Mid-year Research Network Meeting. “Humanitarian Principles in Conflict: Security, Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Efforts”

UN Peacekeepers Day celebration in the DR Congo. Copyright: Wikimedia Commons

Date/Time: 29/08/2019  All Day

Location: NUPI

The mid-year NCHS Network meeting will take place on 29 August at NUPI in Oslo. This Research Network meeting aims to gather researchers working on topics related to humanitarian efforts, to discuss ongoing work, developments in the field, and exchange on what “humanitarian” means from different disciplinary and thematic entry points. By addressing these overarching questions, the aim is also to get a better sense of the field of humanitarian studies, what it means, and how ideas about humanitarianism and humanitarian aid can be used in our respective areas.

The theme of this mid-year Research Network meeting is “Humanitarian principles in conflict: Security, peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts”. While the breakfast seminar is open to the public, the rest of the event is invite-only. However, should you be working on a related topic and be interested in attending, please email the NCHS Coordinator Andrea Silkoset at andsil@prio.org for further details. To see further details on the breakfast seminar, click here.

The Network meeting will begin with a breakfast seminar open for all, followed by three roundtable sessions encouraging debate and dissemination of knowledge and experiences between researchers. See the tentative agenda below.


Tentative agenda:

08:30 – 10:00 Breakfast seminar. Morten Bøås (Research Professor, NUPI) and Pernille Rieker (Research Professor, NUPI) – “The EU in the Sahel: From Good Intentions to Europe First? Key Findings from the EUNPACK-project”.

10:30 – 10:45 Welcome and introduction.

10:45 – 11:45 First Roundtable session. Introductions by Øystein Rolandsen (Senior Researcher, PRIO) and Kari Osland (Senior Research Fellow, NUPI).

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch. 

13:30 – 14:30 Second Roundtable session. Introduction by Carlo Koos (Senior Researcher, CMI) – “The Danger of Crowding-out Civilians: Resilience in Conflict Settings”.

14:30 – 14:45 Break.

14:45 – 15:45 Third Roundtable session. Introduction by Guri Tyldum (Researcher, Fafo) – “EU Migration Policies, and Consequences for Secondary Mobility and Return in Refugee Populations”.

15:45 – 16:00 Wrap-up and conclusion.

16:00 Mingling and social get-together at local bar.

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