Research Courses

05 - 09 Jun 2017

University of Oslo

Advanced Quantitative Methods

This course aims at providing students with a thorough understanding of how quantitative methods can be used in the study of politics. Over the last ten years, the quantitative researcher’s toolbox has been expanded greatly, both in terms of new statistical models, stable implementations in readily available software and in best practices through actual applications of these models. This course will provide a solid foundation for future advances into these territories by a thorough examination of the foundational statistical models and examples of how these can be expanded. 

12 - 16 Jun 2017

University of Oslo

Alliances, Coalitions and the Use of Force

​After the end of the Cold War, inter-state conflicts have been rare. Instead, alliances and coalitions, especially NATO, have used force against states and other actor’s in the international system; in Kuwait 1991, Bosnia and Kosovo during the 1990s, Afghanistan from 2001, Iraq from 2003, Libya in 2011, and ISIS from 2014. The results have been mixed, and the problems of coalition warfare have been plentiful. Many factors have impeded efficient coalition operations, for example a low level of interoperability, national caveats, cultural differences, civil-military friction, and lack of strategic thinking.

26 - 30 Jun 2017

NTNU Trondheim, Campus Dragvoll

GIS and the Geography of Armed Conflict

As a research tool in the social sciences, GIS has not been used to nearly the same depth relative to applications in the natural science, where GIS have a longer history dating back to the late 1960s. Current and future opportunities for the application of GIS in the social sciences are considered tremendous. This course aims to point at some of the many opportunities. Whether the research design is based on qualitative or quantitative methods, GIS can provide the researcher with added analytical capabilities. Examples on how GIS can support both qualitative and quantitative methodologies will be given during the course, but with an emphasis on the latter. 

The course is organised at NTNU, Department of Sociology and Political Science, in collaboration with the Research School on Peace and Conflict.

21 - 25 Aug 2017

NTNU Trondheim, Campus Dragvoll

Advanced statistical analysis in social sciences

​The content of the course will vary. It may given as an overview course, covering several statistics techniques, or it may be concentrated to one techniques, such as multilevel analysis, structural equations models and analyses of panel data.

31 Aug 2017 - 06 Sep 2017

PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Governance, Identity and War

Through multiple disciplinary perspectives, this seminar explores three broad processes - governance, identity, and war – that shape much of contemporary peace and conflict studies.  How does governance work at the global level and, in particular, what role do institutions play?  Are international organizations (sometimes) a force for good, or (mostly) ineffectual 'talk shops'?  We see an ever-growing amount of international human-rights lawmaking, yet horrific abuses of such rights continue.  Why?

20 - 22 Sep 2017

PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Contemporary conditions of critique: power, value(s), economy

This course presents a cross-disciplinary exploration of the present condition(s) of critique with respect to power, value(s) and economy. These interrelations are important also for disciplines that do not directly engage with the economy, including security studies and peace and conflict studies, because they are implicated in the formation of epistemic and normative orders characteristic for different eras.

01 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017

PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Societal security in Europe: a reassessment

This course provides an overview of scholartly perspectives and debates essential to the study of societalsecurity in Europe.

The course is organised in collaboration with the Societal Security Network (SOURCE) - Virtual Centre of Excellence on Societal Security in Europe,funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission.  

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