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PRIO
The Peace Research Institute Oslo
Oslo
(Norwegian: Institutt for fredsforskning; PRIO) is an independent peace and conflict studies research institution, based in Oslo, Norway. It is regarded as the world's "oldest and most prominent peace research center."[1] It was founded in 1959 by a group of Norwegian researchers led by Johan Galtung, the principal founder of peace and conflict studies, who was the institute's first director. The Journal of Peace Research, the discipline's preeminent journal, is also published by the institute. The institute is mainly funded by the Research Council of Norway
Norway
and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and also receives funding from the Ministry of Defence, various international organisations such as the World Bank
World Bank
and the European Union, and private foundations. The institute has around 75 employees
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Greek Cypriots
Greek Cypriots
Greek Cypriots
(Greek: Ελληνοκύπριοι, Turkish: Kıbrıs Rumları or Kıbrıs Yunanları) are the ethnic Greek population of Cyprus,[6][7][8][9] forming the island's largest ethnolinguistic community at 78% of the population.[10] Greek Cypriots
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History
—George Santayana History
History
(from Greek ἱστορία, historia, meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation")[2] is the study of the past as it is described in written documents.[3][4] Events occurring before written record are considered prehistory. It is an umbrella term that relates to past events as well as the memory, discovery, collection, organization, presentation, and interpretation of information about these events
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Bernt Bull
Bernt Bull (born 12 July 1946) is a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party. He is a son of Brynjulf Bull, another Labour Party politician. Bernt Bull holds the cand.jur. degree. He was a member of Oslo city council from 1980 to 1995, and led the city council group of the Labour Party from 1992 to 1994. He also represented his party as secretary for the Labour Party parliamentary group from 1982 to 1986, and State Secretary in the Norwegian Ministry of the Environment from 1994 to 1997.[1] References[edit]^ Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Bernt Bull". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget
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Frida Nokken
Frida Nokken (born 20 September 1948) is a Norwegian civil servant. She was born in Fredrikstad. A cand.polit. by education, she worked for Statskonsult from 1975, the Financial Supervisory Authority from 1989 and Posten Norge from 1992. From 1995 to 1999 she served as director of the Norwegian Customs and Excise Authorities. From 1999 to 2007 she was the secretary-general of the Nordic Council.[1] References[edit]^ "Nokken, Frida". Aschehoug og Gyldendals Store norske leksikon. Kunnskapsforlaget. 2007. Preceded by Jan Solberg Director of the Norwegian Customs and Excise Authorities 1995–1999 Succeeded by Marit WiigPreceded by Berglind Ásgeirsdóttir Secretary-General of the Nordic Council 1999–2007 Succeeded by Jan-Erik EnestamThis Norwegian biographical article is a stub
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Helge Pharo
Helge Pharo (born 29 December 1943) is a Norwegian historian. Background[edit] He graduated from the University of Oslo with a cand.philol. degree in 1970. From 1972 he was a research assistant at the University of Oslo, and after a tenure as researcher at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs 1974–1978 he moved back to the university to become an associate professor (førsteamanuensis). He finally became a professor in 1989, having taken the dr.philos. degree in 1988. He has been a visiting scholar at numerous institutions, such as the University of Wisconsin, Madison and the London School of Economics. He was the Norwegian editor of the Scandinavian Journal of History from 1984 to 1990, and editor-in-chief from 1990 to 1996. In addition he is a consultant for the Norwegian Nobel Committee. He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.[1] In his younger days, Pharo was an active middle distance runner
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Åslaug Marie Haga
Åslaug Marie Haga (born 21 October 1959) is a Norwegian politician and the Executive Director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust. She was the leader of the Centre Party from 2003 to 2008.Contents1 Early life and career 2 Political career 3 Global Crop Diversity Trust 4 ReferencesEarly life and career[edit] Haga was born in Nes, Akershus. She has a master's degree in political science from the University of Oslo. She later joined the diplomatic corps, serving at the Norwegian delegation to the United Nations in New York in the late 1980s and at the Norwegian embassy in New Delhi in India in the early 1990s.[1] Political career[edit] She served as Minister of Culture from 1999 to 2000. In 2001, she was elected to the Storting from Akershus county, and she was reelected in 2005. In 2003, while the Centre Party was an opposition party, she became party leader
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Political Science
