Humanitarian dictionary edited by Antonio De Lauri now available

September 11, 2020

The book Humanitarianism: Keywords, edited by Antonio De Lauri, is a comprehensive dictionary designed to serve practitioners, students and researchers when navigating the conceptual universe of humanitarianism. The dictionary is open access, and includes contributions from several researchers associated with NCHS. You may access Humanitarianism: Keywords by clicking this link.

Open Position at PRIO: Senior Research Fellow With the AidAccount Project

September 4, 2020

PRIO has a vacancy for a two-year, full-time Senior Research Fellow (Post-Doc) position under the project Holding Aid Accountable: Relational Humanitarianism in Protracted Crisis (AidAccount), funded by the Research Council of Norway. The project team will collaborate with NCHS where relevant. Working within the fields of social sciences or humanities, the candidate to be employed in […]

Video recording available from the seminar ‘The Corona Crisis as a Humanitarian Problem’

August 28, 2020

On Thursday 20 August, the International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA) and NCHS jointly organized an online seminar on power structures and the study of humanitarian action, using the recent experiences from the pandemic as an entry point for discussion. You may now watch a video recording of the event, available here. Speakers included Dorothea Hilhorst […]

Summary from roundtable discussion on protection of civilians in urban warfare

August 13, 2020

Many of today’s conflicts take place in urban areas where military targets are located close to civilians and civilian infrastructure. Explosive weapons, originally designed for open battlefields, are being used in cities and other populated areas. Targeting of civilian persons and objects is in direct violation of International Humanitarian Law (IHL). Use of explosive weapons […]

PRIO Global Fellows with expertise in humanitarian studies

July 3, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Larissa Fast (University of Manchester) has been awarded the PRIO Global Fellowship, and that Dorothea Hilhorst (ISS) has had her PRIO Global Fellowship renewed. PRIO Global Fellows are academics with strong scholarly records and a commitment to the research agenda on peace and conflict. They all have their main […]

“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, […]