Introduction to the Research School on Peace and Conflict

Information meeting with lunch, at Georg Sverdrups Hus, UiO.

Please note: This page refers to an event that has already taken place.

Time: 08 May 2014 12:00-14:00
Place: University of Oslo

​​​​​This information meeting is directed towards faculty, administrative personnel and interested students from Norwegian universities and university colleges, as well as towards the new research school members.

Lunch will be served from 11.45.​


​12:00 – 12:20

Welcome and Introduction to the Research SchoolGregory M. Reichberg, Head of the Research School, UiO and PRIO, and Kristoffer Lidén, Academic coordinator of the Research School, PRIO. 

​12:20 – 12:40

Projects of current research school members in brief. Presented by members.

​12:45 - 13:20

What is peace and conflict research? Nils Petter Gleditsch, PRIO.

CommentØyvind Østerud, Member of the Steering Group of the Reserach School, UiO.


​13:25 - 14:00

Doing a PhD - and what the research school is doing about it. Lynn P. Nygaard, PRIO.

Comment on the need for a school in peace and conflict researchKristian B. Harpviken, PRIO Director.


The talk by Nils Petter Gleditsch is based on the recently published article ‘Peace research – Just the study of war?’ in Journal of Peace Research (Vol 51, March 2014: 145-158), marking the 50th anniversary of the journal. The article is co-authored with Jonas Nordkvelle and Håvard Strand, and is available at

The meeting is in Georg Sverdrups Hus (with the university library), room 2531, large meeting room behind the canteen. Entrance through the canteen.

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