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Humanitarian criminalisation event at PRIO. Image credit: Indigo Trigg-Hauger / PRIO

Past Events

Just economic sanctions?

When are economic sanctions justified, and when do the human costs exceed the benefits? In this seminar, commentators looked into this question through a combination of philosophical analysis and recent examples like Afghanistan and Venezuela.

Exclusive tourism enclaves

Exclusive tourism spaces have increased substantially in recent years. This workshop brought together scholars from various fields to examine the effects of these projects on humanitarian research and policy.

Norwegian Red Cross during World War II

This seminar examining the Norwegian Red Cross during World War II was co-hosted by the Norwegian Red Cross and the NCHS.

Muslim philanthropy and Islamic social finance in humanitarian response

This webinar explored how Islamic social financing instruments can be used to support humanitarian interventions and fill the gap in conventional financing.

Seeking refuge in Greece: Local and EU responses, taking stock and looking ahead

This breakfast seminar co-hosted by PRIO and the NCHS, discussed local and EU responses to migrants seeking refuge in Greece and reflected on lessons learned.

The future of humanitarian principles

Organised by the NCHS and PRIO in collaboration with the Norwegian Red Cross, this roundtable explored the future of humanitarian principles.

Safe for Syrians: Investigating the forced return of Syrians

This workshop examined the Danish government policy to return Syrian refugees and the impact of this for the policies and practices of other Scandinavian and Middle Eastern countries.

The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine: What can be done?

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has led to an acute humanitarian crisis. This seminar discussed how Europe can respond to the situation.

War and emotions

This public conference and exhibition explored the articulation of war and emotions from the perspective of those who fight.

How do we best respond to global displacement?

This panel examined how the international community can protect and assist refugees, and find durable solutions to increasingly complex displacement situations.