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“Kampen mot Korona: hva med flyktninger og asylsøkere?” Webinar 15. april

April 8, 2020

Onsdag 15. april arrangerer Det juridiske fakultet i Oslo, PRIO og Det juridiske fakultet i Bergen et webinar om de langsiktige menneskerettslige, rettssikkerhetsmessige og rettsstatlige konsekvensene av koronaepidemien for mennesker på flukt. Debattemaer Hva er de største truslene mot flyktninger og asylsøkeres rettssikkerhet? Hva må til for at korona-innskrenkningene ikke skal bli permanente? Skaper koronaepidemien et mulighetsrom for […]

Webinar on 8 April examining COVID-19 and the growing humanitarian crisis from a gender perspective

April 7, 2020

The webinar “COVID-19: A Gender Perspective on the Growing Humanitarian Crisis” will take place on Wednesday 8 April. The webinar is hosted by The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security  in partnership with The LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security , Monash Gender, Peace and Security Centre , The PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security  and The Kofi Annan […]

Dorothea Hilhorst Awarded ERC Advanced Grant

April 1, 2020

​Dorothea Hilhorst has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant  for her project “Humanitarian governance: accountability, advocacy, alternatives”. Hilhorst is a Professor of Humanitarian Studies at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University in The Hague and a PRIO Global Fellow. ​Congratulations, Thea! 

The New Humanitarian webinar 19 March: How will COVID-19 impact crisis zones?

March 19, 2020

The New Humanitarian is organizing a webinar on how COVID-19 will impact crisis zones. The webinar will start at 14:00 (GMT+1) Thursday 19 March. You may register for the webinar here. You are invited to an online conversation organised by The New Humanitarian about how COVID-19 will impact crisis zones. Aid agencies are scrambling to […]

New book in ‘Military and Humanitarian Health Ethics’ series feature chapter by Sandvik on humanitarian wearables

March 18, 2020

A new edited volume titled Ethics of Medical Innovation, Experimentation, and Enhancement in Military and Humanitarian Contexts is now available. The book is edited by Daniel Messelken and David Winkler, and is part of the Military and Humanitarian Health Ethics (MHHE) book series. The edited volume features a chapter by NCHS associate Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO) titled […]

GSG/NOHA/NCHS Conference in Groningen rescheduled for December 2020

March 13, 2020

The conference and public lecture scheduled for 25 March in Groningen are being postponed. The organizers have shared the following message: Following the measures currently taken surrounding Covid19, the decision was made for cancelling the conference of March 25th. However the good news is that we have the opportunity to postpone it to a later […]

New article on rights and the politics of humanitarian aid in Myanmar by Marte Nilsen

Marte Nilsen (PRIO) recently published an article in The European Journal of Development Research titled Perceptions of Rights and the Politics of Humanitarian Aid in Myanmar. Nilsen’s article explores the trade-off for humanitarian actors between getting access and securing rights for vulnerable populations in authoritarian or repressive states. The article looks at Norwegian aid to […]

Norwegian MFA and major humanitarian organizations will assess aid to Syria and lessons learned

March 3, 2020

10 March 2020, the Norwegian MFA, in collaboration with Norwegian Refugee Council, Norwegian Peoples Aid, Norwac, Save the Children Norway, Norwegian Church Aid, Norwegian Red Cross and Care Norway, will host a seminar on lessons learned 10 years after the conflict in Syria broke out. The event will be held at Litteraturhuset in Oslo, Norway, […]

Kristin Bergtora Sandvik’s lecture ‘Technology and Humanitarian Accountability’ available online

Kristin Bergtora Sandvik’s (PRIO/UiO) lecture “Technology and Humanitarian Accountability: A Risk Assessment”, part of the Refugee Law Initiative seminar series on humanitarian accountability in displacement contexts, is now available online. You may access the lecture here, Sandvik’s lecture begins at minute 50. The seminar series examine humanitarian accountability in displacement settings, hosted by the Refugee […]

Humanitarian Aid Allocated to Education Doubled Between 2015 and 2018, PRIO Researchers Find

February 21, 2020

The amount of humanitarian aid allocated to education doubled between 2015 and 2018 and Norway has reached the global goal of allocating 4% of their humanitarian aid to the sector. ​Save the Children Norway released its updated report on financing for education in emergencies between 2015 and 2018 . The Report was co-authored by PRIO researchers Kendra Dupuy, […]

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs Special Issue on Innovation

February 18, 2020

A new special issue in the Journal of Humanitarian Affairs explores innovation in humanitarian action. The special issue is open access, and may be read here. The special issue features a paper by NCHS associate Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (University of Oslo/PRIO) titled Making Wearables in Aid: Digital Bodies, Data and Gifts. In this paper, Sandvik […]

Funding for migration research by NCHS associates at CMI

February 10, 2020

NordForsk has awarded funding under the Joint Nordic-UK research program on Migration and Integration to CMI researchers Are John Knudsen and Cathrine Talleraas. The project Effects of Externalisation: EU Migration Management in Africa and the Middle East (EFFEXT) examines how actors in Africa and the Middle East navigate competing global and national priorities on migration […]

Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies: 2019 in review

January 17, 2020

Thanks to fresh new funding from the Norwegian Research Council’s NORGLOBAL program in early 2019 to establish a Research Network on Humanitarian Efforts, it has truly been an exciting year for NCHS. Through connecting and engaging with academics, students and practitioners of humanitarianism in Norway and beyond, NCHS has been able to serve its purpose […]

New projects on humanitarianism receive funding from the Research Council of Norway

January 9, 2020

The Research Council of Norway recently awarded several projects related to humanitarianism with funding starting from 2020. We are very pleased to introduce these four new projects led by colleagues associated with the NCHS. Temporary protection as a durable solution? The “return turn” in asylum policies in Europe. Led by Jessica Schultz (CMI). In reaction […]

IHSA 2020 Humanitarian Studies Conference

December 23, 2019

The 6th bi-annual conference of the International Humanitarian Studies Association will take place from the 4th to the 6th of November 2020 in Beirut, Lebanon. It is titled: New realities of politics and humanitarianism: between solidarity and abandonment.  In 2020, the IHSA conference will be organized in collaboration with the Global Health Forum, by The Global Health […]