Espen Mathy

Junior Research Fellow

Espen Mathy is a Junior Research Fellow in the Research Group on Security and Defense.

Mathy has a master’s degree in political science and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Oslo. The subject of his master’s thesis was how normative pressure can explain states’ commitment to disarmament treaties with a focus on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).

Mathy has work experience from the Norwegian Embassy in Ankara, the Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA), the Vienna office of the UN Office of Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) and the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non‑Proliferation (VCDNP).

HisHis main research interests include multilateral disarmament and nonproliferation regimes, nuclear arms control and the role of nuclear norms.


Education

2017 - 2019 MA Political Science - University of Oslo

2015 - 2016 Free Standing Courses - University of Oslo

2012 - 2015 BA International Relations - University of Oslo

Work Experience

2021 - Junior research fellow, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)

2020   Intern, Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non‑Proliferation (VCDNP)

2020   Intern, Vienna office of the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)

2019   Policy Fellow, Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA)

2019   Master student and junior research fellow, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)

2017   Trainee, Norwegian Embassy in Ankara

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