Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies

Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies
Led by Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert
Jan 2012 -
The Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies (NCHS) aims to promote and facilitate critical and relevant research on key humanitarian issues such as those identified above. The Centre will serve as a hub for research and policy discussion, and will feature a national network of scholars working on humanitarian issues from outside the three core institutions. It will also feature an extensive network of international humanitarian scholars.

CMI, NUPI, and PRIO jointly run this Centre.

The Centre has four overarching objectives:
  • To produce high quality, policy relevant research on humanitarian issues
  • To establish a critical mass of Norwegian scholars working on humanitarian issues, and linking these up with international networks
  • To serve as a key partner for discussion and analysis for humanitarian actors
  • To stimulate public debate on humanitarian issues


The Centre’s main activities will be:

  • Research and project development
  • Discussions of emerging humanitarian issues and events through regular seminars and an annual conference
  • Expert advice to and analyses for humanitarian actors
  • Public information on evolving humanitarian crises and events

For more information, visit the NCHS website here.



Book Chapter

Jumbert, Maria Gabrielsen (2020) Advocacy, in Antonio De Lauri, ed., Humanitarianism: Keywords. Leiden, Boston: Brill (3–5).
Jumbert, Maria Gabrielsen (2020) Media, in Antonio De Lauri, ed., Humanitarianism: Keywords. Leiden, Boston: Brill (126–128).

Popular Article

Jensehaugen, Jørgen & Kjersti G. Berg (2021) The politics of refugee relief: UNRWA and the ongoing funding crisis, Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies Blog, 28 January.
Lidén, Kristoffer & Kristina Roepstorff (2020) Red Lines and Grey Zones: Ethical dilemmas in humanitarian negotiations and the need for a research agenda, Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies Blog, 2 October.

PRIO Policy Brief

Clausen, Maria Louise (2021) Piloting Humanitarian Biometrics in Yemen, MidEast Policy Brief, 1. Oslo: PRIO.

Report - Other

Jumbert, Maria Gabrielsen; Kristoffer Lidén; John Karlsrud; Salla Turunen; Astri Suhrke; & Antonio De Lauri (2021) Protection of Civilians – Norway in the Security Council, CMI Report, 2021. Chr. Michelsen Institute.

Report - External Series

Akal, Ayşe Bala (2022) Tacit engagement as a form of remote management: Risk aversity in the face of sanctions regimes, NCHS Paper. Oslo: Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies.

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