Conflict Trends Course Opens for Policymakers and Practitioners

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

Time: 10 Sep 2018 - 12 Sep 2018
Place: PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Conflict Trends Course Opens for Policymakers and Practitioners
Photo: Christiaan Triebert / Flickr
  • ​Is the world becoming less peaceful? 
  • Are terror attacks really more frequent than they were 30 years ago? 
  • Can we expect more conflict in the future? 

The impression we get from the media certainly is gloomy. 

But what do 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 academics, policy-makers and practitioners.

We are opening up this PhD course for policy makers and practitioners within international relations. There is room for 6-8 participants in this category. These participants are not expected to write an essay.

This PhD course is part of PRIO’s MFA-funded Conflict Trends project. At the outset, the course is aimed at PhD candidates at the Research School PRIO organizes together with the University of Oslo and NTNU. 

For this course, we very much welcome policy makers and practitioners to attend. We think that a diverse group of participants would mutually benefit all parties: 
  • PRIO researchers would to be able to interact with policy makers and practitioners, 
  • the PhD students would get a different perspective on the subject matter, and 
  • the policy makers and practitioners who attend will get three days of input and the opportunity to ask questions to the researchers.
Please consider this opportunity and also forward it to others you think might be interested,
Deadline for application is June 11th


  • Siri Aas Rustad, PRIO
  • Andreas Forø Tollefsen, PRIO
  • Kristian Berg Harpviken, PRIO
  • Henrik Urdal, PRIO
  • Scott Gates, UiO
  • Håvard Mokleiv Nygård, PRIO
The course can be taken for ECTS credits. 
To read more about the course and to send an application for participation, please follow this link.
If you have any questions, please contact Siri Aas Rustad: