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20 - 24 Aug 2018

PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Advanced Qualitative Methods in Conflict Studies: Case Research and Process Analytics

This seminar provides an in-depth introduction to case-based methods and process analytics. We begin with some preliminaries (epistemology, ethics, transparency) and then survey key methods, including case studies, case selection and several techniques designed to capture process. The latter include interviewing, practice analytics and process tracing. Whenever possible, students will be introduced to both the positivist and interpretive variants of particular methods.  

In the course's second part, we move from the conceptual to the applied, examining case and process methods in action - in conflict zones and post-conflict settings. Epistemology, ethics, measurement and data-access/transparency are key themes throughout. The fundamental goal is for students to acquire sufficient knowledge to be smart, epistemologically plural and rigorous users of case-based research in conflict and post-conflict settings.

Deadline: 1 June, 2018.

10 - 12 Sep 2018

PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Conflict Trends

​Is the world becoming more peaceful? Are more people killed in terrorist attacks today than 30 years ago? Can we expect more conflict in the future? The impression we get from the media certainly is gloomy. But what does the numbers and facts tell us? This course will give an overview of conflict trends based on large conflict datasets on conflict related variables. It will provide a better understanding of the larger global trends in the world, and give better insight to both academics, policy-makers and practitioners.

Deadline: 11 June 2018.

14 - 20 Oct 2018

Nicosia, Cyprus

Cyprus Course on Peace and Conflict (For Research School members and their supervisors)

The objective of this course is twofold: on the one hand, it will examine the theory of peace and conflict research (its nature, scope, impact and recent trends) and on the other it will consider some (although by no means all) of its chief topics, including: non-violent strategies for political change, military intervention and the changing character of war, norms of war in comparative religious perspective.

The course is organised in collaboration between UiO, NTNU and PRIO, and is hosted by the PRIO Cyprus Centre. Only members of the Research School (and their supervisors) are eligible to enroll in this course.

17 - 19 Oct 2018

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium

Societal Security: Critical Perspectives

​This course provides an overview of scholarly perspectives and debates on policies, perceptions, actors, economy, ethics and technology of security in Europe.

The course is organised by PRIO and VUB in collaboration with the Societal Security Network (SOURCE) - Virtual Centre of Excellence on Societal Security in Europe - in association with the Nordic Centre for Security Technology and Societal Values (NordSTEVA).

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28 - 30 Nov 2018

PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

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