Student and faculty researchers at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs are part of a unique new partnership with a goal of better understanding conflict and finding ways to reduce it around the world.
The School recently launched a three-year collaboration with the Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO), one of the world’s premier research institutes that explores the forces behind violent conflict and ways in which peace can be built, maintained, and spread.
The project, funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will support the work of researchers at PRIO and the Humphrey School in the areas of conflict prevention, violence reduction, and stabilization in fragile states. The grant objective is to encourage the two institutions to collaborate on research around those topics, to find effective ways of reducing conflict.
“PRIO has a long history of leadership in supporting peacebuilding efforts worldwide and I am proud of our partnership with them,” Humphrey School Dean Laura Bloomberg says. “With this project we are creating a win-win collaboration by blending PRIO's peacebuilding expertise with the research skills of our faculty, and our students' dedication to gaining globally engaged scholarship experience.”