Peace Research Institute Oslo

Peace Research Institute Oslo
(1959; Oslo; 158 staff;

Is an independent international institute conducting “research on the conditions for peaceful relations between states, groups and people.” It “explores  how conflicts erupt and how they can be resolved,” investigates the effects of different kinds of violence, and examines “how societies tackle crises.” PRIO “seeks to understand processes”by “documenting general trends” and “informing concrete responses”.

Research Groups:



  • Publishes books, papers, policy briefs, reports, journals, annual reports, a blog and a newsletter.

Leadership: Henrik Urdal (Director)
Budget: $ 12m~

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