Monthly Archives: November 2018

Scott Jones, Associate Professor

Scott Jones, Associate Professor

Scott Jones is senior expert advisor at Oslo Analytica and associate professor II at Bjørknes University College, in addition to his position as Co-Director of Mind the Gap. He is a trusted international facilitator, researcher and evaluator for governments, the UN, European Union, central banks, corporations, research institutes, local authorities, and community groups.

Nadim Khoury, Associate Professor

Nadim Khoury, Associate Professor

Nadim Khoury is an Associate Professor II in international studies/ peace & conflict and a postdoctoral fellow in philosophy at the Arctic University of Norway—University of Tromsø.

Nik. Brandal, Assistant Professor

Nik. Brandal, Assistant Professor

He has been at Bjørknes University College since January 2017. Prior to joining Bjørknes, Nik was a PhD-scholar at the University of Oslo, and his fields of expertise include extremism and political radicalization in the 20th century, social democracy and the Nordic Model.

Caroline Ljøner Hagen, Lecturer

Caroline Ljøner Hagen, Lecturer

Caroline Ljøner Hagenis a lecturer at Bjørknes University College. She has previously worked in the foreign aid sector in Malawi, and been employed in Kenya through FK Norway (the Norwegian Peace Corps), working with youth and women´s rights.

Bjørnar Østby, Lecturer

Bjørnar Østby, Lecturer

Bjørnar Østby is a lecturer in International Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies at Bjørknes University College. His academic background is within Conflict Studies, and he graduated with a master’s degree from the London School of Economics (LSE) in 2017. HE is also an alumni from Bjørknes, holding a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies.

Kjetil Tronvoll, Professor

Kjetil Tronvoll, Professor

Kjetil Tronvoll is the Director of Oslo Analytica, as well as Professor and Research Director of Peace and Conflict studies at Bjorknes University College. Tronvoll was professor of human rights at the University of Oslo until 2010, and former cofounding partner of International Law and Policy Institute (ILPI), an international advisory company.

Henrik Syse, Professor

Henrik Syse, Professor

Henrik is a man of many traits; philosopher, author, researcher, lecturer and public speaker. He is a Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Bjørknes University College, Research Professor at the world renowned Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), part-time Associate Professor at the Norwegian Defense College, Chief Editor of the Journal of Military Ethics and not least, he is one of the five members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee (since 2015).

Christopher White, Associate Professor

Christopher White, Associate Professor

Chris is Associate Professor in International Relations and a specialist in political theory and British politics. Originally from the United Kingdom, Christopher has been at Bjørknes University College since 2010. Prior to coming to Norway, he was Assistant Professor at the American International University in London. He has also been a Lecturer in International Relations and Director of Studies of the Masters in International Relations at reading University.

Hilde Eliassen Restad, Associate Professor

Hilde Eliassen Restad, Associate Professor

Hilde is an Associate Professor of International Studies at Bjørknes University College. She grew up in the northernmost town in the world, Hammerfest, Norway. At 16, she traveled to New Mexico, USA to attend the United World College of the American West (AHUWC). Since then, she has had trouble sitting still. Hilde has worked as a volunteer in El Salvador, been editor of a political radio show for the University of Oslo's student radio while obtaining her BA in political science, and traveled around the United States while obtaining her MA and PhD in Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia. Hilde is also a Fulbright Alumna.

Tomas Alfred Røen, Lecturer

Tomas Alfred Røen, Lecturer

Tomas Alfred Røen is a lecturer in International Studies and Peace and Conflict studies at Bjørknes University College. He is an expert and frequently used commentator on the Central African Republic and the role of France in Africa. He holds a Bachelor and Master's degree in International Studies from the University of Oslo, Norway and Stellebosch University, South Africa, respectively. Tomas has also studied French at the University of Sorbonne, Paris. Previously, he has worked for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the United Nations Association.