Ekhaugen, Lene
DepartmentCentre for Civil-Military Relations
PositionResearch Fellow [on externally funded project]
Phone+47 23 09 59 20
E-maillene.ekhaugen@ifs.mil.no

​​​​(b. 1979) Cand. polit., political science, University of Oslo 2005. Research fellow at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies since 2006. Head of Centre for Civil-Military Relations from 2012 to 2015. Working on a PhD project on coordination of national contributions to international operations. Visiting student researcher at the Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research (SCANCOR), Stanford University, fall quarter 2016. 


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Fields of interest​

  • international operations
  • civil-military relations
  • organisational theory
  • Norwegian security and defence policy

Books/reports/dissertations

  • Kristoffersen, Lene. 2009. Interesser i norsk engasjementspolitikk. Oslo Files on Defence and Security, no. 4. Oslo: Institutt for forsvarsstudier.
  • Kristoffersen, Lene. 2006. Soldiers or Saints? Norwegian Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) in Afghanistan. IFS Info, no. 5. Oslo: Institutt for forsvarsstudier.
  • Kristoffersen, Lene. 2005. Civil-military cooperation: Norwegian CIMIC in Afghanistan. Master’s thesis, Universitetet i Oslo.

Parts of books/reports

  • Ekhaugen, Lene and Bjørn Trygve Hansen. 2016. "Comprehensive Approach - NATOs tilnærming". In Militære fellesoperasjoner - en innføring, edited by Morten Andersen and Geir Ødegaard, 127–139. Abstrakt forlag.
  • Ekhaugen, Lene. 2014. "Samordning av virkemidler: "den norske modellen"". In Norge i internasjonale operasjoner: militærmakt mellom idealer og realpolitikk, edited by Tormod Heier, Carsten Rønnfeldt and Anders Olav Kjølberg, 101–110. Universitetsforlaget.
  • Ekhaugen, Lene and Ida Maria Oma. 2014. "Norwegians in Maymanah: Between on-the-ground developments and domestic politics". In From Venus to Mars? Provincial Reconstruction Teams and the European Military Experience in Afghanistan, 2001-2014, edited by Chiari Bernhard, 221–231. Rombach Druck- und Verlagshaus.
  • Oma, Ida Maria and Lene Ekhaugen. 2014. "Norwegian Lead in Afghanistan: A Small State Approach to a Large Commitment". In Common or Divided Security? German and Norwegian Perspectives on Euro-Atlantic Security, edited by Robin M. Allers, Carlo Masala and Rolf Tamnes. Peter Lang Publishing Group.

Peer-reviewed articles

  • Ekhaugen, Lene. 2019. Coordination as showcasing: the establishment of Norway’s Afghanistan Forum. Defence Studies 19 (3): 257–276.

Non-refereed articles

  • Kristoffersen, Lene. 2006. Sivilt-militært samarbeid (CIMIC). Kortinfo fra DNAK (2).

Op-eds/comments/blog posts

Published 04 May 2015 16:02.. Last updated 08 January 2020 07:57.