Vermeij Lotte
DepartmentNorwegian Defence University College, Norwegian Defence Command and Staff College
PositionSenior Advisor
Phone+47 4794 3534

Dr. Lotte Vermeij is a Senior Advisor at the Norwegian Defence University College, where she is currently responsible for a project on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence. From 2015 - 2017 Vermeij was deployed as a Women Protection Advisor to the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO). Previous to this, she was the Head of the Peace Capacities Programme and a Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI).

Vermeij holds a PhD degree in Disaster Studies (2013) from Wageningen University, the Netherlands, and an MPhil degree in Peace and Conflict Studies (2009) from the University of Oslo. Her research focused on the socialization of child soldiers within African rebel groups, for which she conducted over 700 in-depth interviews with former child soldiers, rebel commanders and war victims.

Vermeij has vast field experience in (post-)conflict zones across the African continent, and her work took place in DR Congo, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Northern Uganda, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone. Her interests include peacekeeping operations, civil war, Protection of Civilians (POC), child protection/children and armed conflict, Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (CRSV), Civil-Military Cooperation/Coordination (CIMIC/CMCoord), Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR), armed groups, and peacekeeping training.


Full list

Parts of books/reports

  • Kjeksrud, Stian and Lotte Vermeij. 2017. "Protecting governments from insurgencies: the DRC and Mali". In UN Peacekeeping Doctrine in a New Era: Adapting to Stabilisation, Protection and New Threats, edited by Cedric De Coning, Chiyuki Aoi and John Karlsrud. Routledge.
  • Karlsrud, John and Lotte Vermeij. 2016. "Bridging the Gap? The UN Civilian Capacity Initiative". In UN Peacebuilding Architecture: The First 10 Years, edited by Cedric De Coning and Eli Stamnes, 109–123. Routledge.

Non-refereed articles

Published 30 June 2017 10:38.. Last updated 05 December 2019 14:51.