We study the mechanisms that force people to flee, the obstacles they meet on the way, and how they are treated when they try to get access to a new country.

Completed projects

Dec 2017 - Feb 2018

[CoAR: Strategy development ]

Oct 2013 - Dec 2013

Policy Briefs Afghanistan

Antonio De Lauri

Research Professor

Kjersti G. Berg

Post-doctoral fellow

Robert Forster

Doctoral Researcher

Abdel Ghaffar Ahmed

Associated Research Professor

Aziz Hakimi

Associated researcher

Are John Knudsen

Research Professor

Saul Mullard

Senior Program Advisor (U4)

Siri Neset

Associated Researcher

Saumya Pandey

Doctoral Researcher

Helge Rønning

Associated Senior Researcher

Jessica Schultz

Senior Researcher

Elin Skaar

Research Professor

Arne Strand

Deputy Director, Research Director, U4 Director

Astri Suhrke

Associated Research Professor

Kari Telle

Senior Researcher

Elling N. Tjønneland

Senior Researcher

Sarah A Tobin

Research Professor

Salla Turunen

Doctoral Researcher

Liv Tønnessen

Research Director

Torunn Wimpelmann

Senior Researcher

Per Aarvik

Affiliated expert

We investigate humanitarian responses to conflict and political instability, fragile states, security policies, peace efforts and international aid.

We study the mechanisms that force people to migrate or escape, the obstacles they meet on the way, and the politics of receiving apparatuses.

We work in inter-disciplinary teams, and we conduct academic and commissioned work, and evaluations.

Our research and evaluation expertise:

  • Conflict and post-war reconstruction
  • Humanitarian assistance and development
  • Displacement
  • Migration policies
  • Security and protection
  • Humanitarian borders
  • Humanitarian diplomacy

The group researches in several geographical regions including the Middle East, Central and South Asia, East Africa and Europe. We also carry out evaluations of specific projects and programs designed to promote peace and integration in these locations and we conduct country/regional analysis in collaboration with international and local partners.


CMI Expertise Humanitarism