Ole Jacob Sending
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Ole Jacob Sending is research director at NUPI.
Sending does research on global governance, with a particular focus on the role of international and non-governmental organizations in peacebuilding, humanitarian relief, and development. His publications have appeared, inter alia, in International Studies Quarterly, European Journal of International Relations, and International Theory.
2004 Dr. Polit., Department of Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen
1998 Master of Science, Political Science. Department of Political Science, SUNY, Albany, New York
1997 Cand. Mag., University of Bergen, Norway. (Economics, Political Science, Sociology)
2012- Research Director, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
2008-2009 Visiting Scholar, Fulbright Scholarship, Dept. of Sociology, UC Berkeley
2008- Senior Researcher, NUPI
2008-2014 Adjunct Senior Researcher, Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen
2006-2008 Senior Adviser, Policy Analysis Unit, Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
2003 - Senior Researcher, NUPI
2002 Visiting Research Fellow, Stanford University (SCANCOR)
1999-2003 Research Fellow, NUPI, PhD Student, University of Bergen
Publications All publications
The war in Ukraine and multilateralism as we know itPublication : Report | 2022
Multilateralism was in trouble long before Russia invaded Ukraine: Increased rivalry between China and Russia, on the one hand, and the US and its al1
Norges klimaomdømme på TwitterPublication : Academic article | 2022
In this article we explore whether oil and gas industry negatively affects Norway’s climate reputation by analyzing tweets posted during the 26th UN1
Afterword: International Organizations and Technologies of StatehoodPublication : Academic chapter/article/Conference paper | 0
The afterword discusses the contributions to the symposium by drawing links to cognate fields such as international relations, international law, and1
EUs grønne giv – implikasjoner for norsk europapolitikkPublication : Report | 2021
EU lanserte mot slutten av 2019 European Green Deal. Dette er en klimastrategi for å nå målene i Parisavtalen, men også en økonomisk vekststrategi, o1
Performing Statehood through Crises: Citizens, Strangers, TerritoryPublication | 2020
This article applies the growing International Relations literature on state performance and performativity to the question of how practitioners cate1
Projects All projects
The EU Navigating Multilateral Cooperation (NAVIGATOR)Research project | 2023 - 2027 (Ongoing)
How should the EU navigate the increasingly complex - and conflict-laden - institutional spaces of global governance to advance a rules-based international order? And what factors should be emphasized...
The pulling power of Paris: Unpacking the role of ‘pledge & review’ in climate governance (PullP)Research project | 2022 (Ongoing)
Will the Paris Agreement deliver on its promise and will the international community be able to avoid dangerous climate change? This project analyses the role of the governance architecture of the Par...
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 ...
Roads to Power? The political effects of infrastructure projects in Asia (ROADS)Research project | 2020 - 2025 (Ongoing)
Does investing in roads and railroads in another country generate increased political influence? ROADS seeks to answer this question by zooming in on China´s role in building high-speed railways (HSR)...
The Nordics and the InternationalResearch 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...
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.
CANCELLED: Sensible Politics: Visualizing International RelationsEventThu 30 Jan 2020Time: 09:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
We unfortunately have to cancel this seminar due to unforeseen events.
Theory Seminar: From parts to wholes: Representants and international ordersEventWed 29 Jan 2020Time: 13:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
Alena Drieschova will discuss her new article on international order that focuses on representatives.
Environmental challenges know no borders – Foreign policy for a habitable planetEventWed 25 Sep 2019Time: 14:30 Europe/Oslo | Location: Deichman's main library
What obstacles is there in solving the climate crisis? Who is responsible for saving us from it? Does it matter what we do locally and nationally? What role does foreign policy play in reaching the goal? WWF, J.M. Stenersens Forlag and NUPI invites you to a mini-lecture with David Wallace-Wells and a panel discussion on the importance of a greener foreign policy.
Theory seminar: States and Nature – The Effects of Climate Change on SecurityEventWed 25 Sep 2019Time: 12:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
Joshua Busby, University of Texas-Austin, will present the main argument and empirical work from his draft book manuscript.
Articles All articles
Big EU project to NUPI6 Dec 2022
From March 2023 NUPI will lead a large EU-funded project on how the EU should navigate multinational cooperation in times of global uncertainty.
Senior Researcher: International Relations and Data Analytics1 Dec 2022
The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) is looking for a senior researcher (100%) with a professional interest in International Relat1
Management3 Jan 2022