Podcast available: Sandvik on ‘Humanitarian wearables and digital bodies’ at University of Oxford

December 2, 2019

On Wednesday 13 November 2019, Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/University of Oslo) spoke at a seminar hosted by The Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford, titled “Humanitarian wearables and digital bodies: problems of gifts and labour”. A recording from the seminar is now available. To access the podcast, click here.

Call for papers: Humanitarianism challenged

November 29, 2019

Four year after the Agenda for Humanity : humanitarianism challenged Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 25 March 2020 Call for papers On May 23-24th 2016, close to 9000 representatives from humanitarian agencies, governments, academics and leaders of crisis-affected communities uniquely gathered in Istanbul to address the crisis of legitimacy and capacity of the so-called humanitarian system. This even […]

New edited volume: Status and the Rise of Brazil

November 28, 2019

Esteves, P., et al., 2020. Status and the Rise of Brazil: Global Ambitions, Humanitarian Engagement and International Challenges. London: Palgrave Macmillan The book is edited by Paulo Esteves, Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert and Benjamin de Carvalho, and explores the evolution of Brazilian foreign relations in the last fifteen years, with a special emphasis on its engagements […]

Strenghtening competencies for humanitarian negotiations

November 27, 2019

NCHS researcher Kristoffer Lidén (PRIO) participates in a professional roundtable on the development of competencies of humanitarian organizations for negotiations at the frontlines organized by the Center for Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN) in Berlin 26-27 November. For a detailed program, with introductions to the different topics addressed, see here. Speakers included H.E. Dr. Bärbel […]

Antonio De Lauri to give Jorge Dias Memorial Lecture at University of Lisbon

November 19, 2019

Antonio De Lauri, Senior Researcher at CMI and co-director of the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies, is to give the Jorge Dias Memorial Lecture on 21 November 2019 at The Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas (ISCSP), University of Lisbon. The lecture is titled “Negotiated Humanitarianism: Diplomacy, Compromise and Principles in Complex Emergencies”. Read […]

Kristin Bergtora Sandvik on ‘Humanitarian wearables and digital bodies’ at University of Oxford

On Wednesday 13 November 2019, Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/University of Oslo) spoke at a seminar hosted by The Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford, titled “Humanitarian wearables and digital bodies: problems of gifts and labour”. Sandvik is a professor of legal sociology at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo and a Research […]

NCHS Annual Lecture 2019 by Morten Rostrup now available

November 14, 2019

This year’s NCHS Annual Lecture was given by Professor Morten Rostrup, senior physician at the Department of Acute Medicine, Oslo University Hospital, University of Oslo. In addition to being a specialist in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Rostrup has 23 years of experience in medical humanitarian action, and has been working with Medecins Sans Frontieres […]

Åpen for nominasjoner: Chr. Michelsens pris for fremragende utviklingsforskning

November 13, 2019

Hvem har skrevet den beste artikkelen innen utviklingsforskning? Chr. Michelsens pris for fremragende utviklingsforskning (kr 50 000) skal synliggjøre og inspirere til utviklingsrelatert forskning av høy kvalitet og relevans. Nå kan du nominere bidragene som har utmerket seg i 2018/2019. Vinneren blir tildelt Chr. Michelsens pris for fremragende utviklingsforskning. Prisen tildeles forskere under 40 år for […]

New Edited Volume on Emerging Donors and the Politics of Aid

November 7, 2019

Paczyńska, A., 2020. The New Politics of Aid: Emerging Donors & Conflict-Affected States. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Agnieszka Paczyńska’s edited book The New Politics of Aid sheds light on the increasingly complex donor landscape. By tackling questions such as how emerging donors conceptualize the relationship between security and development, and why the policies they pursue in […]

Protecting children’s digital bodies through rights

November 1, 2019

The Children’s Rights Convention of 1989 represented a watershed moment in thinking children’s rights to integrity, to be heard and to protection of their physical bodies. In a new post for, Kristin Bergtora Sandvik argues that time has now come to articulate and integrate an understanding of children’s digital bodies in international aid within […]

“Klimaendringer tar liv”. Frokostmøte 4. november 2019 på Tøyen i Oslo

October 15, 2019

Leger Uten Grenser inviterer til frokostmøte. Klimaendringer tar liv Tid: Mandag 4. november kl. 09:00 – 11:00 Sted: Skatten, Hagegata 22 – 24 på Tøyen Vi samler feltarbeidere, politikere, miljø- og helseeksperter til paneldebatt: Hvordan skal vi behandle de globale helsekonsekvensene av klimaendringene?  Klimaendringer utgjør kanskje den største trusselen mot fremtidens globale helse. Det er […]

Joint Special Issue of Disasters and Development Policy Review on Technology

October 11, 2019

A joint special issue of Disasters and Development Policy Review discusses the role of technology both in disasters and in development contexts more broadly. The special issue is a compilation of articles on the topic previously published in one of the two journals, and it features contributions from several NCHS associates. The articles in this […]

Audio from Roundtable Debate on Migration Policies Now Available

October 7, 2019

On 19 September, the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (UiO) and the NCHS hosted a full-day seminar on current trends in assistance to and protection of refugees and asylum seekers in Europe and the Middle East. Audio from the final roundtable debate is now available, listen here. In the roundtable were NUPI Research Professor Morten […]

New article: Humanitarian Data Governance

September 2, 2019

In his newly published article, From Space to Supply Chains: A Plan for Humanitarian Data Governance, in the SSRN, Sean Martin McDonald highlights the relationship between digitization and humanitarian supply chains, with a focus on data protection and governance. Against the backdrop of the June 2019 ultimatum issued by the World Food Programme (WFP) to […]

Conference Invitation: “Peace from Below” at the University of Tromsø

The University of Tromsø Centre for Peace Studies invite you to the Critical Interdisciplinary Conference on Studying Peace from Below. The conference will take place in Tromsø, Norway, from 5-6 September 2019. For further details, see the conference site and detailed program. The discourse and practices of peace building processes in post-conflict and volatile environments […]