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Sana'a Center for Strategic Studies visits PRIO

Sana'a Center for Strategic Studies visits PRIO

Monday, 16 Dec 2019
On 12 December, PRIO Middle East Centre researchers received the visit of Farea Al-Muslimi, chairman of the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies. The Sana’a Center is a Yemeni think tank that produces authoritative research on several political, economic and social dynamics in the country. At the meeting different forms of cooperation between both institutions were explored.
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Inaugural lecture by Cyprus’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides

Inaugural lecture by Cyprus’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides

Thursday, 28 Nov 2019

​Nikos Christodoulides, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, gave the inaugural lecture for the newly established PRIO Middle East Centre on Wednesday 27 November.

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Researchers from the PRIO Middle East Centre participated in Institute for Palestine Studies seminar in Beirut

Researchers from the PRIO Middle East Centre participated in Institute for Palestine Studies seminar in Beirut

Monday, 18 Nov 2019

​Upon invitation from the Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS), Middle East Centre researchers Júlia Palik, Bruno Oliviera Martins, and Nic Marsh participated in a closed seminar on the future strategic changes and challenges in the Middle East.

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Building a Mechanism for Assessing Risks and Vulnerabilities in the Arab Region

Building a Mechanism for Assessing Risks and Vulnerabilities in the Arab Region

Thursday, 07 Nov 2019

Just as the protests crystallized in the streets of Beirut, a group of approximately 30 policy-makers, practitioners, and academics, met under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) in Beirut on 17 and 18 October, to discuss the design of a new Risk Assessment Framework for the Arab region.

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Roundtable with Rouba Mhaissen

Roundtable with Rouba Mhaissen

Tuesday, 05 Nov 2019

​How can we more fully recognize the contributions of ordinary Syrian women in community organization, in providing support to fellow citizens, in building bridges between geographic locations, and in upholding their households? And how can such initiatives be further strengthened, through networking, capacity-development and external assistance?

These were the key questions asked at a roundtable hosted in honor of Rouba Mhaissen, by the Rafto Foundation, the Norwegian Centre for Conflict Resolution (NOREF) and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), on November 5, 2019 in Oslo. Mhaissen is the founder and director of Sawa for Development and Aid (SDAID), and the 2019 Rafto Prize laureate.

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