The Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies aims to promote and facilitate critical and relevant research on key humanitarian issues and to serve as a hub for research and policy discussion.

With funding from the Research Council of Norway’s NORGLOBAL program, the NCHS is in 2019 creating a Research network on humanitarian efforts connecting relevant ongoing research on humanitarian efforts in Norway and internationally.

The centre is a joint CMI, NUPI and PRIO initiative, started in 2012.

Recent blog posts

Peace continues to elude the Nobel Prize (WFP Nobel Series, 4)

October 27, 2020 — Written by Mukesh Kapila (University of Manchester)

The Humanitarian Antaeus: Overcoming the Power Asymmetry between Humanitarians and Armed Groups in Frontline Negotiations

October 21, 2020 — Written by Salla Turunen (CMI)

WFP wins the Nobel! Is this an opportunity to enhance protection? (WFP Nobel Series, 3)

October 19, 2020 — Written by Norah Niland (United Against Inhumanity)

TikTok and the War on Data: Great Power Rivalry and Digital Body Counts

October 15, 2020 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO) & Katja Lindskov Jacobsen (Copenhagen University)

Nobel peace prize: hunger is a weapon of war but the World Food Programme can’t build peace on its own (WFP Nobel Series, 2)

October 13, 2020 — Written by Susanne Jaspars (SOAS)

A Nobel for the WFP: A non-political Peace Prize for humanitarian multilateralism? (WFP Nobel Series, 1)

October 12, 2020 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO), Larissa Fast (University of Manchester), Adèle Garnier (Macquarie University), Katja Lindskov Jacobsen (University of Copenhagen) & Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (PRIO)

Red Lines and Grey Zones: Ethical dilemmas in humanitarian negotiations and the need for a research agenda

October 2, 2020 — Written by Kristoffer Lidén (PRIO) & Kristina Roepstorff (University of Magdeburg)

From Moria to the UN Security Council: Norwegian Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy Ambitions

October 1, 2020 — Written by Marta Bivand Erdal (PRIO), Jørgen Jensehaugen (PRIO) & Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (PRIO)