Peace Research Institute Oslo – Norway
The International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) was founded in 1959 and became a fully independent institute in 1966. It was one of the first centres of peace research in the world, and is Norway’s only peace research institute. PRIO is independent and international in staff and perspective.
PRIO staff comprises 60–70 people. Research at PRIO concentrates on the driving forces behind violent conflict and on ways in which peace can be built, maintained and spread. In addition to theoretical and empirical research, PRIO also conducts policy-oriented activities and is engaged in the search for solutions in cases of actual or potential violent conflict.
PRIO hosts the editorial offices of two international journals that are published by SAGE in London: Journal of Peace Research and Security Dialogue. PRIO’s scholarly work is disseminated through publication in peer-reviewed journals, as well as through books, reports and conference papers.