Conflict Trends, 2021

Time:

27 Sep 2021 - 01 Oct 2021
Place:

PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo
Organizer:

Credits:

Equals 5 ECTS (with approved essay) according to standards of University of Oslo
Contact:

Jørgen Jensehaugen: jorjen@prio.org
Lecturers:

Siri Aas Rustad, Research Director PRIO

Andreas Forø Tollefsen, Senior Researcher PRIO

Henrik Urdal, Director PRIO

Haakon Gjerløw, Senior Researcher PRIO

Michael Weintraub, Universidad de los Andes


​The NORHED II project, Partnership for Peace: Better Higher Education for Resilient Societies and the Research School on Peace and Conflict invites applications for the PhD-level course "Conflict Trends" to take place digitally on 27 September – 1 October 2021.

Apply by 25 June 2021.

Is the world becoming more peaceful, or 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 such as level and type of conflicts, the geography and demography of conflict, and protests and mobilization. In addition, we will explore the Colombian conflict through survey data. 



Course Description:


Is the world becoming more peaceful, or 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 such as level and type of conflicts, the geography and demography of conflict, and protests and mobilization. In addition, we will explore the Colombian conflict through survey data.

The course will be built around a series of lectures on the above-listed topics followed by seminars with guided discussions. The curriculum is state-of-the-art as the lecturers teaching the course are at the academic forefronts in the field. The course is open for both PhD-candidates and junior faculty.    

All participants will receive a diploma from the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) proving that they have taken the course. In order to have the course counted as a 5 ECTS course, participants must submit a paper of 4000 words, which is evaluated as passed.


Deadlines:

​Application Deadline: 25 June 2021.

Requirements:

We have three guiding principles in the participant selection process, namely the quality of candidate; the relevance of the course for the candidates' research; and gender balance within each institution and in the course as a whole.

When applying for a place in the course, please submit a short CV of two pages maximum and write letter of motivation, demonstrating how this course is relevant to your PhD project or research interests. Submit these in the Application Form.

This course has limited spaces as our Norhed II partners have priority.  


Admission:

There is no participation fee.



Please address any application questions to Marte Nilsen.