Erik Reichborn-Kjennerud holds an PhD in War Studies from King’s College London and an MA in Security Policy Studies from The George Washington University.
His research interests include contemporary Western warfare, war and technology, military theory and operational thinking and practice, critical IR theories and Science and Technology Studies.
PhD, War studies, Kings college London
Master of Arts, Security Policy Studies, The George Washington University
2010- Research Assistant and Researcher, NUPI
2009 Lecturer, Sogn og Fjordane University College
2008-2009 Assistant, The Atlantic Council of the United States
2008-2009 Intern, The Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES)
Publications All publications
Krig i en verden av fremmed intelligensPublication | 2022
This chapter investigates a number of issues related to the ongoing debates around artificial intelligence and its impact on the future of geopolitic1
The unsolicited rocket: a story of science, technology, and future warsPublication : Scientific article | 2022
This article investigates the puzzling case of the unsolicited rocket: a Norwegian research establishment successfully developed a weapon system that1
Hva er menneskelig kontroll, og kan det sikres?Publication : Academic lecture | 0
What is human control? Can it be assured?
Meningsfull,menneskelig, kontroll?Publication : Report | 2020
Denne rapproten tar for seg konseptet «meningsfull menneskelig kontroll» som har dukket opp som det førende temaet i debatten rundt autonomi og våpen1
Kunstig intelligens, roboter og fremtidens krigføring - en revolusjon?Publication | 2018
(Available in Norwegian only): Dette er den første rapporten fra et omfattende prosjekt som søker å gi en bedre forståelse av forholdet mellom teknol1
Projects All projects
Norway and Great Power Politics – Geopolitics, Technology and Climate (NISP)Research project | 2022 - 2024 (Ongoing)
Our times are shaped by developments in geopolitical power dynamics, fast-paced technological development and climate change. In this research program NUPI analyses how these developments change the s...
Cyber security, knowledge and practices (CYKNOW)Research project | 2021 - 2025 (Ongoing)
CYKNOW will promote better understanding of cyber security, as well as develop novel theoretical and methodological tools for cybersecurity research in particular....
New frameworks for Norwegian security and defence policy (TEOTEK)Research project | 2019 - 2021 (Completed)
This project aims to employ diverse theoretical perspectives to enhance our understanding of the development of new technology, and its consequences and implications for Norwegian security and defence...
Science, technology and warfare of the futureResearch project | 2017 - 2022 (Ongoing)
How does technology help to change how we percieve the world and how to act in it?...
Norway’s security framework in a new eraResearch project | 2017 - 2021 (Completed)
This project is going to look closer at Norway’s closest allies and partners in a new and more uncertain world....
Events All events
The Military Power Seminar 2022 – Northern-Europe in a changing security landscapeEventTue 18 Oct 2022Time: 08:30 Europe/Oslo | Location: Sentralen, Oslo
What are the consequences of the changing security landscape for security in the north? At this year’s Military Power Seminar, we invite you to a debate on the important political issues related to security in Norway’s immediate neighbourhood.
WEBINAR: Security implications of AI and other emerging technologiesEventTue 9 Jun 2020Time: 14:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: Webinar
NUPI’s Cybersecurity Centre has the pleasure to invite to a webinar with Dr. Jean-Marc Rickli, who will talk about how the technological development creates new global security challenges.
Theory Seminar: Becoming War: Towards a Martial EmpiricismEventTue 6 Nov 2018Time: 10:30 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
NEW TIME: 10.30! Antoine Bousquet visits NUPI to discuss theoretical and methodological commitments on how to study war.
The Eye of War: Perceptual technologies and Future WarfareEventTue 6 Nov 2018Time: 09:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
NEW TIME: 7 November at 9AM! The emergence of new technologies such as drones, artificial intelligence and robotics have prompted many military experts to argue that we are facing a “robotic revolution” in warfare.
Articles All articles
Security and defence3 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