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Minda Holm is a research fellow with the Research Group on Global order and Diplomacy, at NUPI since 2012. She also holds a position at the Danish Institute of International Studies (DIIS), and is doing a PhD at the University of Copenhagen (2018-2022).
Minda Holm does research on questions related to global order, international ideology, recognition and sovereignty. She is particularly interested in social and political theory connected to these topics, as well as political realism, ideas of the state, liberalisms and conservatisms in international affairs, historically and present. Holm has published more theoretical work on conceptual history, sovereignty, (mis)recognition and global order in Review of International Studies and International Studies Review. She has also published on liberal international politics and reactions to it, as well as work on the 'New Right's' relationship to liberal international ideologies.
At NUPI she leads a 3-year research project funded by the Ministry of Defence that looks at the international visions of the national right in Russia, Europe and the US. As of 2018 Holm is also a Ph.D. fellow in Political Science at the University of Copenhagen (supervisor Ole Wæver), working on a theoretical thesis preliminary titled A social theory of international ideology, scripts, and counter-ideology: Rethinking 1945, 1989 and the New Right’s critique (due fall 2022). She is also connected to an international research project on “The World of the Right” (lead by Vibeke Schou Tjalve). In addition to NUPI and the University of Copenhagen she is associated with the Danish Institute of International Studies (DIIS). At NUPI she is also part of the research project titled A Conceptual History of International Relations (CHOIR) and ANGER (starting her work in 2023).
Holm is one of the editors of the peer-reviewed Scandinavian IR journal Internasjonal Politikk, an Associate Editor of New Perspectives, and a monthly foreign affairs columnist for Klassekampen (2017-2020 Dagsavisen). See her personal webpage for more information, including updated overview of publications.
2016 Master of International Studies with concentration in International Security Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
2013-2014 Master of Science in International Relations Theory, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
2012 BA and MA courses, American University in Cairo
2008-2013 BA Political Science, BA Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, University of Oslo
2018- Board member, European International Studies Association (EISA) Early Career Development Group 2010-2011 Trainee, The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Afairs, Royal Norwegian Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan
2018- Board member, Human Rights House Foundation
2017- Research Fellow, Research group for foreign policy and diplomacy, NUPI
2015-2019 Board member, Fulbright Alumni Association of Norway
2015-2017 Junior Research Rellow, Research group for foreign policy and diplomacy, NUPI
2012-2015 Research assistant in the Research group for Russia, Eurasia and the Arctic, NUPI
2012 Intern, Organistion of Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).
Publications All publications
Editorial: The New Right’s internationalismPublication : Academic article | 2021
The editorial team welcomes you to the final issue of 2021. For this issue, convened by Minda Holm, one of New Perspectives’ Associate Editors, we ha1
Mistenkelig kritikkPublication : Popular scientific article | 2021
Why is media so uncritical towards Norwegian foreign policy?
Russlands KabulPublication : Popular scientific article | 2021
Kremlin has over the last years had closer contact with Taliban.
Myter om ytre høyrePublication : Op-ed | 2021
They are called populists, anti-liberal and pro-Russian - but is it that simple?
Ingen troverdig lederPublication : Feature article | 2021
US' International leadership was in crisis long before Donald Trump.
Projects All projects
Chinese Anger Diplomacy (ANGER)Research project | 2021 - 2024 (Ongoing)
Do liberal-democratic states yield to public criticism by China? ANGER approaches this question by focusing on China's use of "anger diplomacy" - public, vehement displays at the state ...
Common Fear Factors in Foreign Policy (COMFEAR)Research project | 2019 - 2020 (Completed)
COMFEAR aims to identify key issues of common concern and shared threats as perceived by publics and policymakers in Czechia and Norway....
A Conceptual History of International Relations (CHOIR)Research project | 2019 - 2023 (Ongoing)
The purpose of CHOIR is to investigate taken-for-granted concepts of international relations. ...
World of the Right: Alternative visions of global order (WoR)Research project | 2018 - 2022 (Ongoing)
The project looks deeper into the conservative New Right in Russia, the US, and Europe, examining in particular the alternative visions of Western civilisational order that these movements harbour, an...
Empires, Privateering and the sea (EMPRISE)Research project | 2017 - 2022 (Ongoing)
EMPRISE studies the role of the importance of power at sea for the formation of empires and states from 1500-1856....
Events All events
Why Populist Foreign Policies in Europe are Doomed to FailEventSun 27 Oct 2019Time: 14:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
Professor Andrew Moravcsik visits NUPI to talk about the surge of populism in Europe and its limitations for foreign policy.
Theory seminar: The Crisis of Liberal MemoryEventWed 29 Aug 2018Time: 13:15 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
Vibeke Schou Tjalve presents the introduction chapter to a new book as part of the project “World of the Right”.
Articles All articles
Orbán’s racism shouldn’t come as a surpise10 Sept 2022
This op-ed was published 10.09.22
Global Order and Diplomacy3 Jan 2022
In what ways are the structures and contents of world politics changing? How do global power dynamics influence states’ foreign policy – and vice ver1