Elsa Lilja Gunnarsdottir
Before joining NUPI (2019-2022) she worked at the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) in Brussels, and got a thorough introduction into Norways relationship with the EU through the EEA Agreement. She has previously interned at the Conflict Analysis Research Centre in Kent and at the Norwegian Embassy in Kosovo, and wrote a masters degree on European integration. She was awarded the scholarship for peace and security for 2022 by the OSCE and United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), taking part in an intensive training on security, arms control and disarmament agreement and institutions.
2017-2019 Master of Arts, International Relations and European External Relations, University of Kent / Brussels School of International Studies.
2013-2016 Bachelor of Arts, International Comparative Studies, Duke University.
2019-2022 Communications Officer, EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA), Brussels
2018-2019 Intern, Conflict Analysis Research Centre, Kent, United Kingdom
2017 Trainee, Norwegian Embassy to Kosovo and Albania
Publications All publications
Publication | 2023
Maritime security has become a top priority for the EU, as evident in its Strategic Compass for security and defence (2022) where it was identified a1
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Research project | 2022 - 2024 (Ongoing)
This project takes a closer look at developments on key areas in the relationship between Norway and the EU towards 2030....
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3 Jan 2022
How can we best handle current and future wars and crises? What kind of threats are we likely to face in the years to come? Who are the future actors1