Past Events

Fit for purpose? How innovation, experimentation and digital harm changed aid

Join this workshop to explore how the digital transformation of aid and humanitarian innovation have challenged the sector.

Ethics of humanitarian action during Covid-19

This virtual roundtable discussed humanitarian duties and the public-private dichotomy in global vaccine distribution.

Book launch: Continental Encampment

Join us for the launch of ‘Continental Encampment: Genealogies of Humanitarian Containment in the Middle East and Europe’ a new book edited by Are John Knudsen and Kjersti G. Berg.

Engaging with the Taliban then and now: Lessons learned, lessons spurned?

This virtual roundtable examined engagement with the Taliban in Afghanistan, including similarities and differences between current international engagement and what happened over 20 years ago.

Good solutions to internal displacement?

Held on 8 March 2023, this PRIO-NCHS seminar explored the issue of internal displacement with UN Special Adviser, Robert Piper, with a particular focus on the gendered impacts of displacement .

Uncertain future for Palestinian refugees

The PRIO MidEast Centre hosted a breakfast conversation about the important work and challenges of UNRWA with Leni Stenseth, Deputy Commissioner General for UNRWA.

Red lines for humanitarian aid in Afghanistan

Organised by PRIO and the NCHS, this virtual roundtable examined where to draw red lines for humanitarian aid to Afghanistan following the ban on women aid workers.

Exhibition opening: More than the humanitarian gaze

You are invited to the opening of “More than the humanitarian gaze” an exhibition of Jørgen Grinde’s photographs from the Middle East in the 1950s, to be held at the University of Bergen on 26 January.

The ethics of humanitarian neutrality in Syria

Organised by PRIO and the NCHS, this virtual roundtable examined the principle and practice of humanitarian neutrality during the Syrian civil war since 2011.

Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies Annual Conference

The NCHS Annual Conference for 2022 was held at the House of Literature in Bergen, Norway on Friday 4 November.