Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Kellogg-Briand Pact by Stephen McKeown

One of the aims of Veterans for Peace in the Statement of Purpose is to abolish war as an instrument of national policy. This particular aim happens to be similar to the verbiage in the Kellogg Briand Pact, which outlaws … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: A Week of Cultural Performances and Independent Research by Buay Jacob Tut

A Week of Cultural Performances and Independent Research Our fourth week, in Oslo has brought about tryouts and rehearsals for the cultural evening festival to be held July 26. At this festival student will get the chance to present the … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: “PRIO Excursion and the Decline of Armed Conflict” by Bruno Correa

PRIO Excursion and the Decline of Armed Conflict Week 5 at the ISS has proved to be one of the most interesting weeks so far in terms of our Peace Studies. We began this week by discussing multiculturalism, integration, assimilation, … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: “Asylum Seeker: A Better Life?” by Marie-Aimée Ntawukulityayo

Asylum Seeker: A Better Life? “All those who need protection in Norway shall receive it. That is why the UDI gives every application for asylum careful consideration. This is what is called the asylum process. It is intended to ensure that … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: “Peace Research Institute Oslo” by Mirwais Wakil

Peace Research Institute Oslo Peacekeeping and peace building is known to be one of the strongest characteristics of the Norwegian society. Our Peace Scholars class certainly provides us with various articles concerning the impact of Norway as an international aid … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: by “The Challenge of Peace Building” by Tenzin Khando

The Challenge of Peace Building My study of human rights at ISS included a simulation of the United Nations Human Rights. The assignment was to pass a UNHR resolution on counter terrorism measures. However, the complexity of universal human rights … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: “Always Accept the Invitation to a Norwegian’s Home” by Anastasia Young

Always Accept the Invitation to a Norwegian’s Home As I was preparing for my summer in Norway, many friends, family, and people from school gave me advice on things I must do while I’m in Norway. One piece of advice … Continue reading

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