Espen Mathy

Research Fellow

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

Prior to his time in NUPI, he completed internships at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) and the Vienna Office of the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA). He has also worked as a Policy Fellow at the Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority. In 2013, he worked as a trainee at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ankara.

Mathy holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and a Master’s degree in Political Science, both from the University of Oslo. He wrote his thesis on normative pressure and disarmament treaties in 2019 at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs where he also worked as a Research Assistant. His research interests include multilateral disarmament and non-proliferation regimes, particularly those related to nuclear weapons. Among his research interests are also security policies, norms, and autonomy in weapon systems.


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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