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Øyvind Svendsen is Senior Research Fellow in the Research group on global order and diplomacy at NUPI. The core themes in his research are foreign policy, diplomacy, and security and defence policy. Svendsen primarily studies these questions in a European context. His PhD is from the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen (2020).
Theorizing Public Performances for International Negotiations. International Studies Quarterly 66(3): 1-12 (2022).
The Politics of Third Countries in EU Security and Defence: Norway, Brexit and Beyond. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan (2022).
The Politics of Competence in Global Health: The European Commission’s Global Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. European Foreign Affairs Review 26(SI): 15-29 (2021).
‘Practice time!’ Doxic futures in security and defence diplomacy after Brexit. Review of International Studies 46(1): 3-19 (2020).
Spin-off av EØS? Norge og europeisk utenriks-, sikkerhets- og forsvarssamarbeid. Internasjonal Politikk 77(4): 378-387 (2019). (med Pernille Rieker)
Differentiated (Dis)integration in Practice: The Diplomacy of Brexit and the Low Politics of High Politics. Journal of Common Market Studies 57(6): 1419-1430 (2019). (med Rebecca Adler Nissen)
Brexit and the Future of European Defence: Towards a Practice Approach to Differentiated Defence Integration. Journal of European Integration 41(8): 993-1007 (2019).
2020 PhD, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen
2015 MSc International Relations Theory, London School of Economics
2014 BA International Studies and History, Lillehammer University College
2021 - Senior Research Fellow, NUPI
2016 - 2020 Ph.d. candidate, University of Copenhagen
2015 - 2016 Lecturer, Lillehammer University College
2010 - 2011 Grenadier, the Royal Norwegian Air Force
Publications All publications
‘Global Britain’ and security in the near abroad. Leadership through flexilateralism?Publication | 2022
The British government’s vision for a post-Brexit ‘Global Britain’ is increasingly taking shape in (i) the security and defence domain and (ii) the U1
Verdens rikeste mann har geopolitiske ambisjoner. Derfor bekymrer Twitter-kjøpet.Publication | 2022
Elon Musk's involvement in the Ukraine war and take-over of Twitter raise a number of questions and dilemmas (in Norwegian).
Norge må se det nye EUPublication : Op-ed | 2022
In this op-ed, Svendsen and Riddervold present the latest developments in the EU, particularly related to health policy. In particular, the authors p1
The Politics of Third Countries in EU Security and Defence: Norway, Brexit and BeyondPublication | 2022
This book examines security and defence cooperation between the EU and third countries, in particular the United Kingdom and Norway. Brexit has place1
Theorizing Public Performances for International NegotiationsPublication | 2022
This article theorizes how public performances matter in international negotiations. Studies of international negotiations are predominantly focused1
Projects All projects
Globale Storbritannia i nordResearch project | 2022 - 2024 (Completed)
In this project we aim to contribute to the emerging research on the UK’s quest for a new foreign, security and defence policy role at the dusk of the formal Brexit process....
Nye allierte, nye mulighetsrom: Norge og Finland i en endret sikkerhetspolitisk kontekst (NORFIN)Research project | 2023 (Ongoing)
his project will study how Finland and Norway refer and relate to each other as security and defence policy allies, what opportunities they see for learning and exchange of experience going forward, a...
Norway and the EU towards 2030Research project | 2022 - 2023 (Ongoing)
This project takes a closer look at developments on key areas in the relationship between Norway and the EU towards 2030....
Norway and Great Power Politics – Geopolitics, Technology and Climate (NISP)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...
A new European security and defence architecture in the making: What does it look like and what are the implications for Norway? (EURODEFENCE)Research project | 2021 - 2024 (Ongoing)
This project will study the implications of the new European defence initiatives for Norway particularly, as an allied and closely associated non-member of the EU. Despite the incremental nature of th...
Events All events
Norwegian Foreign Policy Conference 2023: Response – Norwegian foreign policy for a new eraEventTue 21 Mar 2023Time: 09:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: Marmorsalen på Sentralen, Oslo
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NUPI have the pleasure of inviting you to the Norwegian Foreign Policy Conference 2023, 21 March at Sentralen, Oslo.
The Military Power Seminar 2022 – Northern-Europe in a changing security landscapeEventTue 18 Oct 2022Time: 08:30 Europe/Oslo | Location: Sentralen, Oslo
What are the consequences of the changing security landscape for security in the north? At this year’s Military Power Seminar, we invite you to a debate on the important political issues related to security in Norway’s immediate neighbourhood.
Britain and Norway: Partnership in a changing worldEventWed 7 Oct 2020Time: 14:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: Webinar
Which areas of cooperation are being prioritised as the UK leaves the European Union, and how can the relationship be expected to develop in the coming years?
Articles All articles
From secret negotiations to Tweetlomacy7 Oct 2022
Just a few years ago, the Brexit negotiations would probably have been conducted behind closed doors. Today, however, such negotiations also unfold i1
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
More alignment in Nordic states’ security and defence policies8 Dec 2021
The Nordic states’ assessments of the international security environment are becoming more similar, according to a new NUPI policy brief.
The Board3 Jan 2022
The Ministry of Education and Research has appointed the NUPI board for the period 2022 - 2025