Benjamin de Carvalho

Senior Research Fellow, Head of the Research group on foreign policy and diplomacy

Benjamin de Carvalho is a senior research fellow at NUPI. His research interests are, broadly speaking, between three fields: He works on issues of broader historical change such as the formation of the nation-state in Europe, sovereignty, and the role played by confessionalization and religion.

He is also involved in a number of projects on UN peacekeeping, and has worked on the protection of civilians and sexual and gender-based violence in Liberia, Chad, and the Sudans. He is also involved in projects addressing status as a key driver of foreign policy, focusing on Norway and Brazil. Central issues here are the role played by small states in international politics, emerging powers and great power responsibility. Other research interests include hegemony, popular culture and international relations theory.

He is head of the Research group on foreign policy and diplomacy at NUPI. From January 2017 he is also a co-editor of the leading Scandinavian-language International Relations-journal Internasjonal Politikk.