(b. 1970) M.Phil. Russian and East European Studies (1997) and D.Phil. Politics (2003) at University of Oxford (St. Antony's College). Senior adviser in the Department for Security Policy, Norwegian Ministry of Defence (2004–2008); Civilian secretary for the Norwegian Defence Policy Commission (2006–2007). Head of section for Norwegian security policy, later Centre for Norwegian and European Security at IFS (2008–2013). Head of secretariat for the Norwegian Commission on Afghanistan (2015–2016). Project lead R&D in group tasked with designing a new military education system in Norway (2017).
Key fields of interest
- Norwegian security and defence policy
- the Arctic
- Nordic and international defence cooperation