Ole Jacob Sending
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
Publication : 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
Publication : 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
Publication : 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
Publication | 2020
This article applies the growing International Relations literature on state performance and performativity to the question of how practitioners cate1
Projects All projects
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...
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...
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 ...
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)...
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...
Events All events
EventTue 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.
EventThu 30 Jan 2020Time: 09:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
We unfortunately have to cancel this seminar due to unforeseen events.
EventWed 29 Jan 2020Time: 13:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
Alena Drieschova will discuss her new article on international order that focuses on representatives.
EventWed 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 and1
EventWed 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
26 Jun 2023
The centre will specifically examine the rivalry among major powers like China, Russia, the USA, and regional centres of power. The generated researc1
1 Dec 2022
The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) is looking for a senior researcher (100%) with a professional interest in International Relat1
3 Jan 2022