PhD course on “Gender, Peace and Conflict” – Oslo Peace Research Institute
Doctoral students from all over the world have taken PRIO’s doctoral-level course on gender, peace and conflict.
From May 23 to 25, the GPS Center, in collaboration with the NORHED II project, Partnership for Peace: Better Higher Education for Resilient Societies, and the School of Peace and Conflict Research, hosted PhD students from all over the world in the PhD level course “Gender, Peace and Conflict”.
This course introduced the theories and approaches to studying the gender dimensions of peace and conflict, with particular emphasis on the gender aspects of all phases of conflict cycles (before, during and after) – from the risk of conflict prevention and conflict prevention. resolution. The course addressed thematic issues such as international normative frameworks on women, peace and security, sexual violence in armed conflict, DD&R processes, conflict mediation and peace agreements, international peace operations and transitional justice. It offered participants the opportunity to engage in discussions with Norwegian scholars and diplomats working directly on issues related to peace and conflict.
The course is organized on a semi-regular basis and is led by Principal Researcher Jørgen Jensehaugen (PRIO), Deputy Director Torunn L. Tryggestad (PRIO), Research Director Louise Olsson (PRIO) and Research Professor Inger Skjelsbæk (PRIO). Speakers included Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security Signe Gilen (Norwegian MFA), Principal Investigator Ragnhild Nordås (PRIO), Postdoctoral Fellow Anne-Kathrin Kreft (University of Oslo), Principal Investigator Wenche Hauge (PRIO), Director Henrik Urdal (PRIO), Research Professor Siri Aas Rustad (PRIO), Assistant Professor María del Pilar López-Uribe (Universidad de los Andes) and Doctoral Researcher Julie Marie Hansen (PRIO).
This course is the first in a series of courses co-funded by the Peace and Reconciliation Section of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NORHED II project funding for a global network on peace and conflict research and rights of man. Course participants included PhD students from four of our partner universities: African School of Economics (Benin), Birzeit University (Palestine), Makerere University (Uganda) and Universidad de los Andes (Colombia).