Political science is a social science which deals with systems of governance, and the analysis of political activities, political thoughts and political behavior.[1] It deals extensively with the theory and practice of politics which is commonly thought of as determining of the distribution of power and resources. Political scientists "see themselves engaged in revealing the relationships underlying political events and conditions, and from these revelations they attempt to construct general principles about the way the world of politics works."[2] Political science comprises numerous subfields, including comparative politics, political economy, international relations, political theory, public administration, public policy, and political methodology
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Sociology
Sociology
Sociology
is the scientific study of society, including patterns of social relationships, social interaction, and culture.[1][2][3] It is a social science that uses various methods of empirical investigation[4] and critical analysis[5] to develop a body of knowledge about social order, acceptance, and change. Many sociologists aim to conduct research that may be applied directly to social policy and welfare, while others focus primarily on refining the theoretical understanding of social processes. Subject matter ranges from the micro-sociology level of individual agency and interaction to the macro level of systems and the social structure.[6] The traditional focuses of sociology include social stratification, social class, social mobility, religion, secularization, law, sexuality, gender, and deviance
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Anthropology
Anthropology
Anthropology
is the study of humans and human behaviour and societies in the past and present.[1][2][3] Social anthropology
Social anthropology
and cultural anthropology[1][2][3] study the norms and values of societies.
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Psychology
Psychology
Psychology
is the science of behavior and mind, including conscious and unconscious phenomena, as well as thought. It is an academic discipline of immense scope and diverse interests that, when taken together, seek an understanding of the emergent properties of brains, and all the variety of epiphenomena they manifest. As a social science it aims to understand individuals and groups by establishing general principles and researching specific cases.[1][2] In this field, a professional practitioner or researcher is called a psychologist and can be classified as a social, behavioral, or cognitive scientist
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Human Geography
Human geography
Human geography
is the branch of geography that deals with the study of people and their communities, cultures, economies, and interactions with the environment by studying their relations with and across space and place.[1] Human geography
Human geography

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History Of Religion
Anthropology Comparative religion Development Neurotheology / God
God
gene Origins PsychologyPrehistoric Ancient Near East  · Ancient Egypt  · Semitic Indo-European  · Vedic Hinduism  · Greco-Roman  · Celtic  · Germanic Axial Age  · Vedanta
Vedanta
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Oslo
Oslo
Oslo
(English: /ˈɒzloʊ/, OZ-loh,[9] Norwegian pronunciation: [²uʂlu] ( listen) or, rarer [²uslu] or [ˈuʂlu]) is the capital and the most populous city in Norway. It constitutes both a county and a municipality. Founded in the year 1040, and established as a kaupstad or trading place in 1048 by Harald Hardrada, the city was elevated to a bishopric in 1070 and a capital under Haakon V of Norway
Norway
around 1300. Personal unions with Denmark from 1397 to 1523 and again from 1536 to 1814 and with Sweden
Sweden
from 1814 to 1905 reduced its influence. After being destroyed by a fire in 1624, during the reign of King Christian IV, the city was moved closer to Akershus Fortress
Akershus Fortress
and renamed Christiania in the king's honour. It was established as a municipality (formannskapsdistrikt) on 1 January 1838
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Philosophy
Philosophy
Philosophy
(from Greek φιλοσοφία, philosophia, literally "love of wisdom"[1][2][3][4]) is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.[5][6] The term was probably coined by Pythagoras
Pythagoras
(c. 570–495 BCE)
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Peer Review
Peer review
Peer review
is the evaluation of work by one or more people of similar competence to the producers of the work (peers). It constitutes a form of self-regulation by qualified members of a profession within the relevant field. Peer review
Peer review
methods are employed to maintain standards of quality, improve performance, and provide credibility. In academia, scholarly peer review is often used to determine an academic paper's suitability for publication. Peer review
Peer review
can be categorized by the type of activity and by the field or profession in which the activity occurs, e.g., medical peer review.Contents1 Professional 2 Scholarly 3 Government policy 4 Medical 5 See also 6 ReferencesProfessional[edit] Professional peer review focuses on the performance of professionals, with a view to improving quality, upholding standards, or providing certification
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