Skip to content
NUPI skole

Researcher

Niels Nagelhus Schia

Research Professor, Head of the Research group on security and defense, Head of NUPI's Research Centere on New Technology
Niels_Nagelhus_Schia_11.jpg

Contactinfo and files

nns@nupi.no
(+47) 90 40 12 01
Original image Download CV

Summary

Niels Nagelhus Schia is a research professor, head of NUPI's Research group on security and defense, and co-chair of NUPI's Center on digitalization and cyber security studies.

He is a former fellow of the NSSR (New School for Social Research) and holds a PhD degree in social anthropology from the University of Oslo.

With a focus on the role of cybersecurity and cybersecurity governance in international relations Schia tracks new developments in policy and research, and provide academic studies, expert analysis and strategic policy recommendations. His research focus combines anthropology and international relations theory with theories of cyber security.  His current projects are concerned with norms and state behavior in cyber space, development assistance and capacity building, societal vulnerabilities, sovereignty and cyberspace, global governance and cyberspace. In the research project GAIA (funded by the Research Council of Norway's IKTPLUSS initiative) Schia explores links between digital value chains, national autonomy and international politics. This is a four-year cooperation between SimulaMet, NUPI and several other institutions and universities. Read his most recent article The Cyber Frontier and Digital Pitfalls in the Global South published in Third World Quarterly (2018).
 
Schia has worked on numerous topics within international organizations, global governance, peacebuilding and statebuilding over the previous years. He has acted as an adviser to governments and international organizations on issues pertaining to capacity building, institution building and global governance. He has participated in international discussions and working groups in the United Nations and regularly participates at international conferences. He has long experience with developing and finalizing research projects financed by governments and research councils. A cross cutting concern in these research projects has been the exploration of global connections to more localized and national contexts. This is also a concern in his book Franchised States and the Bureaucracy of Peace (Palgrave Macmillian, 2018) and in his chapter Horseshoe and Catwalk: Power, Complexity and Consensus-Making in the United Nations Security Council in the book Palaces of Hope: The Anthropology of Global Organizations (Cambridge University Press, 2017).
 
Schia has published in scientific journals such as Third World Quarterly, European Journal of International Relations, International Peacekeeping, Journal of International Relations and Development, and Political and Legal Anthropology.
 
His current research focuses on cyber security, cyber capacity building in developing countries and emerging economies, internet governance and collaboration between states and non-state actors.

He is a former Fulbright Scholar and from January 2017 he is a co-editor of the leading Scandinavian-language International Relations-journal Internasjonal Politikk.

Expertise

  • Cyber
  • Development policy
  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign policy
  • Africa
  • Peace operations
  • International organizations
  • United Nations

Education

2015 PhD, Social Antropology, University of Oslo

2004 Cand.polit., Social anthropology, University of Oslo

Work Experience

2022- Head of NUPI's Research group on security and defence

2017- Co-editor of the leading Scandinavian-language International Relations-journal Internasjonal Politikk

2015- Head, NUPI's Cyber Security Centre. 2010 Advisor, Civil Affairs, Policy Best Practices Services (PBPS), UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, New York HQ

2009 Visiting scholar at The New School for Social Research, New York, Leiv Eiriksson mobility programme (The Research Council of Norway) and Fulbright Scholar

2003- Research Assistant / Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow/Research Professor, NUPI

-----------------

2012-2016 Board member Fulbright Alumni Association of Norway

2013-2016 Head of Scientific Committee for Fulbright annual research award

Aktivitet

Articles
News
Articles
News

NUPI Researcher to Lead Expert Group

Niels Nagelhus Schia is set to lead an expert group that will examine how artificial intelligence can influence democratic elections.
  • Security policy
  • Cyber
Articles
News
Articles
News

Zooming in on the U.S.

In June, we offer three events focusing on the U.S. The topics include American foreign policy and relations with several other countries, geopolitics, the US election, and global security.
  • Security policy
  • International economics
  • Trade
  • Globalisation
  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign policy
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • North America
  • Governance
The image shows the flag of the USA in front of the White House, which is seen further in the distance
Illustrasjon Chimulti.jpg
Research Project
2023 - 2027 (Ongoing)

China and Evolving Multilateral Craftmanship in the Age of Digitalization (CHIMULTI)

Which international organizations develop responsibilities for digital technology (digitech) governance and how do major powers work to craft influence in these organizations? This is the overarching ...

  • Cyber
  • Asia
  • Governance
  • International organizations
  • Cyber
  • Asia
  • Governance
  • International organizations
Articles
Articles

Nagelhus Schia appointed Research Professor

NUPI researcher Niels Nagelhus Schia has been promoted to Research Professor.
  • Cyber
  • Foreign policy
  • International organizations
  • United Nations
Niels_169_small.jpg
willian-justen-de-vasconcellos-LzwNq8DVQzs-unsplash[1034].jpg
Research Project
2024 - 2027 (Ongoing)

Politics and Security in the Arctic (POPSARC)

At a time marked by major international turbulence – war in Europe, the breakdown of established diplomatic fora, the entry of new actors and stakeholders – there is an urgent need for also understand...

  • Defence
  • Security policy
  • NATO
  • Cyber
  • Regional integration
  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign policy
  • Europe
  • The Arctic
  • The Nordic countries
  • Governance
  • International organizations
  • Defence
  • Security policy
  • NATO
  • Cyber
  • Regional integration
  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign policy
  • Europe
  • The Arctic
  • The Nordic countries
  • Governance
  • International organizations
NUPIpodden #13: Trusselen fra teknologien – slik kan demokratiet hackes
Podcast

NUPIpodden #13: Trusselen fra teknologien – slik kan demokratiet hackes

Hvor lett er det egentlig å hacke demokratier? Hva kan hackerne faktisk gjøre? Og hvor sannsynlig er det at noen prøver å hacke norske valg? I epi...

  • Security policy
  • Cyber
  • Humanitarian issues
  • Security policy
  • Cyber
  • Humanitarian issues
NUPI-podden #17: Hva har Norge å gjøre i FNs sikkerhetsråd?
Podcast

NUPI-podden #17: Hva har Norge å gjøre i FNs sikkerhetsråd?

17. juni faller dommen. Får Norge en av de 10 midlertidige plassene i sikkerhetsrådet? Hvorfor er det så viktig for oss? Er det verdt alle million...

  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign policy
  • Governance
  • United Nations
  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign policy
  • Governance
  • United Nations
Har Putin satt Sikkerhetsrådet sjakkmatt?
Podcast

Har Putin satt Sikkerhetsrådet sjakkmatt?

Har krigen i Ukraina dyttet sikkerhetsrådet ut i en eksistensiell krise? Spørsmålet har kommet til uttrykk i flere debatter, både i Norge og inter...

  • Europe
  • Russia and Eurasia
  • Governance
  • International organizations
  • United Nations
  • Europe
  • Russia and Eurasia
  • Governance
  • International organizations
  • United Nations
Den digitale slagmarken og krigen i Ukraina
Podcast

Den digitale slagmarken og krigen i Ukraina

Visste du at det første skuddet i Russlands storoffensiv mot Ukraina var digitale koder? I denne episoden av Utenrikshospitalet får du høre om den...

  • Cyber
  • Conflict
  • Cyber
  • Conflict
Angst i Athen: En forskerspires frykt for å feile
Podcast

Angst i Athen: En forskerspires frykt for å feile

Møt Claudia Aanonsen, doktorgradsstipendiat ved NUPI, som for første gang skal delta på en internasjonal forskerkonferanse. Hun gruer seg, og er e...

1 - 10 of 127 items