Nina Græger is research professor at NUPI, in the Research group on global order and diplomacy and professor in international relations at the University of Copenhagen. From September 2019, she is on leave, holding a part time position at NUPI while she is Head of the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen. Her research interests are security practices, interorganizational relations, IR, European, transatlantic and Norwegian security and defence, and military sociology.
Nina has appeared in journals such as Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of European Integration and Cooperation and Conflict. She has extensive management (e.g. Head of Department 2008-2012) and project management experience (e.g. EUPERFORM - Measuring the EU’s Performance in International Institutions 2010-2014, and GR:EEN - Global Reordering: Evolution through European Networks 2011-2015).
The title of Græger’s Ph.D. thesis is: Norsk forsvarsdiskurs 1990-2005: Internasjonaliseringen av forsvaret.
2007 Ph.D. (dr. polit.), University of Oslo
1994 M. Phil. (cand. polit), political science, University of Oslo. Title, Mphil thesis: The legitimation of supranational power
2019- Head of the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen
1998-2019 Research Fellow/PhD student/Senior research fellow/Research Professor (part time), NUPI
2013-2017 Associate Professor II at The Norwegian University of Life Sciences, where she is lecturer, course convenor and supervisor at the MSc-programme in IR studies
2012-2013 Head of Research group on security and defense, NUPI
2009-2012 Head of Departement of International Politics, NUPI
1996 Political/personal advisor to the Minister of Industry and Energy.
1994-1995 and 1997-1998 Research fellow, PRIO
Publications All publications
Publication : Report | 2022
A non-EU state and member of the European Economic Area (EEA) since 1994, Norway enjoys a unique legal, political and practical relationship with the1
Publication | 2019
In this introduction, we lay out the premises, logics and content of the book in more detail. In the next section, we introduce a varied set of curre1
Publication : ANTOLOGI | 2019
This book offers a first overarching look at the relationship between states and their citizens abroad, approached through the concept 'Duty of1
Publication : ARTIKKEL | 2019
Middle powers have played a key role in supporting global governance, a rules-based order, and human rights norms. Apart from conveying and effectuat1
Publication : ARTIKKEL | 2019
(Full article available in Norwegian only): Norway’s security policy has been firmly anchored in its NATO membership and close bilateral relationship1
Projects All projects
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...
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...
Research project | 2018 - 2019 (Completed)
Why is there not more Nordic cooperation on the international arena, when Nordic politicians so often express a willingness to develop cooperation in this field further? This project aims to build new...
Research project | 2018 - 2021 (Completed)
EUIDEA is a H2020 project, which aims to break new ground on differentiated integration in terms of conceptual approach, policies and networks....
Balancing between integration and autonomy. Understanding the drivers and mechanisms of EU's foreign, security and defense policy (EUFLEX)Research project | 2018 - 2021 (Completed)
The project will investigate the ongoing process towards differentiated integration in European foreign, security and defence policy....
Events All events
EventSun 12 May 2019Time: 14:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
Some welcome Chinese investments in Europe with open arms, others see it as a threat to national security. Matthew Ferchen visits NUPI to talk about what China's investment policy means for Europe.
EventWed 6 Mar 2019Time: 13:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
How do Nordic states respond to current geopolitical changes in their neighborhood, and what are their options?
EventWed 17 Oct 2018Time: 13:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
Who is responsible when Norwegians are in trouble abroad, such as Frode Berg in Russia or French and Moland in DR Congo, or in case of natural disasters and terrorist attacks?
EventThu 24 Nov 2016Time: 13:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
States are often placed in situations in which they have to care for their citizens abroad. The form of this care and what it encompasses, will be discussed in this seminar.
EventTue 5 Apr 2016Time: 13:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
The Warsaw Summit is the topic of this second seminar in the series about NATO.
Articles All articles
3 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