Paul Beaumont

Senior Research Fellow

Paul Beaumont holds a Ph.D. in International Relations/International Environmental Studies and Development from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. He is a senior researcher at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), working in the Global Order and Diplomacy research group. Paul is currently researching public private partnerships in development as part of the DEVINT project, and transnational ecosystem politics with the LORAX project.

More broadly, Paul's research interests include IR theory, the (dis)functioning of international institutions, global environmental politics, nuclear weapons, hierarchies in world politics, and interpretivist research-methods. 

Paul has published a monograph with Palgrave Studies in International Relations, titled "Performing Nuclear Weapons: How Britain Made its Bomb Make Sense", and has published multiple articles in leading IR journals: European Journal of International Relations, Third World Quarterly and International Studies Review, among others. A keen contributor to policy and public debate, Paul has published multiple op-eds in Klassekampen, Aftenposten, among other Norwegian national newspapers. He is currently an associate editor of New Perspectives Journal of International Relations, and a regular guest lecturer on IR theory at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.

Paul is Editor of the journal Cooperation and Conflict, 2023-2027.


2020 Doctorate, International Relations/International Development and Environment Studies. The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

2014 Master of Science, International Relations. (NMBU)

2006 Bachelor, Economic History. The London School of Economics (LSE)

Work Experience

2020- Senior Researcher, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)

2019 Visiting Scholar. The Department of Politics and International Studies. Cambridge University

2015-2020 PhD Candidate, The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

2015 Junior Research Fellow. NUPI

2013-2015 Academic Writing Advisor, NMBU

2006-2012 English Teacher - Prague, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, London, Gliwice

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