convened a conference on 27 April, “A gender perspective on demography and conflicts“, to present results and policy recommendations from research on population, gender, peace and security. Four NCHS researchers presented work during a session titled “Women, Peace and Security”: […]

Sande Lie publishes article on the formation of a humanitarian-development nexus

April 19, 2017

In his newly published article From humanitarian action to development aid in northern Uganda and the formation of a humanitarian-development nexus in Development in Practice, Jon Harald Sande Lie (NUPI) discusses the formation of a humanitarian-development nexus. The instituted order of humanitarianism is both changing and challenged. Sande Lie’s article addresses the transition between humanitarian action and development […]

Heian-Engdal participates in Cappelen Daams historieseminar 2017

March 30, 2017

On 28 March, Marte Heian-Engdal (PRIO) participated in Cappelen Daams historieseminar 2017. The program of this year’s annual history seminar was inspired by Brexit, the US presidential elections, and the populist movements in Europe today. Heian-Engdal gave a presentation titled “Middle East diplomacy in the time of populism”, discussing the effects of Brexit and the […]

Sandvik and Cellini participate in Global Challenges – Nordic Experiences Conference

March 24, 2017

On 20-21 March, Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO) and Amanda Cellini (PRIO) participated in the conference Global Challenges – Nordic Experiences hosted by UiO:Nordic at the University of Oslo. UiO:Nordic intends to provide new knowledge about Nordic countries and models, including their historical preconditions, challenges, paradoxes and opportunities for the future. The 2017 conference aimed to […]

Jumbert and Sandvik participate in RSC Conference 2017

March 21, 2017

On 16-17 March, Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (PRIO) and Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO) attended the Refugee Study Centre (RSC) Conference, “Beyond Crisis: Rethinking Refugee Studies” at the University of Oxford. The conference was convened to reflect on the evolution and future role of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, assessing what kinds of knowledge, evidence, and concepts […]

Sandvik included in new PoLAR Virtual Issue on Immigration

March 13, 2017

    Kristin Bergtora Sandvik’s (PRIO/UiO) article Blurring Boundaries: Refugee Resettlement in Kampala — between the Formal, the Informal, and the Illegal has been included in a new PoLAR Virtual Edition on Immigration. PoLAR notes that This virtual edition is to complement the APLA series, Speaking Truth to Justice: APLA/PoLAR Respond to the Trump Executive […]

Heian-Endal participates in Saladin-Dagene 2017

March 10, 2017

Saladin 2017 was held from 6-8 March 2017 at Litteraturhuset. NCHS researcher Marte Heian-Engdal participated in two events: On Monday 6 March, Heian-Engdal participated in a conversation, After the Gaza War, with Nazmi Al-Jubeh and Hind Khoury, discussing how history can help understand the current situation in Israel and Palestine. On Wednesday 8 March, Heian-Engdal introduced and […]

Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies – Annual Report 2016

March 8, 2017

The NCHS Annual Report for 2016 is now available! You can read the report online or download a copy here. The report, among other things, gives an overview of the projects, events, blogs and publications of the Centre for the year of 2016. Further information about NCHS researchers and affiliates is available here.

Lohne and Sandvik publish article bringing Law into the Political Sociology of Humanitarianism

March 7, 2017

In their newly published article Bringing Law into the Political Sociology of Humanitarianism in Oslo Law Review, Kjersti Lohne (UiO) and Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO) discuss the role of legal sociology in the study of humanitarianism. Over the past few years, the study of humanitarianism has emerged as an interdisciplinary subfield in international political sociology. Lohne and […]