Rolf Tamnes

Professor Emeritus

Professor Rolf Tamnes is a member of NUPI’s Research Group on Security and Defence. Tamnes holds a dr.philos (PhD) from 1991 and a cand.philol. (MA) in 1978, both from the University of Oslo. He served as a research fellow and later as a professor at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies/Norwegian Defence University College 1981–2021, was the director of the institute 1996–2012 and an adjunct professor at the University of Oslo 1995–2009.

Tamnes has been a visiting fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, both in Washington, DC, and at St Antony’s College in Oxford. He was a member of the Government Defence Review Committee 1999–2000 and the Parliament Oversight Committee on Intelligence and Security. 2001–2003. He chaired the Expert Commission on Norwegian Security and Defence Policy in 2014–2015, served as a member in the Afghanistan Inquiry Committee in 2015–2016, and is a member of the Norwegian Defence Commission 2022–2023. Tamnes is a member of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and The Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences.

See full overview of Tamnes' publications prior to joining NUP in CRIStin.